This show highlighting Vic Wotherspoon a 65-year-old musician who has been playing guitar since 1959. “I thought it’d be a nice way to meet women,” he laughed. “I got really into the folk scene to go to Greenwich Village in 1963.” Now, anyone who knows me knows of my encyclopedic passion for Bob Dylan. So obviously, at the mention of “Greenwich Village” and “1963,” I had to ask if he knew The Man himself. “Yeah, I knew Bob before he was famous,” Vic said nonchalantly. Then he left New York for Cambridge, where he played Club 47, now Club Passim, where Dylan, Joan Baez, Tom Rush and the like performed. “I recorded a record on Vanguard around 1971 called ‘Vic Wotherspoon Singing’ the Blues,’ ” he said. “I don’t know if it’s still around.” It sold about 1,000 copies and was never fully promoted, he said. He also recorded an album with fellow Taunton singer Tom Beaulieu in 1996.
Growing up in Massachusetts, spending time in Cambridge the mecca of music in the country at that time as well as living in New York village area. Vic talks about growing up with some of the countries greatest musicians before they made it and shares his inspirational memories and music with us.
We hope you enjoy Vic’s stories and music.