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Mary writes:

Your song about “It’ll be better when it’s better I suppose…” has been running through my head today. Any chance you would share the lyrics and chords with me? Music is what is helping me freak out less...

Sure thing Mary!

Click on the image below to download the words and chords to “It’ll Be Better.”


Click here to listen to a live performance from 2012. The guitar is capoed at the second fret.

Thanks for checkin in. Enjoy the song!

the Potluck Report

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On Saturday, March 7, Music & Potlucks presented a house concert and potluck supper in Bob & Sally’s very special home in River Forest IL. About twenty-five guests attended and the food was out of sight. Appetizers, ham & cheese sliders, grilled vegetables, beef bourguignon, many kinds of potatoes, cheese & spinach pastries, top-of-the-line desserts and on and on.

Pre-show piano music provided by the lovely Christina and MD performed a seventy-five minute concert of original music, some banjo tunes, topical songs and a rousing finale of “This Land Was Made for You and Me.”

Sittin On Top of the World


Before Arthel Lane Watson reached the age of two, he lost his sight to an eye infection. Being from a musical family, his parents gave him instruments to play with and purchased a phonograph so the youngster could listen to his favorite songs.

As Watson grew, his depth of interest in folk music, old-time ballads, country music and bluegrass also grew. He became proficient on several instruments most notably guitar, 5-string banjo and harmonica. In the 1930s the brother duet, The Delmore Brothers were huge recording stars and young Arthel was a big fan. One of their hit songs, “Big River Blues” became a favorite of Arthel.

Airplay update

Let Love Go On is already receiving airplay! Thank you to these great stations:

  • Nevada City CA, KVMR
  • Mansfield CT, WHUS
  • West Hartford CT, WWUH
  • Tampa FL, WNMF
  • Champaign IL, WEFT
  • Chicago IL, WFMT
  • Evanston IL, WNUR
  • Glen Ellyn IL, WDCB
  • Goshen IN, WGCS
  • South Bend IN, WVPE
  • Baton Rouge LA, WRKF
  • East Lansing MI, WKAR
  • Kalamazoo, MI, WMUK
  • Traverse City MI, WNMZ
  • Springfield MO, KMSU 
  • Hollis NH, Acoustic Outpost Internet Radio
  • Sparta NJ, WNTI
  • Gallup NMKGLP
  • Albany NY, WAMC
  • Bronx NY, WFUV
  • Roxbury NY, WIOX
  • Mentor OH, WJCU
  • Pittsburgh PA, WYPE
  • Streaming SING OUT! Radio Magazine
  • Conroe TX, KZCW
  • Hayward, WI, WOJB 
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