John Billingsley

Production Engineer

John has two decades experience in production as an audio engineer, musician and filmmaker. He has engineering and production credits on a wide range of musical projects, from Philip Glass to Phish, and television credits on programs aired nationally on networks including MTV, VH1 and PBS.

John has composed & recorded the musical scores for several independent productions. He also co-wrote, directed & produced an award-winning documentary film, Liemba, on Africa's oldest steamship.

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For the April's edition of Live From The Fort, Caroline Rose performs a set live from Studio One at VPR headquarters in Colchester.

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For the March edition of Live From The Fort, Binger perform  their unique, genre-bending, psychedelic prog- hop in Studio One at VPR headquarters in Colchester.

For the February edition of Live From The Fort, Barika perform a set live from Studio One at VPR headquarters in Colchester.

Live From The Fort features musicians from around the state performing live at the VPR studios in Colchester. Through music and casual conversation, the series connects music lovers with Vermont-based musicians.

This new mix features some of the bands that have played on the show this past year and beyond. Listen to the complete special,  or watch the individual performances below.

Iron Eyes Cody

Gang of Thieves perform in VPR's own Studio One
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For the December edition of Live From The Fort, Gang of Thieves perform live from Studio One at the VPR headquarters in Colchester.

For the November edition of Live From The Fort, Emma Cook & Questionable Company perform live from Studio One at the VPR headquarters in Colchester.

For the October edition of Live From The Fort, Her Crooked Heart perform live from Studio One at the VPR headquarters in Colchester.

In Vermont’s early years, poverty was managed by an elected “Overseer of the Poor” until we passed the Social Welfare Act of 1967, which formally relieved communities of responsibility for care of their poor and ended the office of “Overseer.” The last “poor farm” closed in 1968.

For the July edition of Live From The Fort, TY-ALEX performed live from Studio One at the VPR headquarters in Colchester.

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For the September edition of Live From The Fort, Brattleboro's Wooden Dinosaur perform live from Studio One at the VPR headquarters in Colchester.

Watch the Chad Hollister Band's full performance, recorded live at VPR's Studio One in Fort Ethan Allen.
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For the August edition of Live From The Fort, the Chad Hollister Band perform live from Studio One at the VPR headquarters in Colchester.

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For the May edition of Live From The Fort, The NEKtones, performed live from VPR's Studio One in Colchester.

The NEKTones are a Soul and R&B quintet with a musical palette defined by the landscape of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.

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Poetry and music are inextricably linked in the new album by Vermont musician Tyler Daniel Bean, On Days Soon to Pass. The songs on the album were poems that Bean wrote as part of his master's degree in literature and they're a deep exploration of his struggle with depression.

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For the April edition of Live From The Fort, Tyler Daniel Bean perform live from Studio One at the VPR headquarters in Colchester.

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For the March edition of Live From The Fort, Michael Chorney & Hollar General performs live from Studio One at the VPR headquarters in Colchester.

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For the February edition of Live From The Fort, the Dave Keller Band performs live from Studio One at the VPR headquarters in Colchester.

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In the first edition of Live From The Fort in the new year, Iron Eyes Cody performs live from the VPR studios.

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Enjoy ten of our favorite performances from VPR's Live From The Fort, featuring Paper Castles, Abbie Morin, Violet Ultraviolet, The Smittens and more!

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In the December edition of Live From The Fort, Burlington's own Black Rabbit perform live from the VPR studios.

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In the November edition of Live From The Fort, Rock 'n' Roll outfit, The Welterweights, led by Kelly Ravin, (of Waylon Speed,) perform live from the VPR studios.

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