Robert Resnik

Host, All The Traditions

Robert is not a native Vermonter (although his mother’s family arrived in Burlington in the 1890s), but he has been a part of the local acoustic music scene for more than 35 years. He joined VPR in 1996 as host of All the Traditions.

He plays all variety of stringed and wind instruments and he claims to be chronically addicted to everything concerning the button accordion and the hurdy gurdy.

Robert writes music reviews for local papers, serves as a program consultant for a variety of area concert venues, and is well-known in northern Vermont as a wild mushroom hunter and chef. That's all in his free time. Robert has been a librarian at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington since 1990, and is the author of a book that was published by Arcadia Publishing in July 2013 entitled Legendary Locals of Burlington, Vermont.

Ways to Connect

photo by Jean-Luc, courtesy of Wikimedia

A feast of new midsummer releases, Creedence Clearwater covers in Spanish, and Ry Cooder's classic tribute to John Lee Hooker (though I'm not quite convinced about that "president" thing.... !)

This program will air on Sunday July 24th from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Greg Ryan Band will be performing in Rochester, VT as part of their Concerts in the Park series on Sunday July 31st at 6:30 p.m.

photo by Jac. de Nijs / Anefo; courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

French waltzes, folk revival classics,  bossa nova, Cape Verdean saudade, cajun two-steps, and a generous helping of Vermont music....and that's just an overview !

This program will air on Sunday July 17th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar:

photo by Carl Van Vechten, courtesy of Wikipedia

We've got it all this week: Spine-tingling a cappella, some of the best from North Africa, new releases, upcoming concerts, and Ms. Mahalia Jackson !

This program will air on Sunday, July 10th from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Alan Greenleaf will be playing at the Littleton [NH] Farmers Market on Sunday, July 17th from 10 a.m. to 1.

photo by Larry Miller, coutesy of Wikimedia

A preview of the Middlebury Festival on the Green, lots of interesting new releases, and a special dedication to bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley.

This program will air on Sunday July 3rd from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

photo by Patricia R. Munõz, courtesy of the Artist

A selection of choice world music from the ARC music label, a preview of the Chants de Vielles festival in Quebec, the early morning rain, and much much more.

This program will air on Sunday, June 26th from 7 to 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Rod MacDonald will be performing in Bennington at the UU Fellowship Meetinghouse Café on Friday July 1st at 8 p.m.

The Dupont Brothers will be at the Ripton Community Coffeehouse on Saturday July 2nd. The fabulous open mic begins at 7:30 followed by the featured performers.

photo by Miriam Resnik

We celebrate our 20th annual Father's Day show with songs about dads, papas, and daddios!

This program will air on Sunday June 19th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Janis Ian: Live From Grand Center, a PBS concert video produced by Flynn Center director John Killacky, will be airing on Vermont ETV a number of times beginning this week and continuing through early July.

The Black Feathers from Gloucestershire, England will be performing at Spruce Peak Performing Arts  in Stowe on Thursday,June 23rd beginning at 7 p.m.

photo Public Domain

A musical preview of the musical portion of the Festival Sur les Canal in Montreal, the Turough O'Carolan festival in Worcester,  and the Vermont History Expo in Tunbridge, more new releases, and some very jazzy clarinet players too!

This program will air on Sunday, June 12th from 7-10p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

photo by Jean Luc Orlin, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Thinking about Dave Swarbrick, one of the great English folk rock fiddlers, who passed on this week at the age of 75.  Also welcoming in June with music from Quebec, with a touch of classic jazz too.

This program will air on Sunday, June 5th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Lewis Franco & The Missing Cats will perform at Leunig’s in Burlington
On Saturday June 11th from 2 p.m.- 4:45 p.m.

photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Featuring music from Cornwall all the way to Cape Verde, and wishing a happy 75th birthday to Bob Dylan!

This program will air on Sunday May 29th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

photo courtesy of VPR

A special program for this week: While our new production studio is being constructed, we will broadcast an archival show that features some our all-time favorites !

This program will air on Sunday, May 22nd from 7 - 10 p.m.

photo by Pix Gremlin; courtesy of Wikipedia

New releases, local gigs, and some sweet memories of the Shetland Folk Festival!

This program will air on Sunday May 15th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

There will be a house concert at 338 Thompson Rd. in Shelburne on Friday May 20th featuring Corey DiMario, Jeremiah McLane and Owen Marshall on Friday May 20th.    6pm supper, 7pm music, wine and dessert at intermission   
For reservations and information, please call 802  985-1124.

Happy Mother's Day

May 7, 2016
photo by Kevin Bloom, courtesy of Cricket Blue

We celebrate our 20th Mother's Day special on All the Traditions with songs about mamas, mothers, and more!

This program will air on Sunday, May 8th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcement:

May Day !

Apr 24, 2016
photo courtesy of the band

Welcoming the first of May with prom songs, Morris dancers, and a sampling of the amazing music that was released on Elektra Records during the folk boom of the mid- to - late 1960s.

This program will air on Sunday May 1st from 7 - 10 p,m,

This week's calendar announcements:

Possumhaw will be performing at the Palmer Street Coffeehouse located in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Plattsburgh, NY on Friday May 6th at 7:30 p.m.  Doors open at 7

photo by DB, courtesy of Wikipedia

A preview of an upcoming folk music extravaganza at the Cafe Lena in Saratoga Springs, essential listening from some real Gypsy bands, blazingly fabulous acoustic guitarists, and much more!

This program will air on Sunday April 24th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Freelance Family Singers of Woodstock will welcome spring with family friendly concerts to be held on SaturdayApril 30th at 7:00 P.M. and on Sunday May 1st at 3:00 P.M.   The chorus, directed by Ellen Satterthwaite, will perform at Woodstock's First Congregational Church.

photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Bluesy women, Scottish pipemasters, some songs about the Titanic, and, of course, a little Merle Haggard too !

This program will air on Sunday, April 17th from 7 - 10  p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Katie Trautz will be performing at ArtsRiot on Pine St. in Burlington on Thursday April 21st with songwriters Mo Kenney and Hannah Fair – doors open at 8 p.m. for the 8:30 show.

John Specker will perform a solo concert of traditional American music on Sunday, April 24th, from 2- 4 p.m. at the Andover Town Hall. Admission is free.

photo by Pascal Chassin; courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

We luxuriate with great new releases and a few choice classics, and with a hearty helping of locally-produced music!

This program will air on Sunday April 10th from 7 - 10 p,m.

This week's calendar announcements:

On Thursday April 14th at 7 pm, Rick Norcross and Stephen Russell Payne will be at the Shelburne Town Hall for a benefit for the  Friends of the Pierson Library . There will be no admission charge.

The Good Times Café in Hinesburg presents long-time John Prine sideman, singer-songwriter Jason Wilbur on Tuesday April 12th at 8:30 p.m.

photo by Anthony Pepitone, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Welcoming in the lovely month of April with birthday wishes for ace songwriter Richard Thompson, celebrating his 67th today, with more transcendent vocalizing by the Starry Mountain Singers, an amazing singing group with strong Vermont connections, and with songs from the Pyrenees,  Chile, and Louisiana!

This program will air on Sunday April 3rd from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

photo by Soderstrom, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

We celebrate the first week of spring with keyed Scandinavian fiddles, three part harmonies, music from the Cape Verde Islands, and a humongous calendar of local music performances!

This program will air on Sunday March 27th from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Phil Henry trio will be performing at the Palmer Street Coffeehouse in Plattsburgh, NY on Friday April 1st. Doors open at 7, and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.

photo by Mari Kawaguchi; courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Dedications to the memory of musical geniuses Sir George Martin and Keith Emerson, tasty new releases and old classics, and looking forward to another live performance by Michael Hurley in April.

This program will air on Sunday March 20th from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

There will be a Celtic Concert in South Strafford with Ryan McKasson , Eric McDonald and Jeremiah McLane on Thursday, March 24th at 7 p.m. The venue is Barrett Memorial Hall.

photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Always in awe of the huge variety of music from Ireland as we approach St. Patrick's Day!

This program will air on Sunday March 13th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The  Contra Dance at the Tinmouth Community Center on Friday March 18th beginning at 8 p.m. features live music by Shindy and calling by Mary Wesley.

Kristina Stykos and Susannah Blachly will be playing at the Whammy Bar in Calais on Thursday March 17th beginning at 7 p.m.

Pages