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.


9:51 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Richard Thompson Meets Mary McCaslin

Richard Thompson
photo by Anthony Pepitone, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

A "summer salad" of music, including a new album of acoustic classics by Richard Thompson, a preview of the 9th annual Valley Stage Music Festival in Huntington, some rare Beatle tracks, and Wu Man tearing it up on the Pipa, a Chinese lute.

This program will air on Sunday August 3rd from 7 to 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

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9:33 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Lots And Lots Of Traditions!

Brazilian diva Rosa Passos
photo by Vitor Sa', by permission of the artist

Join us as we put on our traveling shoes: Senegalese mambo, Andean flutes, electric Chicago blues, Cajun two-steps, Malian love songs, Brazilian saudade and more, along with a generous helping of talented local musicians!

This program will air on Sunday, July 27 from 7 to 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Michele Fay Band will be performing at the Brown Bag Concert Series on the green in Woodstock on Thursday July 31 at noon.

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8:49 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Festivals, Tangos, and Apple and Blueberry Pies!

Finest Kind - Shelley Posen, Ann Downey, & Ian Robb
photo by Alan Dean; courtesy of Finest Kind

Another week chock full of upcoming live concerts, including the Barre Heritage Festival, the Jig in the Valley Festival in East Fairfield, and a rare local performance by one of our favorites, the Ontario-based vocal trio Finest Kind.

This program will air on Sunday July 20th  from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Alan Greenleaf and the Doctor will be playing at the Westmore Park, [right in the middle of town] on Sun. July 27th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. as part of the Ice Cream Social sponsored by the Friends of Lake Willoughby. 

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6:04 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

From Mendocino To Molokai Via Monkton Ridge

courtesy of Paul James/Blowzabella

Midsummer musical madness ... all the way from the Kingston Trio to the mad UK septet Blowzabella, and, of course, always back to Vermont !

This program airs on Sunday July 13 from 7 to 10 p.m.

This week’s calendar announcements :

The Burlington acoustic trio Soaked Oats will give a free concert in Burlington’s City Hall park on Wed. July 16 at noon.

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4:11 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Summer Festivals and Village Green Concerts Galore!

Quebecois music masters Le Vent du Nord, one of the featured performers at this year's Middlebury Festival Off the Green.
photo courtesy of the Festival

At the very height of summer music festival season, we preview the Middlebury Festival Off the Green, French Heritage Day in Vergennes, and the Green River Festival in Greenfield, MA, as well as many outdoor concerts all around the VPR listening area!

This program broadcast on Sunday, July 6th from 7:00-10:00 p.m. and online for 2 weeks in VPR Replay.

This week's calendar announcements:

Gordon Lightfoot will perform on the Flynn Mainstage in Burlington on Sat. July 12th.

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8:45 am
Thu June 26, 2014

A New Digital Day !

VPR program hosts Robert Resnik & Joel Najman at the last VPR record swap
photo by Sue Thomas

In addition to the usual magnificent melange of local and world music on the show today, we are celebrating the launch of an exciting new service:  Beginning this week, the two most recent programs of All the Traditions and My Place, Joel Najman's gem and one of VPR's longest-running programs, will be broadcast continuously online!

Listen to these programs at the stream "VPR Replay!"

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Digital Services
3:23 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Replay: Listen To 'My Place' And 'All The Traditions' Online

Joel Najman of 'My Place' and Robert Resnik of 'All The Traditions'
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My Place
3:00 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

VPR Replay: Frequently Asked Questions

VPR is pleased to present the online stream Replay, featuring My Place with Joel Najman and All The Traditions with Robert Resnik. Below are frequently asked questions (FAQs) that explain how the stream works.


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9:30 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Music For Our First Summer Sunday

The Starline Rhythm Boys, playing this week in a free noontime concert in downtown Burlington.
photo courtesy of SRB

Now that summer has really begun, the outdoor concert season is here, and it's also festival time !  We preview the upcoming Jenny Brook Family Bluegrass Festival in Tunbridge, and marvel at shows starting to happen on village greens all over the VPR listening well as Lucinda Williams at the Flynn Center in Burlington and David Bromberg at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center.

The program will air on Sunday, June 22nd from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

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12:23 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar !

LaVerne, Patty, and Maxene Andrews - The Andrews Sisters!
photo courtesy of MCA - Wikimedia Commons

Our 18th annual Father's Day spectacular !

Broadcast on Sunday, June 15th from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

This week’s calendar announcements:

The Vermont History Expo will be held at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds on Sat. and Sun. June 21st and 22nd. Featured performers include Susannah Blachly, Woodchuck’s Revenge, The Speckers, Marty Morrissey & Robert Resnik, the Michelle Fay Band, and Matthew Witten. The Michele Fay Band will also be performing at The Grace Episcopal Church in Sheldon VT on Fri. June 20th  at 7:00 p.m

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