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 "maybesometime", courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

The Green River Festival, the Middlebury Festival on the Green, and Winooski's French Heritage Day are all coming up in our area this week, plus all kinds of individual performances too!

This program airs on Sunday July 5th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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A Larkin Dancers Contra Dance with live music will be held at the Tunbridge Town Hall on Friday July 10th at 7:30 p.m.

The Ustad Shafaat Khan Ensemble Performs Indian Classical Music at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe on Saturday, July 11th 

photo by Brian McMillan, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Mambo kings, Cuban soul, and 29 ways to make it to my baby's door!

This program will air on Sunday June 28th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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The Eames Brothers Band will be playing at the Rusty Nail in Stowe on Saturday July 4th

The Will Patton Ensemble will be part of the free Woodstock Brown Bag music series on Thursday July 2nd at noon on the green.

photo by Carol Highsmith, courtesy of Wikimedia

Celebrating Father's Day, and rocking and reeling at the amazing selection of live performances in our area this week as we enter the summer concert and festival season !

This program will air on Sunday, June 21st from 7 - 10 p.m.

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On Friday June 26th, Burlington songwriter Mary McGinniss and her band the Selkies will perform as part of the E. Fairfield concert series at the meeting house. Music begins at 7 p.m. 

photo courtesy of Jim Brown Productions

Traveling to Jamaica, comparing Jonathan Edwards old and new, honoring fabled Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan, and wishing a fond farewell to Ronnie Gilbert, an original member of the Weavers, and one of the major players in the American folk music revival, who died last week at the age of 88.

This program will air on Sunday June 14th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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Welcoming in the summer months, and a dedication to the memory of Jean Ritchie, one of the greatest of the Appalachian balladeers, who died this week at the age of 92.

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

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Rick Redington and the Luv will perform at the Jackson Gore Music Series at Okemo Mountain on Friday June 12th. Admission is free and gates open at 5 pm

Deja-Nous will play at Leunig's Bistro in Burlington on Saturday June 13th  from 2 to 5 p.m. and on Sunday June 14th  from 1 to 4 p.m. 

photo courtesy of the Savoy Family

Previewing some of the fine musicians performing next week at Burlington's Discover Jazz Festival, the unique and wonderful Strolling of the Heifers, an agricultural celebration in Brattleboro, and a rare appearance in our area by Marc and Ann Savoy and their sons Wilson and Joel - four of the world's greatest Cajun musicians!

This program will air on Sunday, May 31st from 7 - 10 p.m.

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photo courtesy of the band !

A feast of new releases, beautiful music from the Cape Verde Islands, and lots of relatively new music that sounds very old!

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

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Vermont songwriter Jesse Peters will perform at the Putney public Library on Saturday May 30th at noon.

Alan Greenleaf and the Doctor will be appearing at "The Stage" in Lyndonville on Saturday, May 30th beginning at 8 p.m.

photo courtesy of Capricorn Records and Wikimedia Commons

New releases from Ry Cooder, Leonard Cohen, and Buffy Sainte-Marie, songs from Kitty Wells, Patsy Cline, and Tammy Wynette, and a preview of the GottaGetGon family folk festival, one of the first folk festivals of the summer!

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

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Celebrating Mothers

May 6, 2015
image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Happy Mother's Day 2015!  From Herman's Hermits to Hazel Dickens, and many many local songwriters all singing about their mothers (or about being mothers!)

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

This weeks calendar announcements:

The Starry Mountain Singers will perform at the College St. Congregational Church in Burlington on Friday May 15th at 7:30 p.m, at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on Saturday May 16th, and at the Hanover Friends Meeting House in Hanover, NH on Sunday May 17th at 7 p.m.

Celebrating Mothers

May 6, 2015
image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Happy Mother's Day 2015!  From Herman's Hermits to Hazel Dickens, and many many local songwriters all singing about their mothers (or about being mothers!)

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

This weeks calendar announcements:

The Starry Mountain Singers will perform at the College St. Congregational Church in Burlington on Friday May 15th at 7:30 p.m, at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on Saturday May 16th, and at the Hanover Friends Meeting House in Hanover, NH on Sunday May 17th at 7 p.m.

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