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

We welcome Vermont bluesman Scott Ainslie, who will play selections from his new CD  "The Last Shot Got Him" and show off his "brand new" 1930s Gibson guitar.  Also serving up our usual wild mix of world and folk music and, as always, lots of music by Vermonters!

This program will air on Sunday October 26th from 7-10 p.m.

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As the colors change and the leaves fall, live music abounds in the VPR listening area - we will preview local performances this week by, among many others, Allen Toussaint with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in St. Johnsbury,  the Paul Winter Consort with the Greater Brattleboro Choir of the Community,  and Natalie Merchant in Burlington.

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

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Our 937th Show...!

Oct 12, 2014

It's hard to believe, but this week's show marks the 18th anniversary of the first All the Traditions program, which hit the airwaves  on October 13, 1996.  We celebrate with some long-time favorites, and, as always, with lots of great local music and previews of upcoming shows in the VPR listening area.  Thanks to everyone for listening, and for your support of all the fine locally produced programming on VPR and VPR Classical !

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

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We welcome in October with many new releases and some classics that we have just obtained on CD!

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

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Dana and Susan Robinson will be performing this week at the Old Firehouse Stage in Tinmouth on Friday, October 10th, at the Jamaica Town Hall on Saturday, Oct 11th, and at the New City Galerie in Burlington on Sunday, October 12th. 

Old Songs in Voorheesville, NY will present Claudia Schmidt on Friday, October 10 at 8 p.m. 

Live performances in our area this week by Los Lobos, Dar William, and James Keelaghan (to name but a few) and a marvelous new multi-disc release highlighting some of the best by Dave "Snaker" Ray, one of the great acoustic blues guitarists.

Please note:  This program will air on Sunday September 28th from 7-10 p.m.

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The Flynn Center in Burlington presents Los Lobos on the Mainstage Wednesday October 1st at 7:30 p.m.

We welcome autumn with a feast of new releases, tango classics, and much more!

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

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The Good Times Café in Hinesburg presents Roy Bookbinder on Friday September 26th at 8:30 p.m.

Chris Smither will perform on Sunday September 28th at Petit Campus on Prince Arthur E. in Montreal.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show begins at 8.

Previews of an amazing variety of world-class music happening live in our area this week, including Billy Bragg in Bellows Falls, the Infamous Stringdusters in St. Johnsbury, Le Vent du Nord in Bethlehem, NH, and John Hammond in Stowe!

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

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September Songs

Sep 7, 2014

Songs to lead out the new month, local bluegrass, and Astrud Gilberto singing Misty Roses !

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

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The Modern Grass Quintet will be playing at Burnham Hall in Lincoln on Saturday September 13th at 8 p.m.

Tim Cummings, Pete Sutherland, and Dominique Dodge will be playing at 51 Main at the Bridge in Middlebury on Thursday September 11th beginning at 8 p.m.

You can always count on the British to write some of the best union and labor songs, and we'll be enjoying a few of them ourselves this week.  Also songs from Tibet and other points fare east, classic Vermont bluegrass, and much more!

This program will air on Sunday, August 31 from 7:00-10:00 p.m.


A preview of the New World Festival, one of Vermont's best summer music festivals; songs for Labor Day weekend, dedications to folk diva Jean Redpath and Vermont fiddler Harold Luce, and, as always, a feast of other local live performances.

This program will air on Sunday, August 24 from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

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