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: Courtesy Of The Artist

We preview GottaGetGon, one of the first of the area's summer music festivals, and also the following live shows in the VPR listening area:

Dave Gunning  will be at the GottaGetGon Festival at the Saratoga Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa , NY May 24-26th

Tim Jennings & Leanne Ponder are live-recording their next album on June 2nd at 2:30PM & 7 PM in East Montpelier, Vt. Reservations 802-223-9103 or email

Our annual Mother's Day show, where we search out all  manner of "Mommy" songs!

Thinking about George Jones and Bob Brozman, two fine musicians who died at the end of April, and reveling in the first few weeks of spring in the VPR listening area!

A generous helping of Louisiana Cajun waltzes and two-steps, blended with some classics, a few great new releases from Mali, and some of the best female voices from near and far.

Playlist to come

Oh Canada!

Jan 27, 2013

Lots of music by Canadian artists, a hefty helping of jug band music, and, as always, some musical surprises!


Northwest Passage
Album Northwest Passage
Record Label Borealis

Log Cabin Home In The Sky
Album Wee Tam & The Big huge
Record Label Hannibal


More Wood
Album Voices Of Winter 
Record Label Gadfly

Drive The Cold Winter
Album Winter's Turning 
Record Label Flying Fish

Midnight In Paris
Album Have Moicy! 
Record Label Rounder

My How Time Flies!

Oct 16, 2012

We celebrate the 16th anniversary of the first episode of All the Traditions with much gratitude,  with many old favorites, and with a preview of Staff Benda Bilili, an amazing Congolese band who will be playing in Burlington this week!

A Bow To Ed Bemis

Sep 20, 2012
VPR/Jonathan Butler

A show dedicated to Ed Bemis, a Vermont jazz aficionado and jazz radio pioneer who passed away last week at 84. Also a preview of the Shelburne Farms Harvest Festival and other fine music which will be performed live in the VPR listening area during the upcoming week.

Lots to preview at the 20th annual New World Festival in Randolph next weekend, some lovely dance music, high and lonely mountain music, and much more!