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

Previews  of many local performances (with almost everything happening on Saturday 3/9!) , Fat Tuesday, and some winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Music Awards!

Broadcast Sunday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Modern Grass Quintet will be performing a concert at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, Whallonsburg, NY on Sat. March 8th  at 7:30 p.m.

A bit of pre-Mardi Gras Cajun, some Andean winds, and wild covers of some Jimi Hendrix classics.  Also some searing gospel from Aretha and from the Fairfield Four ! 

Broadcast  Sunday, Feb. 23 at 7:00 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Doug Perkins will perform with Jamie Masefield and Tyler Bolles at the Ripton Community Coffee House with special guest Kristina Stykos on Sat., March 1 at 7:30 p.m. Ripton Community House, Route 125, Ripton.

Lots of wonderful local music, some Jimmie Rodgers, and special dedications to Shirley Temple Black and also to Sean Potts, the Chieftans original tin whistle player, both of whom passed on this week!

Broadcast Sunday, Feb. 16 at 7:00 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Hanover Friends Meeting House, 43 Lebanon St., Hanover, NH presents a solo concert with Brendan Taaffe on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

For Bob McQuillen

Feb 7, 2014

Thinking of Bob McQuillen, one of New England's great contradance musicians and composers - he wrote literally thousands of dance tunes!  Bob died this week at the age of 90, surrounded by music and by friends who have played music with him for years.  His music starts and ends the show today.

Broadcast Sunday, Feb. 9 at 7:00 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Old Songs will present the Nuala Kennedy Band, on Friday, February 14th at 8:00 p.m. at 37 South Main Street, Voorheesville, NY.

We take on the daunting task of honoring one of the greats of American folk music.  Pete Seeger traveled a long road, and taught millions how to play the 5-string banjo, and to sing along!

Broadcast Sunday, Feb. 2 at 7:00 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

George Wilson and David Kaynor will team up for a concert of fiddle tunes on Friday, Feb. 7  at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center 58 Barre St. in Montpelier.  Concert time: 7:30 p.m.

Music to grace this extended cold snap, with many wonderful local concerts upcoming, and a set of wild and wacky old songs about chickens!

Broadcast Sunday, Jan. 26 at 7:00 p.m.

This weeks calendar announcements:

On Friday Jan. 31 Michael Jerome Browne will perform at the Good Times Café in Hinesburg

Bramblewood -  Carol Hausner, Danny Coane & Colin McCaffrey will perform at The Skinny Pancake in Montpelier on Sunday, Feb. 2 from 6 - 8 p.m.

Music inspired by the "January thaw," (which arrived right on schedule last week),  by an all-star concert this week at Central Vermont Union High School in support of the grassroots community organization Responsible Growth Hinesburg, and also a preview of the Northern Routes Traditional Music Festival in Brattleboro this weekend!

Broadcast on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Nora Ostrander/VPR

This week's program features a live-in-the-studio performance by Vermont folk music icon Pete Sutherland and two very talented young fiddlers.  Pete has released the CD Farmland, a collection of songs recorded with young people in northern Vermont - songs he helped them write. On Sunday, Pete Sutherland and two young fiddlers - Oliver Scanlon and Nicholas Babineau - will be on the show for some foot stompin' music and conversation!

We celebrate the new year with everything from jug band music to Afr0-Peruvian mambo, and with a preview of a new midwinter festival next weekend in Montpelier. 

(And with the Andrews Sisters!)

Broadcast Sunday, January 5th at 7:00 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

PossumHaw will be performing at the Burnham Music Series at Burnham Hall in Lincoln on Saturday, January 11th at 7:30 p.m.

Previews of the many many live performances happening in our listening area over New Years, and some of our favorite releases from 2013 !

Please note:  This program will air on Sunday  December 29th from 7:00-10:00pm

This weeks' calendar announcements:

Jesse Peters will perform at Rick's Tavern, Newfane  Saturday, January 4th at 7 P.M.