All The Traditions

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All The Traditions is VPR's folk and world music show. Host, Robert Resnik loves musical "show and tell," and particularly loves to showcase the many talented musicians who live in the VPR listening area. You can also count on All The Traditions for information about upcoming live performances in our area, and for the lowdown on what's new and interesting in the world of folk music. 

VPR Replay: Listen To All The Traditions Online!

After years of fan requests you can now hear All The Traditions (and My Place) anytime, anywhere as part of the VPR Replay stream. If you miss the show or just want to hear it again, you have two weeks to enjoy the show. Listen with the VPR Replay player or look for Replay on the VPR Audio Player, mobile apps and online streams.

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Where are the playlists for the 2 most recent weeks?

May Day In Belize

May 7, 2017
photo courtesy of the Artist

We welcome May with some interesting new releases by local artists, with music of the Garifuna people of Central America, and, as usual, with some musical surprises!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Yann Falquet and Pasca Gemme will be performing at a house concert in Shelburne on Friday May 12th.  For reservations and information please email treewild.inc@gmail.com

Patrick Fitzsimmons will perform at 51 Main in Middlebury on Saturday May 13th at 7:30 p.m.

photo courtesy of the Artist

A rare local visit by French guitar master Pierre Bensusan, African and Afro Cuban classics, some hot acoustic blues, and all kinds of great new releases!

This program will air on Sunday April 30th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Cabot Arts is proud to announce a flash concert by three of the country’s greatest blues artists, Andy Cohen, Eleanor Ellis, and William Lee Ellis at the Cabot Town Hall (Willey Building) on Saturday, May 6th at 7 p.m.  Admission will be by donation at the door.

photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Hard to believe, but "peach picking time in Georgia" begins in only a few weeks!  Jimmie Rodgers, Eliza Gilkyson, songs about early spring in Vermont, and much much more...

This program will air on Sunday April 23rd from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Mary Gauthier will be performing with Eliza Gilkyson and Gretchen Peters for the Three Women And The Truth tour, coming to the UVM Recital Hall in Burlington on Friday, April 28th. 

photo courtesy of the Band

Easter Sunday: Exciting new releases from French Canada, classic British folk divas, Cape Verdean saudade, and much much more!

This program will air on Sunday April 16th from 7-10p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Twilight Music and Next Stage Arts Project present an evening of traditional and contemporary Celtic music featuring Cantrip and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Emerald Rae on Friday April 21st at 7:30 pm at Next Stage in downtown Putney.

photo by Ben Resnik

Airing a program from our archives this week, featuring a classic mix of music from Vermont and the rest of the world!

This program will air on Sunday April 9th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

There will be a house concert featuring Tim McKenzie (of Pine Island) and Richard Ruane & Beth Duquette (of Bread and Bones) on Saturday April 15th at 7 p.m. at 62 Chapin Road in Essex, VT 
For reservations and more information, please email don.miller@chapinroad.com or call (802) 451-0682

photo by Mark Zeis

Previews of many live shows this week in the VPR listening area, African music to help dance in the glorious month of April, and a special segment with the Young Tradition Touring Group, a talented troupe of young Vermont musicians, live in VPR's Studio 1.

This program will air on Sunday April 2nd from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

photo by David Nelson

We bid adieu to a long and sometimes snowy month of March with waltzes, cumbias, and a generous helping of music from the hills of Vermont.

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

This week's calendar announcements:

The walkOver concert room in Bristol presents Moira Smiley, Jayme Stone, Joseph Philips, and Sumaia Jackson and their work featuring the Lomax Project on Sunday April 2nd at 7 p.m. 

photo by Jim Warren

Welcoming spring with a wide variety of live performances in the VPR listening area, and a fond farewell to Chuck Berry, blues harp master James Cotton, and also Junior Barber, an amazing dobro player from northern New York, all of whom died earlier this week.

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Granby songwriter Vic Tremblay  will be playing at the Burke Mtn. Club in E. Burke on Saturday March 25th.

photograph courtesy of the band

A wealth of local concerts related to St. Patrick's Day,and also lots of non-Irish event previews, classic Vermont bluegrass, some blues for the long month of March, and, as always, some musical surprises!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

The Walkover Concert Room in Bristol presents Jeremiah McLain and Tim Cummings in concert on Saturday March 18th at 8 p.m.

photo courtesy of the Band

Brand new recordings by Rhiannon Giddens (of Carolina Chocolate Drops fame) and Brit folk rock icons Steeleye Span, and a fond farewell to Vermont's Bluegrass Gospel Project, calling it quits with a show in Vergennes this week after 16 years.

This program will air on Sunday March 5th from 7 - 10 pm

This week's calendar announcements:

Ladysmith Black Mabazo will be performing at the Flynn Center in Burlington on Friday March 10th

Red Baraat will by playing at Nectar’s in Burlington on Friday March 10th 

Mardi Gras And More

Feb 21, 2017
photo by wpopp, courtesy of Wikimedia

Thinking of Basin Street and Breaux Bridge as Mardi Gras approaches, along with a hefty dose of Celtic Spain and lots of interesting local shows...

The program will air on Sunday February 26th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph presents an evening with the DuPont Brothers as part of the Live & Upstairs series on Saturday March 4th 

The  Folk/Americana trio Quiles & Cloud will perform at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe on Thursday, March 2nd  at 7:30 p.m. 

photo courtesy of the artists

A listening party of choice vocal and dance music from Burlington to Bilbao and back!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

David Gusakov and Nathan Wallace-Gusakov will perform at a CD release House concert in Shelburne on Monday February 20th.  For more information and reservations, please contact alisonjamesvt@gmail.com

A selection of good old fashioned protest songs and a few sad love songs, plus a merry mix of music from Vermont and from around the world.

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Eric McDonald and Bethany Waickman will be performing at the Main Street Museum in White River Junction on Saturday February 18th at 7 p.m.

photo courtesy of Cocek

Another gloriously busy week of local acoustic performances in the VPR listening area with a hefty helping of world music to add spice to the mix! 

This program will air on Sunday February 5th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Susannah Blachly and Patti Casey will be performing at a benefit concert for the ACLU at the Whammy Bar in Calais on Saturday February 11th at 7:30 p.m.

For Maggie With Love

Jan 26, 2017
photo by Irene Young

Previews of a wealth of live music this week in the VPR listening area, and fond memories of Maggie Roche, the lowest voice and (quite possibly) the quirkiest songwriter in the Roches, who left us last week way too soon.

This program will air on Sunday January 29th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Vermont-based songwriter Matt Olson will be playing at Radio Bean in Burlington on Sunday February 5th at 7 p.m.

Tim Grimm will be performing at the Good Times Cafe in Hinesburg on Sunday February 5th.

photo courtesy of the Artist

A preview of the upcoming Spice on Snow winter music festival in Montpelier, a local legends concert in Hinesburg, and much more!

This program will air on Sunday January 22nd from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

VT bluesman Dave Keller will play at the Whammy Bar in Calais on Thursday January 26th at 7 p.m. and will also be playing at 2 p.m. on Friday January 27th at the Den at Stowe.

The band Tritium Well featuring VT musician Linda Waarner will be playing at Burke Mountain on Friday January 27th from 9 p.m. on.

photo courtesy of Possumhaw

All kinds of fine and fitting music for deep January, and a special nod to Vermont songstress Colby Crehan, a talented singer and songwriter who will be moving out of state this spring.

This program will air on Sunday January 15th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present indie/folk/chamber-pop quintet Winterpills, plus contemporary folk singer/songwriter Antje Duvekot, on Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 pm at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney.

photo courtesy of the Artist

Looking forward to a rare local performance this week by David Francey, a fine Ontario songwriter, and mixing it up with new and classic calypso, dance music from Scandinavia, thumb pianos and marimbas, and, of course, lots of local music!

This program will air on Sunday January 8th from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

photo by William P. Gottlieb, courtesy of the Library of Congress Music Division

We welcome in 2017 with (among many other things) dixieland jazz, Malian soul, shape-note singing, Vermont-made Syrian music, Quebecois vocal harmonies, and Chicago blues....may it be a happy new year for us all!

This program will air on Sunday, January 1st from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Willa Mamet and Paul Miller will be playing at the Whammy Bar in Calais on Tuesday January 3rd at 7 p.m.

photo by Kabir Bakie, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

The first time in recent memory that our show has fallen on both Christmas day and the first day of Hannukah, so the show is full of music from the season and also previews of the many musical performances around the VPR listening area on or near New Year's Eve! 

This program will air on Sunday December 25th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

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