All The Traditions

Sundays at 7:00pm

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?

photo by Jonathan Rado

Just a few of the many many springtime performances in our area this week: Former Vermont resident and folk music icon Michael Hurley returns to our area for a very rare show in E. Fairfield, Peter Yarrow plays just over the New Hampshire state line, and Scottish bard Archie Fisher returns to the Whallonsburg, NY grange hall along with Jez Lowe and James Kellaghan, two other amazing songwriters.

This program will air on Sunday  April 19th from 7 - 10 p,m,

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photo courtesy of Anna and Elizabeth

This week's program will feature, in addition to the wealth of local music, new releases, and classic recordings, a live-in-the-studio performance by Appalachian musicians Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle recorded in March when they came through our area on a tour showcasing their brand new CD.

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

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 Brooks Williams will be performing at the Tunbridge Town Hall on Sunday, April 19th at 4 p.m.

photo by Tom C, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

A bow to John Renbourn, one of the acoustic guitar greats, who died last week at the age of 70 (a milestone that seems younger and younger the older we all get!)  Add to that songs to celebrate April and spring, plus a rare version of Dylan's Just Like 'Tom Thumb's Blues - performed by Nina Simone!

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

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Spring Chickens All

Mar 27, 2015
photo courtesy of First Night Burlington

Celebrating bossa nova diva Astrud Gilberto on her 75th birthday, and Vermont western swing entrepreneur Rick Norcross on his 70th, as well as some interesting new releases and (finally) some warmer weather! 

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Texas singer-songwriter Matt Harlan will appear in concert at the Ripton Community Coffee House. Saturday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Patti Casey & Steve Light return to Palmer Street Coffeehouse in Plattsburgh on Friday, April 3rd at 7:30 p.m.

photo by Yakudza, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

It certainly hasn't been feeling like spring in spite of the fact that we have just passed the vernal equinox, so we warm things up this week with both new and classic calypso, Gypsy brass bands, and with a new album of "classic American ballads" on Smithsonian Folkways Records!

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

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photo courtesy of Shanachie Records

On our annual St. Patrick's Day show, we sample some of the amazing variety (and exquisite quality) of music from and about Ireland released over the past 50 years, and preview some of the many musical events happening in our area this week.

Please note:  This program will air on Sunday March 15th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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Alan Greenleaf and the Doctor will be performing at the Kingdom Taproom in St. Johnsbury on Friday, March 20th at 7:30 p.m.

photo courtesy of Cumbancha

It seems a little early for Daylight Savings Time, but we're also ramping up for St. Patrick's Day already too! Appreciating lots of new releases, previewing a wealth of local performances, and thanking our lucky stars for Cumbancha, a magnificent world music label headquartered in Charlotte!

Please note: This program will air on Sunday March 8th from 7-10 p.m.

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Happy March!  We are orienting ourselves toward the spring thaw with electrotrad from Quebec, another wave of interesting new releases, great local music, and Jimmie Rodgers, the bard of Meridian, Mississippi!

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

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Big Spike Bluegrass will be playing at the Palmer Street Coffeehouse in Plattsburgh on Friday March 6th at 7:30 p.m.

photo courtesy of Borealis Records

A bundle of great new releases, all kinds of classics, and, just because, a set honoring Stan Rogers, one of Canada's finest!

Note: This program will air on Sunday, February 22nd from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Michele Fay Band will be performing at Lincoln Peak Vineyard Winery in Middlebury at 142 River Rd. on Friday, February 27th at 7 p.m.

Chris Smither returns to the After Dark Music Series on Saturday, February 28th at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury.  Doors open at 6:30 and the concert is at 7 p.m.

America's Finest

Feb 11, 2015
Illustration by R. Crumb; from Resnik's personal collection.

From Jelly Roll Morton to Grandmaster Flash, we celebrate Black History Month with some of the world's greatest musicians and composers!

Please note:  This program will air on Sunday February 15th from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Vermont band the Hillside Rounders will play at the El Dorado Tavern in Jeffersonville on Saturday February 21st at 9 p.m. 

Alan Greenleaf and the Doctor will be appearing at the Bees Knees in Morrisville on Sunday, February 22nd at 7 p.m.

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