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?

Oh Canada!

Jan 27, 2013

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

Playlist

Northwest Passage
Composer
Album Northwest Passage
Record Label Borealis

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

Happy Birthday Martin

Jan 20, 2013

We celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday with music from Senegal, Serbia, and Brattleboro!

Playlist

Frobisher Bay
Composer
Album Mining For Gold
Record Label Borealis

Bay Of Fundy
Composer
Album North Wind's Clearing
Record Label Folk Legacy

Trains and Tears

Jan 13, 2013

Songs about trains, and music from Kentucky, Lisbon, and French Canada,.....and then from Scandinavia

Maria Ana Bobone - Fado amp; Piano !


Playlist

Did You Hear The John Hurt?
Composer
Album The Greenwich Village Folk Festival
Record Label Gadfly

Avalon Blues
Composer
Album Avalon Blues
Record Label Legacy

Paolo and Ravi and Mike and More

Jan 6, 2013

Happy birthday wishes for Italian cabaret singer Paolo Conti, special dedications in memory of Mike Auldridge and Ravi Shankar, and new releases for the new year!

Playlist

January Man
Composer
Album Land Fall
Record Label Topic

January Snows
Composer
Album No Masters Voice
Record Label No Masters

First Nights and Best Nights

Dec 30, 2012


Our own little festival of Vermont musicians; featuring many who will be playing at New Year's Eve celebrations all around the VPR listening area.

Playlist

Half Creek
Composer
Album Scratchin' The Surface
Record Label Alcazar

Mr. Joe
Composer
Album Crooked Jack
Record Label Self-Produced

Shine A Light On Me

Dec 23, 2012

Our annual light show - songs about darkness, light, and the holidays, all designed to make the dark days brighter...


Playlist

The Light
Composer
Album Grand Conversation
Record Label Wild Goose

Song To A Seagull
Composer
Album Song To A Seagull
Record Label Reprise

From Latkes to Sunday River

Dec 16, 2012

Portugal, New Orleans, Ottawa, Caledonia, and all the places in between..

Playlist

The La-La Latke Song
Composer
Album Manna
Record Label Well Done

Only Remembered
Composer
Album Private Peaceful
Record Label No Master

Drink To Me Only
Composer
Album Hunting The Heart
Record Label Harbortown

If We Make It Through December

Dec 9, 2012

Music from Brattleboro and from Mali, and some more great reissues from the Stan Rogers catalog (for starters!)

Playlist

Will You Go To The Sea
Composer
Album The Great Sad River
Record Label Woodpecker

Mo Bhron Ar An Bhfarraige
Composer
Album Triptych
Record Label Self-Produced

Roses and Waltzes and Sisters

Dec 2, 2012

Songs about December roses, all sorts of waltzes, a short trip to Serbia, and a set of mellifluous sister groups!

Playlist

The Faded Roses Of December
Composer
Album Lost In A Song
Record Label Fallen Angle

Rhosyn Wyn
Composer
Album Rosa Mundi
Record Label Green Linnet

Turn Your Radio On!

Nov 25, 2012

A preview of a wealth of live performance happening in the VPR listeningarea this week, including Billy Joe Shaver, Le Vent du Nord, and Natalie McMaster!

Playlist

The History Man/ Roseville Fair
Composer
Album Chris Wood & Andy Cutting
Record Label RUF

Any Old Time
Composer
Album Maria Muldaur
Record Label Reprise

Settling in as the nights grow longer to listen to some wonderful new releases and to adore some old standards, plus a special set for Veterans Day too!

Playlist

Red Iron Ore
Composer
Album Voices Across The Water
Record Label Depot

Sleepy Sea Of Indigo And Blue
Composer
Album New Siberia
Record Label Self-Produced

Iris and Leon and Rani, Oh My...

Nov 4, 2012

A perfect storm of live performances in the VPR listening area this week, including rare appearances by Iris DeMent, Leon Redbone, and Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem!

Playlist

November
Composer
Album Beautiful Maladies
Record Label Island

A Field In November
Composer
Album Stone Walls
Record Label Self-Produced

From the Blues to Bollywood

Oct 28, 2012

A musical mixed bag of classics, Vermontiana, and new releases as we bid farewell to October!

Playlist

Bye Bye Baby Blues
Composer
Album Demo

Baby, Please Don't Go
Composer
Album Big Bill Bluees
Record Label Vogue

The Great Mandella
Composer
Album Album 1700
Record Label Warner

Heavenly Vocals !

Oct 21, 2012

Lots of excitement about a special concert next Sunday in Burlington to help ensure the future of the Champlain Valley Folk Festival - the featured performers are Ian Robb, Ann Downey, and Shelley Posen, also known as Finest Kind, an All the Traditions favorite since 1996!

Playlist

Bringing In The Sheaves
Composer
Album Out' The Blue
Record Label No Masters

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!

My, How Time Flies!

Oct 14, 2012

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

Playlist

All I Want
Composer
Album Blue
Record Label Reprise

Urge For Going
Composer
Album The Circle Game
Record Label Elektra

I'll Sing You This October Song

Oct 7, 2012

Colorful music from all over the world for the most colorful month of October!

Playlist

October Song
Composer
Album The Incredible String Band
Record Label Elektra

October Roses
Composer
Album Songs Of Experience
Record Label Redwing

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!

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