VPR Music

This week on the program, I'll tell you the improbable story of singer/songwriter, Johnny Bragg.

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.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

Guitarist Billy Mure's professional career as a musician extended a full eight decades. As a studio session musician in New York, Billy Mure has played on dozens of major hit records.

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 

Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week's My Place program is a collection of popular songs about roses!

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.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week on My Place, I'll present another series of very different popular songs that share an identical title. We will feature memorable recordings by the Beach Boys, Art Garfunkel and Steely Dan.

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.

Courtesy, All Songs

Otis Blackwell grew up in Brooklyn in the 1930s, listening to cowboy music. Blackwell went on to write some of the biggest seminal hits of the early rock-and-roll era.

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.

My Place: The Cookies

Jan 20, 2017
Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week on My Place, we spotlight The Cookies, originally a trio of singing cousins who got together in Brooklyn in 1953.

courtesy of Joel Najman

This week, My Place traces the career and music of British songwriter, producer and orchestrator, Tony Hatch.

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.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

In a career that extended some 40 years, composer and lyricist Frank Loesser provided original songs for over 60 Hollywood motion pictures as well as many musical stage productions, including Broadway's classic, "Guys And Dolls."

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:

 

The New Year's Eve edition of My Place visits the classic doo-wop group harmony hits of the early years of the rock 'n' roll era. Memorable recordings by the Dell-Vikings, the Penguins and The Five Satins are among the selections featured.

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.

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