VPR Music

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A selection of choice world music from the ARC music label, a preview of the Chants de Vielles festival in Quebec, the early morning rain, and much much more.

This program will air on Sunday, June 26th from 7 to 10 p.m.

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Rod MacDonald will be performing in Bennington at the UU Fellowship Meetinghouse Café on Friday July 1st at 8 p.m.

The Dupont Brothers will be at the Ripton Community Coffeehouse on Saturday July 2nd. The fabulous open mic begins at 7:30 followed by the featured performers.

photo by Miriam Resnik

We celebrate our 20th annual Father's Day show with songs about dads, papas, and daddios!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Janis Ian: Live From Grand Center, a PBS concert video produced by Flynn Center director John Killacky, will be airing on Vermont ETV a number of times beginning this week and continuing through early July.

The Black Feathers from Gloucestershire, England will be performing at Spruce Peak Performing Arts  in Stowe on Thursday,June 23rd beginning at 7 p.m.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

John D. Loudermilk is a singer and songwriter who was born and raised in North Carolina.

He relocated to Nashville when well-known singers began to record his songs in the 1960s.

This week on My Place, host Joel Najman features 'part two' of Loudermilk's music.

Najman will play songs by the Everly Brothers, Marianne Faithfull and Loudermilk himself.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

North Carolina-born singer and songwriter John D. Loudermilk is the artist featured on this week's My Place.

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A musical preview of the musical portion of the Festival Sur les Canal in Montreal, the Turough O'Carolan festival in Worcester,  and the Vermont History Expo in Tunbridge, more new releases, and some very jazzy clarinet players too!

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

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photo by Jean Luc Orlin, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Thinking about Dave Swarbrick, one of the great English folk rock fiddlers, who passed on this week at the age of 75.  Also welcoming in June with music from Quebec, with a touch of classic jazz too.

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Lewis Franco & The Missing Cats will perform at Leunig’s in Burlington
On Saturday June 11th from 2 p.m.- 4:45 p.m.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

The songwriting team of Jay Livingston and Ray Evans maintained an active partnership for over six decades and have been described as the last of the great Hollywood songwriters.

Sara Baker

Last year, Danielle O'Hallisey found herself amidst a coming-together of unrelated events, the result of which led to the composition of an exciting new work.

My Place: Laura Nyro

May 27, 2016
Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week on My Place, Joel Najman explores the music of singer and songwriter Laura Nyro.  Memorable songs recorded by the 5th Dimension, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and Laura Nyro herself are among the selections featured.


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Featuring music from Cornwall all the way to Cape Verde, and wishing a happy 75th birthday to Bob Dylan!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week on My Place, hear an hour of vintage hit songs on the U.S. Hot 100 that were partially or entirely sung in Spanish, with memorable recordings by Ritchie Valens, the Coasters and the Sandpipers.

photo courtesy of VPR

A special program for this week: While our new production studio is being constructed, we will broadcast an archival show that features some our all-time favorites !

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

Courtesy, Joel Najman

Over the years, many individual recording artists have professionally used just a single name. In modern times, Prince, Beyonce and Adele come quickly to mind.

This week on My Place with Joel Najman, we take a look back in time for the earliest examples of "mononymous" recording artists - those who have been best known by just a single name. Among the artists featured are Annette, Fabian and, of course, Cher.

photo by Pix Gremlin; courtesy of Wikipedia

New releases, local gigs, and some sweet memories of the Shetland Folk Festival!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

There will be a house concert at 338 Thompson Rd. in Shelburne on Friday May 20th featuring Corey DiMario, Jeremiah McLane and Owen Marshall on Friday May 20th.    6pm supper, 7pm music, wine and dessert at intermission   
For reservations and information, please call 802  985-1124.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

It was not unusual for an occasional hit record in the United States to have been recorded in a language other than English.  This week, My Place host Joel Najman features a collection of vintage popular songs recorded entirely or partially in French. Among the selections featured is 'Dominique' from 1963, the international hit recording by performed by Souer Sourire, whom Americans came to know as The Singing Nun.

Happy Mother's Day

May 7, 2016
photo by Kevin Bloom, courtesy of Cricket Blue

We celebrate our 20th Mother's Day special on All the Traditions with songs about mamas, mothers, and more!

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

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My Place: That's Amore

Apr 29, 2016
Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week on My Place, host Joel Najman explores an hour of 1950's and 60's hit songs in America that were sung partially or entirely in Italian.

May Day !

Apr 24, 2016
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Welcoming the first of May with prom songs, Morris dancers, and a sampling of the amazing music that was released on Elektra Records during the folk boom of the mid- to - late 1960s.

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Possumhaw will be performing at the Palmer Street Coffeehouse located in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Plattsburgh, NY on Friday May 6th at 7:30 p.m.  Doors open at 7

photo by DB, courtesy of Wikipedia

A preview of an upcoming folk music extravaganza at the Cafe Lena in Saratoga Springs, essential listening from some real Gypsy bands, blazingly fabulous acoustic guitarists, and much more!

This program will air on Sunday April 24th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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The Freelance Family Singers of Woodstock will welcome spring with family friendly concerts to be held on SaturdayApril 30th at 7:00 P.M. and on Sunday May 1st at 3:00 P.M.   The chorus, directed by Ellen Satterthwaite, will perform at Woodstock's First Congregational Church.

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Bluesy women, Scottish pipemasters, some songs about the Titanic, and, of course, a little Merle Haggard too !

This program will air on Sunday, April 17th from 7 - 10  p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Katie Trautz will be performing at ArtsRiot on Pine St. in Burlington on Thursday April 21st with songwriters Mo Kenney and Hannah Fair – doors open at 8 p.m. for the 8:30 show.

John Specker will perform a solo concert of traditional American music on Sunday, April 24th, from 2- 4 p.m. at the Andover Town Hall. Admission is free.