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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
photo courtesy of the band

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,

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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.

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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.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week, host Joel Najman presents an hour of rarely heard stereo versions of original rock-and-roll hits of more than a half-century ago.

photo by Anthony Pepitone, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Welcoming in the lovely month of April with birthday wishes for ace songwriter Richard Thompson, celebrating his 67th today, with more transcendent vocalizing by the Starry Mountain Singers, an amazing singing group with strong Vermont connections, and with songs from the Pyrenees,  Chile, and Louisiana!

This program will air on Sunday April 3rd from 7-10 p.m.

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photo by Soderstrom, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

We celebrate the first week of spring with keyed Scandinavian fiddles, three part harmonies, music from the Cape Verde Islands, and a humongous calendar of local music performances!

This program will air on Sunday March 27th from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Phil Henry trio will be performing at the Palmer Street Coffeehouse in Plattsburgh, NY on Friday April 1st. Doors open at 7, and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.

My Place: Lee Hazlewood

Mar 18, 2016
Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week, My Place focuses on the early career of singer, songwriter and record producer Lee Hazlewood, who some musicologists refer to as, 'The Psychedelic Cowboy.'

photo by Mari Kawaguchi; courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Dedications to the memory of musical geniuses Sir George Martin and Keith Emerson, tasty new releases and old classics, and looking forward to another live performance by Michael Hurley in April.

This program will air on Sunday March 20th from 7-10 p.m.

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There will be a Celtic Concert in South Strafford with Ryan McKasson , Eric McDonald and Jeremiah McLane on Thursday, March 24th at 7 p.m. The venue is Barrett Memorial Hall.

Eduardo Santana

The band Alpenglow got their start just a few years ago at Middlebury College. After two locally grown releases, the band has since moved from Vermont to Brooklyn, New York, and is on tour now supporting the new full-length album called Callisto.

My Place: Artie Resnick

Mar 11, 2016
Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week on My Place, host Joel Najman focuses on the early career of songwriter, record producer and musician Artie Resnick. Working in New York City's legendary Brill Building, Resnick wrote some of the most enduring hits of the rock era's first full golden decade, including "Under The Boardwalk" by the Drifters and "Good Lovin'" by the Young Rascals.
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Always in awe of the huge variety of music from Ireland as we approach St. Patrick's Day!

This program will air on Sunday March 13th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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The  Contra Dance at the Tinmouth Community Center on Friday March 18th beginning at 8 p.m. features live music by Shindy and calling by Mary Wesley.

Kristina Stykos and Susannah Blachly will be playing at the Whammy Bar in Calais on Thursday March 17th beginning at 7 p.m.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week on My Place, a musical profile of pop music arranger, composer, and orchestrator Artie Butler.

photo by Scott Schram; courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Loretta Lynn's first new album in 12 years, a set of classic Vermont bluegrass, a trip to Turkey and Greece, and the waters of March (for starters....)

This program will air on Sunday March 6th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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The Good Times Cafe in Hinesburg presents Nashville songwriter David Olney on Wednesday March 9th at 8:30 p.m.

UVMC & Revels North presents a fiddle workshop with Genticorum Master Fiddler Pascal Gemme on Saturday, March 12th from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Norwich Congregational Church.

photo courtesy of the Artist

Shivering our way into March with a look ahead to the Mardi Gras Parade in Burlington (only a few weeks after Fat Tuesday) and a collection of classic songs and singers.

This program will air on Sunday February 28th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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The Too Tall String Band will be playing at the Palmer Street Coffeehouse in Plattsburgh on Friday March 4th at 7:30 p.m.  Doors open at 7.

Amy Dixon-Kolar will be live in concert at the Deborah Rawson Library in Jericho on Sunday March 6th at  2 p.m. 

photo courtesy of Wikipedia

A little bit of Scotland, a dab of French Canada, songs about Vermont, and much much more.

This program will air on Sunday February 21st from 7 - 10 p.m.

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Alan  Greenleaf will be playing as part of the Peacham Winter Carnival. He'll be at the Peacham Cafe  on Saturday, February 27th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Caravan of Thieves, an acoustic swing and alt gypsy jazz quartet, will be performing at Next Stage in Putney on Saturday, February 27, at 7:30pm. 

Courtesy, Joel Najman

In a career that today extends some 60 years, American popular music lyricist Norman Gimbel has written songs that have appeared on Broadway, in motion pictures, in television series, and he has won several Oscars and Grammys in the process.

My Place: Artie Kaplan

Feb 17, 2016
Courtesy, Joel Najman

From 1960 and beyond, saxophonist extraordinaire Artie Kaplan played on the studio recordings of over 150 nationally charted pop music hit records, including the dance favorite "The Locomotion" by Little Eva.

photo courtesy of Topic Records

A preview of the upcoming Flurry in Saratoga Springs, one of the Northeast's biggest folk dance and music festivals, lots of exciting new releases, and, of course,  a healthy dose of local music too.

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

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photo by C.G. Bailey courtesy of Wikimedia

A wild mix of Chicago blues, Bulgarian dance music, top-notch Irish instrumentals, and much more as we whirl and twirl our way into February.

This program will air on Sunday January 31st from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Michele Fay Band will be performing at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe VT on Saturday, February 6th at 7:30 p.m.

Father-son folk duo, David and Nate Gusakov, playing as Last Train to Zinkov, will be in concert at the Ripton Community Coffee House. Saturday, February 6th at 7:30 p.m

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