Music On VPR

Enjoy music on VPR including All The Traditions with Robert Resnik, My Place with Joel Najman, Friday Night Jazz with Reuben Jackson, American Routes, and Hearts of Space.

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A feast of new releases, beautiful music from the Cape Verde Islands, and lots of relatively new music that sounds very old!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Vermont songwriter Jesse Peters will perform at the Putney public Library on Saturday May 30th at noon.

Alan Greenleaf and the Doctor will be appearing at "The Stage" in Lyndonville on Saturday, May 30th beginning at 8 p.m.

photo courtesy of Capricorn Records and Wikimedia Commons

New releases from Ry Cooder, Leonard Cohen, and Buffy Sainte-Marie, songs from Kitty Wells, Patsy Cline, and Tammy Wynette, and a preview of the GottaGetGon family folk festival, one of the first folk festivals of the summer!

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

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On Jan. 20, 2015, singer and songwriter Rose Marie McCoy passed away at age 92. As a tunesmith, her first original song was recorded in 1946 and her most recent new song recorded was in 2013, marking an active songwriting career that spanned 67 years. This week, Joel Najman's My Place program presents a concluding part two of the Rose Marie McCoy story, which took her from a farm in Arkansas to the heart of New York City's bustling popular music industry in midtown Manhattan's Brill Building.

From a tin-top shack in Oneida, Arkansas, to the center of New York’s songwriting and music publishing industry, the Brill Building, was the journey of Rose Marie McCoy, who passed away on January 20, 2015.

photo courtesy of Los Tigres del Norte

We welcome the lusty month of May with songs for Cinco de Mayo and a celebration of past, present, and future performances in the VPR listening area. 

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

This week's calendar announcements:

On Saturday, May 9th at 8:00 p.m. the   second Saturday contradance with Northern Spy will be held in Tracy Hall in Norwich. David Millstone is the caller, and there will be a walk-through and introduction for new dancers at 7:45 pm.

Several weeks ago, My Place presented an hour of vintage popular songs about houses. Since then, My Place listeners have written with many excellent suggestions of house songs that I overlooked in assembling that program. So, this week's My Place is a part two of songs about houses, virtually all of which are the suggestions of My Place listeners. Memorable recordings by the Animals, Frank Sinatra, and Dionne Warwick are among the selections featured.

Album cover courtesy of Carthage Records

If chilly April showers bring May flowers, we're all bound to be bedecked in the week's ahead!  Music from Cornwall, Cape Verde, Calais, and many more points north, south, east, and west as April wanes...

This program will air on Sunday April 26th from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

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 Keelaghan, two other amazing songwriters.

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Each year the Librarian of the Library of Congress designates 25 recordings for inclusion in the National Recording Registry. According to the provisions of the National Preservation Act of 2000, these recordings must be at least ten years old and are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." This week, My Place presents part one of a two part series in which many of the latest 25 selections are presented and their significance discussed. Memorable recordings by Blind Lemon Jefferson, Johnny Mercer and Tennessee Ernie Ford are among the selections included.

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.

This week's calendar announcements:

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