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.

Check out VPR Classical and VPR Jazz24, too!

photo by George Lee

We can dream, can't we?  Music from various warm spots, some hot gospel classics, and a hearty helping of local music too!

This program will air on Sunday February 1st from 7 - 10 p.m.

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Hot Flannel will be performing at The Stowe Town Hall at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday February 6th  & 7th. Wear your favorite flannel to the show and be 1 of the first 10 people through the door to get a free cd!

Possumhaw will play at the Palmer Street Coffeehouse in Plattsburgh on Friday February 6th at 7:30 p.m.

photo by Lionel Decoster; courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

We bid the wild weather of January adieu with songs about the frozen north, rising stars and venerable veterans of the Vermont folk scene, some of the Crescent City's greatest piano players, and much more!

This program will air on Sunday, January 25th from 7-10 p.m.

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The Deborah Rawson Library in Jericho presents Deb Flanders with special guests Pete Sutherland, Laura Markowitz, John Dunlop, and Sofia Hirsch on Sunday February 1st at 2 p.m.

This week, Joel Najman's My Place program celebrates the lives of musicians and recording artists who passed away in 2014, with examples of their most famous performances.  Memorable recordings by Pete Seeger, Phil Everly and Shirley Temple are among the selections featured.

photo by Alan Fisher, courtesy of Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons

Along with our perpetual celebration of local music and musicians, this show features some famous songwriters and their equally amazing children.  And Fats Waller !

This program will air on Sunday January 18th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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During the entire decade of the 1960's, drummer Benny Benjamin played on countless recordings released by Berry Gordy Jr.'s Motown family of record labels, including many of the company's biggest and most memorable hit singles. Benny Benjamin is a charter member of the legendary "Funk Brothers" Motown studio house band, which has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. This week Joel Najman's My Place program tells the story of Benny Benjamin, complimented by fifteen of the classic Motown hits on which he performed.

Image courtesy of Bear Family Records

Songs for deep winter, a preview of an upcoming music festival in Montpelier, Irish and Scots Gaelic singers, and folk and country music classics from Bear Family, one of the greatest of all the record labels that specialize in reissues!

This program will air on Sunday January 11th from 7-10 p.m.

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photo by Rama, Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

We start out 2015 with Leonard Cohen's new album, a trip to Memphis, songs that were and weren't written by Steve Goodman, and, of course, a healthy sampling of music by Vermont artists...

This program will air on Sunday, January 4th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This weeks calendar announcements:

Kina Zore' will be bringing his global sounds of peace and brotherhood to the Tunbridge Town Hall on Saturday, January 10th at the Tunbridge Town Hall in a concert presented by MountainFolk. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., and doors open at 7.

Bennie Benjamin was one of the most prolific New York City tin pan alley songwriters, having composed dozens of major hit songs steadily from the early 1940's right through the rock & roll 1950's and beyond.

This week, Joel Najman's My Place program tells the story of Bennie Benjamin's fascinating life illustrated by many of his biggest songwriting successes. Major hit recordings by Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and the Ames Brothers are among the selections presented.

photo courtesy of Young Tradition Vermont

We preview New Year's Eve musical performances all over the VPR listening area, and it's a "localvore" festival -  It's always amazing to explore the huge variety of Vermont-made music!

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

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Everyone is invited to usher in the New Year at VPR's Rock Around The Clock 1950's Sock Hop. The event takes place at Edmunds Middle School Gymnasium in Burlington, Vermont, on Wed., Dec. 31 from 7 p.m. until  8:30 p.m., as part of First Night Burlington's end of year celebration. Full information including how to procure First Night admission buttons can be found online.