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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Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week on My Place, we'll feature an hour of recordings by married couples who recorded together. You can hear memorable songs made by Sonny & Cher, Louis Prima and Keely Smith and Ike and Tina Turner.

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Down south and down east as we bid farewell to this record-breakingly hot and humid summer...

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

This week's calendar announcements:

The Durham County Poets  from Canada's Cheatauguay Valley will perform at Brandon Music on Saturday October 1st at 7:30 p.m.

Brazilian diva Luisa Maita will be at Higher Ground in South Burlington on Monday September 25th.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week on My Place, we present an hour full of famous and not-so-famous female rock-and-roll singing groups of the 1960s.

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Local bluegrass, Afro-Peruvian mambo, Quebecois dance music, and much much more, including a rare local appearance by folk music icon Gordon Lightfoot !

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Patti Casey and Tom McKenzie will perform at the Old Meeting House in E. Fairfield on Saturday September 24th.  Music begins at 7 p.m.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week on My Place, we'll shine the spotlight on vintage popular songs that prominently mention birds in the song title and lyrics. We'll hear memorable recordings by The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Mills Brothers and The Beatles.

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Reveling in new releases and sampling music from Mabou and Mali and Aberystwyth!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Sierra Hull and the Mike + Ruthy Band will be playing at Fuller Hall at St. Johnsbury Academy on Friday, September 16th at 7pm.

Vieux Farke Toure will be performing at the Colonial Theater in Bethlehem, NH on Sunday September 18th 

Courtesy, Joel Najman

Tenor saxophonist Andrew Love and trumpeter Wayne Jackson formed a partnership incorporated as "The Memphis Horns."

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A wealth of recently received recordings, some tasty classics, a few sets of some of the best labor songs ever, plus lots and lots of local  music !

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

This week's calendar announcements:

They Might Be Gypsies will be performing at 51 Main in Middlebury on Saturday September 10th at 8 p.m.

Courtesy of Joel Najman

As a key member of the Stax Records house rhythm section and a founding member of the Memphis Horns, tenor saxophonist Andrew Love played on hundreds of memorable recordings during a career in music that extended almost five decades.

photo by Joe L. Knaepen; courtesy of the Artist

Music from some of the all-time great harmonica masters to honor the life and music of  Toots Thielemans, one of the greatest of all, who died earlier this week at the age of 94.  Also a preview of the 24th annual New World Festival, another high point in a summer full of great folk music.

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Trumpet player Wayne Jackson passed away on June 21, 2016 in Memphis, Tennessee at age 74. During a professional career that extended over 55 years, Wayne Jackson played horn on 52 chart-topping singles and on 93 gold and platinum albums.

photo by Rich Anderson, courtesy of Wikipedia

Many flavors of David Grisman, songs from Finland and the Carolinas, and a whole lot of Vermont music too!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

The Michele Fay Band will be performing at Shelburne Farms at the barn, on August 24th from 6:30 - 8:30. The event is free.

The Dave Keller Blues Band will be playing at the Christ Church Pocket Park in Montpelier on Thursday August 25th at noon.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

In the early 1960's Motown founder Berry Gordy thought that he could spur sales overseas by having the Supremes, Temptations and other artists re-record their hits phonetically in foreign languages.

photo courtesy of Les Charbonniers

Music from Rio to Repentigny, and a preview of the upcoming Peacham Acoustic Music Festival, one the musical highlights of a Vermont summer!

This program will air on Sunday August 14th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcement:

Village Harmony will be performing at the First Congregational Church in Burlington on Monday August 15 and at Christ Church in Montpelier on Tuesday August 16th.  Music begins at 7:30.

Chris & Meredith Thompson will be performing at the Music Box in Craftsbury on Saturday August 20th at 8 p.m.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week on My Place, pop music lyricist Howie Greenfield is featured.

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An audio peek at Pronto Monto, the only McGarrigle Sisters album never released on CD (until now!), lots of local music, new releases of all flavors, and some choice old gems.

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

This week's calendar announcements:

The Meeting House on the Green in E. Fairfield presents Tim McKenzie with special guests Bruce McKenzie, Deb Patton, Marcia Brewster, and Nancy Beaven on Saturday August 13th. Music begins at 7 pm, doors at 6:30.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week on My Place, host Joel Najman shines the spotlight on Ode Records, a company founded by Lou Adler in 1967. Among its successes, the record company is famous for catapulting singer/songwriter Carole King to super-stardom in 1971 with the release of her landmark album, Tapestry.

photo courtesy of the Artist

Lots of performances by local musicians, luscious and sensuous Italian music, some good old teary eyed country music, and much much more!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

The duo Red Tail Ring will be performing at the Huntington Town Library on Thursday August 4th at 7 p.m.

On Saturday August 6th Vermont musician Davey Davis, with special guests Kristina Stykos & Tad Davis, will be performing at the Whammy Bar in Calais at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

photo by Jean-Luc, courtesy of Wikimedia

A feast of new midsummer releases, Creedence Clearwater covers in Spanish, and Ry Cooder's classic tribute to John Lee Hooker (though I'm not quite convinced about that "president" thing.... !)

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

This week's calendar announcements:

The Greg Ryan Band will be performing in Rochester, VT as part of their Concerts in the Park series on Sunday July 31st at 6:30 p.m.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

That bearded, beret-wearing man who often sits next to actor Jack Nicholson at Los Angeles Lakers' home games is music industry mogul Lou Adler.

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