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!

Courtesy, Joel Najman

Singer, songwriter and record producer Gary S. Paxton passed away in 2016 at age 77.

photo by Marsha Miller, courtesy of Wikimedia

Music from Bilbao and from Bakersfield,  with Peter Yarrow playing in Bellows Falls and the Clayfoot Strutters playing for a contra dance in Norwich - welcome to December !

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Acoustic duo Liam Robinson and Jean Rohe will be performing at a house concert in Shelburne on Saturday December  10th at 6 p.m.  For reservations and information, please email alisonjamesvt@gmail.com 

photo by Kallerna; courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Thinking of Sharon Jones, a fabulous musician who left us this month, and trying to touch lots of bases with a very busy week of live shows coming up in our area!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

The Montpelier Community Gospel Choir will perform on Saturday, December 3rd at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Barre, and on Sunday, December 4th at 4 p.m. at the Bethany United Church of Christ in Montpelier. 

Morris Levy was a music industry executive known for having founded Roulette Records in New York City in 1957. 

He's Our Man

Nov 18, 2016
photo by Rama, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

An appreciation of the amazing musical and lyrical legacy of Leonard Cohen with a teary nod to the memory of Leon Russell too...

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

This week's calendar announcements:

The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center presents electric Hot Tuna on Tuesday November 22nd at 8 p.m.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

Guitarist, songwriter and record producer Chips Moman passed away in June of this year at age 79. This week's My Place program celebrates the life in music of Moman with memorable recordings by Elvis Presley, Carla Thomas and many others.

photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Some favorites from decades past, fine new releases, and a healthy selection of musical events happening in the VPR listening area this week.

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Jenni Johnson & the Jazz Junketeers will light up Gethsemane Episcopal Church on Sunday November 20th as part of the Raise the Roof concert series in Proctorsville. Music begins at 4 p.m.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

The early 1960's professional partnership of music industry entrepreneur Lester Sill and record producer Phil Spector was turbulent and short-lived.

Greg Davis

When the whole planet full of sounds is yours to draw from to make experimental music, where do you begin? Since 2001, Burlington-based musician Greg Davis has taken on that challenge and filled nearly three dozen albums with his tech-focused music.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week on My Place, hear the story behind the big 1950s pop hit "Rockin' Robin," in this concluding spotlight on the Class Records Company of Los Angeles.

photo courtesy of NPR

A healthy serving of classic songs performed by the composers, and not by the musicians that made them famous, plus our cure for the Election Season Blues: A dose of the real thing,  from Willie Dixon to Big Joe Williams.

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Bruce Molsky and his trio the Mountain Drifters will perform at the Chandler Music Hall in Randolph on Saturday November 12th at 7:30 p.m.  They will also be giving a workshop at the Chandler at 2 p.m. on the same day.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

Both the Excelsior Record Company and the Exclusive Record Company operated in Los Angeles from 1944 to 1950.

photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Celebrating the "Nobelification" of one of America's greatest musical poets,  and touching many bases with a wealth of live music in the VPR listening area this week!

This program will air on Sunday October 23rd from 7 -10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Bagitos in Montpelier presents an Irish music session on Saturday October 29th from 2-5pm featuring  Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler, Katrina VanTyne, Bob Ryan, and many other talented traditional Irish musicians. 

photo by Natalie Stultz

Yes it was....All the Traditions debuted on VPR on October 13th, 1996, and we are celebrating our 20th anniversary by featuring some of the many local artists who have performed live on the show !  It's been a marvelous musical ride so far, and we're still going strong!

This program will air on Sunday October 16th from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

On Friday October 21st , Linda Warnaar will hold a CD Release Concert at the United Community Church on Main Street in St. Johnsbury at 7:30 p.m. 

picture courtesy of the Artist's estate

Thinking of the late, great Oscar Brand, a folk music champion who had 71 years (!!) of folk radio under his belt when he passed on this week at the age of 96.

This program will air on Sunday October 9th from 7-9 p.m. (an hour shorter than usual because of the upcoming presidential debate at 9 p.m.)

This week's calendar announcements:

David Bromberg will perform at Higher Ground in South Burlington on Sunday October 16th

photo courtesy of the band

We welcome in October with angelic voices,  some classic blues, and loads of local music.

This program will air on Sunday, October 2nd from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Kate McNally Trio will be performing some topnotch Celtic music at an intimate concert at the Vermont Violin Shop in Burlington on Thursday October 6th at 6 p.m. 

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.

photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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.

photo courtesy of Wikipedia

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.

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