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!

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Hard to believe, but "peach picking time in Georgia" begins in only a few weeks!  Jimmie Rodgers, Eliza Gilkyson, songs about early spring in Vermont, and much much more...

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Mary Gauthier will be performing with Eliza Gilkyson and Gretchen Peters for the Three Women And The Truth tour, coming to the UVM Recital Hall in Burlington on Friday, April 28th. 

Courtesy, Joel Najman

Singer/songwriter Don Covay's music career encompassed constantly evolving genres of black music from 1950s retro doo-wop to early 1960s teen dances.

top, Steve Solberg, from r to l, courtesy Seven Days, Caleb McKenna and Karen Kevra

This weekend, Marshfield classical composer and musician Evan Premo will premiere a song cycle he's written, which sets late Vermont writer David Budbill's poems to music. Budbill, a poet and playwright and musician, died in the fall of 2016.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week's My Place program is the conclusion of a two-part profile of session guitarist Hugh McCracken.

photo courtesy of the Band

Easter Sunday: Exciting new releases from French Canada, classic British folk divas, Cape Verdean saudade, and much much more!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Twilight Music and Next Stage Arts Project present an evening of traditional and contemporary Celtic music featuring Cantrip and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Emerald Rae on Friday April 21st at 7:30 pm at Next Stage in downtown Putney.

photo by Ben Resnik

Airing a program from our archives this week, featuring a classic mix of music from Vermont and the rest of the world!

This program will air on Sunday April 9th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

There will be a house concert featuring Tim McKenzie (of Pine Island) and Richard Ruane & Beth Duquette (of Bread and Bones) on Saturday April 15th at 7 p.m. at 62 Chapin Road in Essex, VT 
For reservations and more information, please email don.miller@chapinroad.com or call (802) 451-0682

Courtesy, Joel Najman

Hugh McCracken was one of New York's most skilled, first-call studio guitarists. He played on countless sessions with top-name artists over a four-decade period.

My Place: Chuck Berry

Mar 29, 2017
Courtesy, Joel Najman

Rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry passed away at age 90 on March 18, 2017. He was about to release his first new album in 40 years.

photo by Mark Zeis

Previews of many live shows this week in the VPR listening area, African music to help dance in the glorious month of April, and a special segment with the Young Tradition Touring Group, a talented troupe of young Vermont musicians, live in VPR's Studio 1.

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

This week's calendar announcements:

photo by David Nelson

We bid adieu to a long and sometimes snowy month of March with waltzes, cumbias, and a generous helping of music from the hills of Vermont.

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

This week's calendar announcements:

The walkOver concert room in Bristol presents Moira Smiley, Jayme Stone, Joseph Philips, and Sumaia Jackson and their work featuring the Lomax Project on Sunday April 2nd at 7 p.m. 

This week on the program, I'll tell you the improbable story of singer/songwriter, Johnny Bragg.

photo by Jim Warren

Welcoming spring with a wide variety of live performances in the VPR listening area, and a fond farewell to Chuck Berry, blues harp master James Cotton, and also Junior Barber, an amazing dobro player from northern New York, all of whom died earlier this week.

This program will air on Sunday March 19th from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Granby songwriter Vic Tremblay  will be playing at the Burke Mtn. Club in E. Burke on Saturday March 25th.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

Guitarist Billy Mure's professional career as a musician extended a full eight decades. As a studio session musician in New York, Billy Mure has played on dozens of major hit records.

photograph courtesy of the band

A wealth of local concerts related to St. Patrick's Day,and also lots of non-Irish event previews, classic Vermont bluegrass, some blues for the long month of March, and, as always, some musical surprises!

This program will air on Sunday March 12th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Walkover Concert Room in Bristol presents Jeremiah McLain and Tim Cummings in concert on Saturday March 18th at 8 p.m.

photo courtesy of the Band

Brand new recordings by Rhiannon Giddens (of Carolina Chocolate Drops fame) and Brit folk rock icons Steeleye Span, and a fond farewell to Vermont's Bluegrass Gospel Project, calling it quits with a show in Vergennes this week after 16 years.

This program will air on Sunday March 5th from 7 - 10 pm

This week's calendar announcements:

Ladysmith Black Mabazo will be performing at the Flynn Center in Burlington on Friday March 10th

Red Baraat will by playing at Nectar’s in Burlington on Friday March 10th 

Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week's My Place program is a collection of popular songs about roses!

photo courtesy of the artists

A listening party of choice vocal and dance music from Burlington to Bilbao and back!

This program will air on Sunday February 19th from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

David Gusakov and Nathan Wallace-Gusakov will perform at a CD release House concert in Shelburne on Monday February 20th.  For more information and reservations, please contact alisonjamesvt@gmail.com

A selection of good old fashioned protest songs and a few sad love songs, plus a merry mix of music from Vermont and from around the world.

This program will air on Sunday January 12th from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Eric McDonald and Bethany Waickman will be performing at the Main Street Museum in White River Junction on Saturday February 18th at 7 p.m.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week on My Place, I'll present another series of very different popular songs that share an identical title. We will feature memorable recordings by the Beach Boys, Art Garfunkel and Steely Dan.

photo courtesy of Cocek

Another gloriously busy week of local acoustic performances in the VPR listening area with a hefty helping of world music to add spice to the mix! 

This program will air on Sunday February 5th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Susannah Blachly and Patti Casey will be performing at a benefit concert for the ACLU at the Whammy Bar in Calais on Saturday February 11th at 7:30 p.m.

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