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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.

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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 Kellaghan, two other amazing songwriters.

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

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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.

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

This week, My Place presents an hour of vintage popular songs about houses. Memorable recordings by Rosemary Clooney, Elvis Presley and Loggins & Messina are among the selections featured.

photo by Tom C, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

A bow to John Renbourn, one of the acoustic guitar greats, who died last week at the age of 70 (a milestone that seems younger and younger the older we all get!)  Add to that songs to celebrate April and spring, plus a rare version of Dylan's Just Like 'Tom Thumb's Blues - performed by Nina Simone!

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

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Alice Schroeder, a senior at Burlington High School, will be singing four sublime, arresting originals this Friday night on Friday Night Jazz, and accompanying herself on piano. In between songs we'll discuss her musical influences, compositional approach and her future plans.

Spring Chickens All

Mar 27, 2015
photo courtesy of First Night Burlington

Celebrating bossa nova diva Astrud Gilberto on her 75th birthday, and Vermont western swing entrepreneur Rick Norcross on his 70th, as well as some interesting new releases and (finally) some warmer weather! 

This program will air on Sunday March 29th from 7-10 p.m.

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Texas singer-songwriter Matt Harlan will appear in concert at the Ripton Community Coffee House. Saturday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Patti Casey & Steve Light return to Palmer Street Coffeehouse in Plattsburgh on Friday, April 3rd at 7:30 p.m.

This week, My Place presents a hour of vintage rhythm & blues recordings from the 1940's and pre-rock-era 1950's that deal with alcohol and drinking. Classic recordings by Louis Jordan, Peppermint Harris and Amos Milburn are among the selections featured.

This week, My Place presents the fourth and concluding installment in a series of profiles of gospel, soul and session singer extraordinaire Cissy Houston.