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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Our 19th annual "light show," playing all manner of songs pertaining to darkness and light, and to the three winter holidays that are all celebrated in Vermont this week, and only the 4th time in the history of the show that the winter solstice has fallen on a Sunday!

This program airs on Sunday December 21st from 7 - 10 p.m.

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On Friday January 2nd  at 7 p.m. Gypsy Reel will perform at Mojos in Ludlow.

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We dance from French Canada to Eunice, Louisiana and from enchanted European woods to Veracruz...whirling and waltzing and line dancing all at the same time....unruffled by the darkest days of December!

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

This week's calendar announcements

The Social Band will perform part of their Deep Midwinter program on Saturday December 20th at 7:30 p.m. at the College Street Congregational Church in Burlington, and on Sunday December 21st at 3 p.m. at the Charlotte Congregational Church.

photo by Carlos Machado, courtesy of the artist's estate

Thinking about Lhasa de Sela, a brilliant singer from Montreal who lost her life to cancer at age 37, and also some other fabulous world music divas (Irene Farrera, Luisa Maita, and Leyla McCalla) who are thankfully still alive!

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

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Vermont bluesman Dave Keller will be performing solo at the Whammy Bar in Calais on Thursday December 11th at 7 p.m.

photo by Simon Fernandez, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

A marvelous mix of new releases by old favorite folkie artists and some classic vintage tracks, plus music from Eastern Europe, Trinidad, South Africa, and, of course, Vermont!

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

This weeks calendar announcements:

Paul Asbell will be performing 2 shows at 4 and at 6 p.m. on Saturday November 29th at Montpelier’s Savoy Theater

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present Caravan of Thieves Next Stage in Putney on Friday, November 28th at 7:30 p.m. 

Photo by VPR's Peter Biello

Exciting new releases and a wonderfully diverse selection of upcoming live shows, including a CD release party for a whole platoon of Vermont singer/songwriters and also a solo release by Burlington music master Mary McGinniss.

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

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The Brattleboro Women's Chorus's 19th annual fall concert series leads off this week on  Saturday, November 22nd  at 7:30 p.m. at Next Stage Arts in Putney.

My Place: The Bryants

Nov 8, 2014
Courtesy, Joel Najman

Felice and Boudleaux Bryant were a Nashville-based husband and wife songwriting team who, during a four decade period beginning in the late 1940's, not only wrote some of country music's enduring classics, but also songs that shaped and expanded the newly emerging rock & roll of the late 1950's and beyond.  This week on My Place, host Joel Najman relates the story of the Bryants' personal and professional relationship illustrated with an hour of the couple's most famous songwriting successes.


photo courtesy of Queen City Tango

The 87th anniversary of the deadly 1927 floods, the 39th anniversary of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, and, on a happier note, an incredible variety of live music in the VPR listening area this week!

This program airs on Sunday November 9th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The PM Sunday series at the Richmond Congragational Church presents the Honey Dewdrops on Sunday November 16th at 4 p.m.

 McBride & Lussen will be appearing at the Bee's Knees in Morrisville on Saturday November 15th  at 7:30 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Patrick Ross

House concerts, bluegrass jamborees, Cajun dance parties....the VPR listening area will be rich with many varieties of live music this week, and we do our best to preview it all !

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

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Courtesy, Joel Najman

Laurie Records was a successful independent record company in New York City which, beginning in 1958, released many contemporary hit singles and albums over a four-decade lifespan. One of Laurie Records' specialties was as purveyor of harmony group vocal and street corner doo-wop recordings.

This week on My Place, Joel Najman samples an hour of Laurie Records' most famous and significant vocal group recordings from the late 1950's and early 1960's.

Broadcast Saturday, October 25th at 8 p.m.

photo by Resnik

We welcome Vermont bluesman Scott Ainslie, who will play selections from his new CD  "The Last Shot Got Him" and show off his "brand new" 1930s Gibson guitar.  Also serving up our usual wild mix of world and folk music and, as always, lots of music by Vermonters!

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

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