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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My Place
11:12 am
Fri July 25, 2014

My Place: When Love & Marriage Go Bad

Lloyd Price's album, 'Where Were You On Your Wedding Day'
Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week, My Place mines the vaults of the early rock era for pop songs about weddings and marriage gone bad, titled, "Where Were You On Your Wedding Day?" We'll hear an hour of songs which look at relationships that didn't turn out quite the way the couple had planned.

Broadcast on Saturday, July 26 at 8 p.m.

My Place
1:06 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

My Place: Love & Marriage

Gold Wedding Bands
Photo credit, Thinkstock

This week, My Place presents an hour of songs from the early days of rock 'n' roll that deal with weddings and marriage. We'll hear memorable recordings by the Dixie Cups, Lloyd Price and Darlene Love.

Broadcast Saturday, July 19 at 8 p.m.

9:33 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Lots And Lots Of Traditions!

Brazilian diva Rosa Passos
photo by Vitor Sa', by permission of the artist

Join us as we put on our traveling shoes: Senegalese mambo, Andean flutes, electric Chicago blues, Cajun two-steps, Malian love songs, Brazilian saudade and more, along with a generous helping of talented local musicians!

This program will air on Sunday, July 27 from 7 to 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Michele Fay Band will be performing at the Brown Bag Concert Series on the green in Woodstock on Thursday July 31 at noon.

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8:49 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Festivals, Tangos, and Apple and Blueberry Pies!

Finest Kind - Shelley Posen, Ann Downey, & Ian Robb
photo by Alan Dean; courtesy of Finest Kind

Another week chock full of upcoming live concerts, including the Barre Heritage Festival, the Jig in the Valley Festival in East Fairfield, and a rare local performance by one of our favorites, the Ontario-based vocal trio Finest Kind.

This program will air on Sunday July 20th  from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Alan Greenleaf and the Doctor will be playing at the Westmore Park, [right in the middle of town] on Sun. July 27th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. as part of the Ice Cream Social sponsored by the Friends of Lake Willoughby. 

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6:04 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

From Mendocino To Molokai Via Monkton Ridge

courtesy of Paul James/Blowzabella

Midsummer musical madness ... all the way from the Kingston Trio to the mad UK septet Blowzabella, and, of course, always back to Vermont !

This program airs on Sunday July 13 from 7 to 10 p.m.

This week’s calendar announcements :

The Burlington acoustic trio Soaked Oats will give a free concert in Burlington’s City Hall park on Wed. July 16 at noon.

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4:11 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Summer Festivals and Village Green Concerts Galore!

Quebecois music masters Le Vent du Nord, one of the featured performers at this year's Middlebury Festival Off the Green.
photo courtesy of the Festival

At the very height of summer music festival season, we preview the Middlebury Festival Off the Green, French Heritage Day in Vergennes, and the Green River Festival in Greenfield, MA, as well as many outdoor concerts all around the VPR listening area!

This program broadcast on Sunday, July 6th from 7:00-10:00 p.m. and online for 2 weeks in VPR Replay.

This week's calendar announcements:

Gordon Lightfoot will perform on the Flynn Mainstage in Burlington on Sat. July 12th.

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My Place
8:00 pm
Sat June 28, 2014

My Place: Remembering Gerry Goffin

On June 19, 2014 veteran popular lyricist Gerry Goffin passed away at age 75. Collaborating with his first wife, Carole King, as well as other composers, Goffin wrote the words to many dozens of hit songs throughout a career in music that extended over six decades.

This week on My Place, Gerry Goffin's lifetime of music with his most famous and significant compositions including memorable hit recordings by the Shirelles, the Drifters and the Beatles.

Broadcast on Saturday, June 28th at 8 p.m.

8:45 am
Thu June 26, 2014

A New Digital Day !

VPR program hosts Robert Resnik & Joel Najman at the last VPR record swap
photo by Sue Thomas

In addition to the usual magnificent melange of local and world music on the show today, we are celebrating the launch of an exciting new service:  Beginning this week, the two most recent programs of All the Traditions and My Place, Joel Najman's gem and one of VPR's longest-running programs, will be broadcast continuously online!

Listen to these programs at the stream "VPR Replay!"

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My Place
11:43 am
Thu June 19, 2014

My Place: Beach Boy Birthdays

Capitol Records

This week Joel Najman's My Place celebrates the June birthdays of two members of the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson and Bruce Johnston, both of whom turn 72. In addition to several memorable Beach Boys hits, the hour includes the successes of both musicians as songwriters, arrangers and record producers.

Broadcast Saturday June 21 at 8:00 p.m.  

9:30 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Music For Our First Summer Sunday

The Starline Rhythm Boys, playing this week in a free noontime concert in downtown Burlington.
photo courtesy of SRB

Now that summer has really begun, the outdoor concert season is here, and it's also festival time !  We preview the upcoming Jenny Brook Family Bluegrass Festival in Tunbridge, and marvel at shows starting to happen on village greens all over the VPR listening well as Lucinda Williams at the Flynn Center in Burlington and David Bromberg at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center.

The program will air on Sunday, June 22nd from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

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