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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Trumpet player Wayne Jackson passed away on June 21, 2016 in Memphis, Tennessee at age 74. During a professional career that extended over 55 years, Wayne Jackson played horn on 52 chart-topping singles and on 93 gold and platinum albums.

photo by Rich Anderson, courtesy of Wikipedia

Many flavors of David Grisman, songs from Finland and the Carolinas, and a whole lot of Vermont music too!

This program will air on Sunday August 21st from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Michele Fay Band will be performing at Shelburne Farms at the barn, on August 24th from 6:30 - 8:30. The event is free.

The Dave Keller Blues Band will be playing at the Christ Church Pocket Park in Montpelier on Thursday August 25th at noon.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

In the early 1960's Motown founder Berry Gordy thought that he could spur sales overseas by having the Supremes, Temptations and other artists re-record their hits phonetically in foreign languages.

photo courtesy of Les Charbonniers

Music from Rio to Repentigny, and a preview of the upcoming Peacham Acoustic Music Festival, one the musical highlights of a Vermont summer!

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

This week's calendar announcement:

Village Harmony will be performing at the First Congregational Church in Burlington on Monday August 15 and at Christ Church in Montpelier on Tuesday August 16th.  Music begins at 7:30.

Chris & Meredith Thompson will be performing at the Music Box in Craftsbury on Saturday August 20th at 8 p.m.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week on My Place, pop music lyricist Howie Greenfield is featured.

photo courtesy of Wikipedia

An audio peek at Pronto Monto, the only McGarrigle Sisters album never released on CD (until now!), lots of local music, new releases of all flavors, and some choice old gems.

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

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The Meeting House on the Green in E. Fairfield presents Tim McKenzie with special guests Bruce McKenzie, Deb Patton, Marcia Brewster, and Nancy Beaven on Saturday August 13th. Music begins at 7 pm, doors at 6:30.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week on My Place, host Joel Najman shines the spotlight on Ode Records, a company founded by Lou Adler in 1967. Among its successes, the record company is famous for catapulting singer/songwriter Carole King to super-stardom in 1971 with the release of her landmark album, Tapestry.

photo courtesy of the Artist

Lots of performances by local musicians, luscious and sensuous Italian music, some good old teary eyed country music, and much much more!

This program will air on Sunday July 31st from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The duo Red Tail Ring will be performing at the Huntington Town Library on Thursday August 4th at 7 p.m.

On Saturday August 6th Vermont musician Davey Davis, with special guests Kristina Stykos & Tad Davis, will be performing at the Whammy Bar in Calais at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

photo by Jean-Luc, courtesy of Wikimedia

A feast of new midsummer releases, Creedence Clearwater covers in Spanish, and Ry Cooder's classic tribute to John Lee Hooker (though I'm not quite convinced about that "president" thing.... !)

This program will air on Sunday July 24th from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Greg Ryan Band will be performing in Rochester, VT as part of their Concerts in the Park series on Sunday July 31st at 6:30 p.m.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

That bearded, beret-wearing man who often sits next to actor Jack Nicholson at Los Angeles Lakers' home games is music industry mogul Lou Adler.

photo by Jac. de Nijs / Anefo; courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

French waltzes, folk revival classics,  bossa nova, Cape Verdean saudade, cajun two-steps, and a generous helping of Vermont music....and that's just an overview !

This program will air on Sunday July 17th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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photo by Carl Van Vechten, courtesy of Wikipedia

We've got it all this week: Spine-tingling a cappella, some of the best from North Africa, new releases, upcoming concerts, and Ms. Mahalia Jackson !

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Alan Greenleaf will be playing at the Littleton [NH] Farmers Market on Sunday, July 17th from 10 a.m. to 1.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week on My Place, host Joel Najman profiles Boots Randolph.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

My Place host Joel Najman features a collection of famous pop music duets from the early years of the rock-and-roll.

photo by Larry Miller, coutesy of Wikimedia

A preview of the Middlebury Festival on the Green, lots of interesting new releases, and a special dedication to bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley.

This program will air on Sunday July 3rd from 7 - 10 p.m.

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Courtesy, Joel Najman

Host Joel Najman presents well-known hits recorded by early rock and roll era artists and the lesser known recordings they made under other band names.

photo by Patricia R. Munõz, courtesy of the Artist

A selection of choice world music from the ARC music label, a preview of the Chants de Vielles festival in Quebec, the early morning rain, and much much more.

This program will air on Sunday, June 26th from 7 to 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Rod MacDonald will be performing in Bennington at the UU Fellowship Meetinghouse Café on Friday July 1st at 8 p.m.

The Dupont Brothers will be at the Ripton Community Coffeehouse on Saturday July 2nd. The fabulous open mic begins at 7:30 followed by the featured performers.

photo by Miriam Resnik

We celebrate our 20th annual Father's Day show with songs about dads, papas, and daddios!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Janis Ian: Live From Grand Center, a PBS concert video produced by Flynn Center director John Killacky, will be airing on Vermont ETV a number of times beginning this week and continuing through early July.

The Black Feathers from Gloucestershire, England will be performing at Spruce Peak Performing Arts  in Stowe on Thursday,June 23rd beginning at 7 p.m.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

John D. Loudermilk is a singer and songwriter who was born and raised in North Carolina.

He relocated to Nashville when well-known singers began to record his songs in the 1960s.

This week on My Place, host Joel Najman features 'part two' of Loudermilk's music.

Najman will play songs by the Everly Brothers, Marianne Faithfull and Loudermilk himself.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

North Carolina-born singer and songwriter John D. Loudermilk is the artist featured on this week's My Place.

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