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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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.

This week's calendar announcements:

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.

photo by Yakudza, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

It certainly hasn't been feeling like spring in spite of the fact that we have just passed the vernal equinox, so we warm things up this week with both new and classic calypso, Gypsy brass bands, and with a new album of "classic American ballads" on Smithsonian Folkways Records!

This program will air on Sunday March 22nd from 7-10 p.m.

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This week, My Place presents the third in a series of profiles of gospel, soul and session singer extraordinaire Cissy Houston. Known as the mother of singer Whitney Houston and aunt of singers Dionne and Dee Dee Warwick, Cissy Houston's own career as a professional singer today extends over sixty years. This week's My Place continues looking at Cissy's work as a member of the Sweet Inspirations, singing backup on famous hit records by Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison and others.

photo courtesy of Shanachie Records

On our annual St. Patrick's Day show, we sample some of the amazing variety (and exquisite quality) of music from and about Ireland released over the past 50 years, and preview some of the many musical events happening in our area this week.

Please note:  This program will air on Sunday March 15th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Alan Greenleaf and the Doctor will be performing at the Kingdom Taproom in St. Johnsbury on Friday, March 20th at 7:30 p.m.

photo courtesy of Cumbancha

It seems a little early for Daylight Savings Time, but we're also ramping up for St. Patrick's Day already too! Appreciating lots of new releases, previewing a wealth of local performances, and thanking our lucky stars for Cumbancha, a magnificent world music label headquartered in Charlotte!

Please note: This program will air on Sunday March 8th from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

This week, Joel Najman's My Place program presents the first in a series of profiles of gospel, soul and session singer extraordinaire Cissy Houston.

Happy March!  We are orienting ourselves toward the spring thaw with electrotrad from Quebec, another wave of interesting new releases, great local music, and Jimmie Rodgers, the bard of Meridian, Mississippi!

This program will air on Sunday March 1st from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Big Spike Bluegrass will be playing at the Palmer Street Coffeehouse in Plattsburgh on Friday March 6th at 7:30 p.m.

This week, Joel Najman's My Place program continues the celebration of the lives of musicians and recording artists who passed away in 2014 with examples of their most famous performances. Memorable recordings by Bobby Womack, Johnny Winter and the Orlons are among the selections featured.

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