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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The Green River Festival, the Middlebury Festival on the Green, and Winooski's French Heritage Day are all coming up in our area this week, plus all kinds of individual performances too!

This program airs on Sunday July 5th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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A Larkin Dancers Contra Dance with live music will be held at the Tunbridge Town Hall on Friday July 10th at 7:30 p.m.

The Ustad Shafaat Khan Ensemble Performs Indian Classical Music at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe on Saturday, July 11th 

photo by Brian McMillan, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Mambo kings, Cuban soul, and 29 ways to make it to my baby's door!

This program will air on Sunday June 28th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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The Eames Brothers Band will be playing at the Rusty Nail in Stowe on Saturday July 4th

The Will Patton Ensemble will be part of the free Woodstock Brown Bag music series on Thursday July 2nd at noon on the green.

photo by Carol Highsmith, courtesy of Wikimedia

Celebrating Father's Day, and rocking and reeling at the amazing selection of live performances in our area this week as we enter the summer concert and festival season !

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

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On Friday June 26th, Burlington songwriter Mary McGinniss and her band the Selkies will perform as part of the E. Fairfield concert series at the meeting house. Music begins at 7 p.m. 

photo courtesy of Jim Brown Productions

Traveling to Jamaica, comparing Jonathan Edwards old and new, honoring fabled Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan, and wishing a fond farewell to Ronnie Gilbert, an original member of the Weavers, and one of the major players in the American folk music revival, who died last week at the age of 88.

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

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Welcoming in the summer months, and a dedication to the memory of Jean Ritchie, one of the greatest of the Appalachian balladeers, who died this week at the age of 92.

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

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Rick Redington and the Luv will perform at the Jackson Gore Music Series at Okemo Mountain on Friday June 12th. Admission is free and gates open at 5 pm

Deja-Nous will play at Leunig's Bistro in Burlington on Saturday June 13th  from 2 to 5 p.m. and on Sunday June 14th  from 1 to 4 p.m. 

photo courtesy of the Savoy Family

Previewing some of the fine musicians performing next week at Burlington's Discover Jazz Festival, the unique and wonderful Strolling of the Heifers, an agricultural celebration in Brattleboro, and a rare appearance in our area by Marc and Ann Savoy and their sons Wilson and Joel - four of the world's greatest Cajun musicians!

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

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A feast of new releases, beautiful music from the Cape Verde Islands, and lots of relatively new music that sounds very old!

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

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Vermont songwriter Jesse Peters will perform at the Putney public Library on Saturday May 30th at noon.

Alan Greenleaf and the Doctor will be appearing at "The Stage" in Lyndonville on Saturday, May 30th beginning at 8 p.m.

photo courtesy of Capricorn Records and Wikimedia Commons

New releases from Ry Cooder, Leonard Cohen, and Buffy Sainte-Marie, songs from Kitty Wells, Patsy Cline, and Tammy Wynette, and a preview of the GottaGetGon family folk festival, one of the first folk festivals of the summer!

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

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On Jan. 20, 2015, singer and songwriter Rose Marie McCoy passed away at age 92. As a tunesmith, her first original song was recorded in 1946 and her most recent new song recorded was in 2013, marking an active songwriting career that spanned 67 years. This week, Joel Najman's My Place program presents a concluding part two of the Rose Marie McCoy story, which took her from a farm in Arkansas to the heart of New York City's bustling popular music industry in midtown Manhattan's Brill Building.

From a tin-top shack in Oneida, Arkansas, to the center of New York’s songwriting and music publishing industry, the Brill Building, was the journey of Rose Marie McCoy, who passed away on January 20, 2015.