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!

As the colors change and the leaves fall, live music abounds in the VPR listening area - we will preview local performances this week by, among many others, Allen Toussaint with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in St. Johnsbury,  the Paul Winter Consort with the Greater Brattleboro Choir of the Community,  and Natalie Merchant in Burlington.

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

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Laura Heaberlin and Taylor Smith have been playing music together since they met at Middlebury College. Most people familiar with Burlington’s music scene now know them as Cricket Blue, a singing, acoustic-guitar-playing duo.

Heaberlin says she and Smith always write songs separately, then come together and work out their share of the sound.  Their music is inspired, in part, by fairy tales and the work of short story writer Angela Carter.

Our 937th Show...!

Oct 12, 2014

It's hard to believe, but this week's show marks the 18th anniversary of the first All the Traditions program, which hit the airwaves  on October 13, 1996.  We celebrate with some long-time favorites, and, as always, with lots of great local music and previews of upcoming shows in the VPR listening area.  Thanks to everyone for listening, and for your support of all the fine locally produced programming on VPR and VPR Classical !

This program will air on Sunday October 12th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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We welcome in October with many new releases and some classics that we have just obtained on CD!

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

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Dana and Susan Robinson will be performing this week at the Old Firehouse Stage in Tinmouth on Friday, October 10th, at the Jamaica Town Hall on Saturday, Oct 11th, and at the New City Galerie in Burlington on Sunday, October 12th. 

Old Songs in Voorheesville, NY will present Claudia Schmidt on Friday, October 10 at 8 p.m. 

Live performances in our area this week by Los Lobos, Dar William, and James Keelaghan (to name but a few) and a marvelous new multi-disc release highlighting some of the best by Dave "Snaker" Ray, one of the great acoustic blues guitarists.

Please note:  This program will air on Sunday September 28th from 7-10 p.m.

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The Flynn Center in Burlington presents Los Lobos on the Mainstage Wednesday October 1st at 7:30 p.m.

My Place: VPR A Go Go!

Sep 19, 2014

Last Year's VPR -Go-Go dance party in Middlebury was such a big success that we are doing it again this year! VPR A-Go-Go II is Saturday September 27th at 7 p.m. at Higher Ground Ballroom on Williston Road in South Burlington.  VPR's Joel Najman will be spinning the platters from the decade that took us from beach parties to Woodstock. In advance of our fun 1960's dance extravaganza, this Saturday's My Place will preview some of the great dance music already requested by listeners for the party.

We welcome autumn with a feast of new releases, tango classics, and much more!

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

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The Good Times Café in Hinesburg presents Roy Bookbinder on Friday September 26th at 8:30 p.m.

Chris Smither will perform on Sunday September 28th at Petit Campus on Prince Arthur E. in Montreal.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show begins at 8.

My Place: Swan Records

Sep 13, 2014

Swan Records was an independent record company formed in Philadelphia in 1957. Over the next decade, it released dozens of nationally popular hit singles. This week on My Place, host Joel Najman traces the history of the Swan Record Company, and presents a mixture of Swan's biggest hits and most significant releases by Freddy Cannon, Billy & Lillie and The Beatles.

Broadcast on Saturday, September 13 at 8 p.m.

Previews of an amazing variety of world-class music happening live in our area this week, including Billy Bragg in Bellows Falls, the Infamous Stringdusters in St. Johnsbury, Le Vent du Nord in Bethlehem, NH, and John Hammond in Stowe!

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

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September Songs

Sep 7, 2014

Songs to lead out the new month, local bluegrass, and Astrud Gilberto singing Misty Roses !

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

This week's calendar announcements:

The Modern Grass Quintet will be playing at Burnham Hall in Lincoln on Saturday September 13th at 8 p.m.

Tim Cummings, Pete Sutherland, and Dominique Dodge will be playing at 51 Main at the Bridge in Middlebury on Thursday September 11th beginning at 8 p.m.

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