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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: Laura Nyro

May 27, 2016
Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week on My Place, Joel Najman explores the music of singer and songwriter Laura Nyro.  Memorable songs recorded by the 5th Dimension, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and Laura Nyro herself are among the selections featured.

 

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Featuring music from Cornwall all the way to Cape Verde, and wishing a happy 75th birthday to Bob Dylan!

This program will air on Sunday May 29th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week on My Place, hear an hour of vintage hit songs on the U.S. Hot 100 that were partially or entirely sung in Spanish, with memorable recordings by Ritchie Valens, the Coasters and the Sandpipers.

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A special program for this week: While our new production studio is being constructed, we will broadcast an archival show that features some our all-time favorites !

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

Courtesy, Joel Najman

Over the years, many individual recording artists have professionally used just a single name. In modern times, Prince, Beyonce and Adele come quickly to mind.

This week on My Place with Joel Najman, we take a look back in time for the earliest examples of "mononymous" recording artists - those who have been best known by just a single name. Among the artists featured are Annette, Fabian and, of course, Cher.

photo by Pix Gremlin; courtesy of Wikipedia

New releases, local gigs, and some sweet memories of the Shetland Folk Festival!

This program will air on Sunday May 15th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

There will be a house concert at 338 Thompson Rd. in Shelburne on Friday May 20th featuring Corey DiMario, Jeremiah McLane and Owen Marshall on Friday May 20th.    6pm supper, 7pm music, wine and dessert at intermission   
For reservations and information, please call 802  985-1124.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

It was not unusual for an occasional hit record in the United States to have been recorded in a language other than English.  This week, My Place host Joel Najman features a collection of vintage popular songs recorded entirely or partially in French. Among the selections featured is 'Dominique' from 1963, the international hit recording by performed by Souer Sourire, whom Americans came to know as The Singing Nun.

Happy Mother's Day

May 7, 2016
photo by Kevin Bloom, courtesy of Cricket Blue

We celebrate our 20th Mother's Day special on All the Traditions with songs about mamas, mothers, and more!

This program will air on Sunday, May 8th from 7 - 10 p.m.

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My Place: That's Amore

Apr 29, 2016
Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week on My Place, host Joel Najman explores an hour of 1950's and 60's hit songs in America that were sung partially or entirely in Italian.

May Day !

Apr 24, 2016
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Welcoming the first of May with prom songs, Morris dancers, and a sampling of the amazing music that was released on Elektra Records during the folk boom of the mid- to - late 1960s.

This program will air on Sunday May 1st from 7 - 10 p,m,

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Possumhaw will be performing at the Palmer Street Coffeehouse located in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Plattsburgh, NY on Friday May 6th at 7:30 p.m.  Doors open at 7

photo by DB, courtesy of Wikipedia

A preview of an upcoming folk music extravaganza at the Cafe Lena in Saratoga Springs, essential listening from some real Gypsy bands, blazingly fabulous acoustic guitarists, and much more!

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

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The Freelance Family Singers of Woodstock will welcome spring with family friendly concerts to be held on SaturdayApril 30th at 7:00 P.M. and on Sunday May 1st at 3:00 P.M.   The chorus, directed by Ellen Satterthwaite, will perform at Woodstock's First Congregational Church.

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Bluesy women, Scottish pipemasters, some songs about the Titanic, and, of course, a little Merle Haggard too !

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

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Katie Trautz will be performing at ArtsRiot on Pine St. in Burlington on Thursday April 21st with songwriters Mo Kenney and Hannah Fair – doors open at 8 p.m. for the 8:30 show.

John Specker will perform a solo concert of traditional American music on Sunday, April 24th, from 2- 4 p.m. at the Andover Town Hall. Admission is free.

Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week, host Joel Najman presents an hour of rarely heard stereo versions of original rock-and-roll hits of more than a half-century ago.

photo by Anthony Pepitone, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Welcoming in the lovely month of April with birthday wishes for ace songwriter Richard Thompson, celebrating his 67th today, with more transcendent vocalizing by the Starry Mountain Singers, an amazing singing group with strong Vermont connections, and with songs from the Pyrenees,  Chile, and Louisiana!

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

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We celebrate the first week of spring with keyed Scandinavian fiddles, three part harmonies, music from the Cape Verde Islands, and a humongous calendar of local music performances!

This program will air on Sunday March 27th from 7-10 p.m.

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The Phil Henry trio will be performing at the Palmer Street Coffeehouse in Plattsburgh, NY on Friday April 1st. Doors open at 7, and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.

My Place: Lee Hazlewood

Mar 18, 2016
Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week, My Place focuses on the early career of singer, songwriter and record producer Lee Hazlewood, who some musicologists refer to as, 'The Psychedelic Cowboy.'

photo by Mari Kawaguchi; courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Dedications to the memory of musical geniuses Sir George Martin and Keith Emerson, tasty new releases and old classics, and looking forward to another live performance by Michael Hurley in April.

This program will air on Sunday March 20th from 7-10 p.m.

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There will be a Celtic Concert in South Strafford with Ryan McKasson , Eric McDonald and Jeremiah McLane on Thursday, March 24th at 7 p.m. The venue is Barrett Memorial Hall.

Eduardo Santana

The band Alpenglow got their start just a few years ago at Middlebury College. After two locally grown releases, the band has since moved from Vermont to Brooklyn, New York, and is on tour now supporting the new full-length album called Callisto.

My Place: Artie Resnick

Mar 11, 2016
Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week on My Place, host Joel Najman focuses on the early career of songwriter, record producer and musician Artie Resnick. Working in New York City's legendary Brill Building, Resnick wrote some of the most enduring hits of the rock era's first full golden decade, including "Under The Boardwalk" by the Drifters and "Good Lovin'" by the Young Rascals.
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Always in awe of the huge variety of music from Ireland as we approach St. Patrick's Day!

This program will air on Sunday March 13th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The  Contra Dance at the Tinmouth Community Center on Friday March 18th beginning at 8 p.m. features live music by Shindy and calling by Mary Wesley.

Kristina Stykos and Susannah Blachly will be playing at the Whammy Bar in Calais on Thursday March 17th beginning at 7 p.m.

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