Music On VPR

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My Place
10:16 am
Fri September 19, 2014

My Place: VPR A Go Go!

Joel Najman spins records at VPR A Go Go in 2013.
Photo credit, Michelle Owens

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.

9:19 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

When Fall Comes To New England

Tango icon Carlos Gardel
photo by Jose Maria Silva; courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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.

This week’s calendar announcements:

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.

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My Place
8:44 am
Sat September 13, 2014

My Place: Swan Records

Detail of a Beatles' 45 on the Swan Records label.
Joel Najman

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.

9:31 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

A Wealth Of Live Performances

On the Border Morris, a Vermont morris dance side that is hosting a gathering of different dance troupes in Vermont this week !
photo courtesy of On the Border

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.

This week’s calendar announcements

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9:43 am
Sun September 7, 2014

September Songs

Brazilian diva Astrud Gilberto in 1966
photograph by Ron Kroon Dutch National Archives/Wikimedia Commons

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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My Place
10:11 am
Sat August 23, 2014

My Place: New Orleans Rock & Roll

Fats Domino album cover
Credit, Joel Najman

This week on My Place, we'll hear an hour of rhythm-and-blues and rock-and-roll hits that came out of New Orleans, Louisiana, during the early years of the rock era, like memorable recordings by Fats Domino, Lloyd Price, Smiley Lewis and many others. Broadcast on Saturday, August 23rd at 8 p.m.

8:05 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Randolph's Very Special Music Festival

De Temps Antan, one of the groups featured at the upcoming New World Festival in Randolph
photo courtesy of De Temps Antan

A preview of the New World Festival, one of Vermont's best summer music festivals; songs for Labor Day weekend, dedications to folk diva Jean Redpath and Vermont fiddler Harold Luce, and, as always, a feast of other local live performances.

This program will air on Sunday, August 24 from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:


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My Place
12:42 pm
Sat August 16, 2014

My Place: Bert Berns, The Musical

Poster from the musical, 'Piece Of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story"
Credit, Brett Berns

Bert Berns was a singer, songwriter, producer and record company executive who helped create some of the most memorable hit singles of the 1960's. He fostered the early careers of several of the rock era's biggest stars including Neil Diamond and Van Morrison.Running off-Broadway in Manhattan until September 14th, 2014 is a stage musical titled, Piece Of My Heart - The Bert Berns Story.

8:52 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Willa Mamet And Paul Miller Live!

Willa Mamet and Paul Miller
photo by Coal Renee; courtesy of Willa & Paul

Previews of local  festivals and concerts, some timeless music from Africa, and a special live-in-the-studio performance by Vermont/California diva Willa Mamet and Woodbury string wizard Paul Miller.

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

This week’s calendar announcements:

The Specker Family Band will perform at the Bondville Fair from 2-4 pm on Sunday August 24 

Spencer Lewis will perform on the town hall green in Waterville on Thursday August 21 at 7 p.m.

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My Place
10:39 am
Sat August 9, 2014

My Place: Our Love Affair With Cars

Photo credit, mpettifer ThinkStock

In recognition of the 57th Annual Vermont Auto Enthusiasts Antique and Classic Car Show in Stowe, Vermont this weekend, My Place presents an hour of popular songs that reflect America's on-going love affair with the automobile.  Featured are memorable car songs by Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and many others.

Broadcast Saturday, August 9th at 8 p.m.