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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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.  

All The Traditions
9:51 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Richard Thompson Meets Mary McCaslin

Richard Thompson
Anthony Pepitone Wikimedia Commons

A "summer salad" of music, including a new album of acoustic classics by Richard Thompson, a preview of the 9th annual Valley Stage Music Festival in Huntington, some rare Beatles tracks, and Wu Man tearing it up on the Pipa, a Chinese lute.

This program will air on Sunday, August 3 from 7 to 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Woodchuck’s Revenge will appear at the town gazebo in Canaan, NH on Tuesday August 5 at 7 p.m.

The Rusty Nail in Stowe presents  Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band on Saturday August 9.

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My Place
11:12 am
Fri July 25, 2014

My Place: When Love & Marriage Go Bad

Lloyd Price's album, 'Where Were You On Your Wedding Day'
Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week, My Place mines the vaults of the early rock era for pop songs about weddings and marriage gone bad, titled, "Where Were You On Your Wedding Day?" We'll hear an hour of songs which look at relationships that didn't turn out quite the way the couple had planned.

Broadcast on Saturday, July 26 at 8 p.m.

My Place
1:06 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

My Place: Love & Marriage

Gold Wedding Bands
Photo credit, Thinkstock

This week, My Place presents an hour of songs from the early days of rock 'n' roll that deal with weddings and marriage. We'll hear memorable recordings by the Dixie Cups, Lloyd Price and Darlene Love.

Broadcast Saturday, July 19 at 8 p.m.

9:33 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Lots And Lots Of Traditions!

Brazilian diva Rosa Passos
photo by Vitor Sa', by permission of the artist

Join us as we put on our traveling shoes: Senegalese mambo, Andean flutes, electric Chicago blues, Cajun two-steps, Malian love songs, Brazilian saudade and more, along with a generous helping of talented local musicians!

This program will air on Sunday, July 27 from 7 to 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Michele Fay Band will be performing at the Brown Bag Concert Series on the green in Woodstock on Thursday July 31 at noon.

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8:49 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Festivals, Tangos, and Apple and Blueberry Pies!

Finest Kind - Shelley Posen, Ann Downey, & Ian Robb
photo by Alan Dean; courtesy of Finest Kind

Another week chock full of upcoming live concerts, including the Barre Heritage Festival, the Jig in the Valley Festival in East Fairfield, and a rare local performance by one of our favorites, the Ontario-based vocal trio Finest Kind.

This program will air on Sunday July 20th  from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Alan Greenleaf and the Doctor will be playing at the Westmore Park, [right in the middle of town] on Sun. July 27th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. as part of the Ice Cream Social sponsored by the Friends of Lake Willoughby. 

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