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!

photo courtesy of Cumbancha

It seems a little early for Daylight Savings Time, but we're also ramping up for St. Patrick's Day already too! Appreciating lots of new releases, previewing a wealth of local performances, and thanking our lucky stars for Cumbancha, a magnificent world music label headquartered in Charlotte!

Please note: This program will air on Sunday March 8th from 7-10 p.m.

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This week, Joel Najman's My Place program presents the first in a series of profiles of gospel, soul and session singer extraordinaire Cissy Houston.

Happy March!  We are orienting ourselves toward the spring thaw with electrotrad from Quebec, another wave of interesting new releases, great local music, and Jimmie Rodgers, the bard of Meridian, Mississippi!

This program will air on Sunday March 1st from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Big Spike Bluegrass will be playing at the Palmer Street Coffeehouse in Plattsburgh on Friday March 6th at 7:30 p.m.

This week, Joel Najman's My Place program continues the celebration of the lives of musicians and recording artists who passed away in 2014 with examples of their most famous performances. Memorable recordings by Bobby Womack, Johnny Winter and the Orlons are among the selections featured.

photo courtesy of Borealis Records

A bundle of great new releases, all kinds of classics, and, just because, a set honoring Stan Rogers, one of Canada's finest!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

The Michele Fay Band will be performing at Lincoln Peak Vineyard Winery in Middlebury at 142 River Rd. on Friday, February 27th at 7 p.m.

Chris Smither returns to the After Dark Music Series on Saturday, February 28th at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury.  Doors open at 6:30 and the concert is at 7 p.m.

Vermont PBS

The rock band Guster recently released their seventh album, Evermotion. The lead singer of the band, Ryan Miller, is a Vermont transplant and star of the Vermont PBS web series Makin’ Friends with Ryan Miller. He joined VPR to talk about his new adventures.

America's Finest

Feb 11, 2015
Illustration by R. Crumb; from Resnik's personal collection.

From Jelly Roll Morton to Grandmaster Flash, we celebrate Black History Month with some of the world's greatest musicians and composers!

Please note:  This program will air on Sunday February 15th from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Vermont band the Hillside Rounders will play at the El Dorado Tavern in Jeffersonville on Saturday February 21st at 9 p.m. 

Alan Greenleaf and the Doctor will be appearing at the Bees Knees in Morrisville on Sunday, February 22nd at 7 p.m.

photo by Carl Lender; courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

We warm it up as Valentine's Day approaches, preview the 28th annual Dance Flurry in Saratoga, and, as always, enjoy some of the best local music being produced anywhere!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Lewis Franco will be performing at the Whammy Bar in Calais on Saturday, February 14th at 7pm

This week, Joel Najman's My Place program continues the celebration of the lives of musicians and recording artists who passed away in 2014 with examples of their most famous performances.  Memorable recordings by Deon Jackson, the Five Stairsteps and Jerry Vale are among the selections featured.

photo by George Lee

We can dream, can't we?  Music from various warm spots, some hot gospel classics, and a hearty helping of local music too!

This program will air on Sunday February 1st from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Hot Flannel will be performing at The Stowe Town Hall at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday February 6th  & 7th. Wear your favorite flannel to the show and be 1 of the first 10 people through the door to get a free cd!

Possumhaw will play at the Palmer Street Coffeehouse in Plattsburgh on Friday February 6th at 7:30 p.m.

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