Robert Resnik

Host, All The Traditions

Robert is not a native Vermonter (although his mother’s family arrived in Burlington in the 1890s), but he has been a part of the local acoustic music scene for more than 35 years. He joined VPR in 1996 as host of All the Traditions.

He plays all variety of stringed and wind instruments and he claims to be chronically addicted to everything concerning the button accordion and the hurdy gurdy.

Robert writes music reviews for local papers, serves as a program consultant for a variety of area concert venues, and is well-known in northern Vermont as a wild mushroom hunter and chef. That's all in his free time. Robert retired in May 2018 after 28 years as a librarian at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington, plays music in public and in private , and is the author of a book that was published by Arcadia Publishing in July 2013 entitled Legendary Locals of Burlington, Vermont.

Robert was the 2019 recipient of the Herb Lockwood Prize In the Arts, a genius grant and annual celebration of artistic excellence at a level that inspires other artists and enriches the community. 

Ways to Connect

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Mardi Gras week, celebrating Losar (Tibetan New Year) , and enjoying a series of gorgeously sunny late winter days.

This program will air on Sunday February 23rd from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Chandler in Randolph presents Jaime Masefield, Tyler Bolles, Doug Perkins, and Patrick Ross on Friday February 28th at 7:30 p.m.

The Chandler in Randolph also presents Le Vent du Nord on Saturday February 29th at 7:30 p.m.

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Celebrating the late great Joseph Shabalala, upcoming Mardi Gras days, and Sir Van Morrison’s knighthood!

This program will air on Sunday February 16th frof 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Low Lily  will be performing at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs on Thursday, February 20th at 7 p.m.

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A preview of the Flurry Festival in Saratoga, President's Day, valentine songs, and more!

This program will air on Sunday February 9th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Jim Rooney and Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing will perform at the Seven Stars Arts Center in Sharon. The date is Saturday February 15th and music begins at 7:30 p.m.

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We welcome February with Vermont dixieland jazz, some of this year's Grammy winners, and at least one or two groundhog songs!

This program will air on Sunday February 2nd from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Chandler Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Musical Storytelling for All Ages with Scrag Mountain Music in concert on Friday February 7th at 6 p.m. with pizza provided prior to the concert beginning at 5 p.m.

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We bid farewell to January with midwinter songs and a hefty calendar...

This program will air on Sunday January 26th from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Insiders , Andrew Albright, Todd Sagar, and John Penoyar will be playing at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library in Jericho on Sunday February 2nd at 2 p.m.

Paul Asbell will be the featured performer at the Ripton Community Coffeehouse on Saturday February 1st at 7:30 p.m.

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Previews of two upcoming acoustic music festivals in Montpelier and Brattleboro, music for Martin Luther King weekend, and much much more!

 This program will air on Sunday January 19th from 7-10 p.m. This week's calendar announcements: The Spice on Snow Festival will be taking place all over Montpelier from Friday January 24th through Sunday January 26th .  Featured performers include Bruce Molsky, Two Cents in the Till, Last Train to Zinkoff, Mark LeGrand, and many many more.

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Previews of two upcoming acoustic music festivals in Montpelier and Brattleboro, music for Martin Luther King weekend, and much much more!

 This program will air on Sunday January 19th from 7-10 p.m. This week's calendar announcements: The Spice on Snow Festival will be taking place all over Montpelier from Friday January 24th through Sunday January 26th .  Featured performers include Bruce Molsky, Two Cents in the Till, Last Train to Zinkoff, Mark LeGrand, and many many more.

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Grammy nominees, instrumental aces, and lots of wonderful new releases!

 This program will  air on Sunday, January 12th, from 7 - 10 p.m. This weeks calendar announcements: Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette, Tammie award winners for Best Folk Album 2019, perform with special guest Mitch Barron at Brandon Music on Saturday January 18th.

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We start the year off with mandolins, Memphis soul, Barry McGuire, and much much more!

This program will air on Sunday January 5th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

"P.M. Sundays" at the Richmond Congregational Church presents The Dunham Shoe Factory on Sunday January 12th at 4:00 p.m. 

Spruce Peak Arts presents Martin Sexton on Saturday January 11th at 7 p.m. 

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Previews of the huge number of local music performance this week, and also a recap of some of our favorites from 2019.

This program will air on Sunday December 29th from 7 - 9 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

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Celebrating our 24th annual Light Show with songs of darkness and light - Happy solstice week....the days are getting longer again!

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

There are no calendar announcements for this week...happy holidays to us all !

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Celebrating our 24th annual Light Show with songs of darkness and light - Happy solstice week....the days are getting longer again!

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

There are no calendar announcements for this week...happy holidays to us all !

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Dancing through the dark days with nice warm music!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Stories for a Winter’s Eve, a special variety show featuring music with Patti Casey and Pete Sutherland, will be held at the Old Meeting House in East Montpelier on Saturday December 21st with two shows, one at 3 p.m. and one at 7 p.m.

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Moving day times 3, English waltzes and French fiddle tunes, a happy 70th birthday wish to Tom Waits, and much much more!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Alex Smith will be performing "mountain folk" music for the Burnham Music Series at Burnham Hall in Lincoln on Saturday, December 14th at 7:30 p.m.

The Music Box in Craftsbury presents the Michael Hahn Trio on Saturday December 14th.

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We help to weather another big storm in the VPR listening area with lots of homegrown Vermont music , and with the knowledge that in only three weeks we will already be enjoying a little more daylight each and every day!

This program will air on Sunday December 1st froom 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Vermont celtic band Gypsy Reel will be playing at Brandon Music on Saturday December 7th.

Bela Fleck and the original Flecktones will be performing at Burlington's Flynn Center this week.

Now be Thankful!

Nov 24, 2019
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Songs of gratitude and much more for Thanksgiving week.

This program wil air on Sunday November 24th from 7 - 10 p.m.

Beleive it of not, there are no calendar announcements for this week's show...Happy Thanksgiving !

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Music for an early visit from Jack Frost, and much much more...

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

This week's calendar announcements:

The Whallonsburg Grange in Essex, New York will end its 2019 music series with a performance by Eamon O’Leary and Jefferson Hamer, the New York City -based duo The Murphy Beds, on Saturday, November 23rd at 7:30.  The Murphy Beds will also be playing at the Richmond Congregational Church on Sunday November 24th at 4 p.m.

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Long-time VPR music host Joel Najman turns 75 years young today, and we celebrate with some of the many kinds of musc that he loves and knows everything about !

This program willl air on Sunday November 10th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Tom Rush will play at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury on  Thursday November 14th at 7:30 p.m.

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Cover versions galore, new album releases by Vermont musicians, and the witch of November!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

The Bluegrass Pioneers (Dan and Willie Lindner with Danny Coane) will perform at Burnham Hall, 52 River Rd. in Lincoln on Saturday, November 9th at 7:30 p.m.

The Music Box in Craftsbury present Northeast Kingdon songwriter Kyle Woolard on
Saturday November 9th at 7 p.m.

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Creepy music for the week of Halloween, a big and busy calendar of live shows, and John Lee Hooker too!

This program will air on Sunday October 27th froom 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Roy Hurd will be playing at the Palmer Street Coffeehouse in Plattsburgh on Friday November 1st at 7:30 p.m. 

The End Of America and the Oshima Brothers play the first show of their
Eastern US tour at Stage 33 Live on Saturday, November 2nd at 7:00 PM, 33
Bridge Street in Bellows Falls.

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