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

Show # 1196 !

Oct 11, 2019
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This week's show will air exactly 23 years to the day that All the Traditions hit the airwaves for the first time...we'll celebrate with lots of old favorites, vintage live-in-the=studio performances, and tons of gratitude!!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

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Welcoming the mercurial month of October, looking forward to the Garifuna's visit to Burlington's FlynnSpace , a boatload of sea chanteys, and, as always, a hefty helping of interesting new releases!

This program will air on Sunda October 6th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announements:

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Songs of the leafy season, a huge and glorious calendar, and Louise!

This program willair on Sunday, September 29th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Vermont songwriter Rebecca Padula will perform at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library in Underhill on Sunday, October 6th. at 2 p.m.

The Colonial Theater in Bethlehem, NH presents Anna Egge opening for Iris Dement on Saturday October 5th.

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Live performances in our area this week from Tinariwen and Rhiannon Giddens, some classic ska, and, as always, much much more!

This program will air on Sunday September 22nd fro 7 - 10 p.m.

This weeks calendar announcements:

The Flynn mainstage in Burlington presents Tinariwen on Wednesday 9/25 at 7:30 and Rhiannon Giddens on Sunday 9/29 at 7 pm.

Follow Me Home !

Sep 13, 2019
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 Blues old and new, John Roberts' and Tony Barrand's 50th anniversary as a duo, and much much more... 

This program will air on Sunday September 15th from 7-10-p.m. This week's calendar announcements:

There will be a house concert in E. Montpelier featuring Quebecois musicians Alexis Chartrand and Nicolas Babineau on Saturday, September 21st at 7 p.m.  For reservations and information: contact Tracy Loysen at 223-1234 or taloysen@aol.com.

All those amazing Canadian songwriters, a lush preview of live local performances, and the day in 1956 when Harry Belafonte's "Calypso" album soared to #1 on the pop charts!

This program will air on Sunday September 8th from 7 - 10 pm

This week's calendar announcements:

Dana and Susan Robinson  will bring their vivid songwriting and storytelling with fiddle tunes, banjo grooves, and rich harmony singing to the Blue Wave Concert, Saturday September 14th at the Maple Corner Community Center, County Rd,  Calais, VT.  This fundraising event will start at 7 p.m.

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Songs to welcome in September, Labor Day ditties, and much much more!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Paul Asbell returns to the Meeting House on the Green, 53 School Street, East Fairfield on Saturday, Sept. 7.

The Ripton Community Coffeehouse presents Beg Steal or Borrow on Saturday September 7th.

The Kirtan duo Prema Hara will be playing live at Sukha Yoga on College St. in Burlington on Friday September 6th from 7-9 p.m.

photo by Louise Bicham, courtesy of Genticorum

New releases from Ontario, a preview of Randolph's fabulous New World Festival, music from Mexico's northern border, and our first wave of harvest songs for 2019!

 This program will air on Sunday August 25th from 7-10 p.m. This week's calendar announcements: 
 
Rick Norcross will perform a free solo show on Wednesday, August 28th at Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh, NY. Music begins at 6 p.m.

The band Billy Wylder will be playing on Sunday September 1st in Manchester at the  Moonshine Music Festival

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British vocal superstars The Young'uns visit the Whallonsburg, NY Grange hall on their first US tour, alcoholic blues and heartbreak, and Spanish and Portuguese divas for starters.   

This program will air on Sunday August 18th from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The 38th annual Vergennes Day celebration will feature the music of Pete Sutherland and Oliver Scanlon and also Mark Lavoie on Saturday August 24th

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A preview of the upcoming Peacham Acoustic Music Festival, other exciting live performances in the VPR listening area, and much much more.

This program will air on Sunday August 11th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

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Festivals, contra dances, new releases, and Louis Armstrong's 118th birthday!

This program will air on Sunday, August 4th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

There will be a family contra dance held at the Tunbridge Town Hall on Friday August 9th beginning at 7:30 p.m. with live music.  All dances will be taught.

New York singer songwriter Bill Scozari will be playing at Brandon Music on Saturday August 10th at 7:30 p.m.

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More classic blues, lots of local musical events on Saturday August 3rd, and the lovin' spoonful (coffee, that is!)

This program will air on Sunday July 28th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar listings: 

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present Sam Reider and The Human Hands, a  quintet of Brooklyn-based bluegrass and jazz musicians, plus Brattleboro-based world fusion duo Aura Shards on Saturday, August 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney.

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Music from three continents, more summer festivals, and a new classic blues collection.

This program will air on Sunday July 21st afrom 7 - 10 p.m.

This  week's calendar announcements:

There will be a contra dance at the East Thetford Pavilion on Saturday July 27th at  8 p.m. with music by Blind Squirrel and with   calling by Luke Donforth

Tony Trishka will be giving a lakeside concert in Ticonderoga, NY at 543 Baldwin Rd., Ticonderoga on Saturday , July 27th at  p.m.

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Many exciting new releases, and a tribute to João Gilberto, one of the architects of bossa nova.

This program will air on Sunday July 14th from 7 to 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Thursday evening July 18th the Groton Recreation Committee presents Fifth Business as part of their Music in the Park series.

Mayfly will be playing in our area on Sunday, July 21st at 10am for the  Waterbury Breakfast Club, 18 Elm St., Waterbury

Daby Toure will be playing at Higher Ground in South Burlington on Friday
July 19th 

photo by Jamie D.

A sweet farewell to master fiddler Eugene O'Donnell, a week of wonderful local music, and a preview of the 41st annual Middlebury Festival on the Green.

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

This week's calendar announcements;

Jeremiah McLane, Tim Cummings, and Alex Kehler will be playing at the Brownington Ceilidh Club on Sunday July 14th at 2 p.m.

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A very special live-in-the-studio performance by Vermont musician Moira Smiley, new releases, and much more!

This program will air on Sunday June 30th froom 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Dave Keller has 10 performances scheduled during the next 3 weeks.  Check his website (davekeller.com) for more information!

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Two impressive music festivals in Vermont this weekend, many other live music shows, and even more summer songs!

This program will air on Sunday june 23rd from 7 - 20 p.m.

This week's calaendar announcements:

The Sky Blue Boys and The VT Bluegrass Pioneers will be performing at the Plainfield Town Hall Opera House on Friday June 28th at 7:30 p.m.

Paul Asbell will be performing solo at the Double E Theater in Essex on Saturday June 29th at 7:30 p.m.

photo by Bruce Weber; courtesy of the Artist's estate

Our annual Father's Day show, and many kind thoughts about the late great Dr. John.

This program will air on Sunday June 16th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's caendar announcements

The Good Times Cafe in Hinesburg presents Peter Mulvey on Wednesday June 19th.

Mary McGinniss and the Selkies will be performing in Shelburne at a food truck and wine tasting event at Shelburne Wine and Coffee on Thursday June 20th from 5 - 8 p.m. and at Radio Bean in Burlington on Friday June 21st from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Leon Redbone Lives!

Jun 9, 2019
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A big tip of the hat to mysterious and marvelous Leon Redbone, who introduced a whole generation to the pleasures of ancient pop music.

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

This week's calendar announcements:

The 13th annual Carolan Festival will be held at Mallery Farm in Worcester on Saturday June 15th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.  For more information check their website: carolanfestvt.com

The Dave Keller Band will be playing at Parker Pie in W. Glover on Saturday June 15th at 8 p.m.

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A new month, an upcoming summer solstice, and all manner of new releases!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Local musician Michael Jermyn will be playing at Salaam Boutique on State street for the  Montpelier artwalk on Thursday, June 6th from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and at Sweet Melissa's in Montpelier on Saturday, June 8th from 6 to 8 p.m.

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