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.

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Sad songs about lost souls, big men with sweet voices, A Very Cellular Song, and much more ! 

This program will air on Sunday May 19th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

On Friday, May 24th at 7:30 p.m. the North End Studio in Burlington presents Nora Guthrie with Rik Palieri in a special presentation entitled "What Pete Taught Woody"

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Sad songs about lost souls, big men with sweet voices, A Very Cellular Song, and much more ! 

This program will air on Sunday May 19th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

On Friday, May 24th at 7:30 p.m. the North End Studio in Burlington presents Nora Guthrie with Rik Palieri in a special presentation entitled "What Pete Taught Woody"

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Our annual Mother's Day special, and a wondrous selection of live performances in our area this week.

This program will air on Sunda May 12th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

David and Nate Gusakov, aka Last Train to Zinkov, will be playing at the Adamant Community Club on Saturday May 18th at 7 p.m.

Mary McGinniss and the Selkies will be playing at the Lamp Club Light Shop in Burlington on Saturday May 18thfrom 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Left to right: 'Friday Night Jazz' host, Ray Vega, 'My Place' host, Joel Najman and 'All The Traditions' host, Robert Resnik
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VPR is pleased to offer the online stream Replay, featuring My Place with Joel Najman, All The Traditions with Robert Resnik, and Friday Night Jazz with Ray Vega. Below are frequently asked questions (FAQs) that explain how the stream works.

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Songs for May, some fine new releases, Cinco de Mayo, and much much more!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Stewart's Signature Series in Saratoga Springs presents Cherish the Ladies on Saturday May 11th at the Zankel music center at Skidmore College at 2 p.m.

The Music Box in Craftsbury presents Marty Morrissey and Patti Shannon with special guest Robert Resnik on Saturday May 11th at 7:30 p.m.

May Day!

Apr 27, 2019
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Pete Seeger was born 100 years ago this week..We celebrate with deep blues, Philo Records alums, and Vermont songs old and new!

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

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Easter, Passover, and early spring music festivals - let’s celebrate!

This program will air on Sunday April 1t from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

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Death and taxes....April 15th looms, and the Titanic went down 107 years ago today - have you heard any news of the iceberg?!

This program will air on Sunda April 14th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Lost Nation Theater presents a Kick-off Cabaret on Thursday April 18th featuring Dana and Susan Robinson, Mark LeGrand, and Rick Norcross and his All-Star Ramblers.  The place is Montpelier's City Hall Arts Center, and music begins at 7:30 p.m.

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David Bromberg performs in Essex Junction, some northwestern African hitmakers, Richard Thompson's 70th birthday, and much much more!

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

This week's caendar announcements:

Snake Mountain Bluegrass will be performing at Brandon Music on Saturday April 13th.

The Vermont Fiddle Orchestra under the directorship of David Kaynor will perform its annual Spring Concert on Saturday, April 13that 7 p.m. at the Barre Opera House.  Special guest soloists will be Katie and Corie Pressley.

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We bid farewell to March with songs for the birthday of Caesar Chavez, a vast selection of live shows in our area this week, and even more new releases!

This program will air on Sunday March 31st from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Ripton Community Coffeehouse presents Lewis Franco and the Missing Cats at Burnham Hall in Lincoln on Saturday April 6th. The open mic preceding the headlining act begins at 7:30. 

Mary McGinniss and the Selkies will be playing at Radio Bean in Burlington on Friday April 5th from 6:30-8 p.m. 

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We welcome spring with songs about maple sugar and mud season, and with more interesting new releases from Vermont and all around the world !

This program will air on Sunday March 24th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Chandler in Randolph presents Loudon Wainwright III, Suzzy Roche, and Lucy Wainwright Roche in a program entitled All in a Family on Friday March 29th at 7:30 p.m.

The Nordic folk trio Dreamer's Circus will be at the UVM recital hall in Burlington on Friday March 29th 

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A special focus this week on new music (there's lots of it!) and newly discovered bands encountered at the Folk Alliance International Conference held this February in Montreal.

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

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40 Shades of Green

Mar 6, 2019
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We look forward to an absolute goldmine of world class musicians playing in the VPR listening area during St. Patrick's Weekend....including Dervish, Mick Moloney, Natalie McMaster, and Quebecois supergroup Le Vent du Nord....Wear green, and remember to set your timepieces forward !

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy will return to the Chandler Center for the Arts for a spirited celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday March 16th at 7:30 p.m.
 

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What comes in like an iceball and goes out like a mudball?  The month of March of course! We chase the icicles away and marvel at the changing angle of the light, with lots of music from warmer places where you can march in parades wearing little more than feathers...

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Old Songs in Voorheesville, NY presents Joel Mabus on Friday March 8th at 7:30 p.m. 

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Calypso old and new, evidence of Lucinda Williams' geographical songs, and, not surprisingly, some Vermont winter weather songs too!

This program will air on Sunday February 24th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's caendar announcements:

Senegalese musician Daby Toure will be playing at the Lamp Club Light Shop in Burlington every Wednesday evening during the entire month of February. Music begins at 9:30.

Francesca Blanchard will be performing acoustic sets at Meadowlark Studios in Williston on Sunday March 3rd  from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Previews for a wealth of great live music in our area this week and a special dedication to Tim Whiteford, a much loved Vermont Celtic musician who passed on a few days ago.

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

This week's calendar announcements:

Senegalese musician Daby Toure will be playing at the Lamp Club Light Shop in Burlington every Wednesday evening during the entire month of February. Music begins at 9:30.

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Previews of some of the fine local music which can be heard at the upcoming Peacham Winter Carnival and at Saratoga's Flurry Festival, a fond dedication to Bill Spence, a hammered dulcimer hero who passed away this week, and even some songs about our ongoing interesting weather!

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

This weeks calendar announcements:

Senegalese musician Daby Toure will be playing at the Lamp Club Light Shop in Burlington every Wednesday evening during the entire month of February. Music begins at 9:30.

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The snow is snowing, the wind is blowing, strings are strumming, and all this music has got me humming!

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

This week's calendar announcements:

On Thursday, February 7th from 6 - 8 p.m. Carol Hausner and Mark Struhsacker will be playing at Bagitos in Montpelier.

World music star Daby Toure will be playing at the Lamp Club Light Shop in Burlington every Wednesday evening during the entire month of February.

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Snowbound soggy groundhogs,  many new releases, and Vermont winter music as we roll the woodpile down....

This program will air on Sunday January 27th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This weeks calendar announcements:

The Ripton Community Coffeehouse, being held this month at the Ripton Elementary School,  presents Greg Klyma on Saturday February 2nd.  The famous open mike starts at 7:30 followed by the main attraction.

The Peacham Library presents Fifth Business on Saturday February 2nd at 7 p.m.

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Music for Martin Luther King Jr., some masterful a capella, a preview of Montpelier's Spice On Snow festival, and, as always, even more!

This program will air on Sunday January 2oth from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The 2019 WalkOver Cabin Fever Series in Bristol launches on Saturday, January 26th at 8 p.m. with Jamie Masefield and Tom Cleary.

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