THE VMLS PROGRAMS:
The Music Library Collection: Studio & Live Recordings by Vermont Artists.
'In Silver Light,' the critically acclaimed Vermont songwriter compilation CD.
The 1907 L.S. Gordon Storefront Restoration - our future archive.
The Vermont Jukebox Project, bringing Vermont-made music into Visitor Welcome Centers.
The Rocket Shop Radio Hour, broadcasting from the VMLS collection every Wednesday 8-9pm on WOMM-LP 105.9FM The Radiator (Burlington).
Coming in 2009: Our 'Timeline of Vermont' CD project, gathering 400 years of Vermont's music for CD and the web.
'Music for the Sky' Soundtrack to the Vermont fiddlers documentary by Nikolai Fox
Thrufters & Throughstones: The Music of Vermont's First 400 Years is a collaboration of the Vermont Music Library program of Big Heavy World, the Vermont Historical Society, and the Vermont Folklife Center. Each has been delving into their recording and printed music archives and working with Vermont musicians to re-create the music of Vermont's last four centuries, bringing examples from different eras together in a CD set for educators and the public.
A web site will expand the project content and a teacher's guide will be created with the participation of the Vermont Department of Education.
The project will be released in July as our contribution to the State's Lake Champlain Quadricentennial, a year-long commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s first visit to the region and the exploration of the lake that now bears his name. Join us at the Burlington International Waterfront Festival, Sunday July 12 for performances by Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, The Jennifer Hartswick Band, and Pine Island (reuniting for this special event!). More information can be found at CelebrateChamplain.org, the official Vermont Quadricentennial web site.
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Design support for the project identity, CD artwork, and Web site is being provided by Place Creative Company.
The project is steered by James Lockridge of the VMLS and Andy Kolovos of the Vermont Folklife Center. It's made possible with the participation of Cory Lovell, Emily Hilliard, Camille Ives, and VMLS volunteers. The project is being advised by Vermont artists including Deb Flanders, Mark Sustic, and Pete Sutherland.
Special thanks to Sigid Lumbra, VT Dept. Education; Jody Evans, Vermont Public Radio; Mike Townsend and Becky Holt of the Burlington Free Press, Dave Speidel of Place Creative Company; Paul Carnahan, Vermont Historical Society; and Catherine Brooks, VT Dept. Tourism & Marketing.