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Bardo: A Night in the Life

A new collaboration between Vermont PBS and Higher Ground. Watch fantastic live shows and go behind the scenes to step into the lives of the performers. Host Ryan Miller (of Guster fame) interviews a stellar array of musicians to discover what inspires and motivates them. Watch the episodes and full concerts on Vermont PBS and streaming here. Share the news - #bardo


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SEASON 2
The Milk Carton Kids
tune-yards
San Holo
Rubblebucket

SEASON 1
Lake Street Dive
Madalia
Caroline Rose
Kat Wright

Season 2
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Rubblebucket

Alex & Kalmia first met at the University of Vermont where they started their musical journey. They travel with host, Ryan Miller, to Isham's Farm to fetch a tree for the holidays and talk about how music has kept them together in spite of numerous challenges.

View broadcast times | Meet Rubblebucket

UVM where they started their musical journey

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Alex & Kalmia first met at the University of Vermont where they started their musical journey. They travel with host, Ryan Miller, to Isham's Farm to fetch a tree for the holidays and talk about how music has kept them together in spite of numerous challenges.

Rubblebucket
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UVM where they started their musical journey
episode
UVM where they started their musical journey
Live at Higher Ground
full concert
Live at Higher Ground
Kal & Alex introduce the newest member.
Christmas Came Early
Kal & Alex introduce the newest member.
Their life around the release of their record, Su
Living the dream
Their life around the release of their record, Su

San Holo

San Holo (a.k.a. Sander Van Dijck) is a Dutch DJ, producer and musician pioneering live performance in electronic dance music. Host, Ryan Miller, swaps stories from the road as he and San PLAY at Sound Toys and talk shop at the Birds of Vermont Museum.

View broadcast times | Meet San Holo

Full episode

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San Holo (a.k.a. Sander Van Dijck) is a Dutch DJ, producer and musician pioneering live performance in electronic dance music. Host, Ryan Miller, swaps stories from the road as he and San PLAY at Sound Toys and talk shop at the Birds of Vermont Museum.

San Holo
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Full episode
Episode
Full episode
Live at Higher Ground
Concert
Live at Higher Ground
Sander reflects on touring and more
Taking a Spin
Sander reflects on touring and more
Sander discover the Birds of Vermont Museum
Field Trip
Sander discover the Birds of Vermont Museum
A music cue from an unlikely source
DJ Battle
A music cue from an unlikely source

tune-yards

With strong themes of human rights, tune-yards are spreading a message of tolerance and love. Singer, Merrill Garbus, and host, Ryan Miller, put their creativity on display at the Iskra Print Collective, then retire to the Lamp Shop for a night cap.

View broadcast times | Meet tune-yards

Full episode

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With strong themes of human rights, tune-yards are spreading a message of tolerance and love. Singer, Merrill Garbus, and host, Ryan Miller, put their creativity on display at the Iskra Print Collective, then retire to the Lamp Shop for a night cap.

tune-yards
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Full episode
Episode
Full episode
Ryan and Merrill on the music business.
Selling Out
Ryan and Merrill on the music business.
Merrill is all about closing the gaps
White Privilege
Merrill is all about closing the gaps

The Milk Carton Kids

An afternoon at the Shelburne Museum with Kenneth and Joey from the Milk Carton Kids, the indie folk duo gaining a world-wide following. Host, Ryan Miller, shows them around this delightful corner of Vermont before their gig at Higher Ground.

View broadcast times | Meet The Milk Carton Kids

Full Episode

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An afternoon at the Shelburne Museum with Kenneth and Joey from the Milk Carton Kids, the indie folk duo gaining a world-wide following. Host, Ryan Miller, shows them around this delightful corner of Vermont before their gig at Higher Ground.

Milk Carton Kids
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Full Episode
Episode
Full Episode
Milk Carton Kids perform live at Higher Ground
Concert
Milk Carton Kids perform live at Higher Ground
Talk about the music industry and social media.
That's Show Biz
Talk about the music industry and social media.
A lighthearted back & forth about Kenneth's bout
Kenneth's Cancer Song
A lighthearted back & forth about Kenneth's bout
Season 1

Lake Street Dive

Lake Street Dive goes climbing with host, Ryan Miller, before their show at Higher Ground and explore the vital elements that have kept the band together for 14 successful years.

View broadcast times | Meet Lake Street Dive | Watch preview
Episode

Bardo with Lake Street Dive as they go climbing...

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Lake Street Dive goes climbing with host, Ryan Miller, before their show at Higher Ground and explore the vital elements that have kept the band together for 14 successful years.

Lake Street Dive
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Bardo with Lake Street Dive as they go climbing...
Episode
Bardo with Lake Street Dive as they go climbing...
Entire concert at Higher Ground
Concert
Entire concert at Higher Ground
Drummer, Mike Calabrese, defines success...
Web Extra 1
Drummer, Mike Calabrese, defines success...
Lake Street Dive's singer & spiritual guide...
Web Extra 2
Lake Street Dive's singer & spiritual guide...
The new guy, Akie Bermiss, reflects...
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The new guy, Akie Bermiss, reflects...

Madaila

Madaila rocks the Higher Ground stage. Host, Ryan Miller, connects with band members Eric and Mark at their downtown studio to jam a bit and uncover their extensive musical history. The plot thickens when we meet Mark's 1-year-old son and discuss the clouded future of the band.

View broadcast times | Meet Madaila | Watch Preview
episode

Rock with Madaila then connect at their studio!

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Rock with Madaila at Higher Ground stage, then connect at their downtown studio.

Madaila
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Rock with Madaila then connect at their studio!
episode
Rock with Madaila then connect at their studio!
Guitar-shredding rocker and a loving dad
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Guitar-shredding rocker and a loving dad
Small-town music scene
Web Extra 2
Small-town music scene
Ryan Miller jams(?) with members of Madaila
Web Extra 3
Ryan Miller jams(?) with members of Madaila
Entire concert at Higher Ground
Concert
Entire concert at Higher Ground

Caroline Rose

Caroline Rose performs with her band at Higher Ground then paints the town with host, Ryan Miller. They pick out costumes to wear for a waterfront segway adventure and stop off at an artsy deli for a heart-to-heart and much needed sustenance.

View broadcast times | Meet Caroline | Watch preview

Caroline Rose plays Higher Ground

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Caroline Rose plays Higher Ground & paints the town red with host, Ryan Miller.

Caroline Rose
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Caroline Rose plays Higher Ground
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Caroline Rose plays Higher Ground
Entire concert at Higher Ground
Concert
Entire concert at Higher Ground
The Heart is Just a Number
Web Extra 1
The Heart is Just a Number
"Getting to Me"
Web extra 2
"Getting to Me"
Caroline Rose has an epiphany
Web Extra 3
Caroline Rose has an epiphany

Kat Wright

In this premiere episode of Bardo, we feature Kat Wright, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful; gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse”. Watch her on stage at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT. And learn more as Ryan Miller (Guster) has some fun conversations with Kat!

View broadcast times | Meet Kat

Kat Wright - Watch full episode

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In this premiere episode of Bardo, we feature Kat Wright, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful; gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse”. Watch her on stage at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT. And learn more as Ryan Miller (Guster) has some fun conversations with Kat!

Kat Wright
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Kat Wright - Watch full episode
Episode
Kat Wright - Watch full episode
Full Concert at Higher Ground
Bardo
Full Concert at Higher Ground
Pondering the power of music
Web Extra 1
Pondering the power of music
Kat shines on about her keyboard player
Web Extra 2
Kat shines on about her keyboard player
Kat and Ryan on "Who's Your Fool"
Web Extra 3
Kat and Ryan on "Who's Your Fool"
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Bardo is a collaboration between Vermont PBS and Higher Ground

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