WUMB February Program Guide

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From the Studio

Top 10 of 2016-The Announcer’s Picks

Our Announcer’s top 10 album picks for 2016…. Read More…

‘Tis/’Twas the Season

In his “Mid Winter Folktale,” Scott Alarik brought us back to the ancient roots of many Winter holidays, their songs and customs – and how they still have a hold on us today.

[Funny how many holidays’ roots have to do with either food and survival (harvest) or surviving a military action]

Modern technology has rendered receiving a letter an ”ancient” form of communication. But during holiday time, that mode returns. Writing and receiving letters is still barely alive in the form of…cards. Isn’t it nice to get something in the mail that is not a bill or well-intended junk? These days, you generally don’t get much more than that in your mailbox, right? But to get a card in the mail from a friend or former associate – with something written that shows they thought about their relationship with you in particular — it’s like sipping a hot drink on a frosty day. “We think of you often.” “Barley the dog misses you.” Whatever it may be.

Like the roots of holiday songs and customs, it fills you with warmth and makes you feel closer together. Read More…

New Year and New Times!

I think it’s safe to say (for many reasons) that most of us are looking forward to starting a new year! So with that I’d like to remind everyone of a few changes that we have coming up in Programming.

Folk Tales with Scott Alarik has been deemed a huge success here. If you haven’t heard it yet, Scott does an amazing job of bringing music and artists from the past and explains why they’re still relevant today. I’ve heard from many of you asking if we could put this show in a better time slot and I’m happy to report that starting THIS SATURDAY at 12pm you can hear Folk Tales immediately after Highway 61 Revisited. Read More…

New Years Resolution

OK, let’s admit it. This is the time of the year when we break all of those New Year’s resolutions. For example, as I write this, it’s already 3 in the afternoon and it’s not looking good for me walking 10 miles today or, to be honest even 5…. Heck I’ll be lucky to walk to the parking lot to get my car. Oh well, maybe tomorrow, or next year….

Here’s on resolution that you can ensure you’ll keep all year: supporting public radio. Let’s be honest, while we can’t predict what’s going to happen this year, if history is any guide,  public radio is going to need your support more than ever.

Here’s how you can help. While you’re here just click THIS. Select a monthly amount that’s comfortable for you, fill in the blanks, and there you are.  Not only are you keeping your New Year’s resolution this monthbut you can be content in knowing that you’ll be acting on your resolution every month of the new year without needing to do anything else.

See, that’s a lot easier than walking ten miles a day….. hmmm…. I wonder if I can get somebody to drive me to my car……

Happy New Year!
Dave Palmater

WUMB Acoustic Music Camps

WUMB Acoustic Music Camps

SAMW 2017 Reunion

In spite of the winter weather, 102 SAMW alumnae attended the Annual SAMW Meetup and Jam at the Grotonwood Conference Center in Groton, MA on Sunday afternoon, January 8.  A great day of re-connecting and sharing food, conversation and music was capped with a fantastic concert from our own Sloan Wainwright!  Registration is strong for both this year’s Winter Weekend and for both weeks of SAMW; watch for new and exciting opportunities in the WUMB Acoustic Music Camps program coming this year!

Winter Acoustic Music Weekend is right around the corner!

Looking for a unique gift to give someone?  Or how about a personal retreat after a busy holiday season?

WUMB will host the fifth annual Winter Acoustic Music Weekend, February 17-19, 2017, at the Grotonwood Conference Center in Groton, MA.  Send yourself and/or someone you love to this “hands on” New England acoustic music retreat where you and they will enjoy a full schedule of classes, concerts, and great guided and freestyle jams sessions, plus the camaraderie of spending a weekend with fellow folk enthusiast and world class players and instructors.

Lodging and meals are included.  The camp is in a beautifully wooded area about an hour northwest of downtown Boston.  The food is hearty and the desserts are legendary!

For all the details and to reserve your gift, visit wumb.org/samw or call 617-287-6915.

Programming Highlights

February Program Highlights

Odyssey
2/5 We will visit in northern South America, arriving in the musical powerhouse of Colombia
2/12 Music from Venezuela and to the East as far as Guiana
2/19 We jump off into the Caribbean to Trinidad and Tobago, and on to the north
2/26 Warm weather today as we travel up into the amazing music of the Caribbean

Local Folk
2/4 Jay Psaros live in studio at 7pm
2/11 Author Cliff Murphy joins us to discuss the history of New England country music
2/18 Local Love (and Anti-Love) Songs for Valentine’s Day
2/25 Music from Lula Wiles, Jeffery Foucault, Lisa Bastoni, and more

Highway 61
2/4 Graham Nash/Tom Rush/Al Kooper
2/11 Tim Buckley/Eric Andersen
2/18 Buffy Sainte-Marie/Randy California
2/25 George Harrison/Johnny Cash

Live at WUMB
2/3 Barnstar!
2/21 Lisa Hannigan
2/23 Dead Man Winter (Dave Simonette of Trampled By Turtles)
2/24 Rose Cousins

Acoustic Sunrise
2/5 Birthday nods to Bill Staines, Eva Cassidy and more
2/12 Birthday celebrations for Carole King, Josh White, Priscilla Herdman
2/19 Music from Frazey Ford, Chris Thile and more
2/26 Birthdays for Ralph Stanley, Johnny Cash, John Fahey Read More…

Members Corner

February Member Benefits

The Members Corner

Update your Contact Information

Did you recently move? Changed your email address? An update is as simple as an email or a phone call away. Contact the Membership Office with all of your questions or updates at wumb.membership@umb.edu or call 617-287-6902.

Make sure we have your updated email address so you won’t miss out on special concert ticket giveaways and other Member-exclusive notices.

**It is our long-standing policy to never trade or sell donor information.

Need to update your payment information?

You may do so securely by going to the “Members” section of our website at http://wumb.org and clicking on the “Update Your Info” link.
Of course, you can always call the Membership Office at 617-287-6902. Read More…

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