Evolution or revolution? Much like the question of nature vs. nurture, it is often hard to tell for sure. Often it is some of each. That is certainly the case with the subject of Elijah Wald’s new book: Dylan’s electric performance at the Newport Folk Festival fifty years ago. Was it a masterstroke by a visionary poet/singer or was it the natural evolution of both Dylan as an artist and the Newport Folk Festival itself. Read More…
“It was right around the day that Jerry died, was the day it seemed my life had just begun…”
So begins the song Mexico 1995 by Asheville, North Carolina band Tellico on their debut release RELICS AND ROSES. The song is singer Anya Hinkle’s look back at her four month trip from Nogales, Arizona through Guatemala and back, mostly by bus and mostly by herself. It’s a compelling enough story of an eye-opening journey to a different world, a profound contrast following her college experience. Yet there was something about the song’s title and the “Jerry” reference (Garcia) that made it more potent.
That missing factor became apparent one night during the first week of July. I was listening to World Café on WUMB that night. Host David Dye was talking with author David Browne about his book, So Many Roads – The Life And Times of the Grateful Dead. Then it hit me. This August 9th would mark 20 years since Jerry Garcia passed away. It’s funny how when you put a significant anniversary to an event, the memory windows open by themselves.
Love them or hate them, you don’t have to be a Dead Head to appreciate the Grateful Dead’s impact on musical culture. Coming from a background of Jug Band, Blues, and Bluegrass music, they morphed into an entity all their own as a touring machine–an extended family of employees, friends…and of course, fans. Then again, to merely call Dead Heads “fans” is a colossal understatement. Read More…
As I’m writing this it’s the end of July and we’re heading into August. I really hope you’re having a great Summer and I wanted to keep you informed on some Programming changes that we’ve made over the last few weeks.
First I’d like to officially welcome Brendan Hogan as our new Morning Show host. Brendan has been with the station for a few years now and the one thing I’ve noticed is just how passionate he is about sharing music with people. I’m not sure if I’ve ever worked with a host in my 15 year radio career who’s so passionate and enthusiastic. The Morning Show with Brendan Hogan won’t be filled with zany bits or incessant ranting about our local sports teams…just music. Brendan’s knowledge runs extremely deep so you’ll hear older songs, newer music, local artists and much more. I hope you’ll tune in and give him a listen! I’d also like to wish Dominick Indindoli the best! He’s been our Morning Show host for the last year or so and Dominick is moving on to other opportunities and we wish him well!
I’d like to take this time to welcome Jackie Brush as our new host of A-Train! Just like I mentioned earlier, the key word is “passion”. Jackie has been involved with radio to one degree or another for many years and I know she’s very excited about joining WUMB. Each Sunday morning from 8am-12pm she’ll be featuring Jazz, Soul, R&B and more from artists like John Coltrane, Nina Simone, Van Morrison and many more.
Lastly I’d like to welcome Danielle Miraglia to WUMB as well! Danielle is a terrific local musician but she also has demonstrated a deep love and knowledge of all kinds of music. She’s going to be filling in on air from time to time!
Whether you’ve been listening for many years or you’ve just found us, I really appreciate you listening and supporting WUMB. I’m here for your feedback as well…you can reach me at email@example.com. Thank you and have a terrific August!
We’ve had to keep it under wraps until today, but I am very pleased to announce that the SAMW 20th Anniversary Gala special musical guest will be…The David Bromberg Quintet, which includes our very own Mark Cosgrove!!!
The Gala is being planned to honor the founders of Summer Acoustic Music Week, (SAMW), – Dick Pleasants, Lorraine Hammond and Bob Franke. The event will take place at the Marriott Hotel in Quincy, MA on September 26th and will feature cocktails, dinner, a silent auction and concert. All proceeds will go to benefit SAMW and WUMB.
Tickets are on sale, and will be available to past SAMW attendees and current WUMB Members for the first 48hours at a discounted rate. On July 3rd, ticket prices will increase.
There are only 300 tickets available, and we anticipate they will go fast, so don’t wait!
You may purchase tickets here or for more information you may also call 617-287-6915.
I look forward to seeing you at the Gala!
Camp Director, SAMW
General Manager, WUMB
8/2 – Wade in the Water: Songs and Stories of the River
8/9 – Jesse Winchester
8/16 – Johnny Winter & Jason Moran
8/23 – Words & Music V
8/1 – Chris Smither, David Wax Museum, Dan Wilson, Tony Trischka’s Great Big World & the Don Juans
8/8 – David Lindley, Judith Owen, Pert Near Sandstone, Carrie Newcomer and Bill Miller
8/15 – Puss N Boots, the Duhks, Blake Mills, Jill Barber and Curtis McMurtry
8/22 – Shovels and Rope, Kat Edmonson, Robert Ellis, Hiss Golden Messenger and San Fermin
8/29 – Todd Snider, The Secret Sisters, Chip Taylor, Sons of Bill and Ethan Johns
8/1 – Xavier Rudd & the United Nations / Frazey Ford
8/8 – Elephant Revival / Leyla McCalla
8/15 – G. Love / Johnette Napolitano
8/22 – Eric Bibb / Dayna Kurtz
8/29 – Blitzen Trapper / Sea Wolf
8/3 – Jonathan Edwards
8/4 – Crooks
8/5 – Anderson East
8/6 – Joss Stone
8/7 – Pete Best
Audio Archives: Live at WUMB
Chris Smither, Amy Black, Pokey LaFarge, Jonathan Edwards. Just a few of the live, in-studio interviews available for listening in our Online Audio Archives.
Take a look! http://wumb.org/audio_archives/
The first two months are open to the public, but older performances are only available when you log in. Forgot your Member Number? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-287-6902. Read More…