WUMB April Program Guide

In the News


I just wanted to take a moment to thank you once again for your amazing support of WUMB during our Spring Fundraiser. It’s clearly been a “different” year to say the least for many of us, which makes your overwhelming support all the more extraordinary. Because of your support we reached our goal…and 2-½ days early! Read More…

WUMB Special Presentation featuring Brendan Hogan, 4/21

From W.C. Handy to Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson to Muddy Waters, and Buddy Guy to Bonnie Raitt, join WUMB host Brendan Hogan on Wednesday, April 21 at 8pm for a journey through recorded blues music history. Read More…

From the Studio

SAMW Café News

Hey there, Perry Persoff here, your host for the SAMW Café, Sunday mornings from 8am to Noon. As WUMB heads for the Virtual Blues Music Camp April 30 to May 2nd, we’ve decided to have some fun with this on the show. So among other things, we’ll feature some of the musicians who will be camp instructors. As in… Read More…

Flower Songs for Spring

Our recent Spring fundraiser was a huge success due to your amazing generosity. Thank you so much for renewing memberships, making additional gifts, starting new memberships and for your monthly gifts as sustainers! 

My thoughts have definitely turned to spending as much time as possible outdoors soaking up the sunshine and warmth as our New England temperatures start to moderate. My daily walks have taken me to places like Acton Arboretum and Minute Man National Park to watch as nature works its magic and flowers start popping through. It’s made me think of some favorite flower songs. Read More…

Odyssey in April

Here is more detail about what we’ll be covering this month on each week’s Odyssey:

Apr. 4- We embark on a journey to the big island of Madagascar, after listening to the amazing traditions of Indonesia for the last couple weeks- the original settlers in Madagascar were actually from Indonesia, so there are many fascinating hints in the music of this relationship. Joyful, rhythmically intricate, powerful, the sounds of Madagascar are unique in the world. Read More…

What’s Happening on H61

-hello again H61 faithful!! First of all, a thousand heartfelt thanks for all the monetary help this last morning of the 29th, it was because of each and every one of you we were able to end this past Spring Fundraiser TWO AND A HALF DAYS EARLY!!! you good people continue to amaze… Read More…

The Local Music Corner

For a guy who is pulling out or at least taking a significant pause from the musician’s conveyor belt life – constantly practicing, writing, gigging, learning material, occasionally having a night with the family, etc – Boston lapsteel/pedal steel/dobro go-to guy Michael Bean is having another busy spike. Read More…

WUMB Acoustic Music Camps

April Guided Jam

Monday, April 12 at 8:00pm – Lorraine & Bennett Hammond’s Virtual Guided Jam!
Join Lorraine and Bennett’s guided jam for musicians of all levels. The Hammonds will encourage you to play and sing along, and give some basic guidance about the structure of each song as they introduce it. Read More…

2021 Virtual WUMB Blues Music Camp

In February I was asked to prepare our first virtual Blues Music Camp. I am excited to announce that the 2021 Blues Music Camp will run online, April 30-May 2.  I’m sure you’ll find a lot to interest you, offered by this talented group of instructors:

Scott Ainslie
Phil Wiggins
Miss Tess
Kemp Harris
Hubby Jenkins
Sarah Rogo
John Doershuk Read More…

SAMW Faculty Concert with Susie Burke & David Surette!

Consummate vocal stylist Susie Burke and multi-instrumentalist David Surette have long been SAMW mainstays, and we are delighted to present them as the featured artists for our April SAMW Faculty Concert on Monday, April 26 at 8pm.  Susie and David perform a wide range of contemporary, traditional and original folk and acoustic music in a style which blends technical mastery with heartfelt emotion, along with a whole lot of fun! Read More…

Programming Highlights

April Programming Highlights

Artist of the Week is now Artist of the Day. Check our Website for updates!

Breakfast With the Beatles – Saturday at 6am
4/3 TBA
4/10 TBA
4/17 TBA
4/24 TBA

Celtic Twilight – Sunday at 4pm
4/4 Songs of the Easter Rising of 1916 and also the birthday of “The King of the Pipers,” Leo Rowsome
4/11 Remembering late Liam O’Flynn of Planxty and Moving Hearts fame as well as solo albums
4/18 Irish Duets with Sean Potts & Paddy Moloney, Bryan O’Leary & Colm Guilfoyle and much more
4/25 Celebrating the birthday of legendary Scottish ballad singer, Jean Redpath Read More…

Members Corner

April Member Benefits

Message from the Membership Office

Thank you for your continued support of WUMB!

The Membership Office continues to run on a limited schedule. Thank you for your patience during this time as we work to process donations and keep operations running.

Please note that voicemail will be checked and calls will be returned whenever possible, but the best way to contact the Membership Office will be via email at wumb.membership@umb.edu. Read More…

The Members Corner

Matching Gifts

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Spring Member Drive!
I would like to remind all of our Members that you can increase the value of your gift via Matching Funds. It’s a very easy process. Simply ask your personnel department if they have a Matching Gift Program. If so, ask for a form to submit online or to send to us. It’s a very easy way that may double the value of your gift!  Read More…

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