WUMB February Program Guide

February 2013 Archives

Programs for February

Live @ Noon/In Studio Interview

2/01  Noon  Heather Maloney
2/05  4pm   Carrie Rodrigues
2/07  2pm   Richard Shindell
2/08  Noon   Michael Tarbox
2/14  4pm      Bruce Robison/Kelly Willis
2/19  2pm      Nels Andrews

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Albert O Needs Your Input!

So…I’ve been mulling over doing an all instrumental H61 some weekend in the near future. I’ve posed the question to a few listeners who were 50/50 on the angle, so I’m presenting the question to you! Read More…

Did You know?

– Did you know that, although he was active as a performing musician through the 1930’s and 40’s, Howlin’ Wolf didn’t first record until 1951 when he was 41 years old?

Brendan Hogan
Dark Was the Night
Saturdays 8-Midnight

Fairport on Fairport

As you might guess from the fact that I’m a huge Richard Thompson fan, I’m also a huge Fairport Convention fan. I have all the albums (ALL of them) including all of the solo albums by anybody who was ever in the band for more than a day (like David Rea and Dan Ar Bras.) I’ve also been lucky enough to see them in concert, both here and in the UK, over a 40 year period. Yup, I’m a Fairport fan from the get. Read More…

The Sounds of Winter

So… with this time of year being when the weather typically has a hard time deciding what it wants to do, I’ve been thinking about how some songs can be more “summer” songs, and others can be “winter” songs, and what it is that makes a song feel right for a given season. I think a lot has to do with the instruments. Read More…

The Ubiquitous Buddy Miller

Buddy Miller has seemingly done it all.  I could be here all day telling you about who he’s played with, but for starters let’s go with Shawn Colvin, Emmylou Harris, Jim Lauderdale, Patty Griffin, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss…and to be honest that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  Read More…

Tax Season!

Your gift may be tax deductible! Read More…

Music to Make Winter Better By

I admit it.  I am a warm-weather child, having grown up in Southern California.  My uniform of choice is short pants and tennis shoes.  Maybe this is a good time to thank all those people who have sympathetically said to me, “California to Boston—my, that must be some culture shock!”  At the same time, so many New Englanders have brazenly told me, “I HATE THE COLD!!”  Yes, it is a subtle attitude.  But I like hearing it.  It’s like a code that says it is OK for me to admit out loud that I was cold.  Not that you’ll catch me complaining about winter to anyone from Wisconsin… Read More…