WUMB April Program Guide

May 2013 Archives

Dark Was the Night

– Did you know Little Walter was a big part of Muddy Waters’ electrified Chicago blues sound in the early 50s, but decided to front his own group when a patron in a bar tipped Little Walter less than the rest of Muddy’s band? We’ll celebrate the music of Walter in recognition of his birthday on 5/1.

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Happy Birthday to Mr. Dylan!

May has got to be one of my favorite months in the year for so many reasons…too many to mention here.  On top of the obvious weather references May is a darn fine month for musical birthdays as well.  Pete Seeger, Judy Collins and more all call May their month….but on the 24th it’s the birthday of Bob Dylan.

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Troubled Times – New Recordings from North of the Border

In just the last couple of months new albums have arrived from three of my favorite Canadian Singer/Songwriters. All three arrived with basically the same message: recorded after suffering some troubled times.

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In the News

–WUMB is looking for volunteers for our June Fundraiser, as well as various summer events we are going to be attending!  If you are interested and are available for the following dates, give us a call at 617-287-6900 or email wumb@umb.org!

June 6-10 &  the 28th,     July 5 & 7 & 18,      August 3, 10, 17 , 24, 23, 30 Read More…

News from Membership

 Weekly Online Giveaways

One of the great benefits of being a Member of WUMB is the chance to enter our Weekly Online Giveaways. Every week, we offer our Members a chance to win CDs, tickets, and other great prizes online.

Here are some of the items we have given away over the past few weeks:

–          CD “Live at Blue Rock” by Mary Gauthier

–          CD “Electric” by Richard Thompson

–          CD “The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver”

To see what we’re offering this week, visit our Giveaway page: http://wumb.org/members/weeklygiveaway.php

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May Programming Highlights


-Tune in all day Wednesday, May 1st as we celebrate Judy Collins’ Birthday

-On Friday May 3rd we will be celebrating Pete Seegers birthday throughout the day

-Tune in on Friday, May 24th for a special celebration for Bob Dylan’s 72nd birthday

Live @ Noon/In Studio Interview

5/1  A Special Interview with Dave Palmater & Billy Bragg   2:30pm

5/3  Peter Case   Noon

5/7  Peter Mulvey   4:00 pm

5/16  Ellis Paul   4:30 pm

5/28  Chris Trapper  4:00pm

5/31  Ryan Fitzsimmons   Noon Read More…

New from Traditional Folk

Traditional Folk (Sundays 9pm – Midnight) is ramping up!  Our intrepid volunteer, Kathy, has now loaded 1500 cool vintage, mostly hillbilly, recordings into the WUMB library, and more are coming!

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