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2014 Archives

SAMW 20th Anniversary Reunion

This year is Summer Acoustic Music Week’s 20th Anniversary so our Reunion is going to be even more spectacular than usual!  If you are attending please email samw@umb.edu or call 617-287-6915.  Make sure to let us know if you will be bringing a guest, and their name!

When:  January 11th, 2015

Where: UMass Boston Campus

What time: 1pm-5pm


See you there!

Winter Acoustic Music Weekend 2015 Registration is Now OPEN!

Winter Acoustic Music Weekend 2015 is almost here!

WUMB will host the third annual WUMB Winter Acoustic Music Weekend (WAMW) on February 27-March 1, 2015, in Groton Massachusetts.  This will be a ‘hands-on New England acoustic music retreat.  Come for camaraderie and classes, concerts and great guided jams and freestyle jams with first class players and teachers… Registration is now open!!

For more information please visit www.wumb.org/samw, or call 617-287-6900.   You may also email us at samw@umb.edu.

Hope to see you there!

New Music on The Morning Show

One aspect I love about WUMB and The Morning Show, is the great new music we have.  There is so much that is constantly being released and we love to bring it to you. Every Tuesday morning Jay Moberg (WUMB program director & music director) and I sit down and we choose two new releases and highlight them on the show.  For example, Lucinda Williams’s new album, “Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone” originally had 30 songs on it.  Read More…

Perry’s Choice for Album of the Year

I’d like to thank Mrs. Wolf, my 8th grade History teacher.  It would be weeks after the term before I realized she had been giving lectures.  I had thought she was telling stories of the events in our textbooks.  Who knew they could be both?Because of Mrs. Wolf’s ability to give lectures like stories, I grew up liking History. If you are both a fan of history and a music fan, you might find the new release by Nell Robinson pretty fascinating.  As soon as I heard the story behind the album, I was hooked…without having heard a note.  Nell has been able to trace her family’s history of service in wars for 250 years.  Read More…

Season’s Readings

Even forty years after his death by a possibly intentional drug overdose, Nick Drake remains an enigma. Forty years on from his incomplete last album, generations of new fans continue to discover his music. His music remains as enigmatic as his short life, and equally intriguing. There have been a handful of books that have tried to detail his life. The best know is Patrick Humphries’ Nick Drake: The Biography. A well respected music writer and researcher, Humphries tries to tease out the realities of Drake’s life through interviews with friends and contemporaries. Using much the same approach, Trevor Dann’s Darker Than the Deepest Sea: The Search for Nick Drake, indulges in some amount of speculation to fill in the blanks. Read More…

December Member News

Happy Holidays!

Thank you to everyone for supporting us this past year! We are all very grateful for your generous contributions, and we look forward to serving you next year.

2014 Tax Year

Remember that the end of the year is approaching! There are only a few weeks left to get in your donation for the tax year and increase your 2014 tax refund. Donate securely online now at http://wumb.org or call Membership at 617-287-6902. Read More…

December Programming Highlights

Live @ WUMB
12/2 – Sacred Shakers

12/3 – Kerri Powers

12/9 – Tom Rush


Commonwealth Journal
12/07 – Impact of Digital Media – Brian Halley, UMass Press Editor – Rachel Rubin

12/14 – Global Film Network – Regge Life, Founder, Global Film Network – Rachel Rubin

12/21 – Gus Speth on Global Environmental Policy – James Gustave Speth, Cofounder of the Natural Resources Defense Council and the World Resources Institute, Commencement Speaker – Ira Jackson

12-28 -The Perfect Ghost –  Author Linda Barnes – Rachel Rubin Read More…

Jay’s End of Year Music Review

Wrapping up 2014

It’s hard to imagine that snow is on the ground (depending on where you live) and we’re in the last month of 2014.  To say the year went by fast is an understatement, but to say the year was great for music is pretty spot on.  I’d like to take a second and review the five albums you need to hear for the year 2014…in no particular order: Read More…

October Programming Highlights

Highway 61

10/4 – Steve Miller, Tony Glover, Jim Fielder and Dino Valenti


American Routes

10/5 – Lovers, Brothers and Others: Making Sweet Music Together

10/12 – By Any Other Name… Read More…

October Member News

WUMB Fall Member Drive

This year, our Fall Fundraiser will take place on October 17-27.  As always we’re in need of volunteers to help with phones, mailings and other duties during this busy time. If you’d like to volunteer, please email wumb@umb.edu.

Help WUMB by spreading the word. Invite a friend to become a new Member during our Drive! We look forward to your continued support of WUMB!

For more information on the fundraiser or on volunteering, please visit our website at wumb.org and click on the “Community” button. Read More…