10/4 – Steve Miller, Tony Glover, Jim Fielder and Dino Valenti
10/5 – Lovers, Brothers and Others: Making Sweet Music Together
10/12 – By Any Other Name… Read More…
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 email@example.com.
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!
You should always support your local music scene and we do just that at WUMB! We are incredibly lucky to have so many local musicians and we do our best here on the WUMB morning show to bring them to you. Every Friday morning at 9:30 I do a feature called Local Spotlight. I’ll feature a different local musician or band, and then we tell their story and bring you some of their music. It might be Mark Erelli to Aofie O’Donovan to Tim Gearan to Ellis Paul to Lake Street Dive. Some of these musicians call Boston their home, while others have called it their home for a period in their career. Whatever the case, I’m proud to call Boston my home and love supporting Local Music. So please tune in every Friday morning at 9:30 for Local Spotlight.
Always support your local music scene while it’s still local!
Want to tell me about a local musician or band? Feel free to email me!
The holiday season is coming up fast with Halloween right around the corner. Some of you may be gearing up to start your online shopping early, or going all out for the kids trick r’ treating this year. If this sounds like you, please consider using the Amazon.com link on our website. A portion of every purchase you make, goes to support WUMB Radio! No codes, no confusion. Just click on the Amazon box and you’re there!
Another way to support the station is to donate your car through our CARS program. The proceeds from the auction of your car will be donated directly to WUMB, and also make you a member of the station! It’s incredibly simple. All you have to do is either fill out the donation form on this page: http://www.wumb.org/cars/ or call 1-800-WUMB-CAR (1-800-986-2227) and a CARS representative will be on hand to answer any questions.
Any donation great or small goes a long way!
One of the really interesting parts of my job here at WUMB, is to once in a while connect with folks on a national level and meet them at various conferences across the country. I just had an amazing experience in Nashville last week for the Americana Music Association (AMA for short) Conference. Networking and talking to other folks across the country is always part of the mission, but it always comes down to the music. Say what you will about Nashville, but I don’t know that I’ve ever been to a city where there are so many venues, musicians and industry people. It got me thinking as to what defines Americana? Read More…
Erik Darling is one of the forgotten about figures of the folk revival. Perhaps this is because so much of his work was as a part of groups that achieved fame (and hit records,) and as a sideman and a session guy who contributed to dozens and dozens of albums and soundtracks. Raised in Canandaigua, NY, he came to Greenwich Village in the early 50s, where he formed a group with fellow banjo virtuoso Roger Sprung and Bob Carey (later of The Tarriers) called The Folksay Trio. This trio recorded a song that folklorist Frank Warner had collected from Frank Proffit called “Tom Dooley” which later became a major hit by The Kingston Trio and started what many of us call the “Great Folk Scare.” Read More…
Let me say hello and introduce myself. I’m Dominick. I’m very lucky to call myself the new morning show guy at WUMB. I’ve been doing the mornings here for a few months now and not only do I love what I do but I’m very lucky that you allow me into your house, car or computer every morning! I thank you for that! Read More…
American Routes: Sunday, Noon-2pm
-September 7 – Soul Sisters
-September 14 – Get Rhythm: A Tribute to Johnny Cash
-September 21 – Festivals Acadiens et Creoles and New Orleans Nightlife
Mountain Stage: Saturday, 2pm-4pm
-September 6 – Patty Griffin, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Parker Millsap & The Head and the Heart
-September 13 -The Autumn Defense, Twin Forks, Driftwood, Casey Neill & Robby Hecht
-September 20 -The Paul Thorn Band, Billy Joe Shaver, The Holmes Brothers & Candi Staton
-September 27 – Rosanne Cash, Chuck Mead (Of BR549) & His Grassy Knoll Boys, Willie Watson & Hurray for the Riff Raff Read More…
I know times flies…but the Summer has broken a new record for how fast time has flown. I hope you’ve enjoyed it, and now we’re looking at Fall and the return of brisk temperatures here in New England. I’m always excited for the Fall for some reason, and the more I thought about it the more I realize it probably has something to do with a plethora of new music being released in the coming weeks. I can’t possibly break it all down for you in one paragraph but I’d like to point to some new releases that might be worth jotting down. Read More…
Whether you lived through it or not the folk revival of the late ‘50s and early ‘60s was an amazing time in musical history. In this area (read that Cambridge) we were lucky enough to have a wonderful document of the era in Baby Let Me Follow You Down. Originally published in 1979 it was assembled by Eric Von Schmidt and Jim Rooney, two of the key figures in the New England folk revival. I say assembled because it is constructed from interviews with nearly all of the folks behind the legendary Club 47, Newport Folk Festival and everything else that happened back then. Read More…