WUMB November Program Guide

January 2014 Archives

SAMW 2014 Registration NOW OPEN!!!!

The SAMW Experience

Now in its 19th year, the Summer Acoustic Music Week (SAMW) offers participants the chance to work with some of the best folk and acoustic musicians and teachers in the country.  SAMW is sponsored by WUMB Radio, Boston, and each exuberant week is filled with intensive instruction, jamming , workshops, concerts, open mikes, dancing, and musical collaboration with instructors attuned to the needs of each student.

No matter what your musical skill or experience, you can enjoy your time at SAMW.  Class levels range from elementary to advanced, although not every class is offered at every level.

For more information, visit  http://wumb.org/samw/home/ , or call 617-287-6900.

See you there!!

January Program Highlights

-Celtic Twilight
-Jan 4     remembering Sandy Denny on her birthday

-Jan 12   Mick Moloney, robbie O’Connell and The Green Fields of America band

-Jan 19   Canadian band The Ouside Track

-Jan 26   singer flautist Nuala Kennedy Read More…

Perry’s Top Song and Album Picks of 2013

Perry’s WUMB BEST SONGS of/for 2013–in no particular order

In the past two years, my “Top 10” songs of the year grew to 38 and last year 40 songs.  Maybe I’ve gotten more disciplined for this last year…only 35 songs and 30 artists.  So we’ll call it my Top 35.  Without stressing about setting them in order, here they are.  Enjoy.  And thanks for listening.  Feel free to spread the word about WUMB.   Happy New Year…

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Virtual Concerts

As I write this, I have a miserable cold. You know the one. You’ve probably have it, had it or will have it shortly. And to make matters worse, one of my old friends is playing a show at Club Passim tomorrow night, and I really don’t want to spread my germs around, so I’m going to stay home. But am I going to miss the show? Of course not. I’m going to attend virtually.

Many of the shows from Club Passim, and many other venues are being streamed live as they happen, and, for a modest “ticket price,” you can enjoy the event from the comfort of your own computer. In addition to Passim, clubs across the country, from Caffe Lena in Upstate New York to Freight & Salvage in California are offering shows as well. Is it as good as being there? Of course not, but it is cheaper than a flight from Boston to Berkley. Read More…

WUMB Welcomes A Train with Lisa Garvey


A Train with Lisa Garvey


Welcome to 2014…I hope it’s treating you kindly so far!  We’ve got a new show that premiered recently on Sunday morning at 8am called A Train and is hosted by Lisa Garvey.  Give it a listen!  Lisa’s family comes from a Jazz background so she has a lot of knowledge to share when it comes some of those players and songs. Read More…

Your Gift May Be Tax Deductible!

Tax Season…


Your gift may be tax deductible!


In preparing your 2013 taxes, please note that your financial contribution to WUMB Radio is tax deductible, minus the fair market value of any gift you received. The following is the Fair Market Value of thank-you gifts from 2013. Gifts not listed fall below the value required to be reported for tax purposes. Read More…