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January 2015 Archives

January Tax Information

Tax Season…

Your gift may be tax-deductible!

In preparing your 2014 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 2014. Gifts not listed fall below the value required to be reported for tax purposes.


  • CD every month, $100
  • CD: “For the Love of the Music”, $15
  • CD: Mark Erelli “Milltowns”, $12.99
  • DVD: Tom Rush “No Regrets”, $25
  • DVD: “For the Love of the Music”, $25
  • Sweatshirt: Black Pullover Hoodie, $29
  • Sweatshirt: Green Full Zip Hoodie, $30
  • Jacket: Grey Spring Jacket, $50
  • Jacket: Black Fall Jacket, $42

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19 Songs with Perry Persoff

Happy New Year!  And looking back, Happy New Music on WUMB.

My “Top 10” new songs of the year typically expands to 38-40 tracks, basically a double album’s worth.  But for whatever reason, I got lazy in the middle of 2014 and did not write down songs as they hit me.  You know, the “I don’t have to write it down I’ll remember it” syndrome.

I’ll wait while you say, “famous last words.”  I deserved that.

Just the same, I still got a good list of only 19 songs that would make a fine traveling companion whether on a long drive or listening on the sofa through headphones.

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The Music of Inside Llewyn Davis

They played it on Showtime again this week. It’s called  “Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the music of  ‘Inside Llewyn Davis'”,  but it’s really a celebration of American Folk music in general. Put together by T-Bone Burnett,  it features musicians and actors who were in the movie, like Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan, Marcus Mumford (who recorded a duo with Isaac for the soundtrack), and a whole bunch of musicians that Burnett has produced or used in other movie projects.  That includes Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, The Secret Sisters, The Punch Brothers and Rhiannon Giddens, who has a new album produced by T-Bone that will be out shortly. In addition,  there are performances by Joan Baez (!) Dirk Powell (from Joan’s band) Elvis Costello,  Keb Mo and Bob Dylan’s friend and road manager, Bob Neuwirth.

There is a new CD of music from the show, which is why I mention it at this point in time.  It means that Showtime will probably be airing the show to promote the album a few times in the near future and I thought you could catch it that way.  Of course you could always buy the “Instant Video” from Amazon.  If you decided to do that, you know the deal by now, visit WUMB.ORG first and click on the Amazon logo so a portion of the proceeds of your purchase will be donated to the station.

Thanks and enjoy……

Dave Palmater

First Night Re-cap with WUMB

I would have been interested in going to this show anyway:  Dom Flemons opening for Patty Larkin.  Getting to put on the Top Hat and MC for the 4th annual WUMB New Year’s Eve live concert broadcast was tasty gravy.  If you were in the crowd at the Berklee Performance Center, thanks for such great energy.  Without it, a radio broadcast just isn’t the same, right?

Thanks to First Night Boston and Berklee College of Music for doing this with us again.  Thanks to the Highland Street Foundation for joining in with First Night.  Thank you, Matt for helming the broadcast from the station that night.  And a tremendous thanks to Dom Flemons and Patty Larkin for putting on terrific shows.  It was a great night.  Now let’s all have a great year!


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-Perry Persoff

January Programming Highlights

World Café-  M-F  10pm

– Monday, January 12, 2015:  New Orleans rock band, The Revivalists, are back with their new album City of Sound.

-Tuesday, January 13, 2015:  Roger Hodgson stops by to discuss the remastered deluxe edition of Supertramp’s 1974 breakthrough album, Crime Of The Century.

-Wednesday, January 14, 2015: Rain Plans is the latest release from singer-songwriter Israel Nash.

-Thursday, January 15, 2015: Son Little is the stage name of Aaron Earl Livingston – his new EP is Things I Forgot.

-Friday, January 16, 2015: The Vintage Cafe returns to a discussion and performance from last year with punk-rock group, Against Me!

-Monday, January 19, 2015: Singer – Songwriter Ryan Bingham plays a solo acoustic set of music from his new album Fear and Saturday Night and chats with host, David Dye, for a Special Producers Session.

-Tuesday, January 20, 2015: The Decemberists are back from their hiatus with a new album titled What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World.

-Wednesday, January 21, 2015: 77 is the new hard-hitting album by punk rock trio, Nude Beach.

-Thursday, January 22, 2015: Canadian Indie Pop Rockers Alvvays have released their eponymous debut album, Alvvays.

-Friday, January, 23, 2015: David talks to Marty Stewart about his double album Saturday Night/ Sunday Morning in this edition of the Vintage Cafe.


American Routes-  Sunday’s at Noon

Jan 11 – Creole Eyes and Classical Ears: Van Dyke Parks & Tom McDermott

Jan 18- Words and Music in the Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 25 – Jesse Winchester, Wayne & Jayne Henderson


Mountain Stage- Saturday’s at 2pm

Jan 17 – James McMurtry, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Devil Makes Three, Lily & Madeleine

Jan 24 – Lisa Loeb, Black Prairie, The Stray Birds, Rose Cousins, Joan Shelley

Jan 31 – Lake Street Dive, The Steel Wheels, Gregory Alan Isokov, Willie Sugarcapps, Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy


E-Town- Saturday’s at 7am

Jan 3 – Band Of Horses / Colin Hay

Jan 10 – Leon Russell / Caitlin Rose

Jan 17 – Bruce Cockburn / Kat Edmonson

Jan 24 – The Devil Makes Three / Parker Millsap

Jan 31 – The Lumineers / Zoe Keating


H61 Revisted- Saturday’s at Noon

Jan 3 – Stephen Stills, Sandy Denny, Van Dyke Parks & Country Joe McDonald

Jan 10 – Joan Baez, Jimmy Page, Rod Stewart & Chris Bell

Jan 17 – Mick Taylor, Phil Everly, Janis Joplin & Capt. Beefheart

Jan 24 – Richie Havens, Ashley Hutchings, Warren Zevon & Sam Cooke

Caitlin Canty and Reckless Skyline

Caitlin Canty is a singer songwriter originally from Vermont who now resides in Brooklyn and has a killer new album set for release on January 20th called Reckless Skyline.  I remember the first time I heard Caitlin’s music a few years ago when I was (of all things) cleaning my office.  This is where you have to picture literally hundreds of cds coming into the station month after month.  It’s very fun but at the same time a very tedious job of going through and trying to spot those that will be hits, those that are duds, and those that are the proverbial diamond in the rough.  After cleaning off my desk I stumbled upon an album called Golden Hour.  I can’t remember WHY I put the cd in…but I do remember being pleasantly surprised.  I realized at that moment that Caitlin is a very gifted singer songwriter and she recorded this album with grace and precise production, the kind of record that sounds perfect on a Sunday morning. Read More…

Summer Acoustic Music Week-20th Anniversary

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Summer Acoustic Music Week (SAMW).   We kicked off the celebration on January 10th with a stunning concert with Kate Campbell here at the UMass Boston Campus, and our annual reunion on January 11th.  This coming year will be jam packed with fun activities on and off campus, leading up to our weeks at Geneva Point Center this summer.   Bennett Hammond has been writing a blog of SAMW memories from the past 20 years.  You can check it out on the SAMW homepage!

Registration is now open for SAMW, and we only have a couple of spots left for WAMW!  You can register here.

To stay informed about SAMW happenings, be sure to register for the SAMW ListServ.  For instructions, please email samw@umb.edu

Stay tuned for more exciting news about the SAMW 20th Anniversary celebration!