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March 2015 Archives

Summer Acoustic Music Week 2015

SAMW 2015 has sold out in record time!  If you were not able to reserve your space, there is a waiting list.  Wait-list reservations are on a first come, first serve basis, and are not guaranteed if you are listed.  If you have any questions, please contact Patty at 617-287-6915.

International Women’s Day

So here we are in March with just a few more weeks of Winter.  I hope this finds you well and I hope you’ve endured this terrible Winter as best as humanly possible!

Now that we’re officially into the month of March, I wanted to give you an update regarding a very special tribute that we’ll be doing.  International Women’s Day is officially Sunday, March 8th, but we decided to make this a month long feature honoring the countless musical contributions that Women have made through the years.  Every Monday through Friday during March we’re going to be spotlighting some of these amazing artists.  We’ve been working very diligently in our Production Studio over the last few months getting these segments ready and it’s been a lot of fun!  Read More…

March Membership News & Benefits

Volunteer Opportunities

This year, our Spring Fundraiser will take place on March 13–23.  As always we’re in need of volunteers to help with phones, mailings and other duties during this busy time. We are looking for volunteers for Saturday, March 21 during Highway 61 Revisted, 8am-Noon.  If you would like to volunteer, email wumb@umb.edu.

 

Donate to our Spring Member Drive!

Help WUMB by spreading the word. Invite a friend to become a new Member during our Drive!

 

We can’t emphasize enough how we depend on our listeners (that’s you!) to donate your support. Take the opportunity this month to give a little more, renew your Membership, or invite a friend to support our station. We would greatly appreciate it!

 

To donate online, go to our website at http://wumb.org and click on the “donate now” button.

Thank you!

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March Programming Highlights

American Routes

March 8 – Alabama Bound

March 15 – Richard Thompson & Zachary Richard

March 22 – Soul Sisters

March 29 – Men of Steel and Soul: The Campbell Brothers and Walter “Wolfman” Washington

 

Mountain Stage

March 7 – Rodney Crowell, The Infamous Stringdusters, Elephant Revival, The Sea The Sea & Tattletale Saints

March 14 – Solas, Michael Martin Murphey, Mark Mulcahy, Sean Keane & Logan Brill

March 21 – Lee Ann Womack, Mac McAnally, Angaleena Presley, Charlie Worsham & Kristin Andreassen

March 28 – Greensky Bluegrass, Cabinet, Hot Club of Cowtown, The Carper Family, David Morris & Jack Ballengee Morris

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Western Swing and Bob Wills

Western Swing fans, like me, are truly fanatic. This is that musical hybrid of country and big band jazz that grew up in the Golden Triangle and kept people dancing in the West Coast Ballroom through the darkest days of WWII. The mere mention of names like Adolph Hofner, Bill Boyd & the Cowboy Ramblers, Spade Cooley or the Light Crust Dough Boys sets our collective hearts aflutter. And, of course, as Waylon Jennings used to sing “Bob Wills is still the king.”

 

In 1970 Merle Haggard, a long time Western Swing aficionado, recorded a tribute album to Wills called “The Best Damn Fiddle Player in the World”.  While I might argue with that sentiment, I wouldn’t argue very hard. For this album Haggard augmented his own band with surviving members of Wills’ Texas Playboy, including Johnny Gimble, who I always considered to be a better bow hand than Wills himself. The album is worth tracking down, but remains available only as an import. Read More…

Bonnie Raitt – Smooth As Silk

Listening to Bonnie Raitt it’s easy to get lost in her voice.  From her earliest albums like Give It Up, right through to her later years albums like, Slipstream, one of the traits that she carries through each album is her great bluesy sounding voice.   Whether covering songs or doing her own originals, Raitts’ songwriting ability and her voice has always been there for her.  However, one feature that I feel has gotten lost through the years is just how great of a guitar player she is.  Read More…

SAMW 20th Anniversary Gala

In case you missed the news, WUMB will be hosting a Gala to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Summer Acoustic Music Week

The Gala is a benefit for WUMB to help the station continue with community initiatives such as SAMW, and to ensure that we can maintain the radio programming you count on.  We hope to have all of the expenses for the Gala underwritten in advance.  This is where you come in.

We have already received a $12,500 matching grant from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.  We must receive donations that total this generous amount in order to take full advantage of the pledge.  (We have raised a total of $3,375 so far).  If you make a donation right now, in any amount, it will be matched with this grant.  We will, of course, thank you in the printed program for the event, (if you wish), and as with any contribution to WUMB, your donation is tax deductible up to the amount allowed by law.

The Gala offers us a rare opportunity both to raise additional funds for WUMB, as we look to the future of our unique brand of music programming, and to create a vision for the next twenty years of WUMB’s Summer Acoustic Music Week.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Patty at the station.  We look forward to hearing from you and send our best wishes for a year filled with good health, wonderful music and great happiness.

 

Warm Regards,

Lorraine Hammond
Music Director, Summer Acoustic Music Week

Patty Domeniconi
General Manager,WUMB
Camp Director, Summer Acoustic Music Week
Patty.Domeniconi@umb.edu
617-287-6915