WUMB July Program Guide

2015 Archives

Dylan Goes Electric!

Evolution or revolution? Much like the question of nature vs. nurture, it is often hard to tell for sure. Often it is some of each. That is certainly the case with the subject of Elijah Wald’s new book: Dylan’s electric performance at the Newport Folk Festival fifty years ago. Was it a masterstroke by a visionary poet/singer or was it the natural evolution of both Dylan as an artist and the Newport Folk Festival itself. Read More…

You Don’t Have To Be a Dead Head

“It was right around the day that Jerry died, was the day it seemed my life had just begun…”

So begins the song Mexico 1995 by Asheville, North Carolina band Tellico on their debut release RELICS AND ROSES.  The song is singer Anya Hinkle’s look back at her four month trip from Nogales, Arizona through Guatemala and back, mostly by bus and mostly by herself.  It’s a compelling enough story of an eye-opening journey to a different world, a profound contrast following her college experience.  Yet there was something about the song’s title and the “Jerry” reference (Garcia) that made it more potent.

That missing factor became apparent one night during the first week of July.  I was listening to World Café on WUMB that night.  Host David Dye was talking with author David Browne about his book, So Many Roads – The Life And Times of the Grateful Dead.  Then it hit me.  This August 9th would mark 20 years since Jerry Garcia passed away.  It’s funny how when you put a significant anniversary to an event, the memory windows open by themselves.

Love them or hate them, you don’t have to be a Dead Head to appreciate the Grateful Dead’s impact on musical culture.  Coming from a background of Jug Band, Blues, and Bluegrass music, they morphed into an entity all their own as a touring machine–an extended family of employees, friends…and of course, fans.  Then again, to merely call Dead Heads “fans” is a colossal understatement. Read More…

Programming Changes

As I’m writing this it’s the end of July and we’re heading into August.  I really hope you’re having a great Summer and I wanted to keep you informed on some Programming changes that we’ve made over the last few weeks.

First I’d like to officially welcome Brendan Hogan as our new Morning Show host.  Brendan has been with the station for a few years now and the one thing I’ve noticed is just how passionate he is about sharing music with people.  I’m not sure if I’ve ever worked with a host in my 15 year radio career who’s so passionate and enthusiastic.  The Morning Show with Brendan Hogan won’t be filled with zany bits or incessant ranting about our local sports teams…just music.  Brendan’s knowledge runs extremely deep so you’ll hear older songs, newer music, local artists and much more.  I hope you’ll tune in and give him a listen!  I’d also like to wish Dominick Indindoli the best!  He’s been our Morning Show host for the last year or so and Dominick is moving on to other opportunities and we wish him well!

I’d like to take this time to welcome Jackie Brush as our new host of A-Train!  Just like I mentioned earlier, the key word is “passion”.  Jackie has been involved with radio to one degree or another for many years and I know she’s very excited about joining WUMB.  Each Sunday morning from 8am-12pm she’ll be featuring Jazz, Soul, R&B and more from artists like John Coltrane, Nina Simone, Van Morrison and many more.

Lastly I’d like to welcome Danielle Miraglia to WUMB as well!  Danielle is a terrific local musician but she also has demonstrated a deep love and knowledge of all kinds of music.  She’s going to be filling in on air from time to time!

Whether you’ve been listening for many years or you’ve just found us, I really appreciate you listening and supporting WUMB.  I’m here for your feedback as well…you can reach me at jay.moberg@umb.edu.  Thank you and have a terrific August!

 

July Programming Highlights

American Routes

7/5 – Jerry Garcia

7/12 – Ladies Sing the Blues with John Szwed on Billie Holiday, Catherine Russell

Mountain Stage

7/4 – Rosanne Cash, Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys, Willie Watson, Hurray for the Riff Raff

7/11 – Umphrey’s McGee (Special One Hour Performance), Jim Oblon, Yarn, Cris Jacobs

7/18 – Martina McBride, Carlene Carter, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Dale Jett & Hello Stranger

7/25 – Mark O’Connor, Sierra Hull, Cardinal Sons, OCEAN Orchestra, Dave Bing & Ben Townsend Read More…

Steve Tilston

How often do you get to see Al Pacino portray one of your friends in a movie? Actually the story is a little more complex than that, but I’ll try to be brief.

You probably remember Steve Tilston. Brilliant guitarist, much honored songwriter with 20 plus albums to his credit, and a former instructor at WUMB’s Summer Acoustic Music Week. In 1971 Steve, then a 20 year old artist at the start of his career, was interviewed by ZigZag, an English music magazine. That interview was read by none other than John Lennon, who was inspired to write a letter to Steve. It was addressed to Steve and the writer who conducted the interview care of the magazine. It never reached either. Suspicion is that someone in the ZigZag office sold the letter and, for all intents and purposes, it was lost for some 34 years. Read More…

Perry’s A-Train Jazz/Soul Odyssey

The long adventure is almost over. After seven weeks of unexpectedly filling in for A-Train, it’s time for me to hand the reigns over to a new full-time host starting in July.

It’s been said in so many words that The Unexpected can provide moments you flourish in. Each week of hosting A-Train (Sundays 8am to Noon) has been a bit of a surprise. For instance, on the third week I stared at my prospective song list on Friday morning–still with major holes to fill–and waited for inspiration to hit. Something finally sparked the creative juices… and I wound up with a good show. Phew! Read More…

July Member Benefits

Member Benefits
Take advantage of these WUMB Membership discounts below, or visit our discounts page at: wumb.org/members/discounts.php to see a complete list of providers.  Some of our benefits include:

Boston Duck Tours
4 Copley Place Suite 4155
Boston, MA 02116
617-450-0068
http://www.bostonducktours.com/
$2 off any adult tickets purchased at a Boston Duck Tours ticket booth during the months of September, October, November, or April. Ticket booths are located at the Prudential Center, the Museum of Science, and the New England Aquarium. Tours depart from the Museum of Science and Prudential Center. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Discount is not valid with Online Tickets or Group Sale Orders.

Essex River Cruises and Charters
35 Dodge St
Essex, MA 01929
978-768-6981
http://www.essexcruises.com/
$1 off admission.

Johnny D’s
17 Holland St
Somerville, MA 02144
617-776-2004
http://johnnyds.com/
$2 off cover price for Members – Only available for on-premise ticket purchases – box office or at door

Worcester Historical Museum
30 Elm St
Worcester, MA 01609
508-753-8278
http://www.worcesterhistory.org/
Two for One admission

SAMW 20th Anniversary Gala- The Secret Is Out!

We’ve had to keep it under wraps until today, but I am very pleased to announce that the SAMW 20th Anniversary Gala special musical guest will be…The David Bromberg Quintet, which includes our very own Mark Cosgrove!!!

The Gala is being planned to honor the founders of Summer Acoustic Music Week, (SAMW), – Dick Pleasants, Lorraine Hammond and Bob Franke. The event will take place at the Marriott Hotel in Quincy, MA on September 26th and will feature cocktails, dinner, a silent auction and concert. All proceeds will go to benefit SAMW and WUMB.

Tickets are on sale, and will be available to past SAMW attendees and current WUMB Members for the first 48hours at a discounted rate. On July 3rd, ticket prices will increase.

There are only 300 tickets available, and we anticipate they will go fast, so don’t wait!

You may purchase tickets here or for more information you may also call 617-287-6915.

I look forward to seeing you at the Gala!

Patty Domeniconi
Camp Director, SAMW
General Manager, WUMB

WUMB Summer Events

During the Summer we like to get out into the sunshine and support local festivals in Massachusetts as well as hold our own free concert series on Carson Beach.   Be sure to swing by and say hi if you’re in the neighborhood!

July 4th Weekend:  New Bedford Folk Festival

July 9th: Lowell Summer Series – Wood Brothers

August 1st: WUMB/Berklee Summer Series – Selina Elsie,  2pm
Lowell Summer Series – Gordon Lightfoot

August 8th: WUMB/Berklee Summer Series – Covey, 2pm

August 15th: WUMB/Berklee Summer Series – Tash, 2pm

August 22nd: WUMB/Berklee Summer Series – Evelyn Horan, 2pm

August 27th: Lowell Summer Series – Taj Mahal/John Hiatt

 

New Programming at WUMB

A-Train welcomes Jackie Brush!

Minnesota born and raised Jackie Brush has been “radio-active” from the very beginning. Fast-forward 34 years, and Boston has become her not-so-new home. Whether at WCDJ, The Oasis, or at MAGIC 106.7 as the host of “Sunday Morning Jazz”, jazz has been the one constant format in her vast experience in broadcasting. In July 2015 Jackie will become the host of WUMB’s “A-Train”, airing on Sundays from 8am – noon.

 

The Morning Show with Brendan Hogan

The Morning Show with Brendan Hogan has a strong emphasis on curating the music.  We dig into the history and background of artists ranging from Emmylou Harris to Robert Johnson to Joni Mitchell, new, independent, and local music and more.  No “morning zoo” antics, just listening to good music, talking and learning about it. We also offer occasional in-studio performances, artist interviews, and special features throughout the show.