WUMB August Program Guide

2015 Archives

June Fundraiser Success!!

We did it!!

We raised $53,937 from 521 donors!

This is the ninth consecutive membership drive that we have surpassed our goal!  Thank you to everyone who donated and volunteered to take pledge calls.  We couldn’t have done it without you!

June Programming Highlights

Local Folk with Patrick Coman

6/20  Jenee Halstead will be live in studio to talk about her new EP

 

American Routes

6/7 – Kingpins of the Gulf Coast: Rodney Crowell & Dr. John

6/14 – Downhome in the Big City: Norah Jones & Andy Statman Read More…

Who is Dave Cobb?

If you’re like me, there are probably multiple components to the process of making music that fascinate you.  For reasons unbeknownst to me, I have always been fascinated by the role of the Producer (in fact, I’ve written many an article just like this about my fascination).  One producer whose name is surfacing more than any other these days is Dave Cobb.

Who is Dave Cobb?  Well…simply put he’s a musician who turned Producer.  He was born in Georgia and now resides in West Nashville.  When you hear him talk about music he’s incredibly passionate.  He likes to talk about his influences of the classic country he was raised on, and would eventually pursue as a career until he realized he never really liked being on the road.  The way he describes it now is that he gets to be a part of many bands.  He has the ability to work with various styles while keeping a home base where he lives with his family. Read More…

June Member Benefits

WUMB 2015 BB-Q

Enjoy food, fun, sun and music at the 2015 WUMB BB-Q!  We will be holding the bb-q on Sunday, June 28th, from 1pm-4pm at Mother’s Rest on Carson Beach.  We will have live music by The Steel Wheels and food provided by Blue Ribbon BB-Q.

Tickets are available for purchase online at:  http://www.wumb.org/bbq Read More…

The Elusive Jackson C. Frank

You probably don’t know the name Jackson C. Frank, and there’s really no reason you should, but please read on anyway.

He recorded one obscure album in 1965 and, even though he was an American, it was recorded in England. If you know any of his songs it is because, like me, you are an Anglophile. Everyone on the British folk scene knows a couple of his songs, but they are usually reserved for late night parties after the gig. Perhaps you remember his best known song “Blues Run the Game” because it was recorded by Simon & Garfunkel. Really it was. Maybe you heard Laura Marling’s recording of it, but didn’t associate it with Jackson. Just recently, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists sang it at the concert called “Another Day, Another Time, Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis”.  Yes, it is on the soundtrack album you may have received as a thank you gift during our Spring Member Drive.  Read More…

Summer Acoustic Music Week’s 20th Anniversary

SAMW Gala Fundraising Challenge

YOU DID IT!!!

We met our $12,500 challenge!!
We are grateful to each of you for your contribution to the WUMB/SAMW Gala Fund, and delighted that those dollars will be doubled. Thank you for your generosity, and for your commitment to both the radio station and the Summer Acoustic Music Week programs.

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WUMB Sunday Morning with Perry Persoff

May is a big birthday month for me:
May 1st is my “birthday”/anniversary in Boston (“what brought you to Boston,” people ask me; “my Honda” is my usual response).
May is my “birthday”/anniversary month at WUMB–can you believe it, four years.
And there is one more birthday in May for me…oh right, the biological birthday.

Not that it was designed this way, but the timing almost seems to point to something new.  And Sunday May 3rd from 6-8am, I will be hosting a new show on WUMB. Read More…

May Member Benefits

Weekly Online Giveaways
One of the great benefits of being a Member of WUMB is the chance to enter our Weekly Online Giveaways. Every week, we offer our Members a chance to win CDs, tickets, and other great prizes online.
Here are some of the items we have given away over the past few weeks:
– CD: “Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone” by Lucinda Williams
– CD: “Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn”
– Book: “The Mayor of MacDougal Street” by Dave Van Ronk and Elijah Wald
– CD: “Lost on the River” by The New Basement Tapes
To see what we’re offering this week, visit our Giveaway page: http://wumb.org/members/weeklygiveaway.php

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May Programming Highlights

Celtic Twilight

May 3    Accordionist Mairtin O’Connor, just named Ireland’s 2015 Traditional Musician of the Year is celebrated.

May 10   Irish legendary singer Christy Moore celebrates a birthday.

May 17   Mary Black, Paul Brady and Martin Carthy all celebrate birthdays this week.

May 24   Irish American Flute Player and founder of the band Cherish the Ladies Joannie Madden celebrates a birthday today.

May 31   On Memorial Day we’ll hear Celtic songs of remembrance in honor of fallen heroes. Read More…

Les Blank: Blues Documentarian

I came late to the world of streaming video. I don’t watch TV much these days, and I’ve never really been much of a movie goer. I suddenly became interested when someone mentioned to me that they had watched “The Blues According to Lightnin’ Hopkins” on Hulu.

This is the first of the fabulous documentaries of filmmaker Les Blank. Whether you are a blues fan or not, this one is truly worth your time. Hopkins, perhaps the definitive Texas blues-man, is an intriguing character, but you also get a look and how Blank works his way into the life of Lightnin’, who agreed to the project without much enthusiasm. Hopkins’ only stipulation at the beginning was that Les not get in the way. Read More…