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June 2016 Archives

Notes from the Program Director

Hello and I hope you’re doing well as we finally head back into warmer climates!  Here are some notes from programming here at WUMB….

I really hope you enjoyed our Day of Dylan this past Tuesday, May 24th.  We put together an entire day of programming to pay tribute to the one and only Bob Dylan.  We got to play an amazing array of covers and originals throughout the day to present a really unique birthday celebration.  It’s support from listeners just like you that allows us to take chances and do something a little outside the box.  So…thank you! Read More…

SAMW is Right Around the Corner

Summer Acoustic Music Week is back and better than ever! In a little over a month, SAMW will be kicking off its 21st year along the beautiful shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. Week 1 will go from July 10-16 and week 2 will be August 14-20. Students will be joined by our 14 fabulous teachers as they jam, workshop, collaborate and learn together. This year we also welcome the incredible Hubby Jenkins to the SAMW family. Jenkins will be teaching African American Music, Stories, History and Music of Joe and Odell Thompson on Banjo during week two. No matter your skill or experience, you are guaranteed to have a blast at SAMW and make summer musical memories that will last a lifetime.

Be sure to check out our website, wumb.org/samw/home/ for more information on classes and instructors.

This year’s SAMW has sold out in record time and we couldn’t be happier! Both weeks are now full, but if you missed out on signing up and would like to be placed on the waiting list, call 617-287-6915. Waiting list spots are first come first served basis on availability, and being on the waiting list does not guarantee you a spot at SAMW 2016. But remember, there’s always next year!

June Programming Highlights

American Routes

6/5 – Creole Eyes and Classical Ears: Tom McDermott and Van Dyke Parks

6/12 – The Carolina Chocolate Drops and the Black Experience in Country Music

6/19 – Earth and Blood: James Blood Ulmer and Tracy Nelson

Mountain Stage

6/4 – Brett Dennen, Liz Vice, Cracker, Elephant Revival and Lords of Liechtenstein

6/11 – Hayes Carll, Darrell Scott, Parker Millsap, Brennen Leigh and Carrie Rodriguez

6/18 – Sarah Jarosz, the Black Lillies, Steve Forbert, Over the Rhine and Robbie Fulks

6/25 – Pokey LaFarge, Dar Williams, Joe Pug, & Jill Sobule Read More…

That’s Right, I’m Not From Texas

As I’m not on the air on a regular basis, doing a show is more fun than it used to be. Work on the air on my birthday? Sure. Come back from a trip and go on the air the first day back? OK. Because I’m on the air sharing music and stories that are enjoyable to pass along.

Recently a small portion of my brain – probably stemming from exposure to celebrity gossip magazines and “Reality” TV – has wondered if I’m a little cursed on the air. Now, I’m a rational guy, but I did happen to notice that when I went away in January, three entertainers died that week (David Bowie most notably). In late April I was filling in on the air. Fifteen minutes before going on, I was checking the internet for any information tidbits that might be useful for the show…and I saw that Prince had passed away. Two minutes after going on the air the phone rings. A listener asks, “did you hear about Prince, is it true?” Read More…

June Member Benefits


Enjoy food, fun, sun, and music at the WUMB BBQ! We will be holding our BBQ on Sunday, June 12th from 1pm to 5pm at Mother’s Rest on Carson Beach. We’ll have food provided by Blue Ribbon Barbecue and live music by Tim O’Brien.

Ticket prices are:

  • $85 Members / $90 non-Members one BBQ ticket
  • $170 Members / $180 non-Members two BBQ tickets
  • $225 Members / $240 non-Members three BBQ tickets
  • $280 Members / $300 non-Members four BBQ tickets

For more information or to purchase tickets now call us at 617-287-6902.

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