WUMB May Program Guide

December Programming Highlights

Daily Dylan

Week of 12/5  a week long look at some of Dylan’s best live performances

Week of 12/12  a week long look at Dylan in the 90’s

Week of 12/19  All holiday selections from Dylan

Week of 12/26  selections from John Wesley Harding, released this week in 1967

Dixie Bee Line

12/3      Hank Sr. at the Opry, John Hartford’s golden era, Hillbillies who failed to rock, and deep catalog rockabilly

12/10    A special “Best Of”

12/17    Merle Haggard, Merle Travis, Merle Watson… and a whole radio show from Hank Williams, Sr.

12/24   The Dixie Bee Line Annual Hillbilly Christmas Extravaganza

Celtic Twilight

12/4     Kate Rusby wonderful UK trad singer celebrates a birthday

12/11    Twin Sets! Lots of duets! Fiddle & flute, accordion & fiddle, banjo & box, pipes and more

12/18    Celebrating the legendary piper Willie Clancy and birthday girl Maggie Boyle

12/25    Xmas songs In the Celtic tradition.


12/4  Travels in Italy and Greece sampling all sorts of traditional and contemporary music

12/11 Music of Turkey, home of some of the most interesting traditionally based new music in Europe

12/18  Travels in the Balkans, where we find all sorts of amazingly unique sounds, particularly in Bulgaria and Hungary. Of course we’ll sample some holiday music from all over the world, too.

Local Folk

12/3   Local collaborations featuring Ian Fitzgerald w/Smith & Weeden and Ruby Rose Fox w/Nate Leavitt

12/10   Fundraiser special

12/17   Worcester singer/songwriter James Keyes live in studio

12/24   Local favorites from Mark Erelli, Tim Gearan, Jesse Dee, and more

12/31    Counting down the top 10 Local Folk releases of 2016

Highway 61

12/3    Birthday nods to Chris Hillman and JJ Cale

12/10  Albert will celebrate birthdays for Dan Hicks, Jim Morrison and Gregg Allman

12/17   Paul Butterfield and Phil Ochs would have celebrated birthdays….their music is featured

12/24  Highway 61’s Annual Christmas show!

12/31   Birthday nods to Rick Danko and Odetta

Live at WUMB

12/6 Adam Ezra 2:30pm

Acoustic Sunrise

12/4    Birthday celebration for Jeff Black and Kate Rusby

12/11   Host Buffie Groves will celebrate Cosy Sheridan’s birthday

12/18  Birthday celebration for the late Phil Ochs

12/25  All Acoustic Christmas!

Spinning The Blues

12/3   New music from Rory Block.  Blues Birthdays for Sonny Boy Williamson & Little Richard

12/10  Birthday celebrations for Big Mama Thornton and Junior Wells

12/17   Birthday celebrations for James Booker, Paul Butterfield and Professor Longhair

12/24  Xmas and Holiday Blues as well as Birthday nods to Joe Louis Walker and Tracy Nelson

Guest Mix

12/3  Brian Caroll of the blog Red Line Roots

12/10 Singer-songwriter Brooke Annibale

12/17 Local favorite Antje Duvekot

12/24 Christian McNeill

12/31 Local singer-songwriter Kerri Powers

Music City Roots

12/3  The Brother Brothers, Kyle Tuttle, Jordan Tice, The Band of Heathens


American Routes

12/4    Robbie Robertson / Johnny Otis / Dew Drop Inn

12/11  Allen Toussaint: A Saint for All Seasons

12/18  Rock and Soul from Memphis to Muscle Shoals: Candi Staton, Sam Phillips and Barbara Sims

12/25  A Sonic Season of Light & Evergreens

Mountain Stage

12/3  Aoife O’Donovan, Willie Watson, Brandy Clark, John Doyle, and Frances Luke Accord

12/10  The Fabulous Thunderbirds, John Paul White, Golden State – Lone Star Revue, Terry Reid, and The Honey Island Swamp Band

12/17  Gretchen Peters, JD Souther, Nellie McKay, The Whiskey Gentry, and Wayne Henderson

12/24  NRBQ, Eliza Gilkyson, Nels Cline & Julian Lage, Aaron Parnell Brown, and the Christian Lopez Band

12/31  Craig Finn, Langhorne Slim, Turnpike Troubadours, Rayland Baxter, and Tall Heights


12/3  Basia Bulat / The Pines

12/10  Sarah Jarosz / Hymn For Her

12/17  eTown’s Special Holiday Episode

12/24  eTown ‘On The Rocks’ (Pt. 1) – Gregory Alan Isakov / Shook Twins

12/31  eTown ‘On The Rocks’ (Pt. 2) – Gregory Alan Isakov / Ani DiFranco



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