WUMB November Program Guide

2016 Archives

October Member Benefits

Sustaining Membership at WUMB

Hi there!

I would like to take this opportunity to highlight a feature of Membership that you must hear about all the time: Sustaining Membership.
A Sustaining Membership is simply one that automatically renews. An ongoing monthly gift is a great way to express your enthusiasm for everything that WUMB does. Our Sustainers provide an ongoing base of support to allow us to continue bringing quality programming back to you, our community.


Benefits of Sustaining Membership:

  • Your Membership is ongoing and renews automatically every year.
  • You can cancel or change your donations at any time by contacting the Membership Office at 617-287-6902 or wumb.membership@umb.edu.
  • You can request a Thank You Gift each year.
  • More of your gift goes towards music programming, because sustaining Memberships eliminate the costs of renewal notices.

So how do you join?

Contact the Membership Office at 617-287-6902 or wumb.membership@umb.edu. Or just check off the “Make me a Sustaining Member” box when you donate online at http://wumb.org.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Thank you for your support!

Anita Lee
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Joan Baez

We’ve all had a long standing love affair with Joan Baez, haven’t we. For some of us it has been going on for 50 years or more. She is the young woman, standing barefoot on the stage of Club 47 (back when it was at 47 Mt. Auburn St.) in that iconic image that so represents the early days of the folk revival in Cambridge. We admired her stand against the Viet Nam War, and her fearless support of draft resistors. We appreciated the fact that, over the years, she’s introduced us to so many great songwriters. People like Dar Williams and Richard Shindell, who she took on tour with her in addition to recording their songs. Read More…

September Program Highlights

WUMB Guest Mix
9/3 – Amy Black
9/10 – Tim O’Brien and Old Man Luedecke
9/17 – Jimmy Ryan

American Routes
9/4 – The Best of American Routes Live in Studio and On Stage
9/11 – Rockin’ the Blues with Sonny Burgess & Snooks Eaglin
9/18 – Horsepower: The Cowboy Rides Into the Future
9/25 – Cosmic Saxophones: Charles Neville and Charles Lloyd

Mountain Stage
9/3 – Sam Bush, Chuck Prophet, Corb Lund, Patrick Sweany and Darlingside
9/10 – Lake Street Dive, Lucy Wainwright Roche & Suzzy Roche, My Bubba, Seratones and Royal Wood
9/17 – Lucius, Rachael Yamagata, Margaret Glaspy, Adia Victoria and William Matheny
9/24 – Jerry Douglas and the Earls of Leicester, Cheryl Wheeler, Lera Lynn, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, and Nora Jane Struthers

9/3 – honeyhoney / Margaret Glaspy
9/10 – Tim O’Brien / Darrell Scott
9/17 – Sara Watkins / Penny & Sparrow
9/24 – Ben Folds / Greg Holden

Music City Roots
9/3 – Matt Andersen, The Pollies, Tim Carroll and Blue Highway
9/10 – Liz Vice, Billy Strings, Shinyribs, and the Bo-Keys

World Café
9/1 – Jason Isbell
9/2 – Okkervil River
9/5 – Amos Lee
9/6 – Frankie Lee
9/7 – the Head & the Heart
9/8 – Spoon
9/9 – Local NAtives

WUMB Presents: The Burren Concert Series

For quite some time I’ve been promising some big news and this month I finally get to spill the beans!

WUMB is very pleased to announce a new partnership with The Burren in Somerville.  Each 3rd Thursday of every month (except for October) we’re going to be sponsoring a live concert and broadcast at the Burren.  Tickets will go on sale to the general public for each show, but WUMB Members get a very big discount!

We’re excited about this for a number of reasons but the biggest is to be able to celebrate Local Music.  The Burren has been essential to the local music scene over the years and we think this is going to be a tremendous partnership!

So here are the details:  Christian McNeill (who is incredible) will be our first featured guest on Thursday, September 15th.  If you’d like to purchase tickets you can do so here:  https://tickets.burren.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=75.

Tickets are 12.00 to the general public, 16.00 day of, but WUMB Members only pay 5.00.  Use the coupon code WUMB919

If you can’t make it this month it’s okay!  Again, we’re doing this EVERY MONTH.  If you don’t live locally or can’t get into town you can listen live as it happens at wumb.org.

Can you tell we’re excited about this?  We hope to see you there!


Jay Moberg

WUMB Music & Program Director


The Spirit In the Subway

A once girlfriend of mine once complained about musicians in the subways, saying the city should not allow buskers. As you might guess – me being somewhat of a music fan, right? – that was a red flag…
Well, just the other day I slumped through the subway on the way home from a long day. Walking on the upper platform heading to the exit, I heard the slight tinkle of an old guitar. As I got to the other end of the subway, I looked down and sure enough, there were two musicians. It was a fiddle player and a singer playing an old mini-guitar. She had a sweet voice and was singing some 1920’s to ‘40’s songs of…uhm…bawdy spirit. It was Amy Kucharik, who I have seen playing in and around the area for a while. I stayed for four songs. Read More…

September 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 months:
– CD “Terraplane” by Steve Earle and the Dukes
– CD “Let Me Get By” by Tedeschi Trucks Band
– Book “Waging Heavy Peace” by Neil Young
– CD “Side Pony” by Lake Street Dive

To see what we’re offering this week, visit our Giveaway page and enter the drawing today: http://wumb.org/members/weeklygiveaway.php Read More…

WUMB Presents American Traditional Song Symposium 

SAVE THE DATES:  On November 18 & 19 WUMB, in association with UMass Boston, the Folksong Society of Greater Boston and the Country Dance and Song Society of America will present a two-day event focused on “the rich and varied voice of American life, history and culture.”

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Come Make Music With Us This Fall!

Registration is now open for WUMB’s very first Fall Acoustic Music Weekend, which will take place October 7 – 9 at the Grotonwood Conference Center in Groton, MA. Join us for a full schedule of classes, concerts, camaraderie and great guided and free-style jam sessions, in this beautiful setting nestled within the New England autumn woods.

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August Programming Highlights

American Routes

Aug 7 – Blues Born and Learned: Bobby Rush & Sonny Landreth

Aug 14 – Lovers, Brothers and Others: Making Sweet Music Together

Aug 21 – Music and Memories Along the Mississippi: the Lewis Family Museum, Haney’s Big House and New Orleans Jazz Funeral

Aug 28 – Timekeepers: The Art of Drumming with JM Van Eaton, Zigaboo Modeliste, Tito Puente, Ben Riley and Shannon Powell Read More…

The Members Corner

Audio Archives: Live at WUMB

Paul Rishell and Annie Raines, Amy Black, Jonathan Edwards, and the Steel Wheels. Just a few of the live, in-studio interviews available for listening in our Online Audio Archives.

Take a look! http://wumb.org/audio_archives/

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