WUMB September Program Guide

March Program Highlights

E-Town
3/4 – Calexico and Ray Wylie Hubbard
3/11 – David Bromberg and Jonatha Brooke
3/18 – Bob Schneider and Joan Shelley
3/25 – Colin Hay and Doyle Bramhall II

Highway 61
3/4 Townes Van Zandt/Lou Reed
3/11 James Taylor/Phil Lesh
3/18 Fred Neil/John Sebastian
3/25 Elton John

Folk Tales
3/4 The Carter Family, Dave Van Ronk, Bessie Smith
3/11 Mississippi John Hurt, House of the Rising Sun, Woody Guthrie
3/18 Scott Alarik’s favorite Folk Tales so far….
3/25 TBA

Guest Mix
3/4 Peter Mulvey
3/11 Brooke Anniballe
3/18 Kerri Powers
3/25 Mark Erelli

Mountain Stage
3/4 – Iron & Wine, Tift Merritt, Andy Shauf, Todd Burge and Paper Bird
3/11 – Colin Hay, Piers Faccini, Frank Turner, Owen Danoff and Laura Cantrell
3/18 – Chely Wright, K.T. Tunstall, Mark Erelli, J.D. Hutchison & Realbilly Jive, and more
3/25 – Andrew Bird, Blind Pilot, Ryley Walker, The Flat Five and Esme Patterson

Music City Roots
3/4 Liz Vice, Billy Strings, Shiny Ribs, The Bo-Keys
3/11 Newtowne, Becky Warren, Girls Guns & Glory, The Gibson Brothers
3/18 TBA
3/25 TBA

Local Folk
3/4 Jeremy Van Cleave live in studio at 7pm
3/11 Fundraiser Special
3/18 Fundraiser Special
3/25 New segment called For the Sake of the Song! Local artists walk us through the influences behind their music. This week featuring local roots duo Hoot & Holler
Spinning The Blues
3/4 Birthdays for Rory Gallagher and JB Lenoir. New Blues from Peter Karp and more
3/11 Birthday music for Lightnin’ Hopkins and New Blues from Reverend Freakchild
3/18 Birthday celebrations ranging from Wilson Pickett to Marcia Ball
3/25 A huge birthday celebration for Aretha Franklin and new Blues from Ken Valdez
Dixie Bee Line
3/4 Lots of 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s vintage county and western swing
3/11 “Best of” Dixie Bee Line
3/18 “Best of” Dixie Bee Line
3/25 The Carter Family, Doc Watson, Ralph Stanley

Commonwealth Journal
3/5 We’re Not Gonna Take It: Politics and Protest. Guest: Erin O’Brien, Chair, Political Science Department, UMass Boston. Is protest really effective? From Tea Partiers to the Women’s March to Town Hall Meetings, we take a look at what forms of protest get politicians to sit up and take notice. Political scientist Erin O’Brien helps us sort through the memes, polls, boycotts, and marches.
3/12 Untangling Middle East Foreign Policy. Guest: Leila Farsakh, professor of political science, UMass Boston. President Trump has promised to fight ISIS abroad, and he has also promised a less interventionist stance than his predecessors. What could Trump’s foreign policy mean for American interests in the Middle East? Political economist Leila Farsakh helps us understand the context for U.S. foreign policy.
3/19 TBA
3/26 TBA

Acoustic Sunrise
3/5 Birthday celebrations for Bob Wills & Townes Van Zandt
3/12 Happy Birthday to singer-songwriter James Taylor and more
3/19 Birthday nods to Tracy Chapman, Son House and songs to usher in Spring!
3/26 Birthday celebrations for Steve Tilston and Marianne Chatterton

American Routes
3/5 – The Carolina Chocolate Drops and the Black Experience in Country Music
3/12 – Small Town Blues: Jeff Tweedy and Jimmy Duck Holmes
3/19 – Timekeepers: The Art of Drumming with JM Van Eaton, Zigaboo Modeliste, Tito Puente, Ben Riley and Shannon Powel
3/26 – Philly Soul Folks & Louisiana Swamp Pop: John Oates & Johnnie Allan

Odyssey
3/5 We visit Mexico and sample some Tex Mex conjunto
3/12 A rare visit to Louisiana and the world of Cajun and Zydeco
3/19 We’re off to Asia and the incredible complexity of Chinese music
3/26 More from China and south to Vietnam
Celtic Twilight
3/5 Irish songstress Maura O’Connell and celebrating The birthday of English songwriter Steve Tilston
3/12 Remembering the great Boston accordion player, Joe Derrane
3/19 Highlighting Irish Singer Mary Black
3/26 Great duets in trad style

Daily Dylan
Week of 3/6 – Dylan in the 80’s all week
Week of 3/13 – Live at the Gaslight in 1962
Week of 3/20 – Dylan’s debut album was released this week in 1962
Week of 3/27 – The Bootleg Series Vol 1-3 was released this week in 1991

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