WUMB June Program Guide

April Program Highlights

Highway 61
4/1 Birthday nods and lots of music from Richard Thompson and Eric Clapton
4/8 Albert will feature an all instrumental Highway 61…nothing but instrumentals!
4/15 Albert will say Happy Birthday to Lowell George and Producer Paul Rothchild
4/22 a special tribute to Sandy Denny who passed away this week in 1978
4/29 a 4 hour celebration for Judy Collins and Pete Seeger

Folk Tales
4/1 Phil Ochs
4/8 Dock Boggs, Bob Dylan, Skiffle
4/15 The Dudley Street Irish Music Scene in Boston, New Lost City Ramblers and more
4/22 TBA
4/29 TBA

Daily Dylan
Week of 4/3 Dylan and his collaborations with Emmylou Harris
Week of 4/10 Nashville Skyline was released this week in 1969
Week of 4/17 Connections with Dylan and The Band
Week of 4/24 In honor of Roy Orbison’s birthday we’ll feature The Traveling Wilburys!

Guest Mix
4/1 Lowland Hum
4/8 Greg Klyma
4/15 Jesse Dee
4/22 Dinty Child of Session Americana
4/29 Jennifer Kimball (tentative)

Local Folk
4/1 New music round up featuring Jeremy Van Cleave, Ben Cosgrove, and more!
4/8 Local singer/songwriter George Woods joins us live in studio
4/15 multi-instrumentalist Lloyd Thayer joins us live in studio
4/22 Ian Fitzgerald talks about the leap from solo artist to bandleader on his new album
4/29 Spring Ramble – New England artists provide the soundtrack for your next warm weather roadtrip

Spinning The Blues
4/1 Birthday for Marvin Gaye, Muddy Waters and Billie Holiday
4/8 Birthday celebration for Luther ‘Guitar Jr’ Johnson, New Blues from Beth Garner and more
4/15 Celebrating the music and life of Bessie Smith
4/22 Brendan Hogan fills in…he’ll feature birthday music for Albert King and Ma Rainy
4/29 Brendan Hogan fills in again…he’s got a birthday celebration for Otis Rush and more

Dixie Bee Line
4/1 Blues from Wanda Jackson, Western Swing with Ann Jones, Old-time & Bluegrass from Norman Blake, C&W from Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and more
4/8 Gourd banjo from Frank Lee, tribute to the late Alan Jabbour, Great country from Hank Williams., Old-time & Bluegrass from Flatt & Scruggs, and Doc Watson
4/15 More tribute to fiddler Allan Jabbour. A real mix tonight with Dirk Powell, Adolph Hofner, Deuce Spriggens, Johnny Paycheck, Texas Ruby, Uncle Dave Macon, k.d. Lang, Bob Wills, and more!
4/22 A little Doo-Wah-Diddy with the Dillards, Trucking songs from Red Simpson, the Bluegrass Album band, Flatt & Scruggs, Bill Monroe, all the way to Ernie Ashworth’s “Talk Back Trembling Lips” plus lots of Western Swing!
4/29 Good blues from Doc & Merle Watson, the Red Clay Ramblers, a song by Lester Flatt that was banned by the Grand Ole Opry in 1953, Louvin Bros. tribute from James Taylor & Allison Krauss, Melba Montgomery, and Gal Holiday!

Acoustic Sunrise
4/2 A huge Birthday celebration for Emmylou Harris
4/9 New acoustic music from Joan Shelley, Aimee Mann, John Craigie, and many more
4/16 Celebrating birthdays for Bessie Smith and Dar Wiliams
4/23 Birthday nods go to David Mallett, Si Kahn, and Roy Orbison
4/30 Host Buffie Groves celebrates birthdays for Willie Nelson and Judy Collins

Celtic Twilight
4/2 Remembering the legendary piper Leo Rowsome, the King of the Pipers
4/9 Celebrating the birthday of Irish piper Liam O’Flynn
4/16 Songs of the Irish Easter Uprising
4/23 Remembering the birthday of legendary Scottish ballad singer Jean Redpath
4/30 Remembering great Irish piper Seamus Ennis and Christy Moore celebrates a birthday

Commonwealth Journal
4/2 From Solitary to the Stage
4/9 Redefining Family in ‘The Guys Next Door’
4/16 What’s Next for the Labor Movement?
4/23 Knights, Dragons, and One Epic Tale
4/30 TBA

American Routes
4/2 The Baton Rouge Blues Festival
4/9 Alison Krauss and Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff
4/16 Prison Songs: Remembering Merle Haggard
4/23 “How Many Roads…?” Bob Dylan’s Back Pages
4/30 The Emperor and the Professor of New Orleans Music: Ernie K-Doe & Professor Longhair

4/1 Live music from Beth Hart and John McEuen
4/8 Live music from The Wood Brothers and Noah Gundersen
4/15 Live music from William Bell and Alejandro Escovedo
4/22 Live music from Heartless Bastards and Charlie Musselwhite
4/29 Live music from Noam Pikelny and The Lee Boys

Mountain Stage
4/1 Pokey LaFarge, Fred Eaglesmith, Ruthie Foster, RJ Cowdery and Rose Cousins
4/8 Margo Price, Solas, Dead Man Winter, The Company Stores, and Jonny Fritz
4/15 Pink Martini, Beth Hart, Judith Owen feat. Leland Sklar and Don Dixon
4/22 Special Memorial Edition Mose Allison, Warren Zevon, Allen Toussaint, Odetta and more
4/29 The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Mandolin Orange, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Tim O’Brien

Music City Roots
4/1 TBA
4/8 TBA
4/15 TBA
4/22 TBA
4/29 TBA

4/2 Continuing revelations in Asia as we start in Tibet and move south to Afghanistan and Pakistan
4/9 We begin an extended visit to India, including music from both the north and the south
4/16 We’ll finish our aural stay in India and begin to move east through Bangladesh
4/23 Still moving east, we’ll visit the music of Vietnam, and then move south to end in Indonesia
4/30 More from Indonesia and then on to Papua New Guinea and Australia

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