WUMB January Program Guide

May Program Highlights

5/6 – Punch Brothers’ banjo player Noam Pikelny with his latest Universal Favorite. Also The Lee Boys.
5/13 – Mother-and-son folk duo Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear.  Also Lindi Ortega performs.
5/20 – Live music from singer/songwriter and musical powerhouse Aoife O’Donovan
5/27 – Two-time Grammy Award winner, and legendary singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell

Highway 61
5/6 – Birthday nods go to Donovan and Dave Mason
5/13 – Albert will say Happy Birthday to Steve Winwood and Jack Bruce
5/20 – Highway 61’s annual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration including music from Bob plus tons of covers!
5/27 – Albert will say Happy Birthday to the late Levon Helm and also John Fogerty from CCR.

Folk Tales
5/6 – Townes Van Zandt
5/13 – Malvina Reynolds
5/20 – Big Bill Broonzy
5/27 – Hank Williams

Mountain Stage
5/6 – Band of Ruhks, Claire Lynch Band, Otis Gibbs and The ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band
513 – Shemekia Copeland, Bridget Kearney, T Sisters and Edward David Anderson
5/20 – Hiss Golden Messenger, The Stray Birds, Jon Stickley Trio
5/27 – Loudon Wainwright III, Mipso, David Childers and Liz Longley

Music City Roots
5/6 – TBA
5/13 – Beth Bombara, Silences, Fox & Bones, Guy Davis (NY) and Fabrizio Poggi
5/20 – The Harmaleighs, Haley Reardon, Lowland Hum, and Kingsley Flood
5/27 – Riders In The Sky, Space Capone, John Mark Nelson, and (archival) Suzy Boggus

Local Folk
5/6 – New music roundup featuring the latest from Tim Reagan, George Woods, and Tigerman Woah
5/13 – We celebrate Mother’s Day by highlighting music made by local moms
5/20 – For the Sake of the Song features local guitar legend Peter Parcek discussing influences
5/27 – Kicking off the holiday weekend with our favorite local summer jams

Spinning The Blues
5/6 – Birthday tributes to Little Walter and Blind Willie McTell.  New Blues from Guy Davis and more!
5/13 – Mother’s Day Blues, plus Birthday nods to Taj Mahal and more!
5/20 – Birthday celebrations for Fats Waller and Big Joe Turner
5/27 – Birthday Blues for Little Jr. Parker, T-Bone Walker and Ron Levy

Dixie Bee Line
5/6 – Tribute to songwriter Cindy Walker
5/13 – Boogie-Woogie, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Spade Cooley, Adolph Hofner, and Wade Ray
5/20 – Blues from Gary Davis, Rose Maddox; mixing up some C&W with a rockabilly theme
5/27 – Best cover of Folsom Prison Blues.  Plus The Alcoholic Blues from Deford Bailey

Commonwealth Journal
5/7 – Hugo Nominee Max Gladstone and the Rules of Magic
5/14 – How Civic Deserts Alienate Youth
5/21 – Family Secrets Surface in “The Salt House”
5/28 – TBA

Acoustic Sunrise
5/7 – Birthday celebration for Robert Johnson plus a spotlight on Janis Ian
5/14 – A Mother’s Day celebration plus birthday nods to Guy Davis and Utah Phillips
5/21 – Birthday tributes to singer songwriters Sloan Wainwright and Catie Curtis
5/28 – A Memorial Day tribute plus birthday celebrations for Bruce Cockburn and Jerry Douglas

American Routes
5/7 – News Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festivals of Now and Yore: Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, & more
5/14 – American Routes celebrates Mother’s Day with Marty Stuart and his mom, Hilda
5/21 – Los Angeles: Soundtrack for the Angels
5/28 – Memorial Day with the NEA National Heritage Fellows: Beausoleil, Del McCoury, & more

Celtic Twilight
5/7 – Christy Moore, Irish folk singer and songwriter celebrates a birthday today
5/14 – We honor Mother’s Day with Cherish the Ladies
5/21 – Paul Brady and Martin Carthy both celebrate a birthday today and will be featured
5/28 – Songs of Remembrance in honor of Memorial Day

Daily Dylan
Week of 5/1 – Dylan released his MTV Unplugged album this week in 1995
Week of 5/8 – Old Crow Medicine Show’s dedication to Blonde on Blonde is featured all week!
Week of 5/15 – Dylan’s iconic Blonde on Blonde was released 50 years ago this week!
Week of 5/22 – all week Albert will spotlight The Bootleg Series Vol 9:  The Witmark Demos
Week of 5/29 –  Dylan released Down in the Groove this week in 1988

Producer Spotlight at 3pm
Week of 5/1 – Dave Cobb
Week of 5/8 – Mike Moggis
Week of 5/15 – Phil Spector
Week of 5/22 – Daniel Lanois
Week of 5/30 – Jeff Lynne

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