WUMB May Program Guide

June Program Highlights

Acoustic Sunrise
6/4 – Birthdays for Kasey Chambers and Slaid Cleaves. New releases from Jason Isbell and more
6/11 – Birthdays for David Gray and Iain Matthews. Live in studio session from Alastair Moock
6/18 – Birthdays for Patty Larkin, Mark Erelli and Kathy Mattea. Live session from The Steel Wheels
6/25 – Birthday tribute to Dave Van Ronk. A live in studio session from Tom Rush.

Celtic Twilight
6/4 – Spotlighting Kevin Burke. He is one of the finest fiddlers in traditional music
6/11 – Celebrating the birthday of Andy Irvine, Irish folk musician, founding member of Planxty
6/18 – Father’s Day! We honor the dads who have recorded albums with their daughters
6/25 – Masters of the accordion. We showcase the expertise of John Whelan, Mick McAuley and the legendary, Jackie Daly.

Daily Dylan
Week of 6/5 – All week selections from Self Portrait released 6/8/70
Week of 6/12 – All week Albert will feature live tracks from Dylan & The Dead
Week of 6/19 – Empire Burlesque was released this week in 1985
Week of 6/26 –All week Albert will play Dylan covers done by The Byrds

Dixie Bee Line
6/3 – Country blues from the Carter Family, Trucking songs with Red Simpson and more
6/10 – Country blues from Dock Boggs and Riley Puckett, 30’s vintage western swing and much more
6/17 – All fun 2-minute songs from across the 20th century, old time country and bluegrass and more
6/24 – Hillbilly Mambo: Sheb Wooley to Opry stars Little Jimmie Dickens, Ernest Tubb, Hank Sr.; George Jones, Loretta Lynn and more

Folk Tales
6/3 – B.B. King, Harry Belafonte and Bluegrass are topics discussed
6/10 – The story behind Tom Dooley
6/17 – Bill Morrissey
6/24 – Slave Songs

Guest Mix
6/3 – Local singer-songwriter Jake Armerding plays Guest DJ
6/10 – Matt Lorenz a.k.a. The Suitcase Junket plays Guest DJ
6/17 – Local performers Danielle Miraglia & Peter Parcek sit in as Guest DJ’s!
6/24 – Pittsburgh singer-songwriter Brooke Anniballe plays Guest DJ

Highway 61
6/3 – Albert celebrates birthdays for Ronnie Wood and Clarence White
6/10 – Albert will feature some of the best from the 60’s and 70’s
6/17 – Birthday celebrations for the late Nick Drake and Paul McCartney
6/24 – Birthdays for Mick Fleetwood and legendary guitarist Jeff Beck

Live at WUMB
6/1 – Alastair Moock 12pm
6/7 – Tom Rush time TBD
6/8 – The Steel Wheels 2pm
6/13 – Sera Cahoone 11am
6/15 – Steve Earle time TBD
6/15 – Chuck Prophet 2:30
6/30 – Organizers of the New Bedford Folk Festival time TBD

Local Folk
6/3 – New music round up featuring Andy Santospago, Nico Rivers, and more.
6/10 – Dennis Brennan and his latest album Into This World on this month’s “For the Sake of the Song”
6/17 – Celebrating Father’s Day with songs about dads, by dads, and for dads
6/24 – Songs to Grill By – favorite summer jams from local artists in honor of the first day of summer

6/4 – We spend the month in Africa, visiting the southwest, starting in Nigeria and ending in the Congo.
6/10 – We move into east Africa, visiting Kenya, Tanzania and on to Zimbabwe.
6/17 – More of the amazing music of Africa, heading south to South Africa and ending on the island of Madagascar.
6/24 – We head up the east coast of Africa to land in Ethiopia.

Producer Spotlight at 11am
Week of 6/5 – Paul Rothchild
Week of 6/12 – Lorne Entress
Week of 6/19 – Zack Hickman
Week of 6/26 – Crit Harmon

Spinning The Blues
6/3 – Celebrating birthdays for Memphis Minnie, Skip James, Curtis Mayfield and more
6/10 – Birthdays for Howlin’ Wolf and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. New Blues from Janiva Magness
6/17 – Holly pays tribute to Blues legends Big Bill Broonzy and Honeyboy Edwards for their birthdays
6/24 – Holly features birthdays for Mississippi John Hurt, James Cotton, Willie Dixon and more

Commonwealth Journal
6/4 – Boston’s “Invisible Billionaire” – Gerald Chan has kept a low profile while making big real estate deals in Hong Kong, Cambridge, and Boston. As he’s built his business, he’s also built a reputation for philanthropy, giving $350 million and his family’s name to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. This week on Commonwealth Journal, we talk with Chan about what he sees in Boston’s future.
6/11 – Out of Many, One? Immigration in American History – Is America a “nation of immigrants,” or is it a nation designed to keep outsiders apart? Host Anna Fisher-Pinkert talks with historian Monica Pelayo about the history of immigration in the 20th century, and parallels to the past in our contemporary immigration debates.
6/18 – Menstruation Mythbusting
6/25 – Asian Americans in Politics – Maybe you’ve been following George Takei’s political Facebook posts, or maybe you’ve seen the comparisons made between Japanese internment during World War II and the calls for a Muslim registry. Asian Americans, and the issues that matter to them, are in the political spotlight. With help from political scientist Paul Watanabe, we’re taking a look back on the political forces that have shaped the Asian American experience in the U.S. – and looking forward to see what the future might hold.

6/3 – Hayes Carll along with Austin based group Wild Child
6/10 – eTown On The Road: JJ Grey and Cicada Rhythm
6/17 – Live music from Jackie Greene and Birds of Chicago
6/24 – eTown On The Road: Mavis Staples and Ani DiFranco (Pt. 1)

Mountain Stage
6/3 – Loudon Wainwright III, Mipso, David Childers and Liz Longley
6/10 – Live music from Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, The Del McCoury Band and many others
6/17 – Live music from David Lindley, Judy Collins, Ben Sollee and more
6/24 – Live music from Brett Dennen, Liz Vice, Elephant Revival and more

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