WUMB May Program Guide

WUMB’s Third Thursdays at THE BURREN

I was the host for our Third Thursday at the Burren in May and it was another very special night of live and local music.

Dietrich Strause was our artist and he brought a killer band – Lyle Brewer on guitar, Billy Beard on drums and Zachariah Hickman on bass!

Minor league baseball announcer David Tanklefsky was brought along as well…and did a hilarious “play by play” of the show for radio listeners.

I remember when I first saw Dietrich play, it was shortly after he moved to Boston from Pennsylvania, and he floored me with his lyrics. 6 years later, he’s still writing beautiful songs, and he’s made so many solid Boston connections… Zachariah Hickman being a great example – he’s played bass for Josh Ritter and Ray LaMontagne and he was called upon to produce Deitrich’s latest album, How Cruel That Hunger Binds.

Spotlighting some of Boston’s “hidden gems” is one of my favorite aspects of what we do at WUMB.

Our Third Thursday series continues with Dan Blakeslee (6/15) and Jesse Dee (7/20)…come join us at The Burren in Davis Square or listen in as we stream the shows LIVE on WUMB.

~ Jess

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