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July 2017 Archives

Live Broadcasts from SAMW Week 1!

During the week of July 10 – 14, Monday through Friday morning WUMB will broadcast live from “The Chapel in the Pines” at Week 1 of our Summer Acoustic Music Week folk music camp. The shows will stream live on the SAMW website at 7:30am and then, at 1:00pm the morning show will be broadcast on WUMB-FM.  On each show host Lorraine Hammond will feature two of our world-class instructors, performing and discussing their current projects and their week at SAMW. We hope that you’ll join us, and either listen live on the Web in the morning or tune in for the broadcast in the afternoon. Either way, you’ll enjoy a half-hour of great music and conversation, direct from SAMW!!

It’s SAMW time!

The first week of WUMB’s Summer Acoustic Music Week adult folk music camp gets underway on July 9, at the beautiful Geneva Point Conference Center on Lake Winnipesaukee. A faculty of world-class professional musician/instructors joins 100 folk music enthusiasts for a week of classes, workshops, jams, concerts, dances, open mikes, songs circles, friendship and much more!

Our August week still has a few spaces available, and runs August 13-19. To find out all about SAMW and to register online visit the SAMW Website, or call WUMB at 617-287-6915.

Producer Spotlight with Jess Phaneuf

Jess has been focusing on a different producer each week on the Producer Spotlight. Listen in as she talks about the producer of the week and plays something they’ve worked on. On Fridays it’s an entire set of music to wrap up the feature. For example, the month of June was focused on regional producers like Zachariah Hickman, Lorne Entress and Crit Harmon.  Read More…

“The Family Business,” This Month on The Morning Show!

One of the obligations of family can be carrying on the family business when the patriarch or matriarch is unable to continue the work they built their life around. Read More…

Find “the Roots of Roots Music” on Folk Tales!

Scott Alarik continues to bring you the stories behind the music on Folk Tales.  This month you’ll learn about The Newport Folk Festival and its glories, myths, and controversies. Scott will also feature Utah Phillips, the songwriter-raconteur who helped rebuild folk music.  He’ll take you into the life and career of Judy Collins, the ’60s star who expanded the frontiers of folk and pop.  And he’ll end the month with Folkways Records, the stubborn little label that ignited the revival––and the indie music industry.

So don’t miss Folk Tales, Saturdays at noon and rebroadcast on Fridays at 5:00am!

Summer of the “Stockpiled” Songs

If we let ourselves go to that blissfully ignorant place of pure impulsive reaction, it can seem like an artist is stockpiling songs on us: playing songs on stage that stick with us – and are not on an album. Some artists appear to do this on a nearly regular basis. For example, it no longer surprises me for Robyn Hitchcock to perform a song that won’t appear on an album for two years.

Of course, the musicians are not really stockpiling songs to toy with us. Sometimes they have not created the right album or project for a song to fit on. We read of this sort of thing quite often. In the case of independent artists who don’t have the budget of a major label behind them, it probably means they simply have not had the money and/or time to record an album for that song you fell in love with two years ago…and cannot find on an album. Read More…

New Music for the Dixie Bee Line Comin’ Up!

I just got back from Western & Swing Camp at Ashokan with a whole lot of new tunes to share! I’ll curate them over the next several weeks and share them with you. Some great fiddlers were there including New Mexico Grand Master fiddler Junior Daugherty and Louisiana fiddlers Paul Anastasio and Kevin Wimmer, as well as the camp founder, Jay Ungar (of Ashokan Farewell fame.) Wow!

~ Jon

Got a Suggestion for Highway 61 Revisited?

Even the casual listener to H61 notices that on occasion we do special ‘themed’ shows. Annually we acknowledge Dylan’s birthday with four hours of Dylan songs and covers. We always do an all Christmas show. We’ve been known to broadcast all Valentine’s, Thanksgiving and July 4th as well. Not to mention, four hours of shows that focus on a specific year such as 1965 or ’66 or ’67. We’ve even done all Canadian broadcasts, all instrumental shows and the very popular long-song show as well (another coming soon!). So my question is: do you, our faithful H61 listener have an idea for a future themed show that is both unique and of interest to your fellow H61 listeners? If so, don’t hesitate to e-mail me at albert.o@wumb.org…thanks much!

~ Albert O.

July Program Highlights

Acoustic Sunrise
7/2 – Birthday tribute for Nanci Griffith plus a new release from Bruce Robison
7/9 – Lots of birthday tributes including Woody Guthrie, Roger McGuin and more
7/16 – A special tribute to Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs along with new music from Steve Earle
7/23 – A birthday tribute to Alison Krauss, Steve Goodman and singer songwriter John Gorka
7/30 – Birthday tributes to Folk legend Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and singer-songwriter Richard Shindell

Celtic Twilight
7/2 – Songs of Irish Independence. Irish songs have become part of America’s dream of independence
7/9 – Altan, Danu and Maura O’Connell among others. And local artists whom you might know
7/16 – We salute Cara Dillon, Northern Ireland songstress and songwriter in trad style
7/23 – We celebrate the 30th anniversary release of Mary Black’s stellar album, By The Time It Gets Dark.
7/30 – Masters of the Celtic Harp: we showcase some of the best Harpers such as William Jackson Read More…

July Member Benefits

The Members Corner

Matching Gifts
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our recent Member Drive!
I would like to remind all of our Members that you can increase the value of your gift via Matching Funds. It’s a very easy process. Simply ask your personnel department if they have a Matching Gift Program. If so, ask for a form, fill it out, and send it to us. It’s a very easy way that may double the value of your gift! Read More…