WUMB September Program Guide

August 2017 Archives

Highway 61 Revisited in August

-First of all, thanks for all the creative suggestions this past month re: H61 specials! One of the suggested features was a four hour re-visit to the so-called “Summer Of Love,” 1967, which was 50 long years ago. So plan on that happening; I’m thinking the 23rd of September right after summer officially ends. Read More…

100 Years of John Lee Hooker on The Morning Show!

John Lee Hooker‘s life story is the quintessential American story. Born into a sharecropping family in Mississippi in 1917, Hooker rose to international prominence and fame during a 6 decade career that saw him earn Grammy Awards, induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Read More…

The End of an Era

The end of July marked more than the end of the 7th month of the 17th year of the 2000’s. If you spent years wondering what the year 2001 would be like, teased by the futuristic visions of Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick, the fact that we are sixteen years beyond that point may still seem like a big deal.

For all the things that writer/scientist Arthur C. Clarke predicted which have come to pass, he did not foretell this major event: Dave Palmater has retired from WUMB. I thought he’d be here forever, too. Read More…

Here’s What’s Happening on Celtic Twilight in August!

On August 6 we will feature the Welsh band Calan (which means start of the month or year), which got together initially in 2006. They are five young musicians who together have brought a fresh and vibrant sound to trad Welsh music. Once again, a new generation is reinterpreting great trad music. Their performances include step dancing as well as Welch jigs, reels and hornpipes. Also they sing trad songs and their own compositions written in trad style. Read More…

Music Around New England on Local Folk

This month on Local Folk we will explore a number of different strands of folk, roots, blues, and Americana artists all from our own backyard here in New England. In our new music roundup on August 5th, we’ll spotlight a collection of new albums from artists familiar to regular listeners like Twisted Pine and Dietrich Strause, as well as newcomers like Abe Loomis and James Keyes. Read More…

Live Broadcasts From SAMW Week 2!

During the week of August 13-19, Monday through Friday morning WUMB will broadcast live from “The Chapel in the Pines” at Week 2 of our Summer Acoustic Music Week folk music camp. The shows will stream live on the SAMW website at 7:30am (click on the “Listen” button at the top of the page) and then, at 1:00pm the morning show will be broadcast on WUMB-FM.  Read More…

SAMW Week 2 Starts August 13!

The second week of WUMB’s annual Summer Acoustic Music Week (SAMW)  adult folk camp program will take place at the beautiful Geneva Point Conference Center on Lake Winnipesaukee, August 13-19.  We have put together another amazing line-up of world-class folk musician instructors, and a wide variety of classes that truly offer something for everyone!  Read More…

Middays with Jess Phaneuf

I am settling into middays on WUMB. Listen in during the 10 o’clock hour as I share my musical discoveries during the 10 O’clock Coffee Break. The feature includes new singles from WUMB artists, an occasional act that maybe you’ve never heard, or a surprising take on a familiar song (Dolly Parton’s gorgeous version of “The Story” by Brandi Carlile, for example).  Read More…

Coming Up on Folk Tales

This month Folk Tales visits the high hollers of Jean Ritchie’s Appalachia; the sophisticated nightclub blues of Josh White, who helped teach folk how to strut its stuff; and the jingle-jangle heyday of the Greenwich Village folk scene––both in the ‘60s and ‘80s, when an odd little project called the Fast Folk Musical Magazine helped create the urban songwriter revival. Read More…

August and Beyond…!

I simply can’t believe how fast time flies, and how we’re already into the month of August here at WUMB.  I hope you’re enjoying Summer and that it’s not going by too fast!  A couple of notes from the desk of the Program Director:

I wanted to make sure you get an invite to see Will Dailey performing in Martha’s Vineyard on September 23rd.  Keep a watch out on the air, through our website and social media on how to sign up.  This will be a completely free show for Members and Non-Members on the Island…just a way for us to say thanks! Read More…