WUMB December Program Guide

August Programming Highlights

Acoustic Sunrise
8/6 – Birthday tribute for Nanci Griffith plus a new release from Bruce Robison
8/13 – Lots of birthday tributes including Woody Guthrie, Roger McGuin and more
8/20 – Special tribute to Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs along with new music from Steve Earle
8/27 – A birthday tribute to Alison Krauss, Steve Goodman and singer/songwriter John Gorka

Celtic Twilight
8/6 – Music from Wales with the Welsh band Calandra and trad band Ar Log
8/13 – Honoring Irish musician/composer Donal Lunny. also celebrating the birthday of Maddie Prior
8/20 – Showcasing the Québécois fiddler and member of Celtic Fiddle Festival, André Brunet
8/27 – Remembering the birthday of the late John Cunningham, Scottish fiddler of Silly Wizard fame

Daily Dylan
Week of 7/31 – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott celebrates a birthday…we’ll feature him doing Dylan covers
Week of 8/6 – Shot of Love was released this week in 1981
Week of 8/13 – All week different covers of the iconic Like a Rolling Stone
Week of 8/20 – Slow Train Coming was released this week in 1979
Week of 8/27 – Modern Times was released this week in 2006

Dixie Bee Line
8/5 – 3 of a kind: Johnny Cash, Johnny Paycheck, and “The Prisoner” Charles Lee Guy III
8/12 – All songs 2:46 long. Unorthodox, yes, but obscure hillbilly music of all stripes.
8/19 – Old time with Uncle Dave Macon and Grandpa Jones, C&W with Carl Smith and much more
8/26 – Bluegrass with Doc & Merle Watson, the Gibson Brothers, and the Stanley Brothers and more

Folk Tales
8/5 – Jean Ritchie among other topics are featured
8/12 – Fast Folk is featured among other Folk Tales
8/19 – Legendary folk icon Josh White is featured
8/26 – Folkways Records is featured

Guest Mix
8/5 – Singer/songwriter Jennifer Kimball picks her influences and favorites
8/12 – Local singer/songwriter Greg Klyma plays Guest DJ
8/19 – Singer/songwriter Peter Mulvey discusses his influences and favorites
8/26 – Local mandolin ace Jimmy Ryan discusses and plays influences and favorites

Highway 61
8/5 – All UK artists (British/Irish/Scots/Welsh)
8/12 – Birthday tributes to David Crosby and Ian Anderson
8/19 – Birthday nods go to Robert Plant and Linda Thompson
8/26 – Albert pays tribute to Van Morrison and John Phillips

Local Folk
8/5 – New music round up featuring Molly Pinto Madigan, Dietrich Strause, James Keyes, and more
8/12 – Cold Chocolate joins us live in studio at 7pm
8/19 – Our monthly “For the Sake of the Song” segment, featuring local artists taking us behind the scenes
8/26 – Singer/songwriter spotlight – we highlight some of our region’s best up-and-coming troubadours

8/6 – We visit Switzerland and Italy as we continue around the Mediterranean
8/13 – Croatia, Albania and Greece to hear in the shared traditions of the eastern Mediterranean
8/20 – The beautiful and poignant music of Turkey before we head up to Bulgaria and Romania
8/27 – Hungarian traditions along with new music from Budapest

Producer Spotlight at 11am
Week of 7/31 – George Martin
Week of 8/6 – Tucker Martine
Week of 8/13– Jimmy Miller
Week of 8/20 – Jim Dickinson
Week of 8/27 – Bob Johnston

Spinning The Blues
8/5 – Brendan Hogan fills in for Holly
8/12 – Birthday celebrations for Jimmy McCracklin, Son Seals and many more
8/19 – A birthday tribute to John Lee Hooker plus new Blues from Alex Lopez
8/26 – Birthday celebrations for Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup, Dinah Washington and more

American Routes
8/6 – American Routes Staycations & Destinations – Summertime Variations
8/13 – Small Town Blues: Jeff Tweedy and Jimmy Duck Holmes
8/20 – San Antonio Sound: Music of the Mission City
8/27 – Of Highways and Home: Alison Krauss and Alynda Segarra

Commonwealth Journal
8/6 – How Civic Deserts Alienate Youth
8/13 – The Politics of Anger
8/20 – Knights, Dragons, and One Epic Tale
8/27 – Climate Change: How We Know What We Know

8/5 – Live music from Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys and My Bubba
8/12 – Live music from José González and Mandolin Orange
8/19 – Live music from Chicano Batman and BettySoo
8/26 – Live music from Thurston Moore and Greyhounds

Mountain Stage
8/5 – Live music from Leftover Salmon, Elizabeth Cook, Royal Southern Brotherhood and more
8/12 – Live music from Dori Freeman, Blue Highway, Rhiannon Giddens
8/19 – Live music from The Seldom Scene, The Steel Wheels, The Honeycutters and Jonatha Brooke
8/26 – Live music from Indigo Girls, Wynonna & the Big Noise, Patty Larkin and more

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