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September 2017 Archives

September Member Benefits

The Members Corner

Weekly Online Giveaways

One of the great benefits of being a Member of WUMB is the chance to enter our Weekly Online Giveaways. Every week, we offer our Members a chance to win CDs, tickets, and other great prizes online.
Here are some of the items we have given away over the past few months:
–          CD “Day Breaks” by Norah Jones
–          CD “Live from the Fox Oakland” by Tedeschi Trucks Band
–          CD “Windy City” by Alison Krauss
–          CD “Magic Fire” by The Stray Birds

Entering is easy. Just fill out the online form on our Giveaway page. Winners will be contacted directly by email.

To see what we’re offering this week, visit our Giveaway page: http://wumb.org/members/weeklygiveaway.php Read More…

September Programming Highights

Acoustic Sunrise
9/3 – Birthday tributes for Buddy Miller, Peter Mulvey and Loudon Wainwright III
9/10 – We celebrate the birthday of Leo Kottke
9/17 – A birthday celebration for Maura O’Connell and more
9/24 – Birthday nods to Ani DiFranco and Bruce Springsteen Read More…

Save the Date! SAMW Reunion set for January 7, 2018

Mark your calendar!  Our annual mid-winter SAMW Reunion, Meetup and Jam will take place on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 1:00 – 5:00pm at the Grotonwood Camp and Conference Center in Groton, MA. Read More…

Another Great SAMW Summer!

Our Summer Acoustic Music Weeks in July and August were both full, and fantastic!  Camp Director Patty Domeniconi, Music Director Lorraine Hammond and our extraordinary line-up of instructors delivered two great weeks of music, friendship and fun at the beautiful Geneva Point Conference Center on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.  Read More…

From the Desk of the Programming Director

Welcome Back!

I’d like to take a second to welcome everybody back to “reality” now that Summer is gone for all intents and purposes.  It was a very busy Summer for us at WUMB for lots of reasons, but the one thing I can assure you is that we have some exciting Events and Programming to share with you. Read More…

Music, Gifts, and Remembrance

My wife’s mother passed away late in the month of August. It wasn’t a surprise; she battled cancer for 10 years, but when are you ready for a thing like death?

Mary Ann Coppola was a remarkable person. A wife, mother, an auto harp player(!), folk music fan, a public school teacher, a fisherwoman. She and her husband Joe adopted three children and loved animals. Mary Ann was a VW camper van enthusiast, and a moose photographer. She raised a helluva daughter who I love deeply. That barely scratches the surface. Read More…

What’s On My Mind: Tom Rush, Guy Clark, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lyle Lovett, Janis Joplin (Port Arthur), etc…

Thanks to Internet streaming, we do have WUMB listeners extending far beyond our broadcast coverage map. The same goes for WUMB members. Every fundraiser, we get pleasantly surprised by contributions from far and away: Nashville, Tennessee. Placer County, California. Saskatchewan, Canada. SCOTLAND. But these days I think about a place I learned we have at least one member from because of the telephone. Read More…

An Anniversary and a Fond Farewell from Local Folk

It’s hard to believe it but this month marks the 4th anniversary of Local Folk here on WUMB. It has been a privilege and joy to share music from the many incredible artists we have here in the New England area, and over the years the feedback, support, and suggestions I’ve received from listeners has let me know how many people out there care very deeply about our local music scene. Read More…

Two Milestones for Folk Tales this Month

September marks two milestones for Folk Tales, our weekly trip to the roots of roots music––and special Tales for each one. September 9, we visit banjo legend Ralph Stanley, who was playing bluegrass before bluegrass was, well, bluegrass. September 16 is our 50th show, with a special Folk Tale about the roots of the Hootenanny, what they were, why they mattered––and how they got that weird name. Read More…

Birthday Bonanza on Celtic Twilight!

This month is all about birthdays! We will celebrate the birthday of Liam Clancy, who Bob Dylan regarded as the greatest ballad singer ever! Liam was a central figure in the 1960’s folk revival as a member of The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem  group. I had the pleasure of interviewing him on air back in the early 90’s and he not only sang but recited Yates on air. It was fantastic.  Read More…