WUMB January Program Guide

December 2017 Archives

Diving Deep on the Dixie Bee Line!

For some reason, I’ve taken a notion to go deep-catalog this December.  I mean REAL deep catalog… meaning, obscure stuff from the archives… odd-ball hillbilly music from the span of the 20th century.  Read More…

Midwinter at the Folk Tales Corral

We’ve started a WUMB holiday tradition with “A Midwinter Folk Tale,” which airs Saturday, December 23 at noon, Eastern. Explore the roots of our holiday rituals, what they say about the ancient people who created them, and about us today – along with lots of hot-chocolatey midwinter carols, and a few surprises, like Joan Baez’s curious connection to P.D.Q. Bach. Read More…

Ready for the Next Third Thursday Experience….

I’m a little embarrassed about how I know of our December “Third Thursday at the Burren” performers. Then again, they are sure to be happy that I am enthusiastic about them just the same. Read More…

Old (Blues) Wine in New Bottles

I’m a fan of deep blues like that of Son House. His stuff is so deep that listening to it can be a religious experience. In fact Son House was, for a time in his early adult life, a blues-singing preacher; single-handedly personifying the existential crisis between God and The Devil that exists in all of us. He had a song about it called “Preachin’ Blues” for Paramount in 1930, which is one of his best known recordings from that era. Read More…

A Feast of Winter Music on Celtic Twilight!

On Dec 3 we celebrate English folksinger/songwriter Kate Rusby, who turns 43 on Dec 4th. She is one of the best-known contemporary British singers, and has been described as a superstar of England’s acoustic scene. Read More…

H61 in the Spirit of the Season

On the 9th it’s a pre-holiday fundraising weekend, so plan accordingly! Read More…

From the Desk of the Programming Director

If We Make It Through December    

Well it’s almost that time!  Depending on the type of procrastinator you are you’ve either got your shopping started, you’re all finished, or…you haven’t started yet.  I’m somewhere in between.  In any case I hope this message is finding you well!  It’s hard to believe we’re at the point where another year is about to start.  I want to take a moment to thank you for supporting WUMB in whatever way you have over this past year.  We’ve had so many generous folk make donations over the year; while some have donated cars, some have volunteered their time, while others have simply tuned into the radio station.  Whatever role you’ve played, I want to thank you for listening and believing enough in this radio station to support it!

We’ve got some very big plans in store for 2018.  So with that…thank you once again for another year of continued support, and I look forward to another year of musical discovery with you!

~ Jay Moberg
WUMB Music and Programming Director

December Programming Highlights

Acoustic Sunrise
12/3 – Happy Birthday to Chris Hillman, JJ Cale, Sonny Boy Williamson and Tom Waits
12/10 – Birthday nods go to Jakob Dylan, Dickey Betts
12/17 – We celebrate the birthday of local singer songwriter Lori McKenna
12/24 – Acoustic Sunrise Xmas!
12/31 – We usher in the New Year with Birthday nods to Odetta and more Read More…

Don’t Miss Out — Come to the Winter Weekend!

Spaces are still available for the 2018 WUMB annual Winter Acoustic Music Weekend!!

From February 23-25, 2018 come together with fellow folk music singers, players and songwriters for a weekend of classes, workshops, concerts, jamming, food, fun and friendship, all on a beautiful wooded campus in Groton, MA. Read More…

Plan A Post-Holiday Pick-Me-Up – Come to the SAMW Annual Reunion!

Get a jump on the New Year at our annual mid-winter Reunion, Meetup and Jam on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 1:00 – 5:00pm at the Grotonwood Camp and Conference Center in Groton, MA.

We’ll have the usual mix of guided and informal jams, food and drinks, and we’ll formally announce the 2018 instructors and open registration for both summer weeks.  Plus, our featured performer this year is Cosy Sheridan!  We promise you an afternoon full of music, friends, and friends-to-be. Read More…