WUMB April Program Guide

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

Celtic Twilight
12/3 – Celebrating the birthday of Kate Rusby, English singer songwriter.
12/10 – Honoring the late piper, Willie Clancy who influenced generations of pipers
12/17 – We celebrate the birthday of the late Maggie Boyle
12/24 – A Celtic Christmas
12/31 – Celebrating the birthday of Box player, Billy McComiskey.

Daily Dylan
Week of 11/26 – The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5 was released this week in 2002
Week of 12/3 – Real Live was released this week in 1984
Week of 12/10 – John Hammond was born this week in history. We’ll feature songs he produced.
Week of 12/17 – All week selections from Christmas in the Heart
Week of 12/24 – Selections from John Wesley Harding, released this week in 1967

Dixie Bee Line
12/2 – December begins “deep catalog” month. Obscure, yet entertaining music from the 20th century
12/9 – Extra obscure, corny, and amusing Hillbilly tunes, with an emphasis on the women of country
12/16 – Final week of especially rare Hillbilly tunes from all of the 20th century
12/23 – Jon’s “Umpteenth Annual Hillbilly Christmas Special”
12/30 – New Years Special featuring only the best-of-the-best of the Dixie Bee Line

Folk Tales
12/2 – A Mid Winter Folk Tale
12/9 – Richie Havens among others are featured
12/16 – Women’s Music Movement
12/23 – A repeat of the Mid Winter Folk Tale
12/30 – New Year’s Eve with Judy Collins, the Weavers, and Bessie Smith

Guest Mix
12/2 – Members of the group Darlingside play Guest DJ
12/9 – Singer-songwriter Susan Werner plays Guest DJ
12/16 – Local songwriter Ryan Fitzsimmons sits down to play Guest DJ
12/23 – Twisted Pine’s Rachel Sumner picks the music for an hour!
12/30 – TBA

Highway 61
12/2 – The All Local Highway 61 featuring James Taylor, Tom Rush and many more
12/9 – Birthday nods to Tom Waits and Jim Morrison of The Doors
12/16 – Albert will celebrate Birthday anniversaries for Phil Ochs and Paul Butterfield
12/23 – It’s the Highway 61 annual “All Christmas” show
12/30 – Birthday nods go to Mike Nesmith and Stephen Stills

12/3 – South Africa and we begin a musical voyage up the east coast of the continent
12/10 – Zimbabwe and its startling traditions on the program today
12/17 – We look to Kenya and Tanzania on our way through East Africa
12/24 – Holiday music from all over the world, along with more from East Africa.
12/31 – Celebrations from everywhere on New Years Eve!

Producer Spotlight at 11am
Week of 11/27 – Jim Scott
Week of 12/5 – Glynn Johns
Week of 12/12 – Ethan Johns
Week of 12/19 – Mike Mogis
Week of 12/26 – Daniel Lanois

Spinning The Blues
12/2 – Holly pays tribute to Sonny Boy Williamson, Junior Wells and more
12/9 – Birthday music for Big Mama Thornton, New Blues from Andy Gum
12/16 – Birthday nods to James Booker and Paul Butterfield
12/23 – Holly’s Xmas show as well as Birthday tributes to Tracy Nelson and more
12/30 – Blues Birthdays to Bo Diddley, Odetta and more

American Routes
12/3 – Remembering Allen Toussaint: A Saint for All Seasons
12/10 – Trombone Shorty…Casts a Long Shadow
12/17 – Live From Preservation Hall
12/24 – A Sonic Season of Lights and Evergreens
12/31 – “How Many Roads….?” Bob Dylan’s Back Pages

Commonwealth Journal
12/3 – “Are we Teaching Science Wrong?”  With guest Arthur Eiesnkraft
12/10 – “When I’m 67” with guest Christian Weller
12/17 – “Digging Into Boston’s Past” with Joe Bagley
12/24 – “Life After Prison” in Beyond the Wall with Bestor Cram
12/31 – “An Advocate for Peace” with Guest Padraig O’Malley

12/2 – eTown at Red Rocks: Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires
12/9 – eTown on the Road: Lafayette, LA w/ Rhiannon Giddens & More
12/16 – eTown on the Road: Lafayette, LA w/ Sonny Landreth & More
12/23 – eTown’s Holiday Special
12/30 – Live music from Loudon Wainwright III and Heather Maloney

Mountain Stage
12/2 – Live music from North Mississippi Allstars, Paul Thorn, Bonnie Bishop and more
12/9 – Live music from Robyn Hitchcock, Joan Shelley, Susan Werner and more
12/16 – Live music from Dan Tyminski, Sara Watkins, Mountain Heart, Eric Johnson and Elise Davis
12/23 – Live music from Foy Vance, Amanda Shires, Oh Pep! Carsie Blanton and Chris Kasper
12/30 – TBA

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