WUMB December Program Guide

2017 Archives

The Singer and the Song

We are excited to announce a brand new Acoustic Music Camp, The Singer and the Song, which will take place from May 5-7 at the Grotonwood Conference Center in Groton, MA.

This camp is tailored to aspiring and experienced singers and songwriters who would like to discover, develop and hone their singing, songwriting and performance skills with world-class instructors, nestled in a beautiful New England woodland setting. You’ll enjoy classes, workshops, song circles, concerts, camaraderie and even learn to create music videos!

The faculty for this special weekend camp includes:

John Doerschuk
Bob Franke
Lorraine and Bennett Hammond
Christine Lavin
Kate Long
David Massengill
Sloan Wainwright

Visit wumb.org/samw for details and online registration, or register by calling 617-287-6915. This will be an amazing weekend; if singing and songwriting are already a part of your life, or if you’d like them to be, don’t miss it!


Summer Acoustic Music Week (SAMW) 2017

Now is a great time to start thinking about…the summer! This summer, why not spend a week making music on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee with 100 of your (already or soon-to-be) best friends?

WUMB’s Summer Acoustic Music Week is entering its 22nd year with a fantastic line-up of instructors for each of two weeks, July 9-15 and August 13-19. Just look at who is coming to camp this year:

Scott Ainslie
Rolly Brown
Susie Burke & David Surette
Kate Campbell
Mark Cosgrove
Guy Davis
Rich DelGrosso
John Doerschuk
Martin Grosswendt
Trina Hamlin
Lorraine & Bennett Hammond
Carl Jones
Erynn Marshall
John Kirk & Trish Miller
Alonzo Pennington
Cosy Sheridan
Sloan Wainwright
Erica Weiss
Brooks Williams
Charles Williams Read More…

News for February coming soon!

Check back for February news and information!

February Program Highlights

2/5 We will visit in northern South America, arriving in the musical powerhouse of Colombia
2/12 Music from Venezuela and to the East as far as Guiana
2/19 We jump off into the Caribbean to Trinidad and Tobago, and on to the north
2/26 Warm weather today as we travel up into the amazing music of the Caribbean

Local Folk
2/4 Jay Psaros live in studio at 7pm
2/11 Author Cliff Murphy joins us to discuss the history of New England country music
2/18 Local Love (and Anti-Love) Songs for Valentine’s Day
2/25 Music from Lula Wiles, Jeffery Foucault, Lisa Bastoni, and more

Highway 61
2/4 Graham Nash/Tom Rush/Al Kooper
2/11 Tim Buckley/Eric Andersen
2/18 Buffy Sainte-Marie/Randy California
2/25 George Harrison/Johnny Cash

Live at WUMB
2/3 Barnstar!
2/21 Lisa Hannigan
2/23 Dead Man Winter (Dave Simonette of Trampled By Turtles)
2/24 Rose Cousins

Acoustic Sunrise
2/5 Birthday nods to Bill Staines, Eva Cassidy and more
2/12 Birthday celebrations for Carole King, Josh White, Priscilla Herdman
2/19 Music from Frazey Ford, Chris Thile and more
2/26 Birthdays for Ralph Stanley, Johnny Cash, John Fahey Read More…

WUMB Acoustic Music Camps

SAMW 2017 Reunion

In spite of the winter weather, 102 SAMW alumnae attended the Annual SAMW Meetup and Jam at the Grotonwood Conference Center in Groton, MA on Sunday afternoon, January 8.  A great day of re-connecting and sharing food, conversation and music was capped with a fantastic concert from our own Sloan Wainwright!  Registration is strong for both this year’s Winter Weekend and for both weeks of SAMW; watch for new and exciting opportunities in the WUMB Acoustic Music Camps program coming this year!

Winter Acoustic Music Weekend is right around the corner!

Looking for a unique gift to give someone?  Or how about a personal retreat after a busy holiday season?

WUMB will host the fifth annual Winter Acoustic Music Weekend, February 17-19, 2017, at the Grotonwood Conference Center in Groton, MA.  Send yourself and/or someone you love to this “hands on” New England acoustic music retreat where you and they will enjoy a full schedule of classes, concerts, and great guided and freestyle jams sessions, plus the camaraderie of spending a weekend with fellow folk enthusiast and world class players and instructors.

Lodging and meals are included.  The camp is in a beautifully wooded area about an hour northwest of downtown Boston.  The food is hearty and the desserts are legendary!

For all the details and to reserve your gift, visit wumb.org/samw or call 617-287-6915.

February Member Benefits

The Members Corner

Update your Contact Information

Did you recently move? Changed your email address? An update is as simple as an email or a phone call away. Contact the Membership Office with all of your questions or updates at wumb.membership@umb.edu or call 617-287-6902.

Make sure we have your updated email address so you won’t miss out on special concert ticket giveaways and other Member-exclusive notices.

**It is our long-standing policy to never trade or sell donor information.

Need to update your payment information?

You may do so securely by going to the “Members” section of our website at http://wumb.org and clicking on the “Update Your Info” link.
Of course, you can always call the Membership Office at 617-287-6902. Read More…

Top 10 of 2016-The Announcer’s Picks

Our Announcer’s top 10 album picks for 2016…. Read More…

January Programming Highlights

Dixie Bee Line
1/7 Deep catalogue Hillbilly from Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Ray Price, and many more.
1/14 Blurring the lines between Blues and Country: A.P. Carter, Doc & Merle Watson, and more


1/8 A visit to Brazil, with some classics as well as new artists from Rio and Sao Paulo
1/15 Argentina w/ music from the new Tango scene, along with Astor Piazzolla
1/22 Music from Uruguay, Bolivia and Chile with a special visit to the folk traditions of the Andes
1/29 We travel up the west coast of South America to Peru and Ecuador
Local Folk
1/7 New music from Ali McGuirk, Chuck McDermott, and more
1/14 Dennis Brennan joins us live in studio
1/21 Favorite songs of 2016, as picked by local musicians
1/28 An exploration of the South Shore music scene, plus more Local Folk favorites
Highway 61
1/7 Albert will say Happy Birthday to Joan Baez, Sandy Denny and David Bowie
1/14 Birthday nods to the legendary Allen Toussaint and Mick Taylor
1/21 Albert will celebrate the birthday anniversary of Richie Havens and Janis Joplin
1/28 The much requested “Long Songs, Part 2”. Nothing but long songs throughout the show!

Live at WUMB
1/11 Girls, Guns & Glory 2:30pm
1/12 Catie Curtis 11am
1/18 Liv Taylor 1pm
1/20 Lisa Bastoni
1/24 Joan Shelley
1/26 The Devil Makes Three 4pm
1/27 The Band of Heathens 4pm Read More…

January Member Benefits

Tax Season…

Your gift may be tax-deductible!

In preparing your 2016 taxes, please note that your financial contribution to WUMB Radio may be tax deductible, minus the fair market value of any gift you received. The following is the Fair Market Value of thank-you gifts from 2016. Gifts not listed fall below the value required to be reported for tax purposes.

Tax letters are sent by the end of January every year. If you do not receive one, or if you have any questions about your tax letter, please contact the Membership office at wumb.membership@umb.edu or call 617-287-6902.

Fair Market Value:
• CD: every month, $100
• CD: Bonnie Raitt “Dig in Deep”, $11.99
• CD: “The Winding Stream”, $13.59
• CD Set: Joan Baez “75th Birthday Celebration”, $19.49
• Backpack, $13.29
• Book: “The Winding Stream”, $14.26
• Jacket: Maroon Windbreaker, $48.60
• Jacket: Dark Grey Jacket, $30
• Sweatshirt: Ivory Full Zip Hoodie, $29.99 Read More…

‘Tis/’Twas the Season

In his “Mid Winter Folktale,” Scott Alarik brought us back to the ancient roots of many Winter holidays, their songs and customs – and how they still have a hold on us today.

[Funny how many holidays’ roots have to do with either food and survival (harvest) or surviving a military action]

Modern technology has rendered receiving a letter an ”ancient” form of communication. But during holiday time, that mode returns. Writing and receiving letters is still barely alive in the form of…cards. Isn’t it nice to get something in the mail that is not a bill or well-intended junk? These days, you generally don’t get much more than that in your mailbox, right? But to get a card in the mail from a friend or former associate – with something written that shows they thought about their relationship with you in particular — it’s like sipping a hot drink on a frosty day. “We think of you often.” “Barley the dog misses you.” Whatever it may be.

Like the roots of holiday songs and customs, it fills you with warmth and makes you feel closer together. Read More…