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January 2018 Archives

This Month on the Dixie Bee Line!

Brrr!! Happy New Year, all! So I had fun with the Christmas and New Years shows, hopefully you were able to catch them. But there’s plenty of red meat left for January… with these chilly winds you should stay in and listen to the radio 🙂 Read More…

Warming Up the New Year on Folk Tales

We’ll warm up the Folk Tales corral with some January fun, including visits with two of folkdom’s favorite legends, Tom Rush and Rosalie Sorrels; Fairport Convention, who put the British into British folk-rock; a birthday toast to Robert Burns; and some folk mysteries, like the classic song Joni Mitchell thought was “probably terrible;” why klezmer music is called “the blues of Europe;” the fiddler who’s one of Linda Ronstadt’s favorite singers; why Harry Belafonte thought Bob Dylan hated him––and what changed his mind after 40 years. Along with lots of great music, some old familiars and some surprises.

~Scott Alarik

It’s Not Too Late to Come to the Winter Weekend!

There are still a handful of spaces left for this year’s Winter Acoustic Music Weekend, February 23-25 at the Grotonwood Conference Center in Groton, MA.  This year’s lineup includes Kate Campbell, John Doerschuk, Bob Halperin, Trina Hamlin, Lorraine & Bennett Hammond, Stuart Kenney and Sloan Wainwright!  Classes will be offered in guitar, dulcimer, banjo, bass, harmonica, voice, songwriting, performance and much more — truly something for everyone. Read More…

…And It’s Not Too Early to Think About SAMW!

Well, the weather outside may be frightful, but believe it or not summer will be here before we know it!  And now is the perfect time to take a mental break from the cold and snow by planning to attend one of WUMB’s Summer Acoustic Music Weeks, July 8-14 and August 19-25.   Read More…

From the Desk of the Programming Director

New Year and New Programming!

Well here we are…we’ve made it to 2018!  Welcome to a New Year, and I hope your Holidays were pleasant!  We’ve been extremely busy over here at WUMB over the last few months and I wanted to start off the New Year with news…both good and bad. Read More…

WUMB, Albert O, and Peter Wolf – 3 Great Boston Music Traditions, One Great Celebration!

WUMB is pleased, amazed and grateful to be celebrating 35 years of folk and world music broadcasting to the greater Boston area, and thanks to the Internet, now to the world! AND, our Afternoon Drive and Highway 61 Revisited host, Albert O, is also celebrating being “on the air” in Boston for 35 years! AND, we can think of no one better to ring in this anniversary year for WUMB and Albert O than Peter Wolf, one of the brightest stars in Boston’s musical firmament! Read More…

3rd Thursday at The Burren Showcases Kerri Powers!

WUMB’s 3rd Thursday Concert Series is going strong! Once each month WUMB, in association with The Burren in Somerville, MA, presents a combination concert and live broadcast featuring a performer specially chosen for our unique listening audience. Read More…

January Programming Highlights

Acoustic Sunrise
1/7 – Happy Birthday to Joan Baez (1/9), Shawn Colvin (1/10), and Robert Earl Keen (1/11)
1/14 – Birthday celebrations for Musician/Producer T Bone Burnett and also Ellis Paul
1/21 – Happy Birthday to Jonatha Brooke (1/23) and much more
1/28 – A birthday celebration for the legendary Lucinda Williams (1/26) Read More…

Perry Persoff — Looking Back to Look Forward…

Funny how looking back – looking at what was – can be a springboard to going forward. I might get dinged in Logic Class for that sentiment. But of course, the poets would say, “but of course.” Read More…

January Member Benefits

The Members Corner

Tax Season…

Your gift may be tax-deductible!

In preparing your 2017 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 2017. Gifts not listed may fall below the value required to be reported for tax purposes. Read More…