WUMB November Program Guide

February Programming Highlights

Acoustic Sunrise
2/4 – Birthday nods to Jason Isbell, Laura Marling and more
2/11 – A birthday tribute to the great songwriter Carole King and more
2/18 – Acoustic Sunrise pays tribute to Nina Simone and more
2/25 – A George Harrison birthday tribute plus much more

Breakfast With the Beatles — Saturday 6-8am
2/10 – The very first time The Beatles performed on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9th, 1964
2/17 –  Recollections of Sgt. Pepper by Beatles Road Manager Mal Evans and Beatles Producer George Martin. Tracks from Pepper, plus rarely heard alternate versions and much more from The Beatles catalogue and as solo artists.
2/24 –  We celebrate George Harrison’s birthday! Lots of songs including rarities from George’s catalogue both as a Beatle and a solo artist, plus some words from George as well.

Celtic Twilight
Feb 4 – Susan McKeown
Feb 11 – Celtic Love Songs for Valentine’s Day
Feb 18 – Loreena McKennitt
Feb 25 – Ashley MacIsaac

Daily Dylan
Week of 1/29 – Dylan met his idol Woody Guthrie this week in 1961
Week of 2/5 – Selections from The Bootleg Series, Volume 1 all week long
Week of 2/12 – Mike Bloomfield passed on this day in 1981. We’ll feature Dylan songs he played on
Week of 2/19 – Dylan in the movies. Movies that were made better by his music
Week of 2/26 – Johnny Cash was born this week in 1932. All week, Cash covering Dylan

Dixie Bee Line
2/3 – Joe Val, the Gibson Brothers, Foghorn Stringband and more!
2/10 – Hot Rize, more Joe Val; plus Pee Wee King, Wade Ray, Hank Snow, Roy Sludge, and more
2/17 – Odd hillbilly mixture covering the entire history of recorded music… a deep dive!
2/24 – Live music! Ben Wetherbee and Ruth Rappaport perform live at 9pm

Folk Tales
2/3 – Jean Ritchie, Joe Hill & the Clancy Brothers
2/10 – The Freedom Singers, Phil Ochs & Slave Songs
2/17 – Michael Row The Boat Ashore, Sea Chanties & Jimmie Rodgers
2/24 – Fast Folk, Friends Of Old Time Music & Bob Dylan

Guest Mix
2/3 – The Farewells
2/10 – Tommy Emanuel
2/17 – Grant Lee Philips
2/24 – TBA

Highway 61
2/3 – Birthday nods go to Graham Nash and Al Kooper
2/10 – Albert pays tribute to songwriters Eric Andersen and Carole King
2/17 – Birthday tributes to Buffy Sainte-Marie and Walter Becker
2/24 – The postponed-from-the-previous-month Long Songs Vol. 2

Producer Spotlight at 11am
Week of 1/29 – Ry Cooder
Week of 2/5 – Larry Campbell
Week of 2/12 – George Drakoulias
Week of 2/19 – Gary Paczosa
Week of 2/26 – Colin Linden

Spinning The Blues
2/3 – Brendan fills in for Holly and will pay tribute to Johnny “Guitar” Watson and more
2/10 – Holly pays tribute to Floyd Dixon, new Blues from Victor Wainwright & The Train
2/17 – Presidential Blues along with a tribute to Irma Thomas and more
2/24 – Holly will celebrate the births of Fats Domino, Johnny Winter and more

American Routes
2/4 – Blue Note Records: Don Was and Michael Cuscuna
2/11 – It’s Carnival Time!
2/18 – Preservation Hall Perseveres
2/25 – TBA

Commonwealth Journal
2/4 – Out of Office with special guest Randy Albelda
2/11 – For the Birds with guest host Neil Hayward
2/18 – Boston’s Hip Hop Heritage with guest host Pacey Foster
2/25 – Our Urban Future with Ken Reardon

E Town
2/3 – Live music from Fruition and Baskery
2/10 – Live music from Blind Pilot and Mirah
2/17 – Live music from Colin Hay and Doyle Bramhall II
2/24 – Live music from Väsen and Sam Amidon

Mountain Stage
2/3 – Live music from Colin Hay, Piers Faccini, Frank Turner, Owen Danoff and Laura Cantrell
2/10 – Live music from Chely Wright, K.T. Tunstall, Mark Erelli, J.D. Hutchison and more
2/17 – Live music from Andrew Bird, Blind Pilot, Ryley Walker, The Flat Five and Esme Patterson
2/24 – Live music from Pokey LaFarge, Fred Eaglesmith, Ruthie Foster, and Rose Cousins

 

 

 

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