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April 2018 Archives

New Season, New Guest Mixes!

As we head into April, we’re looking forward to bringing you new episodes of Guest Mix on WUMB! First up will be Brooks Williams on Saturday, April 7th at 1 PM. Brooks is a stellar blues and roots guitar player and songwriter originally from Statesboro, GA. He spent years in the New England music scene and has been living in the UK for the past decade or so. Brooks will pick the songs and play DJ for the hour, and I would expect a lot of deep R&B, roots and blues picks. Read More…

Breakfast With The Beatles in April

Thanks to everyone who made a donation to WUMB on behalf of our Breakfast With The Beatles show. This was the very first time we participated in the WUMB’s Spring Fundraiser and we are grateful for such a huge response from you! We thank you! Read More…

Heather Maloney Opens Up a Big Ol’ Can of John Hiatt On Us

Last month in these electronic pages, I wrote about how Holidays are like a cultural rationale for us to reconnect with our families.  A new song from Heather Maloney called “Let Me Stay” sounds to me like much of the adult holiday experience.  Listening to it the other day, it felt like Heather opened up a big ol’ can of…John Hiatt on me. Read More…

Deep Catalog Hillbilly

Greetings!!  There will be some good times on Saturday nights throughout April, to be sure.  Some obscure old (and some new) hillbilly and honky tonk and western swing, bluegrass, old-timey, etc., music.  Read More…

Feuds & Folk-Rock, Minnesota Blues & Mellow-Yellow Ballads

April 7, Folk Tales tackles the great family feud of folkdom, the traditionalists versus the songwriters: how it started — and what it was really about. The 14th, three of blues’ most iconic – and iconoclastic – stars: Minnesota’s Koerner, Ray & Glover. Read More…

SAMW 2018 Is Coming Up Fast!!

Spring is here, and summer is right around the corner, which means that this year’s Summer Acoustic Music Weeks are on their way and are selling out fast! In Week 1 we have only TWO spaces left in 2-person per room housing, and there are only FIVE spaces left in 2-person housing for week 2! Read More…

April Member Benefits

The Members Corner

Matching Gifts
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Spring Member Drive!
I would like to remind all of our Members that you can increase the value of your gift via Matching Funds. It’s a very easy process. Simply ask your personnel department if they have a Matching Gift Program. If so, ask for a form, fill it out, and send it to us. It’s a very easy way that may double the value of your gift! Read More…

April Programming Highlights

Acoustic Sunrise
4/1 – Huge Birthday celebrations for Emmylou Harris and Richard Thompson
4/8 – A focus on new and upcoming music with new releases from Joan Baez, Decemberists and more
4/15 – Happy Birthday to a music legend: Bessie Smith
4/22 – Songs for Earth Day and more
4/29 – Happy Birthday to Willie Nelson! Read More…

From the Desk of the Programming Director

It’s Finally Spring!!

The running theme throughout our most recent Spring Fundraiser (both on and off the air) was that we should call it the “March Fundraiser” because of course there was simply nothing “Spring” about it!  Here we are, though!  We have finally made it to April and while I’m writing this with massive snow piles still sitting in front of my house…they are getting smaller!  Spring is indeed here, the Red Sox are back and all will be right with New England sooner than later. Read More…