WUMB May Program Guide

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!

Artist of the Week (played in the 3pm hour Monday-Friday)
Week of 4/2 – Richard Thompson
Week of 4/8 – Indigo Girls
Week of 4/15 – Chris Stapleton
Week of 4/22 – Jorma Kaukonen
Week of 4/29 – Willie Nelson

Breakfast With the Beatles
4/7 – 4/4/64, Billboard Hot 100 top 5; 4/6/63, Julian Lennon’s birthday
4/14 – The Beatles Second Album
4/21 – “My Bonnie” – the request that hooked Brian Epstein; Paul McCartney’s Tug Of War
4/28 – The Beatles’ Grammy Award for “A Hard Day’s Night;” Paul McCartney’s Ram

Celtic Twilight
4/1 – Songs and writings commemorating the Easter Rising of 1916. Music & verse by Martin Butler and John Owens, as well as songs from Andy Irvine.
4/8 – Irish piper Liam O’Flynn of Planxty and Moving Hearts fame
4/15 – Leo Rowsome, the king of the pipers
4/22 – Music of the Shetland isles, featuring Fiddlers Bid, the Wrigley sisters and new band from the Orkney Islands, Fara
4/29 – Legendary Scottish ballad singer, the late Jean Redpath

Daily Dylan
Week of 4/1 – Emmylou Harris was born this week in history. We’ll feature songs she collaborated on.
Week of 4/8 – “Blowin’ in the Wind” was written this week in 1962. We’ll hear different versions all week.
Week of 4/15 – Bob Dylan live throughout the decades!
Week of 4/22 – To celebrate the birthday of Roy Orbison we’ll feature Traveling Wilbury tracks all week!
Week of 4/29- Bob Dylan’s MTV Unplugged record was released this week in 1995

Dixie Bee Line
4/7 – Newly released banjo pyrotechnics from 1963 of Eddie Adcock and new retro country vocals from Lafayette, Louisiana
4/14 – Two most interesting features, one of unvarnished romance of the 20th century variety, and one whole set about river (self) drownings
4/21 – Cool new tribute to the “Alligator Man” Jimmy C Newman, Hank Snow does “Hula Love”, Bob Wills and lots more Western Swing, and some serious Honky Tonk
4/28 – Country blues to start, morphing into Honky Tonk and Western Swing, and my favorite Elvis song! Bluegrass, old-timey too

Folk Tales
4/7 – Host Scott Alarik will include Mike Seeger among the topics discussed
4/14 – Topics include the history of Elektra Records and more
4/21 – Scott Alarik’s Fan Request show!
4/28 – Topics include Barbara Dane and more

Guest Mix
4/7 – Brooks Williams
4/14 – Sam Moss
4/21 – James McMurtry
4/28 – Kim Richey

Highway 61
4/7 – Birthday nods go to Dave Swarbrick and Alan Clarke
4/14 – Albert pays tribute to Lowell George and Dusty Springfield
4/21 – Albert will pay tribute to Doug Clifford, Stu Cook and the body of work of CCR
4/28 – Birthday tributes to Judy Collins and Willie Nelson!

Live At WUMB (subject to change)
4/4 – Sam Moss @2:30pm
4/5 – Avi Jacob @2:30pm
4/12 – James McMurtry time TBD
4/17 – Jake La Botz time TBD
4/18 – Kim Richey @1:30pm
4/19 – The Mammals @10:30am

Local Folk
4/1 – Songs for getting away from it all to figure things out, from The Mallett Brothers Band, Bill Janovitz, and more.
4/8 – What’s former Fairport Convention drummer Dave Mattacks up to now (and what’s that got to do with local music?).
4/15 – Previewing this week’s Third Thursday at the Burren with songs of Ryan Fitzsimmons
4/22 – TBA
4/29 – TBA

4/1 – Some more new and exciting music from all over the place, and then a start of our travels in Scandinavia with some music from Denmark
4/8 – Traditional and contemporary sounds from Sweden
4/15 – We visit with the amazing vocal and instrumental music from Finland and Norway.
4/22 – We begin to move south into the surprisingly vibrant musical scenes in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
4/29 – We move into Central Europe to hunt down some traditional roots

Producer Spotlight at 11am
Week of 4/1 Lucinda Williams (as self-Producer)
Week of 4/8 Jack White
Week of 4/15 Phil Chess
Week of 4/22 Gus Dudgeon
Week of 4/29 John Chelew

Spinning The Blues
4/7 – Birthday nods to the legendary Muddy Waters. New Blues from The Rae Gordon Band.
4/14 – Brendan fills in for Holly and will feature Birthday music for Al Green and Bessie Smith
4/21 – Tons of Birthdays including Ma Rainey, Albert King, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown and more
4/28 – Host Holly Harris celebrates the birthday of Otis Rush and new Blues from Reverend Freakchild

American Routes
4/1 – Music for Easter, Passover and Spring – and conversation with Rev. Al Green.
4/8 – Red Sticks and Blues Notes: The Baton Rouge Blues Festival
4/15 – American Routes Live: Festival International De Louisiane 2017
4/22 – TBA
4/29 – TBA

Commonwealth Journal
4/1 – Veterans’ Stories in Their Own Words with Guests Charles McGee, George Hardy and Jean Rhodes
4/8 – Getting On and Staying Put with Guest Jan Mutchler
4/15 – In the Crosshairs: Why Mass Shootings Happen with Guest Louis Klaveras
4/22 – The Best and Worst of Pop Culture with Guest Rachel Rubin
4/29 – Monumental with Guest James Young

4/1 – Live music from Dan Tyminski and much more
4/8 – Live music from Sarah Jarosz and more
4/15 – Live music from Jessica Lea Mayfield and Birds of Chicago
4/22 – Live music from William Bell and Alejandro Escovedo
4/29 – Live music from Marlon Williams and Esmé Patterson

Mountain Stage
4/7 – Live music from Bettye LaVette, Joan Osborne, Chris Smither and more
4/14 – Special Grammy Edition Featuring Alison Krauss, Chris Stapleton and more
4/21 – Guest Host Kathy Mattea welcomes Seamus Egan Project, Mulligan Brothers and more
4/28 – TBA

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