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June 2018 Archives

Expand Your Musical Horizons!

Do you play the guitar? Sing? Write your own songs? At WUMB’s Summer Acoustic Music Weeks (SAMW) we of course offer classes in guitar, singing and songwriting, taught by world-class instructors in a beautiful setting on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. But maybe you’d like to add something new to your musical skills set this year — our adult music camps in July (7/8-14) and August (8/19-25) will also feature classes in performance, mandolin, dulcimer, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, and ukulele! Read More…

June Member Benefits

The Members Corner

Third Thursdays at the Burren

Every Third Thursday of the month WUMB presents a show at the Burren in Somerville, MA. WUMB Members can get discounted tickets by entering a coupon code on the Burren ticket page. The coupon code is sent to each Member at the time of their donation. However, if you need the code again, please feel free to contact the Membership Office at wumb.membership@umb.edu or 617-287-6902. Read More…

From the Desk of the Programming Director

With a few days up in the mid-80s it’s finally starting to feel like Spring/Summer as we head into June!  I hope this message is finding you well.  Here’s some info to pass along…. Read More…

June Programming Highlights

Acoustic Sunrise
6/3 – We celebrate the release of Roses in the Snow from Emmylou Harris
6/10 – Music from Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore, getting ready for their live show tonight at 7 PM!
6/17 – Celebrating the release of Workingman’s Dead (6/14/70)
6/24 – A belated Birthday celebration for Nick Drake and more Read More…

Long Days, Short Albums, & Medium Sized Air Shifts

I can’t quite believe I’m wrapping up my 3rd full month of hosting weeknights at WUMB.  Even though it’s been a chunk of time, I don’t know that I will ever get over the initial excitement of just being here. Between the extensive library and my really cool colleagues, it’s a radio & music lover’s dream come true.  Read More…

H61 in June

June has brought with it some warm (ish) weather which, to be honest makes it all a touch harder to spend 4+ hours in the basement on Saturday mornings but…your input and e-mails and phone calls of encouragement make it all worth while, thanks… Read More…

Summertime Is Comin’, and the Folk Tales Are A-Bloomin’

Folk Tales welcomes summer with a couple of freeze-frames on the legendary Newport Folk Festival, including an insider’s look at what really happened when Dylan went electric in 1965 on June 16; the folkiest of the folk-rockers, Steeley Span, June 9–and the curious contradiction in their biggest hit. Read More…

Mixing It Up

To me, editions of Guest Mix – where a musician comes in studio at WUMB and chooses the songs for an hour – are great when that guest DJ gets personal. As a host or listener I want to hear about why, when, and how a person has connected with a song that matters to them. Sharing that personal connection with music with others is how the love of songs is spread. As music fans we all can resonate with the magic of being moved by music.  Read More…

TOYS, TOYS, TOYS, We Love Our Toys…We Need Our Toys!

We grow out of many things on the way from childhood to being adults. But not the desire for toys. Sure, our toys change as we get older. But they are in many ways essentially toys for “big kids.” Can you say “50-inch curved flat screen 4K UHDTV (that’s Ultra High Definition Television to you and me) with built-in streaming capability?” Or “Smart phone with all the games and web surfing capability that’s also a powerful mini-computer in the palm of your hand?” I knew you could (apologies to Mr. Rogers…). Read More…

IT’S A BEATLE BIRTHDAY MONTH!

June is always a very special, fun month on Breakfast With The BeatlesPaul McCartney’s birthday is a great reason to dedicate an entire show to Paul’s contribution to The Beatles and of course his celebrated solo career. Read More…