WUMB May Program Guide

July Programming Highlights

Acoustic Sunrise
7/1 – Music From Big Pink was released this day in 1968
7/8 – Birthday tributes to Bill Withers, Robbie Robertson, Nanci Griffith, Marc Cohn and Joan Osborne
7/15 – We’ll celebrate birthdays for Jack White, Mavis Staples, Bela Fleck and more!
7/22 – Happy Birthday to Ricky Skaggs, Emily Sailers and Rufus Wainwright
7/29 – A Birthday tribute to Alison Krauss. Neil Young plays live with CSN for the 1st time in 1969

Artist of the Week (played in the 3pm hour Monday-Friday)
Week of 7/1 – Robbie Robertson
Week of 7/8 – Roger McGuinn
Week of 7/15 – Rhiannon Giddens
Week of 7/22 – Amy Helm
Week of 7/29 – Jerry Garcia

Breakfast With the Beatles
7/7 – Happy Birthday Ringo Starr!
7/14 – A look back at the Paul McCartney performance at Live Aid in July 1985 and more
7/21 – The Beatles Summertime ‘45 releases
7/28 – We celebrate the release of Introducing The Beatles which was released this week in 1963

Celtic Twilight
7/1 – Today is Canada Day! In honor of this national Canadian holiday, we will feature many favorite Celtic musicians who make Canada their home.
7/8 – We celebrate accordion player, Tony McMahon from Clare. He is the master of the slow air, scholar and Irish radio host.
7/15 – We showcase fiddler Brian Conway of NY City who studied under Martin Wynne, one of the great Sligo stylists. Brian has been an All Ireland Champion at every age level.
7/22 – We honor remarkable Scottish singer, guitarist, harp and whistle player, Tony Cuffe. Sadly, Tony passed away a few years ago but left a wonderful body of work. He was a member of several bands: Alba, Jock Tamsons Bairns and Ossian
7/29 – We honor Donegal fiddler Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh, founding member of the band Altan

Daily Dylan
Week of 7/1 – All week Dylan’s body of work in the 1980’s is featured
Week of 7/8 – All week Dylan covering his hero Woody Guthrie (who was born 7/14/12)
Week of 7/15 – The soundtrack to Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid was released this week in 1973
Week of 7/22 – The film No Direction Home was released in theatres this week in 2005
Week of 7/29 – Dylan and live performances from Newport Folk Festival through the years

Dixie Bee Line
7/7 – The “Big Bang” of Western Swing! We’ll study the migration from 20’s vintage jazz and standards through the genesis of Western Swing.
7/14 – Broad variety… from Leadbelly to Nanci Griffith, even Louis Jordan!  Our own local “NotoriousFolk”, and all the usual C&W suspects as well.
7/21 – John Hartford’s “Steam Powered Aereo Plane,” the Monroe Brothers, the Sweetback Sisters, Yvette Landy, Jean Shepard, Ginny Hawker, Mac Wiseman, Johnny Gimble, Bob Wills, and Webb Pierce, etc!
7/28 – C&W staples like Waylon Jennings, Hank Sr., Pee Wee King, Roy Acuff, Red Foley, and a really funny one from the Canadian vocal trio “Finest Kind”

Folk Tales
7/7 – Ralph Stanley & the Roots of Bluegrass
7/14 – Crossroads Blues – the truth behind Robert Johnson & the Devil
7/21 – Derroll Adams – the most famous folksinger we’ve never heard of
7/28 – The National Folk Festival – the fete that started it all

Guest Mix
7/7 – Patrick Coman
7/14 – Susan Werner
7/21 – Kat Edmonson
7/28 – Jake LaBotz

Highway 61
7/7 – Birthday nods go to Robbie Robertson and Ringo Starr
7/14 – Albert will pay tribute to Woody Guthrie and Roger McGuinn for their birthdays
7/21 – Singer-songwriter Cat Stevens and Bernie Leadon celebrate Birthdays
7/28 – Birthday celebrations for Mick Jagger and Mike Bloomfield

Local Folk
7/1 – A pair of post-Father’s Day songs, high-octane bluegrass from a Boston “super group” circa 2003, and we remember Mark Sandman 19 years later…
7/8 – A sampling of Boston and New England based performers from the weekend’s New Bedford Folk Festival will highlight the show.
7/15 – New music from singer/guitar picker Zak Trojano
7/22 – New music from Samantha Farrell, who has two separate recording projects going this year.
7/29 – Music for summer hikes from bands like Hank Wonder, among other diversions from the Greater Boston and New England music scenes.

7/1 – We are reveling in the music of Eastern Europe, and will focus on some of the best of the gypsy new wave today.
7/8 – Swing from France and Spain are the center of the show this week, especially the music of the great Django Reinhardt.
7/15 – Catching up on some of the new recordings to come into the station in the last month from all over the world.
7/22 – We head East for a few weeks to listen to some extraordinary recordings from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkistan.
7/29 – We will visit the Russian steppe and on into Mongolia this week

One Year at a Time with Tai Irwin
7/21 at 4pm – 1968

Producer Spotlight at 11am
Week of 7/1 – Rick Rubin
Week of 7/8 – Daniel Lanois
Week of 7/15 – Doug Lancio
Week of 7/22 – Malcolm Burn
Week of 7/29 – Larry Campbell

Spinning The Blues
7/7 – Birthday celebrations for Blind Lemon Jefferson, Pinetop Perkins and more
7/14 – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Lonnie Mack and more are profiled this week
7/21 – New Blues from Manhattan Alley, Al Basile and more
7/28 – Big Birthday celebrations for Buddy Guy, Junior Kimbrough and more

American Routes
7/1 – Small Town Blues: Jeff Tweedy and Jimmy Duck Holmes
7/8 – And So Fourth – a special tribute to July 4th w/Blind Boys of Alabama and more
7/15 – Blue Note Records Then & Now with Don Was
7/22 – TBA
7/29 – TBA

Commonwealth Journal
7/1 – Out of Many, One? Immigration in American History with Monica Pelayo
7/8 – Menstruation Mythbusting with Chris Bobel
7/15 – Asian Americans in Politics with Paul Watanabe
7/22 – Barbara Lynch – Boston’s Master Chef
7/29 – Cozy Up with a Good Book and a Danish Prince with Molly Booth

7/1 – Live music from Brother Ali, Chuck Prophet and Laura Tenenbaum
7/8 – Live music from John Paul White, Marley’s Ghost and more
7/15 – Live music from Bettye LaVette, Vilray and Rose Tourje
7/22 – Live music from Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors and Tift Merritt
7/29 – Live music from Chicano Batman, BettySoo and Sarah Jackson

Mountain Stage
7/7 – Live music from Loudon Wainwright III, Mipso, David Childers and Liz Longley
7/14 – Live music from Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, The Del McCoury Band, Malcolm Holcombe
7/21 – Live music from Bruce Cockburn, Leif Vollebekk, Birds of Chicago and Allison Pierce
7/28 – Special guest host Joni Deutsch feat. Marcus King Band, Tristen, Tyler Childers and more

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