WUMB October Program Guide

Folk Tales Goes Full-Tilt Hootenanny

August marks a new milestone for Folk Tales. On the 11th and 18th, we’ll air our first Folk Tales/WUMB Members Concert, “A Pete Seeger Hootenanny,” starring Alastair Moock, Antje DuvekotDanielle Miraglia, and Dinty Child honoring Seeger’s spirit with a rafter-raising show. Being a Folk Tales concert, I was on hand to spin some favorite Seeger yarns, including how a right-wing mob helped Pete build his chimney, and how he really felt about being in the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame.

We begin the month with a biography of the banjo on August 4, and end it with a nostalgic homage to ‘60s favorites Richard & Mimi Farina, from “Birmingham Sunday” to the Great American Novel that never was.

~ Scott Alarik

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