WUMB July Program Guide

Le Bon Temps Rouler, Le Bon Temp Hootenanny, Texas Troubadours & the Birth Of the Blues

Folk Tales begins a busy September on the 1st with Nanci Griffith, the Texas songwriter who helped reinvent the folk career after the ‘60s revival. September 8, we two-step next door to Cajun country, and how their rollicking good-time music became the blood-brother of the blues.

September 15 and 22, we’ll air our first Folk Tales/WUMB Members Concert, A Pete Seeger Hootenanny (originally scheduled for August), a rafter-raising live show honoring Pete’s spirit, with Alastair Moock, Antje Duvekot, Danielle Miraglia, and Dinty Child. Being a Folk Tales affair, I spun some of my favorite Seeger yarns, including how a right-wing mob helped Pete build a chimney, and how he really felt about being in the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame.

We wind up on September 29, with the Father Of the Blues, W.C. Handy.

~ Scott Alarik

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