WUMB December Program Guide

Beloved Icons & Forgotten Legends

Folk Tales visits Emmylou Harris on November 3, including the perfect advice Pete Seeger gave a teenaged Emmylou, who worried she hadn’t suffered enough to sing folk songs. On November 10, a forgotten giant of early jazz, blues and popular music, from Storyville to Broadway, as performer, producer, publisher and hitmaker — Clarence Williams. On the 17th, one of the weirdest and most important folk labels, how a controversial ‘60s protest song helped them preserve precious American roots music — and the odd reason they’re called Arhoolie Records. The Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 24, we welcome the holiday season with a Folk Tales tradition, “A Midwinter Folk Tale.” Folk Tales is now broadcast twice, Saturdays at Noon eastern, and again Sunday evenings at 7 Eastern. Thanks for your wonderful support during our Fall Fundraiser––you’re the reason we can “Carry It On.”

~ Scott Alarik

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