WUMB May Program Guide

May Programming Highlights

Artist of the Week (9am, 12pm, 3pm, 7pm)
Week of 4/28 Willie Nelson (born 4/2/47)
Week of 5/5 Robert Johnson (born 5/8/11)
Week of 5/12 Neko Case
Week of 5/19 Bob Dylan (born 5/24/41)
Week of 5/26 Aofie O’Donovan

Beale Street Caravan NEW TIME! – Saturday at 5pm
5/4 RL Boyce’s annual picnic
5/11 TBA
5/18 TBA
5/25 TBA

Breakfast With the Beatles – Saturday at 6am
5/4 Songs that were influenced by the TV commercials and how they become a part of the songs
5/11 A deep dive into the song and the backstory of “The Long and Winding Road”
5/18 We’ll go back to May 22nd, 1976 when Wings performed at The Boston Garden!
5/25 George Harrison’s overlooked album, Living In The Material World will be featured

Celtic Twilight – Sunday at 4pm
5/5 Birthday of Seamus Ennis, legendary Irish uillean piper, singer and music collector
5/12 Birthday of Christy Moore, Irish singer/songwriter and founding member of Planxty and more
5/19 Birthday of Paul Brady, Irish singer/songwriter whose work straddles folk, rock, R&B and Pop
5/26 the birthday of Martin Carthy, English folk singer and guitarist who remains one of the most influential figures in British traditional music

Daily Dylan – Monday-Friday at 5:30pm
Week of 4/28 Dylan released Together Through Life this week in 2009
Week of 5/5 Dylan appeared at Brandeis University this week in 1963. Recordings would be released.
Week of 5/12 Dylan this week in History
Week of 5/19 Dylan’s Birthday this week. We’ll celebrate with a variety of artists covering Dylan
Week of 5/26 The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan was released this week in 1963

Dixie Bee Line – Saturday at 9pm
5/4 Louis Jordan’s influence on country, Buck Owens, the Spurs, Hank Sr., Patsy Cline and more
5/11 ’30s and ’40s vintage western swing, ’50s vintage Country and Western and more
5/18 Funny country novelty tunes, steel guitar, Lousiana Swing, and even the “Ballad of Jed Clampett”
5/25 Merle Haggard, Wanda Jackson, Roger Miller, Johnny Cash, Roy Acuff and more

Folk Tales – Saturday at Noon
5/4 Pete Seeger’s 100th Birthday Special
5/11 Mother’s Day Special, including the Secret Language of Lullabies
5/18 John Prine
5/25 Anais Mitchell

Guest Mix – Saturday at 1pm
5/4 Paula Cole
5/11 Lawrence Scudder
5/18 Marco Giovino
5/25 Chris Hersch

Highway 61 Revisited – Saturday at 8am
5/4 Pete Seeger/Judy Collins
5/11 Donovan/Eric Burdon
5/18 Jesse Winchester/Taj Mahal
5/25 Annual all-Dylan show

Odyssey – Sunday at 2pm
5/5 TBA
5/12 TBA
5/19 TBA
5/26 TBA

Producer Spotlight – Monday-Friday in the 11am hour
Week of 4/28 Dan Auerbach
Week of 5/5 Ry Cooder
Week of 5/12 Tom Dowd
Week of 5/19 Daniel Lanois
Week of 5/26 Jim Scott

Spinning The Blues – Saturday at 6pm
5/4 Birthday Blues for Blind Willie McTell, JB Lenoir and more
5/11 A special Mother’s Day show, but also celebrating the Birthday of Taj Majal
5/18 Big Joe Turner, Guy Davis and more are celebrated this week
5/25 T Bone Walker, Junior Parker and more will be featured

WUMB Sunday Morning Brew – Sunday at 8am
5/5 We’ll celebrate the late Sharon Jones. Also Hometown Heroes: New Orleans
5/12 Birthdays: Stevie Wonder, Dan Auerbach, Butch Trucks. Hometown Heroes: Philadelphia
5/19 Birthdays: Taj Mahal, Joe Cocker. Hometown Heroes: Los Angeles
5/26 Birthdays: Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, Paul Weller. Hometown Heroes: Chicago

American Routes – Sunday at Noon
5/5 Celebrating Jazz Fest at 50: with Duke Ellington and Mahalia Jackson
5/12 Musical Memories with Joe Ely & Roscoe Robinson
5/19 Las Vegas!
5/26 NEA National Heritage Fellows 2018

Commonwealth Journal – Sunday at 7:30am
5/5 Untangling Middle East Foreign Policy with Guest Leila Farsakh
5/12 We’re Not Gonna Take It: Politics and Protest with Guest Erin O’Brien
5/19 The Politics of Anger with Guest Michael Milburn
5/26 Mel King Still Believes in a Rainbow Coalition with Guest Mel King

E-Town NEW TIME! – Saturday at 4pm
5/4 Live music from John Oats and more
5/11 eTown at Red Rocks: Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires
5/18 Live music from Steve Earle, Jonathan Wilson and more
5/25 William Bell, Alejandro Escovedo and more

Mountain Stage – Saturday at 2pm
5/4 Live music from Matt Nathanson, Stephen Kellogg, Carbon Leaf and more
5/11 Live music from Tim O’Brien Band, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys and more
5/18 Live music from Darlingside, Greg Brown, Lula Wiles and more
5/25 TBA

Right Mind Media Podcast – Sunday at 7am
5/5 Hot Topics including Section 35, the public health approach to treatment and much more
5/12 Recovery Stories #7
5/19 Naloxone on College Campuses
5/26 Underlying Problems Leading to Addiction

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