WUMB August Program Guide

Programming Notes for May

I’m thinking one of these days the sun will indeed come out and Springlike temperatures may arrive. Or not. It is New England after all! Here are some notes from Programming for May:

On Friday, May 3rd we’ll be celebrating the legacy of Pete Seeger who was born 5/3/19, which would indeed be the 100th Birthday. We’ll feature many of Pete’s musical connections in the Morning Show. In the 1pm hour Alastair Moock will drop by to perform in our studios. Alastair has certainly incorporated Pete’s influence into his own music. So he’ll play live, share some stories and more starting at 1pm. Then later at 6pm we’ll be re-broadcasting our 2 Hour Pete Seeger Hootenanny Member Event with host Scott Alarik. I hope you can join us at some or all points of the day!

A quick note that our May Member Event featuring 3 Women and the Truth (Eliza Gilkyson, Mary Gauthier and Gretchen Peters) is already sold out. The show’s taking place at The Belleville Roots Music Series in Newburyport on Saturday, May 18th. As of this writing tickets are still on sale to the general public. Be on the lookout for more Member perks in the not-so-distant future!

On Friday, May 24th we’ll once again feature our special Day of Dylan in honor of what will be Bob Dylan’s 78th Birthday. From 6am-10pm we’ll be featuring nothing but Dylan’s music, both through original compositions and covers. It’s always a fun day and I hope you can join us!

We’ve got some great live guests slated to join us in studio in May. We’ve already mentioned Alastair Moock on 5/3, but we also have The Felice Brothers slated to join us on Thursday, 5/16, Sam Morrow on Friday 5/17, Eli “Paperboy” Reed making his WUMB debut on Wednesday, 5/22 and more. These are always subject to change.

We also have lots of new and exciting music to feature for you including forthcoming new releases from established artists like Bruce Springsteen, Rhiannon Giddens and Willie Nelson, while continuing to cultivate newer artists like Anna Tivel, Mo Kenney, Ian Noe and more.

Thank you as always for listening and supporting!

Best,

Jay Moberg
~ WUMB Music and Program Director

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