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August 2020 Archives

Music In This Time Of Corona

We’re all not that different. However, a noted difference comes to some, due to circumstances beyond our control and how we react to them. My heart goes out to those we have lost to this dreaded virus and to those fighting it as we speak. Huge appreciation to all who are taking care of us all throughout this time. Music is a known healer. Let this time and WUMB be a soundtrack to help get us through.

Here are a few Blues songs with universal themes of life and love, troubles and humor. It’s also picnic and backyard bbq time: Read More…

“Live” Online….

As the months continue to pass by without concerts returning to the New England area venues we love, I’ve been getting a little dose of live music online. Many artists are still doing virtual concerts from their porches, kitchens, bedrooms and even bathrooms!  Read More…

August Is For Beatles

Historically, August is a very special month in the life of a devoted Beatle fan! Especially if you are a first-generation Beatles fan as I am! For it was in August 1965 and 1966 that The Beatles played Shea Stadium in New York City. These were historic concerts, with the first of the two shows breaking attendance records in America. Read More…

The Local Music Corner – Bob Bradshaw

Born in Cork, Ireland and living and making music in Boston for many years now, Bob Bradshaw has stepped out with another album, Queen Of The West. This is his 8th. If you look for albums that feel like a traveling companion, that become more dynamic on the headphones, or make you feel like you’ve been on an extensive road trip when you’ve finished listening…this album is right up your alley. Read More…

Spotlight on Paddy Moloney

I want to share with you some interesting stories that I read in a March 5th Patriot Ledger article about the Chieftains founder Paddy Moloney.

Paddy started the band back in 1962 and up until COVID-19, they were still touring. His first instrument was a tin whistle which his mother bought for him when he was six, as a last minute Christmas gift. He taught himself to play, and when he was nine or ten started lessons on the uillean pipes. Read More…

The Music of 1993

This month on One Year at a Time we listen to the music of 1993. A variety of styles from some familiar artists, and some artists who never became household names as well.  Read More…

RIP Peter Green

B.B. King once said of Peter Green, “He has the sweetest tone I’ve ever heard. He’s the only one that gives me the cold sweats.”

High praise from the man wrote the book on sweet tone.

Peter Green passed away on July 25th at the age of 73. He was the brilliant British blues guitar great whohad the talent and guts to replace Eric Clapton in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers at the height of Clapton’s God-like status in the UK, and who ultimately formed Fleetwood Mac in 1968, writing songs like “Albatross” and “Black Magic Woman” before dropping out in 1971.

There was not a better blues guitar player of his generation. Read More…


Hard to believe that we’re here in August as the Summer has both simultaneously flown and crawled by. It certainly has been interesting! With that, I hope you and your family are doing well and staying healthy! Here’s a quick update on some Programming topics for August.

Starting Friday, August 7th and going through Sunday, August 16th WUMB will be Fundraising. We always need your support, but you certainly don’t need me to tell you that these are interesting times for sure. Listener support has always been critical to WUMB but never more than right now. Because of Covid we’ve had to cancel our Music Camps for the time being, underwriters to WUMB have fewer advertising dollars, and UMass Boston as a whole needs to support the students on campus. All of those factors truly mean your pledge is more important than ever. If you could make a contribution we’d really appreciate it. You can make one anytime at wumb.org, and thank you! Read More…

Watch This Space…

…or visit the SAMW Website, because we are making plans!  Our Acoustic Music Camps may be on hold for in-person gathering and instruction, but that just means that we will be sharing our music and our community online, as much and as best we can.  Look for announcements for new offerings beginning in September.

The spirit of SAMW is alive and well at WUMB!!

August Member Benefits

The Members Corner

Message from the Membership Office:
Thank you for your continued support of WUMB!
The Membership Office continues to run on a limited schedule. Thank you for your patience during this time as we work to process donations and keep operations running.
Please note that voicemail will be checked and calls will be returned whenever possible, but the best way to contact the Membership Office will be via email at wumb.membership@umb.edu.
Please feel free to reach out if you have questions.

General Issues: wumb@umb.edu
Membership: wumb.membership@umb.edu

Keep safe, and be well!
Anita Lee
WUMB Membership Director Read More…