WUMB March Program Guide

February 2021 Archives

SAMW Faculty Concert Features Sloan Wainwright!

This month’s SAMW Faculty Concert on February 22 at 8:00pm will showcase the gorgeous voice, skilled songwriting and inspired song interpretations of Sloan Wainwright! Read More…

Registration Is Open for Our Virtual WAMW 2021!!

WUMB will host our first Virtual Winter Acoustic Music Weekend March 12-14, 2021!!

Please join us online for this “hands-on from home” weekend of classes plus camaraderie, concerts and jams with our first-class lineup of instructors:

Guy Davis
John Doerschuk
Cliff Eberhardt
Lorraine Hammond
Bennett Hammond
Kerri Powers
Sloan Wainwright
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Celebrating the Man in Black

Johnny Cash was not typical, even among icons. His music embodies so much, yet he stands alone as an artist. All roads run through Johnny. He was more of a rock ‘n’ roll star than his Sun Records label mates Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis, though he was not marketed as such. He did not serve time in prison, but cared for incarcerated people and inspired one of them to become a country icon themselves. Read More…

NEW ALBUM from Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh is an award-winning trad singer and musician from Co. Kerry. She’s a top exponent of Sean Nos style and has been the lead singer and flute player with Danu for over thirteen years. Read More…

Groundhog Day Music Forecast!

-hello once again! hard to believe it’s February already! I’m writing this on Groundhog Day from the South Shore where we luckily got no snow at all from the massive Nor’easter as opposed to most, just a basement full of water…

-so…once again (and it always surprises me) another great month of music forecast for February ’21 starting with the weekend of the 6th: Al Kooper, Carole King, Tom Rush and Bob Marley for starters… on the 13th expect a lot of Eric Andersen & Tim Buckley, two romantic songwriters born on Valentine’s Day, 1941 and 1947 respectively…we’ll also dip into the H61 V-Day library for a smattering of appropriate songs so if there’s a track that’s near and dear from the 60’s and 70’s don’t hesitate to shoot me that suggestion at albert.o@wumb.orgRead More…

February is Favorites Month for Guest Mix

It’s been four months since we relaunched Guest Mix, and I thought that the chill of February would be a good time to revisit some of my favorite episodes (although, of course, I’ve enjoyed them all). Thank you, dear listeners and members, as always, for tuning in and supporting this radio station. Here’s what’s in store for February 2021: Read More…

Music of Change from Lithuania

When the wall was finally disintegrating between the east and west in Berlin, there were huge changes underway all over the whole of Europe, and particularly so in former satellites, who began to feel a new sense of independence and artistic freedom, and it was reflected in the music especially powerfully. Here’s a delightful example of a group from Lithuania called Antis that was a big part of that wave of social criticism and joy- it’s a video of a song called Debesys (clouds) that beautifully evokes that newly awakened feeling, with ordinary folks wandering onto the set from the streets of Vilnius and grinning at the cameras.
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New from Barry Gibb: Greenfields

I’ve been impressed with the amount of new releases we’ve been receiving this winter. I wanted to mention one that I think is particularly fun and a bright spot during these gray & cold days.

Barry Gibb of Bee Gees fame just released an amazing album called Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook Vol. 1. It’s a collection of Bee Gees songs reimagined as country/Americana with a slew of Nashville heavyweights.  I grew up in the Bee Gees era, I wasn’t a huge fan of their disco music of the late 70;s, but I bought every one of their pop  singles in the early 1970’s. Songs like “Run To Me,” “Lonely Days,” “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart”…pure pop goodness! Read More…

The Local Music Corner

This just in from Mark Erelli

He is about to release an EP on February 12, called Jackpot. Judging by what he says in his latest newsletter (which you can read at MarkErelli.com), the title refers at least in part to his good fortune – and the “that would never happen” circumstance – in meeting his wife. Read More…

The Beatles: Up On the Roof

It was January 30, 1969; The Beatles traveled up a few flights of stairs to perform for the very last time in public.

It has since become a historic day in Beatles’ history.

Thousands upon thousands of fans make the pilgrimage to London each year (at least before COVID-19) to see exactly where it happened 52 years ago! Read More…