WUMB November Program Guide

From the Studio

A “Thank You” and a Pledge from Highway 61

Hard to believe it’s November already, and before we get to this month’s Highway 61 features a thousand and one thanks to all who pledged/donated/contributed to WUMB via H61 the past two weekends!! As usual, we look forward to keeping up our end of the deal and continue to maintain AND improve upon our H61 weekends…with that in mind… Read More…

Giving Thanks and Family Connections

My family, both immediate and a few branches out, never spread very far away. For the most part we’ve all remained a nucleus set up in and around New England, and even then we’re primarily in Massachusetts. It just worked out that way. This is a great place to work and live, and while some of us have roamed, home for most of us remains within an hour’s drive of each other. It’s nice to know we’re growing generations here. Read More…

Fundraising, From The Other Side Of The Mic 

Our fall fundraiser has come and gone and you probably heard – we met our most ambitious goal yet, and ahead of schedule! I’ve run into many listeners who were thrilled to be part of such a successful drive and a few who said they had a lot of enjoyable moments listening to us raise money! Read More…

Folk Tales Looks at Legends

Folk Tales is peeking behind the legends this month. November 4, it’s an artist whose music is more famous than he is, the guy Bono calls “the Quincy Jones of Irish music,” Donal Lunny. November 11, a genius whose life was even larger than his legend, bluesman-preacher, Reverend Gary Davis, who revolutionized the folk guitar. November 18, it’s another guitar legend, the beloved Appalachian picker Doc Watson. Read More…

Great Music This Month on Celtic Twilight!

There’s so much great music coming up on Celtic Twilight this month! On November 5 we honor the Clancy Brothers, who left a great legacy in Irish music. They were the first folk group to include theatrics in their stage performances, including poetry and witty banter, which seemed spontaneous but really was a deliberate setup for each song. Liam Clancy said that they crafted their performance like a Eugene O’Neill play. Bob Dylan, who was their opening act in Greenwich Village in the 60’s, called Liam Clancy the greatest ballad singer ever! Read More…

New Three-Hour Dixie Bee Line!

Thanks to all my listeners for your great support!   The station heard you, and has extended the Dixie Bee Line to three hours, from 9pm to midnite on Saturdays. Between that and Holly’s Spinning the Blues from 6 o’clock until 9 o’clock, radio is good again on Saturday nights!!    Read More…

New Music for a New Season

As summer ends and fall begins, I’m one of the few people I know who has a difficult time adjusting. Most of my friends rejoice that sweater weather has arrived. They embrace warm drinks and football season. Me, I’m a summer girl, so this time of year is a tough transition. Read More…

Music and Memories

A lot of the formative moments I have with music occur with headphones on. There’s something to be said about getting lost in a song or an album; alone and cocooned away from the world.  You can really get to know something one-on-one that way. Nothing to get in between, no distractions. As a teen, many of these headphone moments occurred for me at this time of year: Fall; the start of a new school year. New anxieties, new ways to get lost. Back then I was always looking for a way to escape. Music gave me that. Read More…

A Couple of Albums on the Perry Radar

The other day, it just hit me. No wavering. No maybe this, maybe that. Certainly no six-of-one-half-dozen-of-the-other. I had to face the fact.

I just like this guy’s music. Read More…

Folk Tales: Now We Are Two

Folk Tales toddles into its second year October 7, visiting the Charles River Valley Boys, who proved that Yankees can play bluegrass, and that you can even pick’n’grin to the Beatles––starting a revolution in the old mountain music. Read More…