WUMB April Program Guide

From the Studio

Sundays in April with Perry

Hi everybody, I hope you are keeping healthy, safe, and sane. Sometimes a time like Sunday morning is just the right place for a re-set. And Sunday Morning Brew will continue to present you with that kind of sound track. Read More…

Hi, Blues Folks!

I’m going to welcome Spring and April with some upbeat songs for you to check out and to keep us movin’ and groovin’. Let’s start off with two tunes from Memphis’ own, the late Preston Shannon:
1. Preston Shannon-“You Gotta Move” from his Dust My Broom cd
2. Preston Shannon-“Honky Tonk” (Dust My Broom) Read More…

H61 in April

well, we ‘speak’ again, this mode being the MO these days for everything we’re going through…as you’ve noticed, we’ve been allowed to work, to stay on the air, which hopefully is at  the very least lending you some sort of comfort and companionship during these admittedly odd times…so, here’s what you can look forward to as far as H61 goes for the merry month of April… Read More…

Welcome to April!

I hope you and yours are doing well. Here at WUMB we are grateful for the opportunity to try to keep you company, entertained, and informed during these unsettled times. Music has a wonderful way of bringing us together through shared experience, and through celebration of our culture. Music can be catharsis, and it can be a great escape. It can say what we’re feeling, and it can make us feel better. We intend to continue bringing you more music while heading into April, both on The Morning Show and on WUMB as a whole. Thanks for listening and thanks for your support. Read More…

The Local Music Corner

All these years that I’ve felt resistant, sometimes disdainful of the techno-remote life. Online universities – ha! No learning of social interaction skills in that college experience. Last month I was interviewed online by three people from a medical patient support company. “Your office is in Back Bay, I’ll meet you in person,” I suggested. “No, that’s OK,” they insisted. And the people who webcast their fantasy gossip shows in hopes of becoming “online celebrities.”

Thanks to the current virus situation, they all look like GENIUSES. Read More…

A Beatles Song for Any Occasion

As many Beatles fans young and old have come to realize, there is indeed a Beatles song for every moment and for every occasion. Read More…

See the Way She Walks, See the Way She Talks

A few weeks back, Leif Vollebekk was on World Cafe talking about his synesthesia, i.e. he sees colors when he creates music. According to the interview, he was directing his backing band to play something “golden” and that’s how “Hot Tears” came about. Even though I don’t see colors when I hear music, I can sense the warmth he may have been going for if he was looking for something that sounds yellowish. Read More…

March on H61

hello and happy early spring!!! back to a four weekend month this (seemingly) early spring we’re experiencing, two of the weekends (the 14th & 21st) once again depending on that patented H61 generosity as part of our annual spring fundraiser… Read More…

The Local Music Corner

Well, what a largely pleasant February we had. It’s usually the worst weather month of the year in Boston. But that’s three consecutive mostly pleasant Februaries we’ve had. We’ll see if March is pleasant to us. Read More…

Van at Yoshi’s

Call me crazy. I flew from across the country last month to see Van Morrison perform in Oakland, California. This was serious bucket-list territory for me, having wanted to see Morrison ever since hearing the Moondance album as a kid. I had tickets to a 1999 show boasting Van as headliner – the Fleadh Festival at Suffolk Downs, in Boston – but Van wasn’t feeling well that day and didn’t make the trip from Ireland. Read More…