WUMB November Program Guide

From the Studio

Wow!!

Wow, what a Fall Fundraiser! Thank you so much to all of our new and renewing members, sustaining members, those who made additional donations to WUMB, and those contributed to the pre-drive. As a staff, we’ve been a part of a lot of fundraisers here at WUMB, but nothing quite like what you did this October. It was incredible! Read More…

Thank You!!

Thank you for the virtual hug, WUMB members and supporters! Your generosity never ceases to amaze me. You are truly the heart and soul of this radio station. Read More…

The Local Music Corner – Goodbyes (for now), Hello Again, and Where We’ve Been

I have to begin by looking back…before we look forward to something in Spring.

October 13th saw a pretty tremendous send-off to Christian McNeill, who is planning on moving back to his native Ireland. It wasn’t simply one of his last shows in the area. It was a gathering of so many of the musicians he’s played and recorded with over the years. It was a gathering of some of the first people he’d met and worked with after he arrived in Boston over 20 years ago. So what was billed as “The Long Goodbye” (the show at The Burren in Somerville) was at times an emotional affair for the players as well as the fans. Read More…

LOCAL BLUES for October

New England has a plethora of great music and musicians. These past couple of months some really fine new cds have come across my spinner and I’d love to share a few with you. I’ll be spotlighting several of them this month as well as a continuing to play a couple from last month that deserve mention. Read More…

It’s a Thousand Pages, Give or Take a Few

I mean, it’s not…not right/write now.

What to write what to write what to write…

I seem to be suffering from a bit of writer’s block. Unfortunately, I don’t have a liquor cabinet handy to open up for inspiration like Celia Woodsmith and her “Bourbon Hound” song. Given the giant pile of books I just returned to the library & all the music in my phone “history,” perhaps I am in more of a content consumption mode than a content creation mode? Read More…

THE LOCAL MUSIC CORNER

A fond farewell, two fun annual local music festivals, and some notable concerts by area artists. October is shaping up to be pretty packed for Local Music. Let’s dive into it.

I was going to save this item as a “last but not nearly least” entry. But I’ve got to lead with it… Read More…

Big Time in Amsterdam

Summer is my favorite time of the year, although, I tend not to get too much time off. I’m not especially bothered by the lack of vacation as getting around is so much easier between reasonable weather & light traffic. My slow time will kick in post Labor Day. So, I’m hoping to have a solid 6 weeks of hiding before all of the year end stuff starts. Read More…

September Sighs – Local Music Events to Have You Looking Forward to September

September already…sigh. I guess it’s time to reflect on our summer highlights. Music-wise, I think of seeing Australia’s The Waifs (or WAiFS from their early days, which probably stands for Western Australian Folk Singers). I’ve been curious about them for about 15 years; they’ve been a band for most of 27. The Waifs are really big in Australia. How big? In Boston, we’d refer to them as “Yuuuuge!” Yes, with the extra “u’s.” They play for thousands Down Under. Read More…

Louisiana Swings on the Dixie Bee Line!

For the last few years there has been a growing cabal of terrific musicians in and around Lafayette Louisiana that have been putting out great, authentic, old-style, hard-core Country Music.  You might know some of these names, Kelli Jones-Savoy, Joel Savoy, Caleb Klauder, Courtney Granger, to name a few.  Read More…

The Influence and Legacy of Hank Williams Sr. on the 96th Anniversary of His Birth

Hank Williams Sr.’s life is a tale of incredible talent, artistic vision, influence, and career success. His songs and recordings have influenced many of the giants of 20th (and 21st) century songwriting, from Bob Dylan to Merle Haggard, Chuck Berry to Norah Jones. Williams’ life was also one fraught with pain and addiction, ultimately leading to his lonely demise in the back seat of a Cadillac at the age of 29. Read More…