Trad Folk once again blurs the lines between vintage blues, bluegrass, old-time country, country and western, western swing, honky-tonk, hillbilly, rockabilly, truck driving songs and more! Read More…
Tune in Saturday, June 10th! I will be celebrating my 10th year in radio. During the 10pm hour I will play and talk about songs that got me interested in blues, roots and songwriter, inspiring me into my career.
See you there!
Dark Was the Night
Did you know:
Memphis blues guitarist Pat Hare – who had one of the first distorted electric guitar sounds on record – recorded a song in 1954 at Sun Studio called “I’m Gonna Murder My Baby”, and in 1963 he did just that. Hare shot dead his girlfriend and a responding Chicago police officer and spent the rest of his life in prison
- Did you know Little Walter was a big part of Muddy Waters’ electrified Chicago blues sound in the early 50s, but decided to front his own group when a patron in a bar tipped Little Walter less than the rest of Muddy’s band? We’ll celebrate the music of Walter in recognition of his birthday on 5/1.
May has got to be one of my favorite months in the year for so many reasons…too many to mention here. On top of the obvious weather references May is a darn fine month for musical birthdays as well. Pete Seeger, Judy Collins and more all call May their month….but on the 24th it’s the birthday of Bob Dylan.
In just the last couple of months new albums have arrived from three of my favorite Canadian Singer/Songwriters. All three arrived with basically the same message: recorded after suffering some troubled times.
In the last few months we’ve added almost 1400 new (old) songs to the “Traditional Folk” music library! Read More…
You might be wondering what’s up with Sunday mornings and Acoustic Sunrise. Well, I have to admit that I’ve had a ball digging back into the dark, dusty (and I do mean DUSTY!) corners of the WUMB music library, for songs, and artists that, at least I, haven’t heard for a very long time. It’s amazing what you find when you delve into the back catalog of folks like the Bills (Morrissey, Miller, and Staines… not the band formerly called the Bill Hilly Band… though them too,) or the Toms (Rush, Paxton and Dundee.) Read More…