WUMB October Program Guide

From the Studio

King of the Hillbilly Piano Players

As I look back over my old playlists from the Dixie Bee Line (every Saturday night from 9 – Midnight Eastern time) the one most consistently played artist jumps out as Moon Mullican.  Indeed, I have a ton of his material.  Thing is, it’s all good.  Read More…

August Is Blues Festivals Month!

August is the primary month for Blues festivals here in New England. It’s a great time to eat some fun food, gather with the family, taste some libations and of course hear some amazing music. It’s also a perfect showcase for both local talent and national acts that come directly to you…. Read More…

On Celtic Twilight this Month

I found a new release called We Banjo 3, which has a fun, summery vibe. The music is an amalgam of Americana, folk, bluegrass and Celtic. Read More…

Holly Celebrates Birthdays for Two Blues Greats

On July 1 we celebrate the birthdays of Blues greats, James Cotton and Willie Dixon, both born on the same day 20 years apart. Dixon was not only a noted bass player, but a prolific writer and penned many of the classic Blues tunes that we know today such as, “I Can’t Quit You Baby”, “Back Door Man” and “Spoonful” to name a few. Read More…

A New Music Recommend from Gail

Here’s a new album that I want to tell you about.

Runa, an Irish American band, celebrating their tenth year together, has released a 6th album, Ten, The Errant Night. Read More…

The Local Music Corner – Summer’s Here!!!!!!!!!!

One of the many things that resonate about Summer – besides the lack of snow shoveling and actually needing less hot water in the shower – is the Summer Song.  You know, a song that puts you in that Summer state of mind and goes on to give you sense-memories of the time.  I have one to nominate for this year.  Read More…

David Allan Coe

Friends, you know I take requests on the Dixie Bee Line.  Well, I’ve got some fans up on the north shore of Massachusetts that I know always give particularly interesting requests.  So when they asked for David Allan Coe, I said sure!  No problem. Read More…

Mavis Staples is 80!

We’re living in a unique time where many heritage artists of the past 50-60 years are still creating vibrant music well into later life. It’s a remarkable thing to hear artists like Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, and Leonard Cohen (before he passed at age 82 in 2016), continue to hone and define their sound decades after they first shared it with the world. Read More…

Hillbilly Summer

Now I know the singer/songwriter Greg Klyma as a fairly serious fan of Hank Williams Sr.  As am I!  So when I mentioned to Greg that if he ever felt like doing some serious Hank on the Dixie Bee Line, well, he’d be welcome.  Lo and behold, he said, how about June 1st?   Well, OK!   Read More…

The Local Music Corner

‘Tis the season! There are threats of summer breaking out. And very soon the sun itself (i.e., the calendar) will proclaim it to officially be Summer. It must be time to take the snow shovel and ice scraper out of the car. Read More…