WUMB August Program Guide

From the Studio

IT’S A BEATLE BIRTHDAY MONTH!

June is always a very special, fun month on Breakfast With The BeatlesPaul McCartney’s birthday is a great reason to dedicate an entire show to Paul’s contribution to The Beatles and of course his celebrated solo career. Read More…

Summer Festival Season in Full Swing!

Made a “Bee Line” down to North Carolina for the Mount Airy Fiddler’s convention this past month, what a nice festival!  But it was wet, let me tell you something.  Turns out that Western NC has been getting pelted with rain for weeks and weeks, and the festival was not spared entirely.  I mean, tents were floating around.  But somehow that didn’t stop us all from jamming in the fields, but finding a place to put your cases down was a bit of a challenge.  Read More…

One Year At A Time – Is A Time Capsule

Putting together this monthly program is a joy for me, and I hope the audience comes along for the ride.  I’ve always been fascinated by all music, but popular music in particular offers up so many questions.  Read More…

Signs of Life Returning…

…and less fear of the heating bill!

Is it starting to happen? I think it’s starting to happen. Nearly each day of the last week or two, the human species (at least the human species as we know it in New England) is showing signs like an opening flower bulb: sailboats are appearing on the Charles River; little kids playing baseball have sprouted up on ballfields; buzzing human activity around live musicians and ice cream has returned to town squares during the day and the evening. And I myself…have taken the brazen step of removing my snow shovel and snow broom from the back seat of my car. Read More…

Dylan Devotee

It’s probably no secret to those who know me and/or listen to the Morning Show that I am a big fan of Bob Dylan’s music. The sound, the poetry, the attitude and mystery are foundational stuff for me. By that I mean, as far as I’m concerned, all roads run to and from Bob Dylan. His music serves as the hub to the spokes and wheel that is the whole of American music. So every May, around his birthday, I get excited to help plan special programming related to his music and legacy.  Read More…

April Pangs Are Over… Welcome May On Breakfast With The Beatles

Thanks to everyone who came to our “Give Peace A Dance” Party on Saturday night, April 28th in Norwood. We had a fantastic turnout of Beatles fans. Thanks to our two bands, The Oh Nos!!! and Walrus Gumboot! Two lucky people went home with a pair of tickets each to see Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band on Sept 17 at the Boch Wang Theater and many others walked away with original Beatles vinyl albums and CD’s. Read More…

Of Legends and Lore

Folk Tales pays homage to Texas blues legend and irrepressible raconteur Lightnin’ Hopkins on May 12, followed on the 19th by the folk-rocking Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, whose epic Will The Circle Be Unbroken connected the roots of country to the pop mainstream. Read More…

Cigareets, Whuskey, and Wild Women

Greetings, earthlings!  So this month I’ve conjured up a couple of interesting themes with some new material to go along with them, at least for the first couple of weeks of May!  On the first Saturday, May 5th, we’re going to sprinkle tobacco all over the Dixie Bee Line… a wide swath of smoking, tobacco, nicotine, etc.  America’s relationship to tobacco was MUCH different in the 20th century, as you’ll be quickly reminded.   Read More…

New Season, New Guest Mixes!

As we head into April, we’re looking forward to bringing you new episodes of Guest Mix on WUMB! First up will be Brooks Williams on Saturday, April 7th at 1 PM. Brooks is a stellar blues and roots guitar player and songwriter originally from Statesboro, GA. He spent years in the New England music scene and has been living in the UK for the past decade or so. Brooks will pick the songs and play DJ for the hour, and I would expect a lot of deep R&B, roots and blues picks. Read More…

Breakfast With The Beatles in April

Thanks to everyone who made a donation to WUMB on behalf of our Breakfast With The Beatles show. This was the very first time we participated in the WUMB’s Spring Fundraiser and we are grateful for such a huge response from you! We thank you! Read More…