WUMB August Program Guide

From the Studio

Acoustic Sunrise with Dave Palmater

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…

Dark Was the Night

- Saturday, 4/6 on “Dark Was the Night”: In recognition of National Poetry Month, I’ll feature poetry in song during the 10 PM hour from early blues, country, and rock ‘n’ roll musicians, as well as from singer/songwriters and some spoken word recordings. Read More…

Perry’s Album Surprise of the Month

Let me be the fifth person to echo this: there are so many highly anticipated new albums coming out now or since early February.  Richard Thompson, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell’s first project together since the ‘70’s , Billy Bragg’s first studio album in five years, Josh Ritter, Steve Earle.  It’s like a musical version of colorful flowers blooming together in bursts.  Yes, I am still enthusiastic about these projects. Read More…

Did you know….

“Did you know that Jimmy Reed’s wife, Mama Reed, can be heard singing on several Jimmy Reed classics including, “Baby, What You Want Me to Do”, “Bright Lights, Big City”, and “Big Boss Man”? Mama wasn’t credited as a background singer, but she was there to help Jimmy remember the lyrics to his own songs.”

Thanks for listening!
-Brendan Hogan
Dark was the Night   Saturdays 8–Midnight

Dark Was the Night with Brendan Hogan

American music can be full of machismo, bluster and bravado, but what happens when the tables are turned? “Dark Was the Night” will feature femme fatales from “Louise” to “Kind Hearted Woman”during the 10 PM hour 3/9.

Thanks for supporting WUMB and Dark Was the Night
-Brendan Hogan

Hello… My Name is ________

Hi it’s George Knight, your humble late night host here on WUMB. If you’re looking for a thorough explanation of the mathematical relationships of vocal harmonies, or a diatribe on manufacturing techniques of sitars, you won’t find them here. For this column I’ve gone with something a bit lighter… band names.  Read More…

Albert O Needs Your Input!

So…I’ve been mulling over doing an all instrumental H61 some weekend in the near future. I’ve posed the question to a few listeners who were 50/50 on the angle, so I’m presenting the question to you! Read More…

Did You know?

- Did you know that, although he was active as a performing musician through the 1930′s and 40′s, Howlin’ Wolf didn’t first record until 1951 when he was 41 years old?

Brendan Hogan
Dark Was the Night
Saturdays 8-Midnight

Fairport on Fairport

As you might guess from the fact that I’m a huge Richard Thompson fan, I’m also a huge Fairport Convention fan. I have all the albums (ALL of them) including all of the solo albums by anybody who was ever in the band for more than a day (like David Rea and Dan Ar Bras.) I’ve also been lucky enough to see them in concert, both here and in the UK, over a 40 year period. Yup, I’m a Fairport fan from the get. Read More…

The Sounds of Winter

So… with this time of year being when the weather typically has a hard time deciding what it wants to do, I’ve been thinking about how some songs can be more “summer” songs, and others can be “winter” songs, and what it is that makes a song feel right for a given season. I think a lot has to do with the instruments. Read More…