WUMB September Program Guide

News

WUMB Presents: The Burren Concert Series

For quite some time I’ve been promising some big news and this month I finally get to spill the beans!

WUMB is very pleased to announce a new partnership with The Burren in Somerville.  Each 3rd Thursday of every month (except for October) we’re going to be sponsoring a live concert and broadcast at the Burren.  Tickets will go on sale to the general public for each show, but WUMB Members get a very big discount!

We’re excited about this for a number of reasons but the biggest is to be able to celebrate Local Music.  The Burren has been essential to the local music scene over the years and we think this is going to be a tremendous partnership!

So here are the details:  Christian McNeill (who is incredible) will be our first featured guest on Thursday, September 15th.  If you’d like to purchase tickets you can do so here:  https://tickets.burren.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=75.

Tickets are 12.00 to the general public, 16.00 day of, but WUMB Members only pay 5.00.  Use the coupon code WUMB919

If you can’t make it this month it’s okay!  Again, we’re doing this EVERY MONTH.  If you don’t live locally or can’t get into town you can listen live as it happens at wumb.org.

Can you tell we’re excited about this?  We hope to see you there!

Best,

Jay Moberg

WUMB Music & Program Director

 

WUMB Presents American Traditional Song Symposium 

SAVE THE DATES:  On November 18 & 19 WUMB, in association with UMass Boston, the Folksong Society of Greater Boston and the Country Dance and Song Society of America will present a two-day event focused on “the rich and varied voice of American life, history and culture.”

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Come Make Music With Us This Fall!

Registration is now open for WUMB’s very first Fall Acoustic Music Weekend, which will take place October 7 – 9 at the Grotonwood Conference Center in Groton, MA. Join us for a full schedule of classes, concerts, camaraderie and great guided and free-style jam sessions, in this beautiful setting nestled within the New England autumn woods.

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Acoustic Sunrise is Back on WUMB!

Acoustic Sunrise, WUMB’s Sunday morning mix of favorites from vintage to brand-new, has returned to the airwaves, hosted by local folk performer Buffie Groves.  Buffie is bringing “a little bit of everything” to the Acoustic Sunrise playlist, and her strategy for choosing tracks is simple – if she likes it, she’ll play it!  Of course, she hopes that you will like it, too, and along the way she’ll offer background and interesting bits of information that will add to your enjoyment of the songs.

So tune in every Sunday morning from 8 a.m. – noon, or listen live on the Web at wumb.org, and be a part of the Acoustic Sunrise community!

WUMB Announces the first Fall Music Weekend!

WUMB will host the very first Fall Acoustic Music Weekend October 7 – 9 at the Grotonwood Conference Center in Groton, MA.  Join us at this acoustic music retreat nestled within the beautiful New England autumn woods for a full schedule of classes, concerts, and great guided and free-style jam sessions. Pete & Maura Kennedy will help us launch this new venture, joined by fellow instructors Bob Franke, Martin Grosswendt, Lorraine and Bennett Hammond, Sally Rogers and sound guru John Doerschuk.  For over 20 years WUMB has been sponsoring adult Acoustic Music Camps, and we are so excited this year to be able to offer a weekend in the fall.

Come and help us start a new tradition! For all of the details, and to reserve your place, please visit the SAMW Website, or call 617-287-6900.

Visit the new WUMB SAMW Website!

For over 20 years WUMB has been sponsoring adult Acoustic Music Camps.  We began with the Summer Acoustic Music Week (SAMW), which was so successful that it quickly grew into two weeks each summer!  Then in 2013 we added a Winter Weekend, and are now preparing for its 5th year.  And this year we are launching the first ever Fall Weekend, as the demand for our camps continues to grow within the WUMB and larger folk music community.  The success of these camps continues to be a source of pride and a significant part of the WUMB mission to provide listeners with opportunities to share and enjoy folk and acoustic music in all parts of their lives. Read More…

The WUMB Annual BBQ – Great Food, Great Music and Great Support for WUMB Radio!

On June 12, over 100 listeners and supporters of WUMB gathered at Mother’s Rest on Carson Beach in Dorchester to socialize, eat, and listen to a fantastic concert from Tim O’Brien, the featured performer at this year’s annual WUMB BBQ.  The delicious food was provided by Blue Ribbon BBQ, and though the wind threatened to blow the plates off the tables it was welcome under the bright sunshine.  WUMB staff and announcers mingled with listeners, a very good time was had by all, and proceeds from the event will help to fund programming at WUMB.  Over 50% of WUMB’s operating budget is provided by contributions from listeners, and this year’s BBQ was a terrific way to party with friends while providing essential support for the station.

So watch for next year’s announcement, and get ready to join us for food, fun and terrific music, all in support of WUMB!

Notes from the Program Director

Hello and I hope you’re doing well as we finally head back into warmer climates!  Here are some notes from programming here at WUMB….

I really hope you enjoyed our Day of Dylan this past Tuesday, May 24th.  We put together an entire day of programming to pay tribute to the one and only Bob Dylan.  We got to play an amazing array of covers and originals throughout the day to present a really unique birthday celebration.  It’s support from listeners just like you that allows us to take chances and do something a little outside the box.  So…thank you! Read More…

SAMW is Right Around the Corner

Summer Acoustic Music Week is back and better than ever! In a little over a month, SAMW will be kicking off its 21st year along the beautiful shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. Week 1 will go from July 10-16 and week 2 will be August 14-20. Students will be joined by our 14 fabulous teachers as they jam, workshop, collaborate and learn together. This year we also welcome the incredible Hubby Jenkins to the SAMW family. Jenkins will be teaching African American Music, Stories, History and Music of Joe and Odell Thompson on Banjo during week two. No matter your skill or experience, you are guaranteed to have a blast at SAMW and make summer musical memories that will last a lifetime.

Be sure to check out our website, wumb.org/samw/home/ for more information on classes and instructors.

This year’s SAMW has sold out in record time and we couldn’t be happier! Both weeks are now full, but if you missed out on signing up and would like to be placed on the waiting list, call 617-287-6915. Waiting list spots are first come first served basis on availability, and being on the waiting list does not guarantee you a spot at SAMW 2016. But remember, there’s always next year!

General Station Information

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