WUMB April Program Guide

Programming Highlights

April Programming Highlights

Acoustic Sunrise
4/1 – Huge Birthday celebrations for Emmylou Harris and Richard Thompson
4/8 – A focus on new and upcoming music with new releases from Joan Baez, Decemberists and more
4/15 – Happy Birthday to a music legend: Bessie Smith
4/22 – Songs for Earth Day and more
4/29 – Happy Birthday to Willie Nelson! Read More…

March Programming Highlights

Acoustic Sunrise
3/4 – New Music from Joan Baez and we’ll celebrate the birthday of Townes Van Zandt (3/7)
3/11 – CSNY are Grammy winners on this day in history. Happy B-day to James Taylor and Ry Cooder
3/18 – Neil Young scores his first #1 hit in 1972 and Happy Birthday to the late Solomon Burke
3/25 – Happy Birthday to Nick Lowe, Eric Clapton and Tracy Chapman Read More…

February Programming Highlights

Acoustic Sunrise
2/4 – Birthday nods to Jason Isbell, Laura Marling and more
2/11 – A birthday tribute to the great songwriter Carole King and more
2/18 – Acoustic Sunrise pays tribute to Nina Simone and more
2/25 – A George Harrison birthday tribute plus much more Read More…

January Programming Highlights

Acoustic Sunrise
1/7 – Happy Birthday to Joan Baez (1/9), Shawn Colvin (1/10), and Robert Earl Keen (1/11)
1/14 – Birthday celebrations for Musician/Producer T Bone Burnett and also Ellis Paul
1/21 – Happy Birthday to Jonatha Brooke (1/23) and much more
1/28 – A birthday celebration for the legendary Lucinda Williams (1/26) Read More…

December Programming Highlights

Acoustic Sunrise
12/3 – Happy Birthday to Chris Hillman, JJ Cale, Sonny Boy Williamson and Tom Waits
12/10 – Birthday nods go to Jakob Dylan, Dickey Betts
12/17 – We celebrate the birthday of local singer songwriter Lori McKenna
12/24 – Acoustic Sunrise Xmas!
12/31 – We usher in the New Year with Birthday nods to Odetta and more Read More…

November Programming Highlights

Acoustic Sunrise
11/5 – Tons of Birthdays! Lyle Lovett, KD Lang, Joni Mitchell, Ryan Adams and more!
11/12 – We say Happy 72nd Birthday to Neil Young!
11/19 – A birthday tribute to the late Jeff Buckley and more
11/26 – A special Bill Morrissey Tribute Read More…

October Programming Highlights

Acoustic Sunrise
10/1 – Happy Birthday to Gillian Welch and Keb Mo. Also new music from Stephen Stills & Judy Collins
10/8 – A special for John Prine’s Birthday (10/10)
10/15 – Paul Simon’s birthday is 10/13, and we’ll feature his music throughout the decades
10/22 – We’ll celebrate Josh Ritter’s birthday, as well as a tribute to the late Michael Troy
10/29 – Happy Birthday to Kate Campbell and Tom Paxton, as well as some spooky acoustic songs! Read More…

September Programming Highights

Acoustic Sunrise
9/3 – Birthday tributes for Buddy Miller, Peter Mulvey and Loudon Wainwright III
9/10 – We celebrate the birthday of Leo Kottke
9/17 – A birthday celebration for Maura O’Connell and more
9/24 – Birthday nods to Ani DiFranco and Bruce Springsteen Read More…

August Programming Highlights

Acoustic Sunrise
8/6 – Birthday tribute for Nanci Griffith plus a new release from Bruce Robison
8/13 – Lots of birthday tributes including Woody Guthrie, Roger McGuin and more
8/20 – Special tribute to Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs along with new music from Steve Earle
8/27 – A birthday tribute to Alison Krauss, Steve Goodman and singer/songwriter John Gorka

Celtic Twilight
8/6 – Music from Wales with the Welsh band Calandra and trad band Ar Log
8/13 – Honoring Irish musician/composer Donal Lunny. also celebrating the birthday of Maddie Prior
8/20 – Showcasing the Québécois fiddler and member of Celtic Fiddle Festival, André Brunet
8/27 – Remembering the birthday of the late John Cunningham, Scottish fiddler of Silly Wizard fame Read More…

July Program Highlights

Acoustic Sunrise
7/2 – Birthday tribute for Nanci Griffith plus a new release from Bruce Robison
7/9 – Lots of birthday tributes including Woody Guthrie, Roger McGuin and more
7/16 – A special tribute to Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs along with new music from Steve Earle
7/23 – A birthday tribute to Alison Krauss, Steve Goodman and singer songwriter John Gorka
7/30 – Birthday tributes to Folk legend Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and singer-songwriter Richard Shindell

Celtic Twilight
7/2 – Songs of Irish Independence. Irish songs have become part of America’s dream of independence
7/9 – Altan, Danu and Maura O’Connell among others. And local artists whom you might know
7/16 – We salute Cara Dillon, Northern Ireland songstress and songwriter in trad style
7/23 – We celebrate the 30th anniversary release of Mary Black’s stellar album, By The Time It Gets Dark.
7/30 – Masters of the Celtic Harp: we showcase some of the best Harpers such as William Jackson Read More…