WUMB December Program Guide

Programming Highlights

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…

June Program Highlights

Acoustic Sunrise
6/4 – Birthdays for Kasey Chambers and Slaid Cleaves. New releases from Jason Isbell and more
6/11 – Birthdays for David Gray and Iain Matthews. Live in studio session from Alastair Moock
6/18 – Birthdays for Patty Larkin, Mark Erelli and Kathy Mattea. Live session from The Steel Wheels
6/25 – Birthday tribute to Dave Van Ronk. A live in studio session from Tom Rush.

Celtic Twilight
6/4 – Spotlighting Kevin Burke. He is one of the finest fiddlers in traditional music
6/11 – Celebrating the birthday of Andy Irvine, Irish folk musician, founding member of Planxty
6/18 – Father’s Day! We honor the dads who have recorded albums with their daughters
6/25 – Masters of the accordion. We showcase the expertise of John Whelan, Mick McAuley and the legendary, Jackie Daly. Read More…

May Program Highlights

E-Town
5/6 – Punch Brothers’ banjo player Noam Pikelny with his latest Universal Favorite. Also The Lee Boys.
5/13 – Mother-and-son folk duo Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear.  Also Lindi Ortega performs.
5/20 – Live music from singer/songwriter and musical powerhouse Aoife O’Donovan
5/27 – Two-time Grammy Award winner, and legendary singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell

Highway 61
5/6 – Birthday nods go to Donovan and Dave Mason
5/13 – Albert will say Happy Birthday to Steve Winwood and Jack Bruce
5/20 – Highway 61’s annual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration including music from Bob plus tons of covers!
5/27 – Albert will say Happy Birthday to the late Levon Helm and also John Fogerty from CCR. Read More…

April Program Highlights

Highway 61
4/1 Birthday nods and lots of music from Richard Thompson and Eric Clapton
4/8 Albert will feature an all instrumental Highway 61…nothing but instrumentals!
4/15 Albert will say Happy Birthday to Lowell George and Producer Paul Rothchild
4/22 a special tribute to Sandy Denny who passed away this week in 1978
4/29 a 4 hour celebration for Judy Collins and Pete Seeger Read More…

March Program Highlights

E-Town
3/4 – Calexico and Ray Wylie Hubbard
3/11 – David Bromberg and Jonatha Brooke
3/18 – Bob Schneider and Joan Shelley
3/25 – Colin Hay and Doyle Bramhall II

Highway 61
3/4 Townes Van Zandt/Lou Reed
3/11 James Taylor/Phil Lesh
3/18 Fred Neil/John Sebastian
3/25 Elton John

Folk Tales
3/4 The Carter Family, Dave Van Ronk, Bessie Smith
3/11 Mississippi John Hurt, House of the Rising Sun, Woody Guthrie
3/18 Scott Alarik’s favorite Folk Tales so far….
3/25 TBA Read More…