WUMB May Program Guide

Programming Highlights

June Programming Highlights

Local Folk with Patrick Coman

6/20  Jenee Halstead will be live in studio to talk about her new EP


American Routes

6/7 – Kingpins of the Gulf Coast: Rodney Crowell & Dr. John

6/14 – Downhome in the Big City: Norah Jones & Andy Statman Read More…

May Programming Highlights

Celtic Twilight

May 3    Accordionist Mairtin O’Connor, just named Ireland’s 2015 Traditional Musician of the Year is celebrated.

May 10   Irish legendary singer Christy Moore celebrates a birthday.

May 17   Mary Black, Paul Brady and Martin Carthy all celebrate birthdays this week.

May 24   Irish American Flute Player and founder of the band Cherish the Ladies Joannie Madden celebrates a birthday today.

May 31   On Memorial Day we’ll hear Celtic songs of remembrance in honor of fallen heroes. Read More…

April Programming Highlights

American Routes

4/5 – Lovers, Brothers and Others: Making Sweet Music Together

4/12 – Festival Time in Lafayette, LA

4/19 – Guitar Heroes: Pat Martino & Ben Hall

Mountain Stage

4/4 – Ray Wylie Hubbard, Dale Watson, the Mastersons, Larkin Poe, and Malcolm Holcombe

4/11 – John Pizzarelli, Allen Toussaint, and Caroline Rose

4/18 – Randy Newman, Richard Thompson, Matapat; Reader / Gregson / Hewerdine

4/25 – Jose Gonzales, 17 Hippies, Mia Doi Todd, The Everybodyfields, Julia Douglas Read More…

March Programming Highlights

American Routes

March 8 – Alabama Bound

March 15 – Richard Thompson & Zachary Richard

March 22 – Soul Sisters

March 29 – Men of Steel and Soul: The Campbell Brothers and Walter “Wolfman” Washington


Mountain Stage

March 7 – Rodney Crowell, The Infamous Stringdusters, Elephant Revival, The Sea The Sea & Tattletale Saints

March 14 – Solas, Michael Martin Murphey, Mark Mulcahy, Sean Keane & Logan Brill

March 21 – Lee Ann Womack, Mac McAnally, Angaleena Presley, Charlie Worsham & Kristin Andreassen

March 28 – Greensky Bluegrass, Cabinet, Hot Club of Cowtown, The Carper Family, David Morris & Jack Ballengee Morris

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February Programming Highlights


2/7 – Pokey Lafarge and the South City Three / Shovels and Rope

2/14 – Lucy Rose / Big Al Anderson

2/21 – Justin Townes Earle / Sam Baker

2/28 – Big Head Todd and the Monsters / Jesca Hoop


American Routes

2/8 – Hard Times and Honky Tonks: Dale Watson, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings

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January Programming Highlights

World Café-  M-F  10pm

– Monday, January 12, 2015:  New Orleans rock band, The Revivalists, are back with their new album City of Sound.

-Tuesday, January 13, 2015:  Roger Hodgson stops by to discuss the remastered deluxe edition of Supertramp’s 1974 breakthrough album, Crime Of The Century.

-Wednesday, January 14, 2015: Rain Plans is the latest release from singer-songwriter Israel Nash.

-Thursday, January 15, 2015: Son Little is the stage name of Aaron Earl Livingston – his new EP is Things I Forgot.

-Friday, January 16, 2015: The Vintage Cafe returns to a discussion and performance from last year with punk-rock group, Against Me!

-Monday, January 19, 2015: Singer – Songwriter Ryan Bingham plays a solo acoustic set of music from his new album Fear and Saturday Night and chats with host, David Dye, for a Special Producers Session.

-Tuesday, January 20, 2015: The Decemberists are back from their hiatus with a new album titled What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World.

-Wednesday, January 21, 2015: 77 is the new hard-hitting album by punk rock trio, Nude Beach.

-Thursday, January 22, 2015: Canadian Indie Pop Rockers Alvvays have released their eponymous debut album, Alvvays.

-Friday, January, 23, 2015: David talks to Marty Stewart about his double album Saturday Night/ Sunday Morning in this edition of the Vintage Cafe.


American Routes-  Sunday’s at Noon

Jan 11 – Creole Eyes and Classical Ears: Van Dyke Parks & Tom McDermott

Jan 18- Words and Music in the Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 25 – Jesse Winchester, Wayne & Jayne Henderson


Mountain Stage- Saturday’s at 2pm

Jan 17 – James McMurtry, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Devil Makes Three, Lily & Madeleine

Jan 24 – Lisa Loeb, Black Prairie, The Stray Birds, Rose Cousins, Joan Shelley

Jan 31 – Lake Street Dive, The Steel Wheels, Gregory Alan Isokov, Willie Sugarcapps, Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy


E-Town- Saturday’s at 7am

Jan 3 – Band Of Horses / Colin Hay

Jan 10 – Leon Russell / Caitlin Rose

Jan 17 – Bruce Cockburn / Kat Edmonson

Jan 24 – The Devil Makes Three / Parker Millsap

Jan 31 – The Lumineers / Zoe Keating


H61 Revisted- Saturday’s at Noon

Jan 3 – Stephen Stills, Sandy Denny, Van Dyke Parks & Country Joe McDonald

Jan 10 – Joan Baez, Jimmy Page, Rod Stewart & Chris Bell

Jan 17 – Mick Taylor, Phil Everly, Janis Joplin & Capt. Beefheart

Jan 24 – Richie Havens, Ashley Hutchings, Warren Zevon & Sam Cooke

December Programming Highlights

Live @ WUMB
12/2 – Sacred Shakers

12/3 – Kerri Powers

12/9 – Tom Rush


Commonwealth Journal
12/07 – Impact of Digital Media – Brian Halley, UMass Press Editor – Rachel Rubin

12/14 – Global Film Network – Regge Life, Founder, Global Film Network – Rachel Rubin

12/21 – Gus Speth on Global Environmental Policy – James Gustave Speth, Cofounder of the Natural Resources Defense Council and the World Resources Institute, Commencement Speaker – Ira Jackson

12-28 -The Perfect Ghost –  Author Linda Barnes – Rachel Rubin Read More…

October Programming Highlights

Highway 61

10/4 – Steve Miller, Tony Glover, Jim Fielder and Dino Valenti


American Routes

10/5 – Lovers, Brothers and Others: Making Sweet Music Together

10/12 – By Any Other Name… Read More…

September Program Highlights

American Routes:  Sunday, Noon-2pm

-September 7 – Soul Sisters

-September 14 – Get Rhythm: A Tribute to Johnny Cash

-September 21 – Festivals Acadiens et Creoles and New Orleans Nightlife


Mountain Stage: Saturday, 2pm-4pm

-September 6 – Patty Griffin, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Parker Millsap & The Head and the Heart

-September 13 -The Autumn Defense, Twin Forks, Driftwood, Casey Neill & Robby Hecht

-September 20 -The Paul Thorn Band, Billy Joe Shaver, The Holmes Brothers & Candi Staton

-September 27 – Rosanne Cash, Chuck Mead (Of BR549) & His Grassy Knoll Boys, Willie Watson & Hurray for the Riff Raff Read More…

August Programming Highlights

Live @ WUMB

-8/7   Lera Lynn   4pm


American Routes

-8/3 – Music and Memories Along the Mississippi: the Lewis Family Museum, Haney’s Big House & New Orleans Jazz Funeral
-8/10 – Mr. Soul: A Tribute to Sam Cooke
-8/17 – Singing of Deltas and Bayous: Iris DeMent and Lost Bayou Ramblers


Mountain Stage

-8/2 – Ani DiFranco, Dawes & Dave Mason
-8/9 – Ashley Monroe, Jesse Winchester & Scott Miller w/ Rayna Gellert
-8/16 – Brett Dennen, Joy Kills Sorrow & The James Hunter Six
-8/23 – Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott, Sarah Jarosz, Old Man Luedecke & The Deadly Gentlemen
-8/30 – Steep Canyon Ranger’s, Robbie Fulks, Mason Jennings & The Greencards

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