WUMB August Program Guide

Programming Highlights

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

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

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…

February Program Highlights

2/5 We will visit in northern South America, arriving in the musical powerhouse of Colombia
2/12 Music from Venezuela and to the East as far as Guiana
2/19 We jump off into the Caribbean to Trinidad and Tobago, and on to the north
2/26 Warm weather today as we travel up into the amazing music of the Caribbean

Local Folk
2/4 Jay Psaros live in studio at 7pm
2/11 Author Cliff Murphy joins us to discuss the history of New England country music
2/18 Local Love (and Anti-Love) Songs for Valentine’s Day
2/25 Music from Lula Wiles, Jeffery Foucault, Lisa Bastoni, and more

Highway 61
2/4 Graham Nash/Tom Rush/Al Kooper
2/11 Tim Buckley/Eric Andersen
2/18 Buffy Sainte-Marie/Randy California
2/25 George Harrison/Johnny Cash

Live at WUMB
2/3 Barnstar!
2/21 Lisa Hannigan
2/23 Dead Man Winter (Dave Simonette of Trampled By Turtles)
2/24 Rose Cousins

Acoustic Sunrise
2/5 Birthday nods to Bill Staines, Eva Cassidy and more
2/12 Birthday celebrations for Carole King, Josh White, Priscilla Herdman
2/19 Music from Frazey Ford, Chris Thile and more
2/26 Birthdays for Ralph Stanley, Johnny Cash, John Fahey Read More…

January Programming Highlights

Dixie Bee Line
1/7 Deep catalogue Hillbilly from Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Ray Price, and many more.
1/14 Blurring the lines between Blues and Country: A.P. Carter, Doc & Merle Watson, and more


1/8 A visit to Brazil, with some classics as well as new artists from Rio and Sao Paulo
1/15 Argentina w/ music from the new Tango scene, along with Astor Piazzolla
1/22 Music from Uruguay, Bolivia and Chile with a special visit to the folk traditions of the Andes
1/29 We travel up the west coast of South America to Peru and Ecuador
Local Folk
1/7 New music from Ali McGuirk, Chuck McDermott, and more
1/14 Dennis Brennan joins us live in studio
1/21 Favorite songs of 2016, as picked by local musicians
1/28 An exploration of the South Shore music scene, plus more Local Folk favorites
Highway 61
1/7 Albert will say Happy Birthday to Joan Baez, Sandy Denny and David Bowie
1/14 Birthday nods to the legendary Allen Toussaint and Mick Taylor
1/21 Albert will celebrate the birthday anniversary of Richie Havens and Janis Joplin
1/28 The much requested “Long Songs, Part 2”. Nothing but long songs throughout the show!

Live at WUMB
1/11 Girls, Guns & Glory 2:30pm
1/12 Catie Curtis 11am
1/18 Liv Taylor 1pm
1/20 Lisa Bastoni
1/24 Joan Shelley
1/26 The Devil Makes Three 4pm
1/27 The Band of Heathens 4pm Read More…