WUMB April Program Guide

WUMB Acoustic Music Camps

April Guided Jam

Monday, April 12 at 8:00pm – Lorraine & Bennett Hammond’s Virtual Guided Jam!
Join Lorraine and Bennett’s guided jam for musicians of all levels. The Hammonds will encourage you to play and sing along, and give some basic guidance about the structure of each song as they introduce it. Read More…

2021 Virtual WUMB Blues Music Camp

In February I was asked to prepare our first virtual Blues Music Camp. I am excited to announce that the 2021 Blues Music Camp will run online, April 30-May 2.  I’m sure you’ll find a lot to interest you, offered by this talented group of instructors:

Scott Ainslie
Phil Wiggins
Miss Tess
Kemp Harris
Hubby Jenkins
Sarah Rogo
John Doershuk Read More…

SAMW Faculty Concert with Susie Burke & David Surette!

Consummate vocal stylist Susie Burke and multi-instrumentalist David Surette have long been SAMW mainstays, and we are delighted to present them as the featured artists for our April SAMW Faculty Concert on Monday, April 26 at 8pm.  Susie and David perform a wide range of contemporary, traditional and original folk and acoustic music in a style which blends technical mastery with heartfelt emotion, along with a whole lot of fun! Read More…

Jam Those Winter Blahs Away!

On Monday, March 8 at 8:00pm, join Lorraine and Bennett Hammond for their monthly Virtual Guided Jam.  Just sign in and have your instrument handy and your voice warmed up to play and sing along with the Hammonds. Read More…

SAMW Faculty Concert Features Ryan Lee Crosby

Ryan Lee Crosby’s music is a deep and thoughtful exploration of both traditional fingerstyle blues and classical North Indian raga, which he blends into a unique style that has been called “blues fusion.” Ryan was a standout at our 2019 Blues Music Camp, and we’re excited to present him on Monday, March 22nd at 8:00pm in our SAMW Faculty Concert! Read More…

Spend Sunday Mornings in The SAMW Café

On Sunday morning from 8am to noon, sit down with a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy The SAMW Café, WUMB’s weekly showcase for a wide-ranging blend of acoustic, folk, roots, blues, new and local music.  In the Café you’ll also hear featured music from our Acoustic Music Camps instructors, both current and going all the way back through the Music Camps program’s 25-year history. Read More…

SAMW Faculty Concert Features Sloan Wainwright!

This month’s SAMW Faculty Concert on February 22 at 8:00pm will showcase the gorgeous voice, skilled songwriting and inspired song interpretations of Sloan Wainwright! Read More…

Registration Is Open for Our Virtual WAMW 2021!!

WUMB will host our first Virtual Winter Acoustic Music Weekend March 12-14, 2021!!

Please join us online for this “hands-on from home” weekend of classes plus camaraderie, concerts and jams with our first-class lineup of instructors:

Guy Davis
John Doerschuk
Cliff Eberhardt
Lorraine Hammond
Bennett Hammond
Kerri Powers
Sloan Wainwright
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WUMB Music Camps Online in February!

WUMB’s Acoustic Music Camps program is pleased to announce THREE online events coming up in February.  Each one is in its own category, but all three share in the unique combination of community, cameraderie and musical excellence that define our Music Camps tradition.

Thursday, February 11 at 8:00pm – Charles Williams: A Life in Song
In this special presentation, beloved voice teacher Charles Williams will spend an hour telling stories from his life spent traveling the world and collaborating with the leading music, stage and film artists of the day.  Register here to join us for an evening of great stories from a great man. Read More…

Brooks Williams in Concert Online, Jan. 25!

The featured performer in our January SAMW Faculty Concert is Brooks Williams!  Join us online for an hour-long concert with one of our favorite instructors.  Brooks is a virtuoso guitarist, singer, songwriter and interpreter/arranger, and he will be playing for us live from England!  You won’t want to miss this opportunity to see and hear Brooks in this intimate setting. Read More…