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WUMB Acoustic Music Camps

Coming Up in WUMB’s Acoustic Music Camps

As we move into the fall, we are preparing for more of our Acoustic Music weekend camps!  Our first Blues Music Camp was so successful that we are excited to hold our second Blues Camp from November 8-10 at the Grotonwood Camp and Conference center in Groton, MA.   Read More…

2019 WUMB Blues Music Camp

I’m very excited to open registration for the 2019 WUMB Blues Music Camp! Last year’s camp was our first time trying a blues-centric weekend of classes. It was so much fun and was such a success that Camp Director Patty Domeniconi and I decided to get to work on planning this year’s camp before the dust even settled. Read More…

WUMB’s Acoustic Music Camps Are On A Roll!

The WUMB Acoustic Music Camps program is rolling into summer, with the first of our two Summer Acoustic Music Weeks only days away!  SAMW Week 1, August 14-20, will feature 13 instructors including Kate Campbell, Reggie Harris, Pete & Maura Kennedy, and Cosy SheridanRead More…

SAMW Week 1 Has Something For Everyone

WUMB’s Summer Acoustic Music Camps offer folk and acoustic music lovers a uniquely wide range of instrumental, vocal, performance and songwriting instruction, geared to all skill levels.

At this year’s Week 1, taking place July 14 – 20, in addition to classes covering many aspects of guitar and vocal techniques, performance, and songwriting you can spend a week getting started with or better at mandolin, fiddle, or Appalachian dulcimer!  You can dive deep into the specific musical styles of Rev. Gary Davis or Merle Travis, expand your repertoire of classic country songs and country & roots guitar licks, or just immerse yourself in songs that do political and social work in the world. Read More…

2019 WUMB Blues Music Camp is shaping up! 

The finishing touches are being put on this year’s line-up of instructors and course offerings for the 2nd annual WUMB Blues Music Camp. I can’t wait to share what we have planned for you! Read More…

Are YOU coming to SAMW Week 1 This Year?

You should be — in addition to our regular July instructor stalwarts, we’re bringing back Reggie Harris!

In a career spanning over 40 years of songwriting, performing, and social activism Reggie has played and taught in dozens of venues, educational institutions, camps and all manner of folk music gatherings.  And from July 14-20, at Geneva Point Conference Center on Lake Winnipesauke, he is bringing all of that expertise to WUMB’s Summer Acoustic Music Week to share with you! Read More…

Spotlight on SAMW Week 1!

This July, about 100 folk and acoustic music fans and makers will gather for a week of fun, friendship and non-stop music at WUMB’s Summer Acoustic Music Week 1 at Geneva Point Camp & Conference Center on the shores of Lake Winnepesaukee, New Hampshire.  If a summer vacation making music sounds good to you, here are some of the things you could look forward to at this year’s SAMW Week 1: Read More…

What Is “The SAMW Experience?”

You may have seen or heard the phrase, “the SAMW experience,” and wondered exactly what it means. Well, the simplest, most literal meaning is, a week spent in a beautiful, wooded setting on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, learning and making music with old friends, new friends, and world-class professional musicians. Read More…

Reggie Harris returns to SAMW!

There are a few spaces left for the 2019 Summer Acoustic Music Week 1, which will be held from July 14-20 at the Geneva Point Camp and Conference Center on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.  This summer we are delighted to welcome back to the SAMW faculty the wonderful singer & songwriter, innovative guitarist and master storyteller, Reggie Harris!  Reggie has been a fixture of the international folk and acoustic music community for over 40 years, performing and teaching at countless venues, camps and other gatherings around the United States and the wider world. Read More…

SAMW 2019 Is Open for Business!

If you didn’t make it to the annual SAMW Reunion Meetup and Jam on January 6 you missed out on a good time — over 100 folk music players, singers, fans and friends got together in Groton, MA for a great afternoon of music, food and fun, all capped off by a terrific concert from SAMW instructor Chris James (with special guest Kate Campbell)!  But the most important business of the Reunion is to give you the chance to get in on all of the good times that WUMB’s Acoustic Music Camps program has to offer — we have officially opened registration for 2019’s Summer Acoustic Music Weeks 1 and 2! Read More…