WUMB January Program Guide

WUMB Acoustic Music Camps

SAMW is 25 in 2020!

2020 marks the 25th anniversary of WUMB’s flagship adult music camp, the Summer Music Acoustic Week!  SAMW began as a vision in the mind of WUMB on-air host Dick Pleasants, and for the first few years was a single week with just a few dozen campers, but it didn’t stay small for long.   Read More…

Come to the Reunion…Even If You’ve Never Been To Camp!

Why would you want to go to a “reunion” for something you’ve never done? Well, even if you’ve never been to a WUMB Acoustic Music Camp the Reunion is the perfect way to learn what it’s all about, as well as meet lots of fellow folk music enthusiasts who will love to welcome you into our SAMW community. Read More…

It’s SAMW’s 25th Birthday!

2020 marks the 25th year for our annual Summer Acoustic Music Week, and we’re celebrating!  We’ve brought together two great weeks’ worth of instructors and classes, reflecting the full span of the SAMW program. Read More…

Come To the Winter Weekend!

Recharge from the holidays and beat the mid-winter blahs with a weekend of music, friends, food and fun at WUMB’s Winter Acoustic Music Weekend, February 28-March 1, 2020 in Groton, MA!

Registration is now open for this immersive folk music weekend at the Grotonwood Camp and Conference Center, about 40 minutes northwest of Boston. Our lineup of instructors this year includes John Doerschuk, 
Lorraine Hammond
, Bennett Hammond, John Kirk, Trish Miller, Alastair Moock, 
Ben Pearce and Sally Rogers, teaching classes in singing, songwriting, performance, mandolin, fiddle, dulcimer, banjo, guitar and much more! All this plus jams, student and instructor performances, great food, and the camaraderie that comes from sharing the music you love with old and new friends. Read More…

BLUES CAMP IS ALMOST FULL!

I hope your fall is off to a good start. I’m looking forward to the second WUMB Blues Music Camp, which is coming up around the corner over the weekend of November 8-10 at Grotonwood Camp and Conference Center in Groton, MA. We’re about 40 minutes west of Boston this year because, well, Lake Winnipesaukee is far away and NH is cold! Read More…

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…