WUMB May Program Guide

WUMB Acoustic Music Camps

Don’t Forget — the SAMW Reunion is Set for January 7, 2018!

This is a reminder to mark your calendar for our annual mid-winter SAMW Reunion, Meetup and Jam, which will take place on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 1:00 – 5:00pm at the Grotonwood Camp and Conference Center in Groton, MA. Read More…

Save the Date! SAMW Reunion set for January 7, 2018

Mark your calendar!  Our annual mid-winter SAMW Reunion, Meetup and Jam will take place on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 1:00 – 5:00pm at the Grotonwood Camp and Conference Center in Groton, MA. Read More…

Another Great SAMW Summer!

Our Summer Acoustic Music Weeks in July and August were both full, and fantastic!  Camp Director Patty Domeniconi, Music Director Lorraine Hammond and our extraordinary line-up of instructors delivered two great weeks of music, friendship and fun at the beautiful Geneva Point Conference Center on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.  Read More…

Live Broadcasts From SAMW Week 2!

During the week of August 13-19, Monday through Friday morning WUMB will broadcast live from “The Chapel in the Pines” at Week 2 of our Summer Acoustic Music Week folk music camp. The shows will stream live on the SAMW website at 7:30am (click on the “Listen” button at the top of the page) and then, at 1:00pm the morning show will be broadcast on WUMB-FM.  Read More…

SAMW Week 2 Starts August 13!

The second week of WUMB’s annual Summer Acoustic Music Week (SAMW)  adult folk camp program will take place at the beautiful Geneva Point Conference Center on Lake Winnipesaukee, August 13-19.  We have put together another amazing line-up of world-class folk musician instructors, and a wide variety of classes that truly offer something for everyone!  Read More…

Live Broadcasts from SAMW Week 1!

During the week of July 10 – 14, Monday through Friday morning WUMB will broadcast live from “The Chapel in the Pines” at Week 1 of our Summer Acoustic Music Week folk music camp. The shows will stream live on the SAMW website at 7:30am and then, at 1:00pm the morning show will be broadcast on WUMB-FM.  On each show host Lorraine Hammond will feature two of our world-class instructors, performing and discussing their current projects and their week at SAMW. We hope that you’ll join us, and either listen live on the Web in the morning or tune in for the broadcast in the afternoon. Either way, you’ll enjoy a half-hour of great music and conversation, direct from SAMW!!

It’s SAMW time!

The first week of WUMB’s Summer Acoustic Music Week adult folk music camp gets underway on July 9, at the beautiful Geneva Point Conference Center on Lake Winnipesaukee. A faculty of world-class professional musician/instructors joins 100 folk music enthusiasts for a week of classes, workshops, jams, concerts, dances, open mikes, songs circles, friendship and much more!

Our August week still has a few spaces available, and runs August 13-19. To find out all about SAMW and to register online visit the SAMW Website, or call WUMB at 617-287-6915.

A Word (or two) from Bennett Hammond….

Have you seen the line-up for this season’s Summer Acoustic Music Weeks? I mean…!  And even so, it may astonish you to learn, some openings for July’s Week One are available. I assume you have your reservation already, but perhaps you know of someone who could use a week of total immersion, up close and personal, with artists and teachers who truly represent American folk-and-acoustic music. It’s a lot to live up to, yes. But you know SAMW: these people can do it. Read More…

A Second Generation Virtuoso Comes to Camp

This year we have the great fortune to be bringing Alonzo Pennington to Week 1 of our Summer Acoustic Music Weeks (SAMW), July 9-15 at Geneva Point Conference Center on Lake Winnipesaukee.

Some will remember Alonzo’s father, Eddie Pennington, teaching guitar at camp some years ago, and now Alonzo is carrying forward the great Kentucky thumbpicking fingerstyle guitar tradition as a world-renowned player in his own right.  He is a 3-time International Thumbpicking Contest Grand-Champion, and a past National Thumbpicking contest winner.  But Alonzo is equally at home playing country, bluegrass, R&B, even rock and jazz — if the music is good, it’s good for him! Read More…

Full Steam Ahead for Spring and Summer!

WUMB’s first ever Spring Weekend Acoustic Music Camp, The Singer and the Song, will take place from May 5-7 at the Grotonwood Conference Center in Groton, MA. This camp is for aspiring and experienced singers and songwriters who would like to discover, develop and hone their singing, songwriting and performance skills with world-class instructors, nestled in a beautiful New England woodland setting. Our faculty for the weekend includes John Doerschuk, Bob Franke, Lorraine and Bennett Hammond, Christine Lavin, Kate Long, David Massengill, and Sloan Wainwright. We are very excited to inaugurate this new addition to our Acoustic Music Camp program!

And this summer, WUMB’s Summer Acoustic Music Week is entering its 22nd year with a fantastic line-up of instructors for each of two weeks, July 9-15 and August 13-19. Read More…