WUMB September Program Guide

WUMB Acoustic Music Camps

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…

The Singer and the Song

We are excited to announce a brand new Acoustic Music Camp, The Singer and the Song, which will take place from May 5-7 at the Grotonwood Conference Center in Groton, MA.

This camp is tailored to 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. You’ll enjoy classes, workshops, song circles, concerts, camaraderie and even learn to create music videos!

The faculty for this special weekend camp includes:

John Doerschuk
Bob Franke
Lorraine and Bennett Hammond
Christine Lavin
Kate Long
David Massengill
Sloan Wainwright

Visit wumb.org/samw for details and online registration, or register by calling 617-287-6915. This will be an amazing weekend; if singing and songwriting are already a part of your life, or if you’d like them to be, don’t miss it!

 

Summer Acoustic Music Week (SAMW) 2017

Now is a great time to start thinking about…the summer! This summer, why not spend a week making music on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee with 100 of your (already or soon-to-be) best friends?

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. Just look at who is coming to camp this year:

Scott Ainslie
Rolly Brown
Susie Burke & David Surette
Kate Campbell
Mark Cosgrove
Guy Davis
Rich DelGrosso
John Doerschuk
Martin Grosswendt
Trina Hamlin
Lorraine & Bennett Hammond
Carl Jones
Erynn Marshall
John Kirk & Trish Miller
Alonzo Pennington
Cosy Sheridan
Sloan Wainwright
Erica Weiss
Brooks Williams
Charles Williams Read More…

WUMB Acoustic Music Camps

SAMW 2017 Reunion

In spite of the winter weather, 102 SAMW alumnae attended the Annual SAMW Meetup and Jam at the Grotonwood Conference Center in Groton, MA on Sunday afternoon, January 8.  A great day of re-connecting and sharing food, conversation and music was capped with a fantastic concert from our own Sloan Wainwright!  Registration is strong for both this year’s Winter Weekend and for both weeks of SAMW; watch for new and exciting opportunities in the WUMB Acoustic Music Camps program coming this year!

Winter Acoustic Music Weekend is right around the corner!

Looking for a unique gift to give someone?  Or how about a personal retreat after a busy holiday season?

WUMB will host the fifth annual Winter Acoustic Music Weekend, February 17-19, 2017, at the Grotonwood Conference Center in Groton, MA.  Send yourself and/or someone you love to this “hands on” New England acoustic music retreat where you and they will enjoy a full schedule of classes, concerts, and great guided and freestyle jams sessions, plus the camaraderie of spending a weekend with fellow folk enthusiast and world class players and instructors.

Lodging and meals are included.  The camp is in a beautifully wooded area about an hour northwest of downtown Boston.  The food is hearty and the desserts are legendary!

For all the details and to reserve your gift, visit wumb.org/samw or call 617-287-6915.

SAMW 2017 Reunion

Mark your calendar!  The 22nd SAMW Reunion will take place on Sunday, January 8th 2017, from 1 to 5pm at Grotonwood in Groton MA.

Have you heard about WUMB’s Summer Acoustic Music Week, and wondered what everyone is talking about?  Then come and join us at the 2017 reunion!  There will be guided and informal jams, food and drinks, 2017 instructors will be announced, plus a concert with Sloan Wainwright.   Enjoy wall to wall music, friends and friends to be.  Registration for camp will be open so you can reserve your summer slot right away.

To sign up for the reunion, please call 617-287-6900!

Winter Acoustic Music Weekend is right around the corner!

Still looking for a last minute gift to give someone?  Looking for a retreat after a taxing holiday season?

WUMB will host the fifth annual Winter Acoustic Music Weekend, February 17-19, 2017, at Camp Grotonwood in Groton, MA.  Send someone you love to this “hands on” New England acoustic music retreat where they will enjoy a full schedule of classes, concerts, and great guided and freestyle jams sessions, plus the camaraderie of spending a weekend with fellow folk enthusiast and world class players and instructors.

Lodging and meals are included.  The camp is in a beautifully wooded area about an hour northwest of downtown Boston.  The food is hearty and the desserts are legendary!

For all the details and to reserve your gift,  visit wumb.org/samw or call 617-287-6915