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Bob Dylan's 82nd Birthday Celebration

Sunday, May 21st, 7 P.M. at The Long Island Museum, Rte. 25A, Stony Brook in WUSB's Sunday Street Series. 

with The Kennedys, Rod MacDonald, Pete Mancini, and Emily Duff & Brian Kachejian (piano), Don Olsen (bass) and Tom Ryan (drums)

Special guest: Ray Lambiase

We’re back live after three years of virtual celebrations on Zoom as we roam the extensive Dylan catalogue for ‘REDISCOVERING BOB - Dylan Rarities’ "Songs he wrote and gave to others, or deleted from his own albums, or only played in concerts or only appeared as single releases" 

Pete and Maura Kennedy return for their twelfth Dylan Birthday celebration. Guitars, sitars, lap steel guitars and even ukuleles come into play when The Kennedys "do Dylan."

Rod MacDonald, one of America's finest singer-songwriters and an acknowledged master at interpreting Dylan, returns for another Dylanfest.

Pete Mancini, former frontman/songwriter of Butchers Blind, Pete released his third album Killing the Old Ways in 2022 and has a new EP to be released early in May.

Emily Duff has been influenced by the blues of the Mississippi Delta, Memphis and Muscle Shoals and this all comes through in her powerful vocals and guitar playing.

Also in the band: Brian Kachejian on piano, Don Olsen on bass and Tom Ryan on drums

Special guest

Ray Lambiasethis veteran songwriter has recently released his fifth full length CD, The Road Ahead, celebrating a range of Americana musical genres.

Tickets are $35 and limited to 100 seats and are available at www.sundaystreet.org

The Sunday Street Series is a not-for-profit series sponsored by the collaboration of these not-for-profit organizations: WUSB-FM, The Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council and The Long Island Museum.

Bold Captain's Radio Celebration - Tribute to a Long Island Legend

April 14, 2023
6:00am to 2:00pm (EST)

Celebrate and Commemorate Scott Vid (aka “Bold Captain”) with his WUSB Friends on Friday April 14.

Scott was truly a modern age renaissance man. An excellent sound-man, he had many more skills & interests including: graphic art; musicology; writing poetry and lyrics to name just a few. Scott wrote dozens of songs in partnership with Tom San Filippo. Eight hours barely scratches the surface of his works.

Our celebration is a multifaceted production containing music from Scott’s “Vault”, Local Musician Friends Recollections with Live In-Studio Performance, and whatever else we can drum up to send Scott off with honor and gratitude.

Beginning at 6am and going to 2pm, Friday April 14 is gonna be a radio special unlike any other. You’ll want to be there, too.

Model/Actriz Ticket Giveaway

Model/Actriz is one of the most exciting noise rock groups to come out of Brooklyn. On April 20th 2023, they will be playing at one of New York City’s hottest new venues, Racket NYC. Bowery Present’s, the company which owns and operates Racket NYC, has given WUSB four tickets to give to you! Winner will be announced April 13th 2023. Fill out this Google form for a chance to win four tickets to see Model/Actriz:


Toby Tobias on Global Rhythms

Tune in to the Global Rhythms program Thursday March 30 th as we kick off WUSB’s Spring Radiothon with an in-studio visit with Toby Tobias. Toby is a South African born guitarist and composer who directs the Toby Tobias Ensemble. The Ensemble performs a variety of musical genres including world rhythms and in many arrangements.

Toby’s Ensemble has a new three song EP release titled “Happy To Be Alive” which will be featured along with a live in-studio performance by Toby.

Toby and the Ensemble will be playing at the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on April 2nd .

Tune in to the Global Rhythms show on Thursday March 30 th to hear Toby Tobias live in the studios with host Chris LaPorta.

Help support WUSB and non-commercial radio programming by pledging to our Spring Radiothon!

Melting World 4/2/23 David Lindley tribute


From DJ Ed Roller...

Saturday night at midnight (12-3am Sunday) we deviate from our usual musical strangeness in honor of Radiothon to pay tribute to the recently departed California based iconic musician David Lindley (1944-2023).

Starting in the late 60s with his session work and with the band Kaleidoscope, his music was wide and varied. Among his closest collaborators include Jackson Browne as he was his lead guitarist between 1971-81. Warren Zevon, Ry Cooder, Henry Kaiser, Dolly Parton, Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, Crosby, Stills and Nash and many more utilized Dave’s unique instrumentation on their recordings.

We will play 2 long sets dedicated to Dave’s solo work including an acoustic set featuring his work with Jordanian percussionist Hani Nasar along with a high energy electric set with his band El Rayo X and a few surprises along the way. In the psychedelic segment we will be playing 2 sets from the big San Francisco bands of the late 60’s and 70’s. Starting the show a set of acoustic tunes I love, keep an ear open for Mr Dave on the tune he is best known for.

Please consider a donation to Radiothon, our biannual fundraising campaign. It is vital to the survival of WUSB.