I was named after one of my parents’ favorite Beatles songs so it was probably inevitable I’d end up doing something music related as an adult.  Since I actually cannot play any instruments (much less sing), “playing” music from a room where I can tinker with audio gadgets is right up my alley.

I’ve been lucky enough to work in the music industry across the country but WUMB is, by far, my favorite gig.  Never have I ever had the freedom to play so many artists that get written and raved about but hardly appear on the broadcast dial. It’s a thrill and an honor to be able to play a whole playlist filled with talented women on International Women’s Day or be one of the first people to play SG Goodman or Orville Peck.  Aside from their artists and their own personal stories, the art they create has made me think differently about things I thought I knew and made me think about things I never knew existed.

Some of my favorite artists that I have loved my entire life – Neil Finn, Nick Drake, and The Beatles (<<< This one being obligatory)

Some of my favorite artists that I now get to play – Jenny Lewis, She & Him, M. Ward, and Josh Rouse

Some of my favorite artists I’ve discovered through WUMB – Yola, Paul Cauthen, Israel Nash, and Paula Fuga

Some of the best live shows I’ve seen – Esme Patterson, Hubby Jenkins, and Andrew Bird

Aside from the music, I truly love our WUMB audience.  I’ve not met a bigger group of people who truly love music as much as I do.  If you’re on the socials, I’d love to connect with you.  You can find me on Facebook (it’s French and pronounced “dawnjhay”), Instagram, Twitter, and Spotify.

For the record, despite the photo, I’m actually much more of an audio snob than a music snob.  If you ever come across any vintage microphones, please let me know!