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On-air Time: Sunday, 9 PM to Monday 5 AM; hear GLT's Acousticity anytime day or night with our online stream
Host: Bruce Bergethon
Acousticity brings you bluegrass, singer/songwriter, Celtic and other roots musics. It's the whole spectrum of acoustic music from the Stanley Brothers to Punch Brothers, from Altan to the Milk Carton Kids. It's "flexible folk" and it's only on GLT.


Live on Acousticity

Enjoy these videos of live in studio performances, compliments of Acousticity!

Chicago Farmer plays a new song, "Brown Paper Sack," and "Twenty Dollar Bill," and John Till does "My Lonesome" and "My Dreams" from a session just before they play Chicago Farmer's Folk Night at the Castle. Recorded October 28, 2014 by Jeremy Schultz and Bruce Bergethon. 

Laura and Rick Hall of the Sweet Potatoes play Laura's songs, "You Kissed Me That Way," and "Big Yellow Dog." Recorded July 9, 2014 by Jeremy Schultz and Bruce Bergethon.

The Way Down Wanderers play two new songs (not on their EP, Path to Follow) in the GLT studios: "Dead Birds"(in vintage B&W) and "Sweet Morning Vision." Recorded July 19, 2014 by Jeremy Schultz and Bruce Bergethon.

Edward David Anderson plays "Son of a Plumber" and "I Missed You," both from his new CD, "Lies & Wishes." Recorded April 4, 2014 by Jeremy Schultz.

The Farewell Drifters with songs from their latest album, "Tomorrow Forever" and "Modern Age." Recorded February 26, 2014 by Mark Hill.

Peoria's Roundstone Buskers playing "Courting in the Kitchen", "Uncle Rat" and (the not-traditional Irish tune) "Just Don't Look Good Naked Anymore." Recorded March 13, 2014.

Dan Hubbard doing the title song from "Livin' In the Heartland." Recorded September 2013.

Also from 2013, Chris Vallillo performing “Bonaparte’s Retreat” and "Tequila!" , Stone & Snow with "Thief" and "Cease-Fire" and Chicago Farmer playing "A Man Without a Heart."


Acousticity Features for August 2015


August 2, 2015 "For Everything" is the latest collection of original songs from ISU and GLT alumnus Kevin Mileski. Conversation and some in-studio performances from Kevin, including a trip back to the reverberant GLT stairwell.

August 9, 2015 It's new music from Colorado bluegrass quintet Finnders and Youngberg. Their latest, "Eat the Moon," includes a half dozen originals from former Illinoisian Mike Finders.

August 16, 2015  Bluegrass mixed with classic country is the formula on the latest from Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road, with performances on "Country Grass" from Eddie Raven, Crystal Gayle and Jim Ed Brown. 

August 23, 2015 Two ebullient young bands mix classic folk and country with early jazz, blues and just plain fun. We feature the latest from the Bumper Jacksons ("Too Big World") and Dustbowl Revival ("With a Lampshade On").

August 30, 2015 New music from Champaign/Urbana-born fiddler and songwriter Andrea Zonn, and her continuing employer, James Taylor. She has a new release called"Rise"; his is "Before This World."



Top 15 current releases - August 2015

Artist(s) Title Label
The Railsplitters The Faster It Goes independent
The Slocan Ramblers Coffee Creek independent
The Milk Carton Kids Monterey Anti-
James Taylor Before This World Concord
Gene & Gayla Mills Walk on Solid Ground Heart Pine
Songs From the Road Band Traveling Show Lucks Dumpy Toad Records
Springfield Exit That Was Then Patuxent
Dale Ann Bradley Pocket Full of Keys Pinecastle
Jessica Lea Mayfield & Seth Avett Sing Elliott Smith Ramseur
Jonathan Edwards Tomorrow's Child Rising Records
Pokey LaFarge Something in the Water Rounder
Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle Rural Rhythm
Finnders-Youngberg (FY5) Eat the Moon Swingfingers
Norah Rendell Spinning Yarns Two Tap
Mandolin Orange Such Jubilee Yep Roc

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