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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 April 2015


April 5, 2015 "Something in the Water" is the latest from hometown favorite Pokey Lafarge, and his first for Rounder Records. We'll feature the new CD, and a conversation with the bandleader about his career arc from Normal to the world, as well as his stature as spokesperson for the Central Time sensibility.

April 12, 2015 The roots duo of Pharis and Jason Romero just keep getting better. Their third release is called "A Wanderer I'll Stay."

April 19, 2015 We'll give you a chance to support acoustic music and contribute to GLT's best fund drive ever. Plus a preview of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at the BCPA, and your chance to win tickets to see the influential band in its fourth decade on the road. 

April 26, 2015 The young banjo virtuoso Jayme Stone's "Lomax Project" features a wide variety of American folk styles, performed by an all star band with Tim O'Brien, guitarist Julian Lage, and newcomer Margaret Glaspy.



Top 15 current releases - April  2015

Artist(s) Title Label
The Sweet Lowdown Chasing the Sun independent
Asleep at the Wheel Bob is Still the King Bismeaux
Jayme Stone Lomax Project Borealis
Altan The Widening Gyre Compass
Lac La Belle A Friend Too Long Double Lot
Robert Earl Keen Happy Prisoner - The Bluegrass Sessions Dualtone
Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys Ionia Earthwork
Various Artists Thompson Family Fantasy
Pharis & Jason Romero A Wanderer I'll Stay Lula
Larry Cordle All Star Duets Mightycord
Rhiannon Giddens Tomorrow is My Turn Nonesuch
Punch Brothers The Phosphorescent Blues Nonesuch
James Leva All Over the Map Patuxent
Jorma Kaukonen Ain't In No Hurry Red House
Barnstar! Sit Down! Get Up! Get Out! Signature Sounds

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