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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 Cherish the Ladies to the Sons of the Never Wrong, from the Carter Family 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 December 2014


December 7, 2014 A Thompson "family reunion" album pulled together by songwriter Teddy Thompson features new material from his sister Kami as well as famously estranged parents Richard and Linda. Plus a conversation with Benny McCarthy, one of the founders of the Irish traditional band Danu, on the eve of their Christmas concert at the BCPA. He'll teach you how to say "season's greetings" in Gaelic.

December 14, 2014 An interview with Darrin Vincent of the multiple award-winning bluegrass duo, Dailey and Vincent. He talks about their upcoming show at the BCPA, and what Christmas present he's hoping for this year. Plus, the debut release from a dynamic Down Under bluegrass band, Mustered Courage.

December 21, 2014 A celebration of the solstice with ancient songs recorded by The Poor Clares, Diane Taraz and Matt and Shannon Heaton. We'll also have some country, bluegrass and contemporary holiday songs to help you with those final preparations. 

December 28, 2014 A review of the best new folk recordings of 2014, including established artists like John Gorka and Nickel Creek, and new voices like The Henry Girls and The Tattletale Saints.



Top 15 current releases - December 2014

Artist(s) Title Label
Front Country Sake of the Sound independent
RUNA Current Affairs independent
Kyle Carey North Star Americelta
Richard Thompson Acoustic Classics Beeswing
The Early Mays The Early Mays Bird on the Wing
Various Artists Look Again to the Wind Masterworks
Missy Werner Turn This Heart Around MissyWernerMusic
Crowe, Lawson, Williams Standing Tall and Tough Mountain Home
Phil Leadbetter The Next Move Pinecastle
Earls of Leicester Earls of Leicester Rounder Records
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Rounder Records
Chris Smither On the Levee Signature Sounds
Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick Sing the Songs of Vern and Ray Spruce and Maple
Hot Rize When I'm Free Ten in Hand
Mustered Courage Powerlines Travianna

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2014-12-01T00:59:58.375-06:00 2014