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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 May 2015


May 3, 2015 On the eve of his "1000th Show" at the Castle Theatre, Cody Diekhoff (better known as Chicago Farmer) stops by the GLT studio to perform a new song and to reminisce about the last decade. We'll also hear a new live album from the band that's opening for Chicago Farmer, Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle.

May 10, 2015 "That Was Then" is a new recording of traditional bluegrass and country from the veteran quintet called Springfield Exit, featuring lead vocalist Linda Lay.

May 17, 2015 An in-studio performance from the Matt Flinner Trio, explaining and demonstrating their "Music Du Jour" approach. They write a new song in the morning and perform it that night; each member of the trio contributes a tune to the session. 

May 24, 2015 The Songs From the Road Band is an ongoing "side project" of bluegrass originals from members of The Steep Canyon Rangers, Town Mountain and Mandolin Orange. Their third recording, "Traveling Show," features 14 new songs.

May 31, 2015 One of the leading singers in bluegrass, Steve Gulley, is back with a new band called New Pinnacle, and and a collection of originals and covers from the Louvin Brothers to Buddy Holly.



Top 15 current releases - May  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
Songs From the Road Band Traveling Show Lucks Dumpy Toad Records
Pharis & Jason Romero A Wanderer I'll Stay Lula
Springfield Exit That Was Then Patuxent
Jessica Lea Mayfield & Seth Avett Sing Elliott Smith Ramseur
Pokey LaFarge Something in the Water Rounder
Jorma Kaukonen Ain't In No Hurry Red House
Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle Rural Rhythm
Barnstar! Sit Down! Get Up! Get Out! Signature Sounds

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2015-04-29T10:36:08.273-05:00 2015