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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 January 2015


January 4, 2015 A selection of acoustic items from The New Basement Tapes, T-Bone Burnett's sanctioned reconstruction of Dylan songs with members of Mumford and Sons, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Dawes. Plus some recently unearthed Dylan outtakes from the original Basement Tapes with The Band.

January 11, 2015 A pair of artists put a fresh spin on traditional materials - from Appalachian roots, James Leva sings with his daughter Vivian and up-and-comer Nora Jane Struthers on "All Over the Map," and British Columbian native Annie Lou assembles an all star Canadian band to accompany her original songs on "Tried and True."

January 18, 2015 A successful Nashville traditionalist, Larry Cordle, revisits some of his many hit songs on "All-Star Duets" with singers like Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, Daryle Singletary and Kathy Mattea. 

January 25, 2015 Another veteran Nashville songwriter, Donna Hughes, with two CDs of her recent material - "From the Heart" features a great bluegrass band with Rob Ickes and Scott Vestal; "Fly" spotlights Hughes' piano with a string quartet.



Top 15 current releases - January 2015

Artist(s) Title Label
Front Country Sake of the Sound independent
Annie Lou Tried and True independent
The Early Mays The Early Mays Bird on the Wing
Jim and Lynna Woolsey The Road That Brings You Home Broken Records
Various Artists Thompson Family Fantasy
Various Artists Look Again to the Wind Masterworks
Lonesome River Band Turn on A Dime Mountain Home
Crowe, Lawson, Williams Standing Tall and Tough Mountain Home
James Leva All Over the Map Patuxent
Phil Leadbetter The Next Move Pinecastle
Earls of Leicester Earls of Leicester Rounder Records
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Rounder Records
Various Artists Link of Chain: Chris Smither tribute Signature Sounds
Hot Rize When I'm Free Ten in Hand
Mustered Courage Powerlines Travianna

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