SUNDAY 9PM - MONDAY 5AM
- Hosted by Bruce Bergethon
Acousticity showcases a broad spectrum of acoustic music, from the classic American folk sounds of Woody Guthrie, Bill Monroe and Bob Wills to more modern purveyors like Gillian Welch, the Milk Carton Kids and the Avett Brothers, with Celtic classics from Mary Black, Altan and Solas mixed in.
We feature new releases and in-studio interviews and performances on Sunday nights (see below.) You can listen to this unique blend of "flexible folk" any time by using the persistent player link above to access our 24/7 Acousticity audio stream, or visit the Ways To Listen page for more streaming options. Scroll down for the Acousticity stream playlist.
On 5/1/16, we're joined in-studio by Karen Bridges and Clint Thomson of Stone & Snow. Their new CD, "Devil That I Know," comes out this week and they're doing a show at The Castle on 5/7. We'll get a preview and hear some tracks from the CD, plus a few songs performed live.
On 5/8/16, Laurie Lewis and The Top Hands pay tribute to two of the most influential women in bluegrass, with "The Hazel (Dickens) and Alice (Gerrard) Sessions." The performances include duets with Aoife O'Donovan and Linda Ronstadt, and the first recording of a third verse on Hazel's righteous "Working Girl Blues."
"Woody and Del" features songs from the Woody Guthrie archives, newly set to music written by Del McCoury and performed by his multiple-award-winning bluegrass band. You'll hear it on 5/15/16.
On 5/22/16, the debut release from The Deep Hollow, a Springfield-based acoustic trio inspired by The Lumineers and The Avett Brothers.
Eli West is a songwriter we admire a lot on Acousticity. His latest project, "The Both," evokes his two grandfathers with "alternate versions" of the same six songs (thus the title), and guest appearances from Bill Frisell, Dori Freeman and John Reischman. It's featured on 5/29/16.