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.
10/16/16 The latest recording from Acousticity favorite Carrie Newcomer, "The Beautiful Not Yet." And it's not yet too late to make your contribution at www.wglt.org.
10/23/16 New music from Chatham County Line, the eclectic newgrass quartet whose latest is "Autumn."
10/30/16 Debut releases from Ivas and Ilya. Ilya Toshinskiy is a Soviet-born banjo virtuoso, joined by the finest pickers from Nashville's progressive bluegrass scene. Ivan John is the child of Lithuanian immigrants who settled in Chicago; he now lives in southern Illinois, where he recorded his first album of original country blues and rootsy covers.
11/6/16 It's another pair of musicians who have followed their own independent muses. We'll sample the latest from Chicago Farmer, called "Midwest Side Stories." Plus selections from Jack White's "Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016," including music made with The White Stripes, Dirk Powell and Pokey LaFarge.