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Since 1993, All Things Acoustic has covered most of Alabama and all of the Internet with lots of kilowatts of acousticity — Friday nights, 8:00-10:00 p.m., Central Time. Your host is Jeremy Butler.

Listen live Friday nights. What was the last song we played? Why, it was "Shenandoah," by Mark O'Connor.

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The 2022 ATA Theme Song

During 2022 we will be featuring Janis Ian's composition, "Better Times Will Come." It's a song she wrote in April 2020 in the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic and in the wake of John Prine's death. She then released it out into the wild—encouraging anyone and everyone to record it. Thus, the Better Times Project was born and soon dozens of recordings were posted to Janis Ian's Website.

Our plan at ATA is to start the show with a new version each week and even then we won't be able to get to all of them! The ATA staff encourages you to check out more of the recordings in the "Better Times" online jukebox. Moreover, you'll find lyrics and chord charts for the song online. We hope you'll be inspired to record you own version!

You'll find Janis Ian's first, unadorned, recorded-on-her-phone version below.



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Playlist from Friday, July 29, 2022

The last ten tunes played on July 29, 2022.

9:55 pm - Mark O'Connor, "Shenandoah,"Markology II (OMAC #27)

9:42 pm - Mississippi Fred McDowell, "Motherless Children,"Alan Lomax Recordings: Como III 9/59 (Association for Cultural Equity #N/A)

9:38 pm - David Massengill, "Another Time & Place,"Dave on Dave (Gadfly #295)

9:35 pm - Leo Kottke, "Three Quarter North,"A Shout Toward Noon (Private #20072)

9:30 pm - Gordon Bok, Ann Mayo Muir, Ed Trickett, "And So Will We Yet,"And So Will We Yet (Folk-Legacy #116)

9:27 pm - Cynthia Lin, "Here Comes the Sun,"Ukulele Days (Cynthia Lin #005)

9:22 pm - Jim and Susie Malcolm, "Farewell to Stromness,"Spring Will Follow On (Beltane #112)

9:19 pm - Tolob Khan Bama, "Sat Bhayan Ki Ek Behanadli II,"Latcho Drom (La Bande Son #724383924929)

9:15 pm - Maggie Roche, "Quitting Time,"Where Do I Come From (StorySound #161028)

9:10 pm - Eric Andersen, "Thirsty Boots,"Washington Square Memoirs (Rhino #6128)


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