Music From the Edge of Technology

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 "Cold Hungry Blues," by Po' Girl.

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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 1, 2022

The last ten tunes played on July 1, 2022.

9:43 pm - Po' Girl, "Cold Hungry Blues,"Po' Girl (Hightone #8161)

9:39 pm - Hey Mavis, "Red Light,"Red Wine (Hey Mavis #N/A)

9:36 pm - Storyhill, "Highlight,"Storyhill (Red House #197)

9:35 pm - Tom Kines, "A Maid Goin' to Comber,"Folk Sampler 5 (Elektra #5)

9:32 pm - Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon , "From Pizza Towers to Defeat,"Clone (Private #01934116622)

9:29 pm - Shel Silverstein, "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out,"The Best of Shel Silverstein (Columbia/Legacy #94722)

9:26 pm - The Bobs, "Disappointment Pants,"Get Your Monkey Off My Dog (The Bobs #0015)

9:23 pm - Mike Seeger, "The Mayor is a Good Old Boy,"Third Annual Farewell Reunion (Rounder #0313)

9:20 pm - Windborne, "Hop High,"Midwinter Meeting (Wand'ring Feet #002)

9:16 pm - Loudon Wainwright, "Primrose Hill,"So Damn Happy (Sanctuary #06076846272)

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