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 "Down Where the Drunkards Roll," by Loudon Wainwright III.

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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, January 14, 2022

The last ten tunes played on January 14, 2022.

9:44 pm - Loudon Wainwright III, "Down Where the Drunkards Roll,"Years in the Making (StorySound #N/A)

9:40 pm - Laura Love, "Gentle,"Uppity (Octoroom Biography #6)

9:38 pm - Diana Jones, "Cold Grey Ground,"My Remembrance of You (Newsong #0501)

9:35 pm - Bascom Lamar Lunsford, "To the Pines, to the Pines,"Ballads, Banjo Tunes, and Sacred Songs of Western North Carolina (Smithsonian Folkways #)

9:33 pm - Leo Kottke, "The Sailor's Grave on the Prairie,"6- and 12-String Guitar (Rhino #271612)

9:28 pm - Jim Malcolm, "Road to New York,"Home (Beltane #102)

9:26 pm - Cynthia Lin, "Blackbird,"Ukulele Days (Cynthia Lin #005)

9:21 pm - Gordon Bok, Ann Mayo Muir, Ed Trickett, "The Ways of Man,"The First Fifteen Years (Folk-Legacy #1003)

9:17 pm - Brooks Williams, "Through the Darkening Night,"Inland Sailor (Green Linnet #2114)

9:14 pm - Cara Luft, "Jerusalem,"The Light Fantastic (Black Hen #954)

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