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 "Please Don't Hand Me Your Baby," by Christine Lavin.

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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, November 25, 2022

The last ten tunes played on November 25, 2022.

9:55 pm - Christine Lavin, "Please Don't Hand Me Your Baby,"Spaghettification (Christine Lavin #N/A)

9:51 pm - Si Kahn, "When the War Is Done,"Best of the Rest (Strictly Country #82)

9:46 pm - Band of Skulls, "It Ain't Me, Babe,"Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan (Amnesty International #N/A)

9:42 pm - Kate Campbell, "Red Clay After Rain,"1000 Pound Machine (Large River #5112)

9:35 pm - The New Golden Ring, "The Galveston Flood,"Five Days Singing, Vol. II (Folk-Legacy #42)

9:32 pm - Greg Brown, "Summer Evening,"Dream City (Red House #218)

9:25 pm - Marta Gomez, "Cielito Lindo,"Entre Cada Palabra (Chesky #301)

9:24 pm - Dave van Ronk, "Buckets of Rain,"Down in Washington Square (Smithsonian Folkways #40213)

9:20 pm - Phil Dudley, "The Garden,"Wonderland (Phil Dudley #N/A)

9:17 pm - Run Boy Run, "Red Rocking Chair,"So Sang the Whippoorwill (Run Boy Run #N/A)

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