Friday, January 27, 2012

Flexible Folk

Happy 20 years of Acousticity to this guy, Bruce Bergethon, whose "flexible folk" program is on WGLT (and has been for 20 years...!)

He's also the producer of Poetry Radio, co-hosted by Kirstin Hotelling Zona, where you can listen to poets read their own poems or favorites by others, accompanied by snippets of music, on the radio or via podcast!

I just spent the morning taping some poems with him, including some from the forthcoming Nocturnes! 

Bruce is the guy who introduced me, via his Sunday night program, to the CD Eddi Reader Sings the Songs of Robert Burns, by playing the thrilling "Jamie, Come Try Me." It's one of my 3 favorites on the survey you take on this Acousticity page (refesh if it doesn't show up on the first try). You could win a guitar pick.

6 comments:

Andrea (Andee) Beltran said...

Happy to read your post this morning! I didn't know about Poetry Radio but I'm heading to the link to have a listen. Thank you and happy Friday!

Kathleen said...

Thanks, Andee, and you, too! Old and new poems by many different readers come up year-round....

nene said...

Echoing Andrea. I will visit this site. have a nice rest of your day and weekend Kathleen

Kathleen said...

You too, nene.

Sherry O'Keefe said...

one of my favorite cds is taj mahal singing children's songs- fishing river blues, the a b c's . . .

i'm off to check this link, thank you!

sherry

Kathleen said...

It's a cool link, much to listen to, Sherry! (Today's taped poems won't be up for a while...music & intros need to be added!) The combo of music with poem is something I love, and it's sort of like what I do with art and poetry at EIL!

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