New Acoustic Music


Listen to two generations of "New Acoustic Music" - a term "coined" by banjo player Jake Shepps on his Bartok album to describe what he and Chris Thile, Punch Brothers, and the like, do with their mix of old and new music.  Thing is, David Grisman, Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, and others were using that exact same term 30 years ago.   We'll hear from all of them on this New Sounds program.

PROGRAM #3237 New Acoustic Music (First aired on 8/25/11)    





Jake Schepps

An Evening in the Village (The Music of Béla Bartok: Hungarian Sketches)

An Evening in the Village (Hungarian Sketches) BB 103 [4:55]

Fine Mighty Records 1003

Punch Brothers


-The Blind Leaving the Blind Mvt 3 [11:58]

Jayme Stone & Mansa Sissoko

Africa to Appalachia

Djula [4:53]

Jayme Stone JS 200

Darol Anger & Barbara Higbie


Onyamé [5:57]

Windham Hill 1021
Out of print.

Modern Mandolin Quartet w/ D Balakrishnan


Interplay: Shoka [6:10]

d’Note 1034

The David Grisman Quintet

DGQ-20, Disc 1: 1976-1981

Flatbush Waltz/Opus 57 [6:31]

Acoustic Disc 20

Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile

Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile

Slow Song for a Dog

Nonesuch Records 512586