GLT Music Podcast GLT's Music Director Jon Norton interviews big names and emerging talent from the music world as their travels take them into Central Illinois. Discover eclectic music spanning blues, rock, jazz, and more.
GLT Music Podcast

GLT Music Podcast

From WGLT

GLT's Music Director Jon Norton interviews big names and emerging talent from the music world as their travels take them into Central Illinois. Discover eclectic music spanning blues, rock, jazz, and more.

Most Recent Episodes

WGLT's Blues Doctor Frank Black Dies At 79

Listen at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, for an hourlong special dedicated to Delta Frank, our legendary blues host. Listen on 89.1 FM or stream at WGLT.org. WGLT Hall of Famer and longtime blues host Gilbert Frank Black died Sunday of COVID-19-related complications. He was 79. Black served as a blues music host from 1985 until he retired in 2013.

Blackberry Smoke Feeling Fantastic To Be Back On The Road

Musicians and concert promoters are working their way back into larger live music events. Blackberry Smoke headlines one of two shows this weekend at the Corn Crib in Normal.

V8 Vast Change Brings His Social Justice Message To His New Album

Dominique Stevenson has been a very public figure in Bloomington-Normal this year. He founded the youth-based Next Gen Initiative . The social-justice group initiated several marches and education forums in the Twin Cities this summer.

Grill Billyenz Digs Into Darkness On New Album

Rapper and visual artist Grill Billyenz of Normal says the darker industrial sound on his latest album "Metamorph" comes from the ghost-town feeling he gets working the third shift at his "day job."

Hoosier Daddy: Finding Comfort In Collaboration

Releasing a new album during the coronavirus pandemic has a silver lining for the bluesy Peoria roots-rock trio Hoosier Daddy.

Edward David Anderson Releases 'Live And Solo' Album; Geeked About Backyard Tire Fire

Bloomington Americana singer/songwriter Edward David Anderson says his new "Live and Solo" album intentionally tried to capture where he's at in his current iteration.

Edward David Anderson Releases 'Live And Solo' Album; Geeked About Backyard Tire Fire

Ana Popovic Still Blazing 20 Years On

Blues guitarist and singer/songwriter Ana Popovic said she mentally worked to overcome doubt when she crashed the male-dominated blues scene two decades ago.

Lara Driscoll Weaves Dreams Into Songs

Chicago jazz pianist and educator Lara Driscoll credits University of Illinois piano professor Chip Stephens for inspiring the title to her debut album "Woven Dreams."

Jared Grabb Found Meaning In Home While On The Road

Peoria native Jared Grabb knew art would be a major part of his life from a young age. But once he arrived in college to study comic book art, he discovered his love of music trumped visual art.

Music Helps Soul Artist Neal Francis Work Out The Changes

Oak Park native and organ aficionado Neal Francis infuses his original music with the classic soul vibe of the 1960s and 70s. His debut album "Changes" is accompanied by lyrics that document his work to overcome addictions and other demons. A year later, his new single continues that effort.

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