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

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2018 Toys For Tots Silver Ball: A Bowiemian Wrapsody

Two Bloomington-Normal bands are again adopting English personas for the annual Toys For Tots Silver Ball Fundraiser at the Castle Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 24. This year's title: Bowiemian Wrapsody.

Brandon DaZ Explores Sadness On New EP

A hip-hop artist with roots in Bloomington said he wanted to dig into an emotion on his latest EP not often expressed in rap music. Nor by men ... at least in public.

Groovement Brings The Funk To Bloomington

Groovement describes its sound as "what you'd hear if Led Zeppelin caught a Soul Train with Grouplove and they threw a party while headin' down the tracks to Motown." The six-man funk-rock outfit based in Fayetteville, Ark., makes a stop at Jazz UpFront in Bloomington on Saturday, Nov. 17.

A Heavy, Propulsive And Melodic 'Moon' To Drop In Twin Cities

The Chicago-based progressive, atmospheric prog-rock band Moon has reference points that include Superchunk, Radiohead, Rush, and even the now Bloomington-based punkers Poster Children .

Lee Ann Womack Finds Comfort Recording 'Back Home'

Lee Ann Womack's 2017 album "The Lonely, The Lonesome, And Gone" turns to darker themes than her critically acclaimed 2014 release "The Way I'm Livin'." And those darker lyrics are often accompanied by a swampy blues not heard on a lot of country music today.

Inktrail And Disorganizer An Instrumental Cog In The B-N Music Scene

Two instrumental, improvisational bands have become two of the bigger musical draws in the Twin Cities over the past couple years.

How Twin Cities Musicians, Artists Are Collaborating

Bloomington-Normal musicians continue to create new ways to promote their events and are even creating new venues for performances.

Smokers Blues Band Fine-Tunes Sound On New Album

Peoria's The Smokers Blues Band hopes its blues-rock music can be part of a broader scene helping unite deep political divisions among Central Illinois music fans.

Brett Conlin's Music Finds New Stories In Growing Up—And His Barber Shop

It's not that Brett Conlin secretly eavesdrops on conversations in his downtown barbershop to mine material for new songs.

Brett Conlin's Music Finds New Stories In Growing Up—And His Barber Shop

The Dead South Brings Tragedy To Life

The folk/bluegrass quartet The Dead South has been described as "the evil twin" of Mumford & Sons for their twisted lyrics that often depict violence and gruesome deaths.

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