Reviews For Acoustic Long Island

The pinnacle of a good podcast.
The Acoustic Long Island podcast features only acoustic artists. They are not picky about genres really, just as long as it’s acoustic. They tend to feature a lot artists that lean towards folk, but only because folk is dominated by acoustic artists. They also do acoustic rock, blues, ragtime, etc. I listened to a few of the podcasts, and while not everything was necessarily my cup of tea, every podcast contained excellent musicianship. It seemed like everybody they featured was a good player as well a good singer. What’s really cool about this podcast is that they are not just playing the artist’s music; it’s actually a live concert. Every month they host a concert at this mansion out in Long Island called the Acoustic Long Island Concert. They bring out two artists to perform, they then record the concert and post the concert as three separate podcasts. They bring in national acts as well as unheard of up-and-coming artists. This is really nice since the national acts bring more attention to the podcast, which in turn brings more attention to the up-and-coming acts. What’s more, the concert is free! But if you can’t make it to this sweet live show in a beautiful 1st century mansion, the recording they make is very high fidelity. Which is extremely refreshing in our world of ultra compressed MP3s that absolutely destroys the wonderful songs we try to enjoy. The website backing the podcast is also really nice. They post a short bio about each artist they feature. They also post the upcoming artists so people can see what’s coming up and try to attend the concert if they are interested. At the end of each bio a link to the artist’s website is provided so that people can find the artist and hopefully purchase some of their music. All in all this is an awesome podcast that does really great things for the artists they feature. Highly recommended!
The Acoustic Long Island podcast features only acoustic artists. They are not picky about genres really, just as long as it’s acoustic. They tend to feature a lot artists that lean towards folk, but only because folk is dominated by acoustic artists. They also do acoustic rock, blues, ragtime, etc. I listened to a few of the podcasts, and while not everything was necessarily my cup of tea, every podcast contained excellent musicianship. It seemed like everybody they featured was a good player as well a good singer. What’s really cool about this podcast is that they are not just playing the artist’s music; it’s actually a live concert. Every month they host a concert at this mansion out in Long Island called the Acoustic Long Island Concert. They bring out two artists to perform, they then record the concert and post the concert as three separate podcasts. They bring in national acts as well as unheard of up-and-coming artists. This is really nice since the national acts bring more attention to the podcast, which in turn brings more attention to the up-and-coming acts. What’s more, the concert is free! But if you can’t make it to this sweet live show in a beautiful 1st century mansion, the recording they make is very high fidelity. Which is extremely refreshing in our world of ultra compressed MP3s that absolutely destroys the wonderful songs we try to enjoy. The website backing the podcast is also really nice. They post a short bio about each artist they feature. They also post the upcoming artists so people can see what’s coming up and try to attend the concert if they are interested. At the end of each bio a link to the artist’s website is provided so that people can find the artist and hopefully purchase some of their music. All in all this is an awesome podcast that does really great things for the artists they feature. Highly recommended!
There is nothing else like this out there. I am in awe every week at the talent that plays on this stage. If you like singer songwriters, you will love this podcast. I can't wait from week to week to hear who will be next! Thanks for all you do Acoustic Long Island.
Consistently excellent talent and production. Every performer has a unique style that differentiates them from the mainstream. Haven't been disappointed yet. Keep up the great work, Dave & Rob!
this podcast is a terrific way to really experience some relatively unknown artists. i love the acoustic and it feels like you're actually at the performance!
Every person invited to LI is a musician nugget, and almost every song is a masterpiece. Passionate vocals, cool acoustic guitar picks, even drums — you'l love everything. Audience is very warm and friendly — interacting with artists, joking and really having fun. Though podcasts are long enough (~30-45 min), it is still a great pleasure listening to them, wherever you are.
hours and hours of the best music ever. they are what i listen to down here in florida. local radio stinks. I keep telling my niece's that they should sing at open mike.... look for the Gallo Sisters, two high school kids that are beautiful and taleneted. Thanks for providing me with quality music to listen to, i have evry single podcast saved.... Rev Frankie
there's nothing like sitting back for 30 to 45 min of great accoustic music!
Every musician writes his/her song with an idea and an "unplugged" instrument. There is nothing like an acoustic guitar and a song.....you've made my dream come true, to sit and listen to good music from where it started...the sound is outstanding and the talent great..it just goes to show you how hard the music business is..I used to play darts now I go to Acoustic Long Island! Maybe one day I'll get the nerve to perform.
Many a dreary morning, in a half awake zombie trance, I stumble out of bed and begin preparing for my eight hours of indentured servitude. "Must Get iPod... day unbearable without.." I think as I begin to leave. Checking my podcast subscriptions... "Hey Acoustic Long Island has a new download" I brighten up some. Loading then grabbing my iPod I trek out to my car. Hooking up the RF modulator I tune into the radio station and the show begins. AAhhh... how beautiful life is. THANK YOU Acoustic Long Island.
This podcast is by far the best one on iTunes. I have been listing to the podcast every week for 6 months, and have loved every one!! The performers are amazing and the sound is studio quality. If you love acoustic music then you will love this podcast. Dave and Rob, thank you for bringing us great live music every week.
Dave & Rob you guys need to work that board better. I performed last week and my vocals and guitar were not recorded and then suddenly "popped" into the mix a minute later. Some levels on performers sound great and others sound unbalanced. What's up fellas? How about equal sound quality for everyone.
I heard about this popular podcast in the Part2 Section of Newsday!! Boy that was right; this podcast is unique and thoroughly enjoyable!! A great find.
I performed the Feb.28th AKIVA gig (on bass) and It was a great time. Fun vibe and talented artists! Also, the pictures that Rob took came out excellent! See you guys again real soon!
Dan keeps ketting better everytime I see him perform or listen to his CD's . Enjoy this fine performance and plese seek out and buy all of Dans music. You will love it!!!
I live close by and was swept away one evening stopping in and unexpectedly coming upon this collection of wonderfully friendly and extremely talented people. This is a great little secret and nice way to relax a little and unwind in the middle of a busy week. I've stopped by now a few times and have never been disappointed. I look forward to many, many more delightful evenings. The musicians are always special and real.
I have been lucky enough to see some of the performances live. The quality of the performers is truly top flight. Even after seeing the performances live, the podcast is a keeper! Still enjoy the performances time after time. Surprisingly even the open mic performers that show up are usually excellent. If you can get there, it's worth the trip. If not at least you can hear the talent and get a flavor of the night for yourself.
This is my very favorite podcast. I have been listening now for over 6 months and it has never disappointed me. My most favorite recent artist is Charlotte Kendrick who is amazing beyond words. My most favorite of guitarist is Tommy Santoriello. Totally awesome talent. Thanks Dave, Rob and Billy - the show continues to impact my life. I just love listening in. Wish I could be there.
It's refreshing to listen to the Acoustic Long Island... It feels like I'm in a coffee house only I'm sitting down at my desk procrastinating my college homework. Hah, it's all good though cuz I am listening to this!!
this...is awesome! great acoustic laid back mellow music. brian sharpe is the dude!
This podcast is a very pleasurable listen with some amazing talent. its not often that i can hear great unknown acts like these. The singing is generally good and the guitar playing is inspiring. Highly Recomended
If you enjoy acoustic music, singer/songwriters, and/or just want to hear something new, this podcast is perfect for you. This podcast is regularly updated straight from Long Island, NY where the Dircks brothers run an open mic night as well as full sets from select musicians. This podcast can be listened to by all ages of music lovers and is highly recommended.
I love every artist I've heard so far! Definately worth listening to; very enjoyable! It's like they're in your living room with you!
There aren't many places you can go to hear original and diverse music these days. Dave Dircks seeks out new local talent on Long Island every week for the world's listening pleasure. If you live close by, you really need to check it out. You can get wine & cheese or your favorite coffee libation and sit in cozy couches (if you're lucky enough to find a seat since the place fills up) while listening to some really cool music. Or, just download the podcast. It is worth it!
Every week I wait for the new podcasts, what a great venue for local talent. The music is just that...music. So powerful and raw, it has rekindled a flame I thought extinquished. Thank You Dave and Rob for all the time you put in to this outstanding stage for up and coming musicians. Dave W. Youngstown, OH
Acoustic Cafe has become a weekly ritual for us! We live close by and stop in each week to listen to the regulars. We look forward to hearing the talented newcomers and their creative originals. The quality of both the songwriting and musicianship is excellent! We've particularly enjoy hearing the featured artists on the second half of the night's set. Be sure to keep listening to these podcasts, since there is certain to be a rare gem in every show.
These guys put together a great show. You can almost smell the coffee brewing you feel so close to the performers. A great selection of acts, a very personable host, and I can't believe they put these out every week. Thanks for all your hard work & keep it coming!!!
A talented bunch of performers and something you shouldn't take for granted - sonic excellence - the production values are superior - you can hear the difference that professional equipment makes! A must listen - I'll be tuning in every week.
No joke. Been loving the podcasts. Especially liked last weeks Dan Conklin. He certainly didn't sound sick! Great sound. Great lyrics!!! cant wait to tune in again. Lots of variety, lots of talent on Long Island. Keep it up Acustic Cafe Long Island!
Not just a Podcast, this is MUSIC! You will want to keep every Podcast you download, they are THAT good!
I did not consider myself an acoustic fan. I went to 2 performances and have listened to the others each week. I have really come to appreciate the music. Beautiful lyrics, emotional music and some excellent voices. Acoustic Cafe is now what I listen to most.
I Love This Podcast. I live in a rural village in Upstate New York, and do not get to listen to live, folk-type music too often. This podcast fills my accustic music needs. I enjoy some musicians better than others, but I feel I am right there in the audience. Sometimes there is an unofficial theme--Songs for Daughters is one that I can readily remember. The sounds are clear, some of the songs I know already, and some I'm beginning to learn. ("The Zen of Camping" is a new favorite.) My College-aged son made a CD of the AC Holiday Collection.. Don't stop Acoustic Cafe.