About

Cuccaro_holding_7-13The listings guide/newsletter Acoustic Live in New York City is the brainchild of Richard Cuccaro. Richard began playing folk guitar and writing songs in college. He later tried his hand at performing, but found this too daunting. A stint as the volunteer manager at The Fast Folk Cafe in the mid-’90s enlarged his knowledge and appreciation of the contemporary folk singer/songwriter genre.
In June, 1999, one year after leaving The Fast Folk Cafe, Richard began publishing Acoustic Live as a listings guide with feature articles on musicians (venues were occasionally featured as well).
Primarily a listings guide, live performances are sorted by area and venue for acoustic and roots-based music with features on performing artists on the cover page.
There are two formats: the print version has been discontinued but we still publish a pdf version, to which a link is e-mailed to subscribers, presenters and media; and a website, acousticlive.com (home page — other links provided above).