Music

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200702

    • July 03, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, join Elena for a show featuring our Favorite Folk, Roots, and Americana Music of 2020 (so far.) Hear music from Ondara, John Moreland, Bonny Light Horseman, Jake Blount, The Mammals, Sunny War, Gretchen Peters, Eliza Gilkyson, Katie Pruitt, and William Prince; our exclusive in-studio Sessions with Kyshona and Sierra Hull from the 30A Songwriters Festival; and much more!

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200625

    • June 26, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we revisit "Folk Alley's 100 Most Essential Folk Songs," compiled from a survey of our listeners. Hear favorites from Joan Baez, Phil Ochs, Donovan, and Joni Mitchell; then see how Folk Alley listeners voted as we count down the top ten most essential folk songs. In hour two, it's new music from Freddie & Francine, Sunny War, Steve Earle, and Lori McKenna, and much more!

  • Album Review: Eric Andersen, 'Woodstock Under the Stars'

    • June 26, 2020
    • Henry Carrigan

    Woodstock Under the Stars reveals the clarity and depth of Eric Andersen’s musical vision. It’s a chance to celebrate the quiet beauty of his songwriting and music, and it testifies to the power of his music to continue to transform us.

  • Hear It First: Mile Twelve, 'Roll the Tapes All Night Long'

    • June 25, 2020
    • Henry Carrigan

    Roll the Tapes All Night Long showcases Mile Twelve’s restless creativity, their ability to inhabit a song and turn it inside out to make it their own, even as they preserve the spirit of the original. Mile Twelve embraces every twist and turn in the musical terrain, showing us around the nooks and crannies of bluegrass, folk, jazz, and even rock, revealing the glimmering facets of each style.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200618

    • June 20, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for a special Father's Day tribute to "musical dads" and their talented offspring, with music from Woody Guthrie, Greg Brown, Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright III, Willie Nelson, Wayne Scott, and much more!

  • Album Review: John McCutcheon, 'Cabin Fever: Songs from the Quarantine'

    • June 20, 2020
    • Henry Carrigan

    Cabin Fever: Songs from the Quarantine offers us the simple pleasure of listening to John McCutcheon’s warm vocals, his lyrical insights, and his ringing and clear music tones. The songs on the collection keep us good company in our own isolation, prompting us to laugh, cry, and reflect on our lives and times.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200611

    • June 12, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, consider different perspectives with music from Ondara, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Rhiannon Giddens, and Odetta; new music from Nell & Jim Band, Sarah Jarosz, Courtney Marie Andrews, Pokey LaFarge, and Ellis Delaney; a classic from Rev. Gary Davis; plus favorites from Lula Wiles, Kaia Kater, Jorma Kaukonen, and more.

  • Album Review: The Prison Music Project, 'Long Time Gone'

    • June 10, 2020
    • Kelly McCartney

    The United States has nearly two million people behind bars, some serving life sentences for a single, non-violent infraction — all but losing their lives because we, as a society, have judged them on the worst moment of their worst day. Yet, they are people, still, with families and friends, inner worlds and outer dreams. Singer/songwriter Zoe Boekbinder began exploring those worlds and dreams with the inmates while volunteering at New Folsom Prison, eventually bringing their vision for an album to Ani DiFranco who helped shape Long Time Gone.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200604

    • June 05, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, songs for kindness, action, and unity with music from Frank Turner, Mavis Staples, and Kyshona; previously unreleased archival recordings by Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton from 1962; a set of exclusive Folk Alley recordings from the 30A Songwriters Festival from Amy Ray, Chastity Brown, and John Gorka; new music by Rachel Garlin, Jake Blount, Nell & Jim Band, Ondara, Libby Rodenbough, Steve Earle & the Dukes; and much more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200528

    • May 29, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, join host Elena See for an exclusive in-studio session and interview with the Indigo Girls, recorded at this year's 30A Songwriters Festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida; new music from Seamus Egan, Sarah Jarosz, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Sierra Hull, Jake Blount, and Rachel Garlin; we go back in the Folk Alley archive for a exclusive in-studio performance by The Ditty Bops; plus favorites from Parker Millsap, Billy Strings, Amos Lee, and more.