Music

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200917

    • September 20, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for music from great new releases from Cahalen Morrison, Jordan Tice, Anya Hinkle, and Freddy & Francine; we celebrate Ani DiFranco's big 5.0. with a rebroadcast of our 2016 exclusive Folk Alley in-studio Session; and we remember the legendary Toots Hibbert - founder and frontman of Toots & The Maytalls who passed away on September 11 from COVID-19 complications.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200910

    • September 12, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for some songs for the end of the summer by Cheryl Wheeler, Alison Brown, and David Francey; new music by Bronwyn Keith-Hynes from her debut solo album, 'Fiddler's Pastime,' The Texicana Mamas, and Wood & Wire; new re-recordings of "fan favorites" from Chris Smither and Hayes Carll; and from our Sessions archive, exclusive Folk Alley recordings of Wine Women and Song (Suzy Bogguss, Gretchen Peters, and Matraca Berg) and Mandolin Orange; and much more!

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200903

    • September 05, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley join Elena See for some songs for Labor Day by the Kronos Quartet, Hazel Dickens, and Utah Phillips; new music from The Avett Brothers, Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jayme Stone, and Dirk Powell; plus favorites from The Secret Sisters, Greg Brown, and much more in hour two!

  • Global Music to Expand Your World this Bandcamp Friday

    • September 04, 2020
    • Devon Léger

    by Devon Léger - Expand your horizons and pick up one of these albums this Bandcamp Friday. Each Friday of each month through 2020, Bandcamp is waiving their admin fees to help artists, so this is the perfect time to try out a new band.

  • Album Review: Dirk Powell, 'When I Wait For You'

    • September 04, 2020
    • Henry Carrigan

    Every song on Powell’s When I Wait for You, illustrates Powell’s ability to capture a moment of life, to explore its intricacies, and to revel in its beauty, its sadness, its joy.

  • Video Premiere: Jordan Tice, "Walkin'"

    • September 02, 2020
    • Henry Carrigan

    Tice’s quiet sparse video of “Walkin’,” which appears on his new album Motivational Speakeasy, out September 25, captures the spirit of a man with rambling on his mind.

  • Hear It First: Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, 'Fiddler's Pastime'

    • September 01, 2020
    • Henry Carrigan

    Fiddler’s Pastime delivers a good time and illustrates Bronwyn Keith-Hynes’ ability to stretch out and follow her fiddle where it leads her as she travels brilliantly down various creative paths, illuminating our ways as we accompany her.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200827

    • August 28, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley join Elena See as we remember the life and the music of Justin Townes Earle who passed away suddenly on August 23rd; plus new music from Molly Tuttle, Lynn Miles, Tracy Grammer, The Mavericks, and Steep Canyon Rangers; and we share some exciting news about the Steve Martin Banjo Prize as it enters its second decade of awarding grants to outstanding banjo players. All this and much more.

  • Album Review: Molly Tuttle, '...but i'd rather be with you'

    • August 28, 2020
    • Henry Carrigan

    …but i’d rather be with you illustrates Molly Tuttle’s exceptional musical intuition and creativity and her ability to know exactly how to bring out the essence of a song. She dwells in these song deeply, making them her own, showing us why we should be listening to Molly Tuttle’s entrancing playing and singing as much as we can.