Music

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #210506

    • May 07, 2021
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley join Elena See for new music from Leftover Salmon, Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny, Carsie Blanton, John Hiatt with the Jerry Douglas Band,The Shootouts, and Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert and Jon Randall; Sturgill Simpson honors the late John Prine with a cover of a classic; John Craigie pays tribute to an unsung hero of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing - astronaut, Michael Collins who recently passed away; plus favorites by Jeffrey Foucault, Taj Mahal, Martin Sexton, and more.

  • Album Review: Sarah Jarosz, ‘Blue Heron Suite’

    • May 07, 2021
    • Henry Carrigan

    Sarah Jarosz brilliantly weaves thematic lines through the entire suite of songs, and her lyrics rise and soar from disappointment and dread to optimism and hope. Blue Heron Suite captures the feelings of transience that lurk around the edges of our lives and that come into the light in times when we face possible loss, but in these songs Jarosz demonstrates that we can be transported, momentarily at least, above our bodies and this earth on wings of hope and anticipation.

  • New Country Music for Your Bandcamp Friday

    • May 07, 2021
    • Devon Léger

    This Bandcamp Friday, Devon Léger shares a deep and wide roundup of new country music celebrating rural roots, a love of home and family, the working class, drinking and dancing the two-step, and so much more.

  • Album Review: Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, 'They're Calling Me Home'

    • May 04, 2021
    • Henry Carrigan

    They’re Calling Me Home is one of those starkly beautiful albums on which every song provides entry into a wondrous sonic landscape where tendrils of mourning and loss twine around longing and hope. Every song shimmers with the spare beauty of Rhiannon Giddens’ emotionally intimate vocals, her circling minstrel banjo, Francesco Turrisi’s free-flowing accordion strains, Giddens’ deeply resonating cello bowings, as well as the trills of Emer Mayock’s Irish flute.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #210429

    • April 30, 2021
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, Elena See shares new music by Amythyst Kiah, Dave Simonett, Mark O'Connor, Rachel Baiman, Eli West, Danny Burns, Allison Russell, and Todd Snider; classics from Blaze Foley, Tony Rice, and Leo Kottke; favorites from Steep Canyon Rangers, Molly Tuttle, and Joe Pug; plus we share some news from Mandolin Orange.

  • Album Review: Danny Burns, 'Hurricane' [EP]

    • April 30, 2021
    • Henry Carrigan

    Danny Burns is playing at the top of his game on Hurricane. It’s a powerful testimony to his songwriting and his vocal ebullience, and the album celebrates, even in the midst of songs of lament, the overwhelming solace music brings to our souls.

  • Song Premiere: Leftover Salmon, "Flyin' at Night"

    • April 29, 2021
    • Henry Carrigan

    “Flyin' at Night” sounds like what might happen if Chick Corea and Brian Auger added banjos and mandolins to their songs. As usual with Leftover Salmon’s music, once the song’s taken off, we never want to come down.

  • In Review: Guest DJ Hour with Dave Simonett

    • April 28, 2021
    • Cindy Howes

    David Simonett of Trampled by Turtles has a new solo EP, Orion, out on Friday, 4/30. He recently joined Folk Alley's Cindy Howes for a special guest dj hour where he talks about the impact that the Covid-19 shutdown had on his recording process, plus he spins an hour of great tunes by some of his midwest compadres and other favorite songwriters.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #210422

    • April 23, 2021
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See to salute this year's Canadian Folk Music Award winners, with music by Beòlach, Noah Derksen, and Leela Gilday; new music by Brandy Clark, Yasmin Williams, the Ashokan Songlab, The Brother Brothers, and David Wax Museum; plus we honor Willie Nelson on his 88th birthday; and much more.