Music

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #210225

    • February 26, 2021
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, Elena See shares new music from Corey Ledet Zydeco, Andrew Marlin, Joy Oladokun, Nathaniel Rateliff, David Wax Museum, and Amythyst Kiah's new take on her powerful single, "Black Myself"; plus favorites from Billy Strings, Rachel Baiman, Resistance Revival Chorus, Hurray for the Riff Raff; and more.

  • Song Premiere: Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno, "Good and Gone"

    • February 24, 2021
    • Henry Carrigan

    The bright, but oddly mournful, opening guitar notes of Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno’s deeply affecting “Good and Gone” grab us right away and vibrate in our hearts, naming every moment we’ve yearned for lost connections, muddled about in a ragged search for completion, regretted leaving but longingly looked back, or run back home with jubilant ambivalence.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #210218

    • February 20, 2021
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, new music from Annabelle Chvostek, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Rhiannon Giddens w/ Francesco Turrisi, Chris Pandolfi, and The Local Honeys; an international set courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways with music by Quetzal, No-No Boy, and Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn; a tribute to the late Chick Corea with music from Jake Shimabukuro; classics from Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard and Bob Dylan; and much more on hour two.

  • Video Premiere: Ian Fisher, "Be Thankful"

    • February 18, 2021
    • Henry Carrigan

    The video celebrates the beauty of the world around us, reminding us to revel in the joy of our relationships with others and the world. As Fisher says, "After a year of being reminded everyday of what we don't have, it's easy to forget what we still do. This song is about taking stock of the good things in life, the little things, the overlooked things.”

  • In Review: Folk Alley Guest DJ Hour with Andrew Marlin

    • February 16, 2021
    • Cindy Howes

    Andrew Marlin of Mandolin Orange is one of those musicians who actually used the 2020 shut-down to work on a new record. In fact, he actually made two albums. Andrew's mandolin playing is front and center on his two new instrumental albums: The Witching Hour (released on 2/5) and Fable & Fire (out 2/19). He joined Cindy Howes for a Guest DJ set that features some of his favorite instrumentals by other artists. Listening to Andrew talk about musicians like Tony Rice and David Grisman is an absolute delight especially if you are a stringed instrument nerd. However, if you're not, you'll still enjoy and probably learn something since Andrew is so knowledgeable about music.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #210211

    • February 14, 2021
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, in the spirit of Valentine's Day love is in the air. Join Elena See to celebrate all things love: duets, love songs, romantic songs, and more with music by Joni Mitchell, Iris DeMent, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Buddy & Julie Miller, The War and Treaty, Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae, and others. Plus, new music from John Smith, Andrew Marlin, Allison Russell, Taylor Ashton, Melissa Carper, and Justin Moses, and much more!

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #210204

    • February 06, 2021
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley Elena See welcomes in February with a set from Darlingside, Phi Cunningham, and Joan Baez; we kick of Black History Month with music from Leyla McCalla's tribute to poet and playwright Langston Hughes; new music from Langhorne Slim, Sunny War, Ani DiFranco, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, and young guitar phenom Yasmin Williams; plus favorites from Richie Havens, Rosalie Sorrels, Steeleye Span, and more.