Folk Alley Radio Show #220512

Join Elena See for an encore presentation of a show first heard last year at this time. This week, we celebrate the best part of spring – lilacs – with music by The Mammals, Solas, and the great Kate Wolf; more music by Lula Wiles, Oliver Wood, Jon Stickley Trio, Bill & the Belles, Nefesh Mountain, The Brother Brothers, John Hiatt with the Jerry Douglas Band, Allison Russell, and Iowa’s Renaissance man Chad Elliott in a set featuring music influenced by fellow Iowan guitarist/producer, Bo Ramsey; another set honoring the music of folk legend, Tom Paxton, including a song by The Accidentals; plus, favorites by Ani DiFranco, Ditty Bops, Kacey Musgraves, Early Mays, and more.

Folk Alley Radio Show #220505

This week, join Elena See for songs to celebrate the month of May, plus Moms and motherhood with music from Brandi Carlile, The Highwomen, Lori McKenna, and Iris DeMent; new music from Leyla McCalla, Bonnie Raitt, Caroline Spence, Brennen Leigh, Oumou Sangaré, Vieux Farka Touré, Steve Forbert, and The Honey Dewdrops; favorites from Tré Burt and John Prine; and we'll share some news from the Steep Canyon Rangers too. All this and much more - this week on Folk Alley.

Folk Alley Radio Show #220428

This week on Folk Alley, in hour one, join Elena See to celebrate Willie Nelson's 89th birthday! Plus, hear Rachel Baiman and Kris Drever, covering an Eliza Gilkyson favorite; more new tunes from Mama's Broke, Willi Carlisle, The Honey Dewdrops, and Parsonsfield; plus, one from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's forthcoming Bob Dylan covers album, 'Dirt Does Dylan' featuring Larkin Poe. In hour two, it's more new music from Steve Earle's tribute to Jerry Jeff Walker, Mary Gauthier, The Travelin' McCourys, Hackensaw Boys, Dead Tongues, The Fortunate Ones, and Cloudbelly; plus favorites from Resistance Revival Chorus, Della Mae, Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers, and more!

Folk Alley Radio Show #220421

This week on Folk Alley join Elena See for songs to celebrate Mother Earth from Tom Rush, Baka Beyond, and Neko Case; new music from Tami Neilson, Willie Nelson, Abigail Lapell, Old Crow Medicine Show, Pharis & Jason Romero, Mama's Broke, Arlo McKinley, The Honey Dewdrops, and Peter Rowan; we remember Pastelle LeBlanc of Vishten; plus, favorites from Dave Alvin, Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert, Rose Cousins, First Aid Kit, Jeffrey Martin, Rainbow Girls, John Prine, Spell Songs featuring Karine Polwart, and much more.

Folk Alley Radio Show #220414

This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for new music from Lyle Lovett, Joan Shelley, Oumou Sangaré, Calexico, Sheryl Crow, VanWyck, The Accidentals, and Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder in set honoring the great blues duo, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee; an advance single from Graham Nash's forthcoming release 'Live: Songs for Beginners / Wild Tales'; classics from Joni Mitchell and New Riders of the Purple Sage; plus favorites from Ruthie Foster, Greg Brown, Anjimile, Rod Picott, Neko Case, The Wailin' Jennys, and more.

Folk Alley Radio Show #220407

This week on Folk Alley, we honor legendary bluegrass mandolinist Roland White and Donna the Buffalo founding member and most recently of the Seattle band, Western Centuries - Jim Miller; a spotlight on this year's Grammy winners in the Folk, Bluegrass, Blues, World, and Americana categories; new music from Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder, Martin Hayes, Molly Tuttle, Brennen Leigh, Vieux Farka Touré, Niamh Regan, Kathleen Edwards, and Forest Sun; songs for the opening of baseball season, and more.

Folk Alley Radio Show #220331

This week on Folk Alley, hear new music from John Craigie, the Freakons, Abbie Gardner, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Mary Gauthier, Miko Marks, and Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves; a previously unreleased "alternate track" from Karen Dalton's classic album, 'In My Own Time' in honor of the album's 50th anniversary reissue; and a very special - just released - collaboration between the late Levon Helm and Mavis Staples. All this, plus we remember the great John Prine on the second anniversary of his passing, and we celebrate Emmylou Harris' milestone birthday!

Folk Alley Radio Show #220324

This week on Folk Alley hear songs for spring from David Francey, Steve Goodman, and The Wailin' Jennys; new music from Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Dolly Parton, John Craigie, Bonnie Raitt, the Bros. Landreth, The Slocan Rambler, Andre Bird, and Dietrich Strause; a set to honor the great Townes Van Zandt; plus we share some news about Robert Earl Keen and much more.

Folk Alley Radio Show #220317

This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for new music from Chris Coole, Tré Burt, Jon Stickley Trio, Heidi Talbot, Talisk, Salt House, William Prince, Oumou Sangaré, Kathy Mattea, Buffalo Rose, Lily Henley, and Forest Sun; classics from John Denver, Tom Paxton, and Kate Wolf; plus favorites from Gillian Welch, Ana Egge, Moira Smiley, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Jesse Winchester, and much more.

Folk Alley Radio Show #220310

This week on Folk Alley, in honor of St. Patrick's Day, it's Irish music and songs to celebrate Ireland. Hear classics from Andy Irvine & Paul Brady and Planxty; contemporary Irish music from Niamh Regan, Elgin, and Clare Sands; the words of Irish poet William Butler Yeats put to music by Cathy Jordan & Seamie O’Dowd and Dave Curley; plus, we honor the great Paddy Moloney with a set of Chieftains collaborations featuring Alison Krauss, Béla Fleck, and Tim O'Brien. All this plus, much more! Sláinte mhaith!

Folk Alley Radio Show #220303

This week on Folk Alley, hear new music from Cinder Well and Jim Ghedi, Portland duo Buffalo Kin, folk legend Judy Collins, Colorado's Birds of Play, and Abbie Gardner; plus, favorites from Spell Songs, Cara Dillon & Paul Brady, Elephant Revival, Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon, and Harry Manx; classics from Tom Rush and Bruce Cockburn; and much more!

Folk Alley Radio Show #220224

This week on Folk Alley, as Black History Month winds down and we look ahead to Women's History Month, we celebrate the contributions of amazing Black women of folk, roots, and Americana - both historical and contemporary. Hear music from Bessie Jones, Odetta, Etta Baker, Joan Armatrading, Tracy Chapman, Our Native Daughters, Yasmin Williams, and Valerie June; all this plus new music from Judy Collins, The Pine Hearts, Jake Blount, and much more
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