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Folk Alley Radio Show #240118

This week on the Folk Alley Radio Show, join Elena See to honor the legendary Dolly Parton on her birthday! Plus, hear new music from Sarah Jarosz, Charm City Junction, Willi Carlisle, Suzy Bogguss, The Steel Wheels, the newly formed "supergroup," The High Hawks, and the latest from folk icon Jim Kweskin. All this, and we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Joni Mitchell's 1974 release, 'Court and Spark' too.

Folk Alley Radio Show #240111

This week on the Folk Alley Radio Show, join Elena See honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement. Hear songs from Nina Simone, Richie Havens, Ruthie Foster, Mavis Staples and the Staple Singers, Odetta, Resistance Revival Chorus, Rhiannon Giddens, Patty Griffin, and more.

Folk Alley Radio Show #240104

This week on Folk Alley, it’s a celebration of all things “new” for a fresh new year! We’ll usher in the first week of 2024 with music from Leftover Salmon, Chris Brashear & Peter McLaughlin, and Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters; plus, we dive into favorite 2023 debut releases from new artists, Muireann Bradley, Annie Bartholomew, and Abraham Alexander, as well as from folk icons, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, John Prine, Kate Wolf, Lucinda Williams, Allison Krauss, Tracy Chapman, and much more.

Folk Alley Radio Show #231228

This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See to say "so long" to 2023 and welcome in the new year with music from Over the Rhine, Elizabeth Cotten, Amanda Shires, and Slaid Cleaves; plus, new music from Muireann Bradley, the Rainbow Girls, the East Pointers, Miko Marks with Melissa Carper, Alisa Amador, and Julian Lage. There's more from this year's Steve Martin Banjo Prize winners - the late "Duke of Drive" Terry Baucom and 4-string banjoist, Cynthia Sayer; and we celebrate of some late December birthdays with music from Suzy Bogguss, John Hartford, Odetta, and John Denver too.

Folk Alley Radio Show #231221

This week on Folk Alley, it's a rebroadcast of our annual 50 year throwback show! Hear the best of the best from 1973, with music from Jim Croce, Paul Simon, The Staple Singers, Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, John Prine, Maria Muldaur, Jackson Browne, John Martyn, Planxty, and Jerry Jeff Walker; plus, in hour two, the '73 favorites keep coming with music by The Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Taj Mahal, Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard, Judee Sill, Arlo Guthrie, and much more.

Folk Alley Radio Show #231214

This week on Folk Alley join Elena See to celebrate the December holiday season with music to welcome in the official start of winter (on 12/21) from Josh Ritter, Bill Staines, Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, David Grisman, and David Francey; plus Christmastime favorites by JD McPherson, Sierra Ferrell, Joni Mitchell, David Myles, Joy Clark, Kacey Musgraves with Willie Nelson, Leon Redbone, The Mavericks, Asylum Street Spankers, Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks, The Sweetback Sisters, Dolly Parton, Lucinda Williams, and much more.

Folk Alley Radio Show #231207

This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for some December holiday favorites to help get us in the spirit...or not. Hear an exclusive track by Slaid Cleaves from our archives, and more from Gangstagrass, Indigo Girls, Béla Fleck, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, Over the Rhine, Fred Eaglesmith & Tif Ginn, and Beth // James. Plus, we share selections from the results of our Best of 2023 Listener Poll; we'll remember Shane MacGowan of the Pogues who passed away on November 30; and much more.

Folk Alley Radio Show #231130

This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for music from Folk Alley's Best of 2023 year-end lists! Tune in to hear from our favorite albums and songs of the year!

Folk Alley Radio Show #231123

{The audio for this episode is no longer available.} This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for new music from Quebec's La Bottine Souriate, Dori Freeman, Chris Stapleton, and Rosanne Cash, from her 30th Anniversary remastered edition of 'The Wheel'; plus, we'll hear advance singles from John Leventhal's forthcoming debut solo album and one from Woody Platt with Del McCoury. All this, and favorites from Jesca Hoop, Greg Brown, Dave Simonett, and more.

Folk Alley Radio Show #231116

{The audio for this episode is no longer available.} This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for a round up of the recently released 2024 Grammy Award nominees in the roots music categories. Hear favorites from Nickel Creek, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Allison Russell, Dom Flemons, Rhiannon Giddens, Mighty Poplar, Michael Cleveland, and Billy Strings; plus, new music from Dori Freeman, Hannah Read, Lori McKenna, Muireann Bradley, The Mammals, Lizzie No, Joe Pug, and much more.

Folk Alley Radio Show #231109

{The audio for this episode is no longer available.} This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for a rebroadcast of a show first heard in November, 2022 with music from Ruthie Foster, Buffalo Nichols, Assorted Orchids, and Slaid Cleaves; a classic from the great Bert Jansch; and favorites from Mavis Staples & Levon Helm, The Wailin’ Jennys, and Eliza Gilkyson. All this, plus we wish Neil Young a happy birthday.

Folk Alley Radio Show #231102

{The audio for this episode is no longer available.} This week on Folk Alley, we celebrate Joni Mitchell's 80th birthday with a special tribute show. Hear previously unreleased tracks from her 'Archives' collections, plus covers performed by Fairport Convention, Judy Collins, Dave Van Ronk, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Rush, David Crosby, Richie Havens, Taylor Ashton, Margo Price, Prince, Barnstar!, and much more.
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