This week on Folk Alley join Elena See for music for hope and dancing from The Mavericks, Peter Ostroushko, and Donna the Buffalo; new music by Raye Zaragoza, Joachim Cooder, Jamestown Revival, Steep Canyon Rangers, Jeff Tweedy, Adam Hurt, Danny Burns, and Ashleigh Flynn & the Riveters; plus favorites from Rayna Gellert, Aoife O'Donovan, Nickel Creek, Mandolin Orange, and much more.
This week on Folk Alley join Elena See for a special remembrance of Texas outlaw country legend Billy Joe Shaver who passed away on October 28; new music from Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche, Mipso, Ray LaMontagne, Steep Canyon Rangers, William Prince, Raye Zaragoza, and Moira Smiley & Seamus Egan featuring Sam Amidon; classics from Tom Paxon and Joni Mitchell; favorites from The Wailin' Jennys and Taylor Ashton; and more.
This week on Folk Alley join Elena See for a special remembrance of Jerry Jeff Walker; new music from Rosanne Cash, Ani DiFranco, Sturgill Simpson, Norah Jones & Mavis Staples, Ben Harper, Steep Canyon Rangers, and William Prince; classics from Joni Mitchell and Lead Belly; plus, we share some news from Arlo Guthrie and much more!
This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for a special Halloween show, featuring spooky folk, roots, and Americana tunes from Leonard Cohen, Michael Doucet avec Lâcher Prise, The Unthanks, Rayna Gellert, The Secret Sisters feat. Brandi Carlile, Lenore, Jakob Dylan, Tom Waits, Gretchen Peters, and much more.
This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for a set of spooky tunes to help you get into the Halloween mood; new music from Darlingside, Susan Werner, and the Kronos Quartet; from our Folk Alley Sessions archives, hear exclusive recordings of Leyla McCalla performing songs from her 2013 album, 'Vari-Colored Songs - A Tribute to Langston Hughes,' now re-released in 2020 on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings; plus, we'll hear from some winners of this year's Steve Martin Banjo Prize; and much more!
This week on Folk Alley join Elena See for a celebration of the life and music of the great John Prine in honor of what would have been his 74th birthday on October 10th. Hear duets with Kurt Vile, Swamp Dogg, and Fiona Prine; covers by Jeffrey Foucault, Bettye LaVette, and the Rainbow Girls; a collaboration with Steve Goodman; music by artists recently signed to Prine's label, Oh Boy Records; and of course, music from the man himself. All this, and much more in hour two!
This week on Folk Alley join Elena See for some songs for the changing of the season with music by the great(s) Eva Cassidy and Tom Waits; new music by Tré Burt (featuring Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell, and Sunny War), Jordan Tice, Daniel Rodriguez, Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters, The Mastersons, and Joachim Cooder; exclusive Folk Alley in-studio recordings from The Small Glories and Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton; plus favorites by Chastity Brown, Patty Griffin, and more.
This week on Folk Alley, it's harvest time! Celebrate fall with music from Stephanie Davis, Kris Drever, The Wainwright Sisters, Neil Young, and Leon Redbone; new music from Otis Gibbs, Bella White, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Cahalen Morrison, Freddy & Francine, and Jordan Tice; plus classics from Mississippi John Hurt, The Byrds, and much more.
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 Maytals who passed away on September 11 from COVID-19 complications.
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!
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!
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.