Folk Alley Radio Show #181025

This week on Folk Alley, it’s our Halloween special with bone-chilling tunes and spooky favorites from Bob Weir, Paul Simon, Lenore, and Riders in the Sky; we’ll hear a set of creepy tunes from Rayna Gellert’s, ‘Old Light: Songs from My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds’ and one from Leonard Cohen’s final work, ‘You Want It Darker’; all this plus a set from Rosanne and Johnny Cash; and favorites from Syd Barrett, Shirley Collins, The Jellyman’s Daughter, and more.

In hour two, we continue the howling-horrors with tracks from Sarah Jarosz, Ralph Stanley, Tom Waits, Tim O’Brien, Bronwynne Brent. A bit of the witches brew from Donovan and The Incredible String Band; plus a visit from the Devil featuring Kasey Chambers, Bob Brozman, Solas; and favorites of the season by Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and more.

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Artist – Title – Album – Label

Hour One:

Rayna Gellert – The Cruel Mother – Old Light: Songs from My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds – StorySound Records

Rayna Gellert – The Fatal Flower Garden – Old Light: Songs from My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds – StorySound Records

Bob Weir – Ghost Towns – Blue Mountain – Columbia Legacy

Matt The Electrician – Ghost Story – Accidental Thief – Self

Riders in the Sky – Ghost Train – Ridin’ the Tweetsie Railroad – MusicWagon

Rosanne Cash – Long Black Veil – The List – Manhattan Records

Johnny Cash – Ain’t No Grave – American VI: Ain’t No Grave – Columbia

Lenore – Ether’s Arms – Lenore – Lenore

Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker – You Want It Darker – Sony/Columbia

Syd Barrett – Golden Hair – The Madcap Laughs – Capital

Paul Simon – The Werewolf – Stranger To Stranger – Concord records

John Jorgenson Quintet – Ghost Dance – Ultraspontane – Self

Pat Donohue – You Haunt Me – Nobody’s Fault – Bluesky Records

Shirley Collins – Cruel Lincoln – Lodestar – Domino

The Jellyman’s Daughter – Darling Corey – The Jellyman’s Daughter – The Jellyman’s Daughter

Hour Two:

Ralph Stanley – O Death – O Brother Where Art Thou – Mercury

Tom Waits – Dead and Lovely – Real Gone – Anti

Tim O’Brien – He Had a Long Chain On – And the O’Boys – Sugar Hill

Bronwynne Brent – Devil Again – Stardust – Bronwynne Brent

Donovan – Season of the Witch – Donovan’s Greatest Hits – Epic

The Incredible String Band – Witches Hat – The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter – Hannibal

Kasey Chambers – The Devil’s Wheel – Dragonfly – Essence Group

Bob Brozman – Devil’s Slide – Devil’s Slide – Rounder

Solas – The Unquiet Grave – Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers – Shanachie

Sarah Jarosz – Shankill Butchers – Song Up In Her Head – Sugar Hill

Ben Caplan – Deliver Me – Birds With Broken Wings – Coalition Music

Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale – Vampire Girl – Buddy and Jim – New West Records

Buffy Sainte-Marie – The Vampire – Illuminations – Vangard

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – If We Were Vampires – The Nashville Sound – Southeastern Records

Folk Alley’s weekly, syndicated radio show is produced by Linda Fahey and Elena See with assistance by Jon Nungesser. The show is available for free to stations via PRX.org or directly from WKSU via FTP for non-PRX members. The Folk Alley Radio Show is presently carried on over 50 stations nationally.

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