Folk Alley Radio Show #181213

This week on Folk Alley, in hour one, we get into the Christmas mood with music from The Mavericks, JD McPherson, Sultans of String, David Myles, The Sweetback Sisters, and Rodney Crowell. And, we’ll hear from some Grammy Award nominees in the Folk and Americana categories with music by Brandi Carlile, John Prine, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, and more.

In hour two, we start digging in to our year-end favorites lists with picks from Folk Alley writer, Kelly McCartney and online host, Cindy Howes’ Best of 2018 lists including music by Courtney Marie Andrew, Lucy Wainwright Roche, John Prine, Kaia Kater, Ana Egge, Darlingside, The Low Anthem, and much more.

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Artist – Title – Album – Label

Hour One:

JD McPherson – All the Gifts I Need – Socks – New West Records

Sultans of String – A Django Christmas – Christmas Caravan – McKhool

The Sweetback Sisters – The Twelve Days of Christmas – Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular – Signature Sounds

David Myles – Santa Never Brings Me A Banjo – Folk Alley Sessions – Folk Alley Exclusive

Davina & the Vagabonds (compilation) – Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) – Christmas On the Lam and Other Songs from the Season – Red House Records

Brandi Carlile – The Joke – By the Way, I Forgive You – Elektra

John Prine – Summer’s End – The Tree of Forgiveness – Oh Boy / Thirty Tigers

Mike Barnett (feat. Tony Trischka & Michael Daves) – Fox Chase – Portraits in Fiddles – Compass Records

Dom Flemons – Texas Easy Street – Black Cowboys – Smithsonian Folkways

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite – No Mercy In This Land – No Mercy In This Land – Anti

The Mavericks – I Have Wanted You (for Christmas) – Asylum Street Spankers – Zat you, Santa Claus? – A Christmas Spanking – Spanksalot

Rodney Crowell – Christmas Everywhere – Christmas Everywhere – New West Records

Alison Brown Quartet w/Joe Craven – Skating/Feliz Navidad – Evergreen

Beth Orton (compilation) – River – All Is Bright – exclusive Amazon.com

Hour Two:

Amy Ray – Sure Feels Good Anyway – Holler – Daemon Records/Compass

Kacey Musgraves – Space Cowboy – Golden Hour – MCA Nashville

Erin Rae – The Real Thing – Putting On Airs – Single Lock Records

Courtney Marie Andrews – Two Cold Nights in Buffalo – May Your Kindness Remain – Fat Possum/Mama Bird

Lucy Wainwright Roche (feat. Matthew Perryman Jones) – Quit With Me – Little Beast – Lucy Wainwright

Ana Egge – Girls, Girls, Girls – White Tiger – StorySound Records

Kaia Kater – Grenades – Grenades – Smithsonian Folkways

Jeffrey Foucault – War On the Radio – Blood Brothers – Blueblade Records

Darlingside – Extralife – Extralife – More Doug Records/Thirty

The Stray Birds – In My Time – Let It Pass – Yep Roc Records

The War and Treaty Love Like There’s No Tomorrow – Healing Tide – Strong World

Ray LaMontagne – Such a Simple Thing – Part of the Light – RCA

The Low Anthem – Give My Body Back – The Salt Doll Went To Measure the Depth of the Sea – Joyful Noise Recordings

Ben Howard – There’s Your Man – Noonday Dream – Republic

Joan Baez – The President Sang Amazing Grace – Whistle Down the Wind – Concord 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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