Folk Alley Radio Show #181220

This week on Folk Alley, in hour one Elena See digs in to her Best of 2018 list. Find out who made her top 10 folk, roots, and Americana albums of the year! Spoiler alert: yes, Brandi Carlile is on the list.

In hour two, an exclusive in-studio session with the North Carolina indie-Americana band, Mipso; plus a spotlight on artists who topped Folk Alley’s Listener Poll for Best Albums of the Year.

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Artist – Title – Album – Label

Hour One:

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore – Downey to Lubbock – Downey to Lubbock – Yep Roc Records

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

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

Tracy Grammer – Forty-niner – Low Tide – Self

The War and Treaty – One In the Same – Healing Tide – Strong World

William Prince – You Got Me – Earthly Days – Glassnote Records

Alison Krauss & Union Station (compilation) – The Captain’s Daughter – Johnny Cash: Forever Words – Legacy Recordings/Sony

The Milk Carton Kids – Younger Years – All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do – ANTI-

Amos Lee – No More Darkness, No More Light – My New Moon – Dualtone

Gretchen Peters – Lowlands – Dancing With the Beast – Scarlet Letter Records

Steep Canyon Rangers – Love Harder – Out In the Open – Ramseur Records

Western Centuries – Earthly Justice – Songs from the Deluge – Free Dirt

The Black Lillies – Earthquake – Stranger To Me – Attack Monkey

Hour Two:

John Prine – Caravan of Fools – The Tree of Forgiveness – Oh Boy / Thirty Tigers

Tracy Grammer – The Mark – Low Tide – Self

I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan) – I-89 – See You Around – I’m With Her/Rounder

Brandi Carlile – Most of All – By the Way, I Forgive You – Elektra

Eliza Gilkyson – Solitary Singer – SECULARIA – Red House Records

Mipso – Edges Run – Folk Alley Sessions – Folk Alley Exclusive

Mipso – Oceans – Folk Alley Sessions – Folk Alley Exclusive

Mipso – Monterey County – Folk Alley Sessions – Folk Alley Exclusive

Mary Gauthier – Got Your Six – Rifles & Rosary Beads – In the Black Records/Thirty

John Gorka – Arroyo Seco – True In Time – Red House/Compass

Chris Smither – Nobody Home – Call Me Lucky – Signature Sounds

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – 24 Frames (live) – Live from the Ryman – Southeastern Records

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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