Folk Alley Radio Show #190711

This week on Folk Alley, we spotlight artists performing at this year’s FreshGrass Festival – coming up on September 20-22 at Mass MoCa in North Adams, Massachusetts – with music by Greensky Bluegrass, Calexico and Iron & Wine, Andrew Bird, Mavis Staples, festival Artist-in-Residence, Aoife O’Donovan, the Gibson Brothers, and more.

In hour two, new music from Keb’ Mo’, The Small Glories, and Our Native Daughters; a couple of exclusive Folk Alley Sessions recordings from Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter, Chastity Brown; plus favorites by Kate Wolf, Dave Alvin, Townes Van Zandt, and more.


Artist – Title – Album – Label

(Hour One)

Greensky Bluegrass – Do It Alone – All for Money – Big Blue Zoo (Thirty Tigers)

Calexico and Iron & Wine – Midnight Sun – Years to Burn – Sub Pop

Andrew Bird – Railroad Bill – Hands of Glory – Mon + Pop Music

Aoife O’Donovan – Lay My Burden Down – Folk Alley in-studio recording

Aoife O’Donovan – Stanley Park – In The Magic Hour – Yep Roc Records

Mavis Staples – Change – We Get By – Anti/Epitaph

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

The Travelin’ McCourys – Cumberland Blues – The Travelin’ McCourys – McCoury Music

Jade Bird – Does Anybody Know – Jade Bird – Glassnote

Sam Amidon – My Old Friend – Bright Sunny South – Nonesuch

Balsam Range – Get Me Gone – Aeonic – Mountain Home Music

Alison Brown – Under the (Five) Wire – The Company You Keep – Compass Records

The Gibson Brothers – Homemade Wine – In the Ground – Rounder Records

Amy Helm – River of Love – This Too Shall Light – Yep Roc Records

The Mammals – Fork in the Road – Sunshiner – Humble Abode Music

(Hour Two)

Pieta Brown (feat. Amos Lee) – Do You Know? – Paradise Outlaw – Red House Records

Kittel & Co. – Pando – Whorls – Compass Records

Melissa Carper & Rebecca Patek – I Can’t Lose What I Don’t Have – Brand New Old-Time Songs – Melissa Carper & Rebecca Patek

Keb’ Mo’ – Ridin’ On A Train – Oklahoma – Concord Music Group

Miss Tess – Ride That Train – Baby, We All Know – Miss Tess Music

Dave Alvin – Blue Wing – King Of California – Hightone

Townes Van Zandt – To Live Is To Fly – Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971 – 1972 – Omnivore Records

Our Native Daughters (Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla and Allison Russell) – I Knew I Could Fly – Songs of Our Native Daughters – Smithsonian Folkways

Chastity Brown – Wake Up – Folk Alley Exclusive – Live from the 30A Songwriters Festival

Chastity Brown – Carried Away-Folk Alley Exclusive – Live from the 30A Songwriters Festival

The Small Glories – Long Long Moon – Assiniboine and the Red – Red House Records

Bela Fleck – Reverie – Pieces – Rounder

Steve Earle & The Dukes – The Ballad Of Laverne And Captain Flint – Guy – New West

Kate Wolf – The Redtail Hawk – Gold in California – Kaleidosco

John Gorka (compilation) – Sweet Love – Treasures Left Behind (Kate Wolf Tribute) – Red House Records

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

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