Folk Alley Radio Show #200507

This week on Folk Alley, we spend some time remembering the late, great Guy Clark with music by Chatham County Line, Steve Earle, and the man himself; Lori McKenna has a new song out for this year’s graduating class; more new music from Laura Marling, Jake Blount, The Mammals, and Special Consensus; plus favorites from Birds of Chicago and Slaid Cleaves.

In hour two, join Elena See for more new music from Waxahatchee, David Bromberg Band, Gretchen Peters, Kim Richey, Jake Shimabukuro, and Pharis & Jason Romero; a “cowboy set” from Hurray for the Riff Raff and Dom Flemons; a couple of classics from Jorma Kaukonen and Odetta; plus favorites Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton, and more.

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Artist – Title – Album – Label

Hour One:

Guy Clark – The Cape – Dublin Blues – Asylum Records

Steve Earle & The Dukes – Sis Draper – Guy – New West

Chatham County Line – Guitar (For Guy Clark) – Strange Fascination – Yep Roc Records

Laura Marling – Song for Our Daughter – Song for Our Daughter – Partisan/Chrysalis

Wilco – If I Ever Was A Child – Schmilco – dBpm/ANTI-

The Lowest Pair – Wild Animals – The Perfect Plan – Delicata Records (Thirty Tigers)

Willie Nelson (Lukas Nelson) – Just Breathe – Heroes – Legacy Recordings

Lori McKenna – When You’re My Age (ft. Hillary Lindsey and Liz Rose) – The Balladeer – CN Records/Thirty Tigers

Slaid Cleaves – So Good To Me – Ghost On the Car Radio – Candy House Media

Jake Blount – Roustabout – Spider Tales – Free Dirt

George Jackson – Cabin on the Cumberland – Time and Place – George Jackson

Special Consensus – East Chicago Blues – Chicago Barn Dance – Compass Records

Birds of Chicago – Roll Away – Love In Wartime – Signature Sounds

The Mammals – East Side West Side – Nonet – Humble Abode Music

Hour Two:

Waxahatchee – Lilacs – Saint Cloud – Merge Records

Jake Shimabukuro – Red Crystal – Trio – Music Theories

Grant Dermody – Springtime Blues – My Dony – Thunder River Records

David Rawlings – Cumberland Gap – Poor David’s Almanack – Acony Records

Gillian Welch – Acony Bell – Revival – Almo

Hurray for the Riff Raff – Western Cowboy – My Dearest Darkest Neighbor – Born To Win Records

Dom Flemons – Steel Pony Blues – Black Cowboys – Smithsonian Folkways

David Bromberg Band – Take This Hammer – Big Road – Red House Records

Jorma Kaukonen – Another Man Done Gone – Quah – Relix Record

Odetta – Come a Lady’s Dream – It’s A Mighty World – RCA/Victor

Gretchen Peters – Why You Been Gone So Long – The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury – Scarlet Letter Records

Tony Furtado – Bones – Golden – Funzalo Records

Kim Richey – The Way It Never Was – A Long Way Back: The Songs of Glimmer – Yep Roc Records

Pharis & Jason Romero – Roll On My Friend – Bet On Love – Lula Records

Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton – Biding My Time – Wildflower Blues – Cinquefoil 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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