Folk Alley Radio Show #200611

This week on Folk Alley, consider different perspectives with music from Ondara, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Rhiannon Giddens, and Odetta; new music from Nell & Jim Band and Sarah Jarosz; plus favorites from Hot Rize, John Moreland, Jorma Kaukonen, and more.

In hour two, new music from Courtney Marie Andrews, Pokey LaFarge, and Ellis Delaney; a spotlight on some of our favorite recent releases from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings with music by Doc Watson & Gaither Carlton, Lula Wiles, and Our Native Daughters; plus favorites from Aimee Mann, Kaia Kater, Ana Egge, and more.

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Artist – Title – Album – Label

Hour One:

Sweet Honey in the Rock – Ella’s Song – Breaths – Flying Fish

Rhiannon Giddens (with Bhi Bhiman) – Freedom Highway – Freedom Highway – Nonesuch

Odetta(w/Holmes Brothers) – This Little Light Of Mine – Gonna Let It Shine – M.C. Records

Vance Gilbert – A Change Is Gonna Come – Angels Castles Covers – Disismye

Nell & Jim Band – Travelin’ The Road West – Western Sun – Whippoorwill Arts

Hot Rize – Western Skies (live) – 40th Anniversary Bash – Ten In Hand Records

Ondara – Pyramid Justice – Folk N’ Roll Vol 1: Tales of Isolation – Verve Forecast

Bonnie Raitt & Habib Koite (compilation) – Back Around – Blues Around The World – Putumayo

Sarah Jarosz – Orange and Blue – World On the Ground – Rounder Records

John Moreland – High On Tulsa Heat – High On Tulsa Heat – Old Omens/Thirty Tigers

Jorma Kaukonen – I’ll Be All Right – Quah – Relix Records

Reverend Gary Davis – Let Us Get Together Right Down Here – Harlem Street Singer – Prestige/Bluesville

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

Hour Two:

Courtney Marie Andrews – It Must Be Someone Else’s Fault – Old Flowers – Fat Possum/Mama Bird Recording Co.

Hawktail – The Tobogganist – Formations – Padiddle Records

Robert Ellis & Courtney Hartman – Up on the Hill Where They Do the Boogie – Dear John – Refuge Foundation for the Arts

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

Kaia Kater – Saint Elizabeth – Nine Pin – Kingswood Records

Western Centuries – Everytime It’s Raining – Call the Captain – Free Dirt

Cahalen Morrison & Eli West – A Lady Does Not Often Falter – Our Lady of the Tall Trees – Cahalen Morrison & Eli West

Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton – Goin’ Back To Jericho – Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton – Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Lula Wiles – Shaking As It Turns – What Will We Do – Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Our Native Daughters – Blood and Bones – Songs of Our Native Daughters – Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Pokey LaFarge – End of My Rope – Rock Bottom Rhapsody – New West

Corinne West – Maybe Love Will Find You – Bound for the Living – Make

Ellis Delaney – Pie for Breakfast – Ordinary Love – Ellis Delaney

Aimee Mann – Lies of Summer – Mental Illness – Super Ego Records

Amos Lee – Freedom – Supply and Demand – Blue Note 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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