Folk Alley Radio Show #201008

This week on Folk Alley join Elena See for a celebration of the life and music of the great John Prine in honor of what would have been his 74th birthday on October 10th. Hear duets with Kurt Vile, Swamp Dogg, and Fiona Prine; covers by Jeffrey Foucault, Bettye LaVette, and the Rainbow Girls; a collaboration with Steve Goodman; music by artists recently signed to Prine’s label, Oh Boy Records; and of course, music from the man himself.

In hour two, new music from Robby Hecht, Susan Werner, the Kronos Quartet & Friends, Jordan Tice and The Mammals; plus favorites from Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka, Steve Earle, Rose Cousins, and more!

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Hour One:

John Prine – When I Get To Heaven – The Tree of Forgiveness – Oh Boy / Thirty Tigers

John Prine – Jesus the Missing Years (live) – Live on Tour – Oh Boy

Rainbow Girls – Angel from Montgomery – Give the People What They Want – Rainbow Girls

Jeffrey Foucault – Unwed Fathers – Shoot the Moon Right Between the Eyes – Signature

Bettye LaVette – Souvenirs – Child of the Seventies – Atlantic/Rhino

Steve Goodman – You Never Even Call Me By My Name – Artistic Hair – BMG

Swamp Dogg – Please Let Me Go Round Again (with John Prine) – Sorry You Couldn’t Make It – Joyful Noise

Kurt Vile – How Lucky (feat. John Prine) – Speed, Sound, Lonely KV [EP] – Matador Records

Tré Burt – What Good – Caught It From the Rye – Oh Boy Records

Arlo McKinley – Die Midwestern – Die Midwestern – Oh Boy Records

Kelsey Waldon – Anyhow – White Noise/White Lines – Oh Boy Records

John Prine, Fiona Prine (compilation) – ‘Til A Tear Becomes A Rose – Hands Across The Water – Compass

John Prine (w/ Fiona Prine) – My Happiness – For Better, Or Worse – Oh Boy / Thirty Tigers

Hour Two:

Robby Hecht – The Ends and the Means (orchestral version) – (single) – Old Man Henry Records

Oliver the Crow – Sam River – Oliver the Crow – Oliver the Crow

Rose Cousins – Tired Eyes – Stray Birds (EP) – Old Farm Pony Records

Susan Werner – Wine Bottles – Flyover Country – Susan Werner

John Gorka – Unblindfold The Referee – Writing In The Margins – Red House

Kronos Quartet – The President Sang Amazing Grace (w/ Meklit) – Long Time Passing: Kronos Quartet and Friends Celebrate Pete Seeger – Smithsonian Folkways

Kronos Quartet – Waist Deep In the Big Muddy (with Brian Carpenter) – Long Time Passing: Kronos Quartet and Friends Celebrate Pete Seeger – Smithsonian Folkways

Pete Seeger – Turn! Turn! Turn (To Everything There Is A Season) – Greatest Hits – CBS/Sony

The Mammals (w/ Sarah Lee Guthrie) – Born To Win – Born To Win – Humble Abode Music

Eliza Gilkyson – Beach Haven – 2020 – Red House Records

S.G. Goodman – Tender Kind – Old Time Feeling – Verve Forecast

Jordan Tice – Bachelorette Party – Motivational Speakeasy – Jordan Tice

Steve Earle & The Dukes and Duchesses – Invisible – The Low Highway – New West Records

Sunny War – Where the Lost Get Found – Shell Of A Girl – Hen House Studios

Darrell Scott – Lost Highway – Sings the Blues of Hank Williams – Soundly Music


Folk Alley’s weekly, syndicated radio show is produced by Linda Fahey and Elena See. 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 60 stations nationally.

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