Folk Alley Radio Show #201015

This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for a set of spooky tunes to help you get into the Halloween mood; new music from Darlingside, Susan Werner, and the Kronos Quartet; from our Folk Alley Sessions archives, hear exclusive recordings of Leyla McCalla performing songs from her 2013 album, ‘Vari-Colored Songs – A Tribute to Langston Hughes,’ now re-released in 2020 on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings; plus, we’ll hear from some winners of this year’s Steve Martin Banjo Prize; and much more!

In hour two, hear Steve Poltz’ “Quarantine Blues” and other new releases from Mipso, Caitlin Canty, and Kurt Vile; a set of previously unreleased songs from Joni Mitchell’s archives; more faves from the latest Mavericks and Cahalen Morrison albums; plus 10 String Symphony, Guy Clark, Tom Waits, and more!

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Hour One:

Leon Redbone – Ghost of the St. Louis Blues – Sugar – BMG

Rayna Gellert – The Cruel Mother – Old Light: Songs from My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds – StorySound Records

Langhorne Slim – Zombie – Lost at Last Vol.1 – Dualtone Music Group

Susan Werner – Barn Radio – Flyover Country – Susan Werner

Iris Dement – Mama’s Opry – Infamous Angel – Warner Bros

Kronos Quartet – Kisses Sweeter Than Wine (w/ Aoife O’Donovan) – Long Time Passing: Kronos Quartet and Friends Celebrate Pete Seeger – Smithsonian Folkways

Pete Seeger – If I Had a Hammer – Sing-A-Long – Smithsonian Folkways

Leyla McCalla – Heart of Gold – Folk Alley Sessions – Folk Alley in-studio recording

Leyla McCalla – Changing Tide – Folk Alley Sessions – Folk Alley in-studio recording

Leyla McCalla – Latibonit – Folk Alley Sessions – Folk Alley in-studio recording

Jake Blount – Roustabout – Spider Tales – Free Dirt

Gerry O’Connor – Cam a’lochaigh (The Curve of the Lake) – Myriad – Compass

Mile Twelve – Cold Wind – Roll the Tapes All Night Long [EP] – Delores the Taurus Records

Darlingside – Time Will Be – Fish Pond Fish – More Doug Records/Thirty Tigers

Lucinda Williams – House of Earth – The Ghosts of Highway 20 – Highway 20 Records

Hour Two:

Steve Poltz – Quarantine Blues – [single] – Red House Records

Bruce Cockburn – The Groan – Crowing Ignites – True North Records

Annabelle Chvostek Ensemble – Fox Tail – Rise – Borealis Records

Mipso – Hourglass – Mipso – Rounder

10 String Symphony – Black Eyed Suzie – Weight of the World – Poppychop Records

Joni Mitchell – Both Side Now – Joni Mitchell Archive Vol. 1 The Early Years (1963-1967) – Rhino Records

Joni Mitchell – Day After Day – Joni Mitchell Archive Vol. 1 The Early Years (1963-1967) – Rhino Records

The Mavericks – Me Olvidé de Vivir (I Forgot To Live) – En Español – Mono Mundo/Thirty Tigers

Guy Clark – To Live’s to Fly – POET A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt – FreeFalls

Caitlin Canty – Where Is the Heart of My Country – [single] – Tone Tree Music

Cahalen Morrison – Wealth of Sorrow – Wealth of Sorrow – Cahalen Morrison

Kurt Vile – Speed of the Sound of Loneliness – Speed, Sound, Lonely KV [EP] – Matador Records

Tom Waits – Lullaby – Blood Money – Anti


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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