Folk Alley Radio Show #201126

This week on Folk Alley, Elena See kicks off the Holiday Music Season with new tracks from Akron, OH’s favorite honky-tonk band, The Shootouts, Liz Longley, and Tami Neilson; new music from the Resistance Revival Chorus, Steve Earle, Yola & the Highwomen, and The Suitcase Junket; a set celebrating the great Hazel Dickens, featuring new music by Kelsey Waldon; plus favorites from Townes Van Zandt, Mamadou Diabate, and more.

In hour two, new music from Anjimile, Wesley Schultz, Sam Amidon, The Onlies, and the Evie Ladin Band; a sample from Paul Thorn’s forthcoming 2021 release, ‘It’s Never Too Late To Call’; Dave Alvin and Gretchen Peters celebrate the music of Mikey Newbury; and more.

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Hour One:

The Shootouts – Look Out The Window (The Winter Song) – [single] – Megaforce Records

Sam Bush (compilation) – Let It Snow – A Very Special Acoustic Christmas – Lost Highway

Over the Rhine – Blood Oranges In the Snow – Blood Oranges In the Snow – Great Speckled Dog

Resistance Revival Chorus – All You Fascists Bound To Lose (feat. Rhiannon Giddens) – This Joy – Righteous Babe Records

Resistance Revival Chorus – Reason I Sing (feat. Valerie June) – This Joy – Righteous Babe Records

Kelsey Waldon – They’ll Never Keep Us Down – They’ll Never Keep Us Down – Oh Boy Records

Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard – Don’t Put Her Down You Helped Put Her There – Hazel & Alice – Rounder Records

Kathy Mattea – Pretty Bird – Pretty Bird – Captain Potato Records/Thirty Tigers

Steve Earle – Harlem River Blues – J.T. – New West

Townes Van Zandt (live) – Tecumseh Valley – Rear View Mirror – Sugar Hill

Yola & the Highwomen – Hold On (feat. Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile, & Natalie Hemby) – [single] – Why Queue Records

Mamadou Diabate – Djiribah – Heritage – World Vill

The Suitcase Junket – And Then There Was Fire – The End Is New – Renew Records

Liz Longely – One Missing – A Little Magic [EP] – Liz Longley/Tone Tree

Tami Neilson – Pretty Paper – [single] – Outside Music

Hour Two:

Paul Thorn – It’s Never Too Late To Call – It’s Never Too Late To Call – Perpetual Obscurity/Thirty Tigers

Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon – Flat Top – Noon – ATO

Anjimile – In Your Eyes – Giver Taker – Father/Daughter Records

Dave Alvin – Mobile Blue – From an Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings – Yep Roc Records

Gretchen Peters – Heaven Help the Child – The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury – Scarlet Letter Records

Joachim Cooder – Oh Lovin’ Babe – Over That Road I’m Bound: The Songs of Uncle Dave Macon – Nonesuch

Anna & Elizabeth – Ripest of Apples – Invisible Comes To Us – Smithsoninan Folkways Recordings

Wesley Schultz – My City of Ruin – Vignettes – Dualtone

John McCutcheon – Gonna Rise Again – Gonna Rise Again – Rounder

Birds of Chicago (compilation) – Rise From the Ruins – Treasure of the Broken Land: the Songs of Mark Heard – Storm Weathered Records

Sam Amidon – Maggie – Sam Amidon – Nonesuch

Gerry O’Connor – The Findhorn Set – Myriad – Compass

The Onlies – Troubles – The Onlies – The Onlies

Evie Ladin Band – Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo – Playing Our Hand [EP] – Evil Diane Music

Jim Lauderdale – Tiger & The Monkey – Reason And Rhyme – Sugar Hill


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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