Folk Alley Radio Show #201210

This week on Folk Alley, we celebrate Hanukkah with music by Finest Kind, Watkins Family Hour, and Loudon Wainwright III; a new song for the holidays by Mark Erelli; and we do the deep dive in the Best of 2020 with Folk Alley’s staff, hosts, and writers favorite albums and songs of the year. Plus, the results of our Best of 2020 Listener Poll are in! Tune in to find out who made our lists!

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Hour One:

Finest Kind – On Chanukah – [single] – Finest Kind

Watkins Family Hour – Hanukkah Dance – Hanukkah+ – Verve

Loudon Wainwright III – Eight Nights a Week – Hanukkah+ – Verve

Mark Erelli – Not Quite Christmas – [single] – Soundly Music

Dave Hull & Kari Larsen – Christmas is Coming – The Goose Is Getting Fat – Arabica

Heather Masse (compilation) – Mittens – Christmas On the Lam and Other Songs from the Season – Red House Records

Molly Tuttle – She’s a Rainbow – …but i’d rather be with you – Compass Records

Indigo Girls – When We Were Writers – Look Long – Rounder

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Only Children – Reunions – Southeastern Records

Emma Swift – Queen Jane Approximately – Blonde on the Tracks – Tiny Ghost Records

John Prine – I Remember Everything – [single] – Oh Boy

Sierra Hull – Middle of the Woods – 25 Trips – Rounder Records

William Prince – Wasted – Reliever – Glassnote Records

Rose Cousins – The Agreement – Bravado – Outside Music

Cinder Well – Old Enough – No Summer – Free Dirt

Bonny Light Horseman – Jane Jane – Bonny Light Horseman – 37d03d

Hour Two:

Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards – Treat You Better – Bitter Better – Compass Records

Taylor Ashton – Nicole – The Romantic – Signature Sounds

Lori McKenna – The Balladeer – The Balladeer – CN Records/Thirty Tigers

Anjimile – Maker – Giver Taker – Anjimile

Raye Zaragoza – They Say – Woman In Color – Rebel River Records

Della Mae – Headlight – Headlight – Rounder Records

Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal – Crawl Into the Promised Land – [single] – Blue Note

Seamus Egan – B Bump Bounce – Early Bright – THL Records

Daniel Rodriguez – As I Am – Sojourn of a Burning Sun – Renew Records

Jordan Tice – Walkin’ – Motivational Speakeasy – Jordan Tice

Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche – I Think I Am A Soul – I Can Still Hear You – StorySound Records

Eliza Gilkyson – Promises To Keep – 2020 – Red House Records

The Onlies – Diamond Joe – The Onlies – The Onlies

Dirk Powell – I Ain’t Playing Pretty Polly – When I Wait For You – Compass Records

Resistance Revival Chorus – Everybody Deserves To Be Free (feat. Deva Mahal) – This Joy – Righteous Babe Records


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