Folk Alley Radio Show #201217

This week on Folk Alley, it’s our annual Christmas show! Join Elena See for music from Raul Malo and The Mavericks, legends Leon Redbone and Dr. John, and Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks; new songs for the season from Calexico feat. Gaby Moreno, Dolly Parton, and Andrew Bird; more favorites by Laurie Lewis, John Hartford, Keb’ Mo’, The Sweetback Sisters, Kacey Musgraves, The Kruger Brothers, and Mary Gauthier; plus we celebrate the great Jorma Kaukonen on his milestone birthday; and more!

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Hour One:

Hot Tuna – Know You Rider – Hot Tuna – RCA Victor

Jorma Kaukonen – Fur Peace Rag – Stars in My Crown – Red House

Jorma Kaukonen – Police Dog Blues – Quah – Relix Records

Leon Redbone (w/ Dr. John) – Frosty the Snowman – Christmas Island – Private Music

Leon Redbone – Christmas Island – Christmas Island – Private Music

Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks – Carol of the Bells – Crazy For Christmas – Surfdog

The Mavericks – Christmas Time Is (Coming ‘Round Again) – Hey! Merry Christmas! – Mono Mundo Recordings

Raul Malo – Jingle Bells – Marshmallow World & Other Holiday Favorites – New Door

Calexico – Mi Burrito Sabanero (feat. Gaby Moreno) – Seasonal Shift – ANTI-

The Roches – We Three Kings – We Three Kings – MCA

Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum – Christmas Time’s a-Comin’ – Winter’s Grace – Signature Sounds

David Grisman – Winter Wonderland – Acoustic Christmas – Rounder

John Hartford – On Christmas Eve – Me Oh My How The Time Does Fly: A John Hartford Anthology – FlyingFish

Keb’ Mo’ – Santa Claus Blues – Moonlight, Mistletoe & You – Concord Records

Dolly Parton – Holly Jolly Christmas – A Holly Dolly Christmas – 12 Tone Music

Hour Two:

JD McPherson – Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights) – (digital single) – Concord Music Group

Sufjan Stevens – Put the Lights on the Tree – Hark! Christmas Singalong, Vol 2. – Asthmatic Kitty

Ashley Davis with John Doyle – Light My Tree – The Christmas Sessions – Daisy Ring Music

Christine Lavin & The Mistletones – Tacobel Canon – Runaway Christmas Tree – Appleseed

Woody Phillips – Good King Wenceslas – A Toolbox Christmas – GourdMusic

The Sweetback Sisters – The Twelve Days of Christmas – Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular – Signature Sounds

Mary Gauthier – Christmas in Paradise – Filth & Fire – Signature Sounds

Paul Simon – Getting Ready for Christmas Day – So Beautiful or So What – Hear Music

Slaid Cleaves – Mr. Grinch – Exclusive Folk Alley Recording – Folk Alley Exclusive Recording

Asylum Street Spankers – Zat you, Santa Claus? – A Christmas Spanking – Spanksalot

Bob Dylan – Must Be Santa – Christmas in the Heart – Columbia

Andrew Bird – White Christmas – HARK! – Wegawan Music

Andrew Bird – Skating – HARK! – Wegawan Music

The Kruger Brothers – Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow – Christmas Magic With The Kruger Brothers – Doubletime

Kacey Musgraves (feat. Willie Nelson) – A Willie Nice Christmas – A Very Kacey Christmas – Mercury Records

John Prine (compilation) – Everything Is Cool – An Americana Christmas – New West Records


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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