Folk Alley Radio Show #210610

This week on Folk Alley join Elena See for new music from Joy Oladokun, Chris Thile, Boubacar “Badian” Diabaté, and Mark Schatz & Bryan McDowell; we celebrate the great Irish poet, William Butler Yeats’ birthday with music by Dave Curley, Donovan, and Maura O’Connell; favorites from Ana Egge and Kacey Musgraves; plus we remember the late folk icon Patrick Sky who recently passed away on May 26; and more.

In hour two it’s more new music from Tim O’Brien, Norway’s Hayde Bluegrass Orchestra, blues from Guy Davis and Cedric Burnside, J.P. Harris, and Asleep at the Wheel; favorites from Kathy Mattea, Natalie Merchant, Olav Mjelva & Eli West, and more.


Hour One:

Patrick Sky – Many a Mile – Patrick Sky – Vanguard

Patrick Sky – Rattlesnake Mountain – Patrick Sky – Vanguard

Dave Curley (compilation) – He Tells of the Perfect Beauty (feat. Cillian Vallely, Colin Farrell, Trevor Hutchinson) – I Am of Ireland – Yeats In Song – Merrow Records

Donovan – The Song of Wandering Aengus – HMS Donovan – Donovan Discs LTD

Maura O’Connell – Down by the Sally Gardens – Wandering Home – Hannibal

Chris Thile – Dionysus – Laysongs – Nonesuch

Nickel Creek – The Lighthouse’s Tale – Nickel Creek – Sugar Hill

Joy Oladokun – breathe again – in defense of my own happiness – Republic Records/Verve

Willie Nelson (Lukas Nelson) – Just Breathe – Heroes – Legacy Recordings

Mark Schatz & Bryan McDowell – The Girl I Love – Grit & Polish – Patuxent Music

Boubacar “Badian” Diabaté – Fadento – Mande Guitar: African Guitar Series, Vol. 1 – Lion Songs Records

Courtney Hartman & Taylor Ashton – Meadowlark – Been On Your Side – Free Dirt Records

Ana Egge – Wildflowers – Bright Shadow – Grace/Parkinsong

Kacey Musgraves – Dandelion – Same Trailer Different Park – Mercury Records

Hour Two:

Tim O’Brien – I Breath In – He Walked On – Howdy Skies Records

Hannah White & The Nordic Connections – Walk Beside Me (feat. Tim O’Brien) – [single] – Paper Blue Records

Kathy Mattea – Chocolate On My Tongue – Pretty Bird – Captain Potato Records/Thirty Tigers

Hayde Bluegrass Orchestra – My Heart and Soul (on Love) – Migrants – Joakim Borgen

Olav Mjelva & Eli West – Hand To Play – Hand To Play – Olav Mjelva & Eli West

Guy Davis – I Thought I Heard the Devil Call My Name – Be Ready When I Call You – M.C. Records

Robert Johnson – Crossroads – Martin Scorsese Presents the Best of the Blues – UTV Records

Gillian Welch – The Devil Had a Hold of Me – Hell Among the Yearlings – ALM

Cedric Burnside – Step In – I Be Trying – Single Lock Records

R.L. Burnside – Poor Black Mattie – First Recordings – Fat Possum Records

J.P. Harris’ Dreadful Wind & Rain – House Carpenter – Don’t You Marry No Railroad Man – Free Dirt Records

Ken & Brad Kolodner – Falls of Richmond – Skipping Rocks – Fenchurch Music

Natalie Merchant – Down on Penny’s Farm – The House Carpenter’s Daughter – Myth America Records

Asleep at the Wheel – All I’m Asking – The Better Times – Bismeaux Records

Dale Watson & Ray Benson – Forget About Tomorrow Today – Dale & Ray – Ameripolitan/Home Records


Folk Alley’s weekly, syndicated radio show is produced by Linda Fahey and host 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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