Folk Alley Radio Show #211007

Singer/songwriter/storyteller/ and mentor John Prine would’ve turned 75 on October 10th this year. This week, in hour one of Folk Alley, we celebrate the life and music of John Prine with his songs and more performances by many who regarded him as their musical hero.

In hour two, it’s time to kick off the spooky season with music for Halloween; plus, new music from Dar Williams, Robin & Linda Williams, Queen Esther, Dustbowl Revival, and Billy Stings, who recently won the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). Guitar Player and Entertainer of the Year Award; we’ll hear from the recent inductee into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame; and much more!


Hour One:

John Prine – It’s a Big Old Goofy World (Live) – Great Days: The John Prine Anthology – Rhino

John Prine – Jesus the Missing Years (Live) – Live on Tour – Oh Boy Records

Tyler Childers – Yes I Guess They Oughta Name A Drink After You – Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 2 [comp] – Oh Boy Records

Sturgill Simpson – Paradise – Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 2 [comp] – Oh Boy Records

The Avett Brothers – Spanish Pipedream – Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 1 [comp] – Oh Boy Records

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings – Hello In There – All the Good Times Are Past & Gone – Acony

Steve Goodman – Souvenirs (feat. John Prine) – Affordable Art – Red PJ

Kurt Vile – How Lucky (feat. John Prine) – Speed, Sound, Lonely KV [EP] – Matador Records

Nanci Griffith – Speed of the Sound of Loneliness (live) – Winter Marquee – Rounder

John Prine (feat. Iris DeMent) – In Spite Of Ourselves – In Spite Of Ourselves – Oh Boy Records

John Prine (feat. Iris DeMent) – Let’s Invite Them Over – In Spite Of Ourselves – Oh Boy Records

Buddy Miller & Friends (feat. Brandi Carlile & the Lone Bellow) – Angel From Montgomery – Cayamo Sessions at Sea – New West Records

Brandi Carlile (compilation) – I Remember Everything – Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 2 [comp] – Oh Boy Records

Hour Two:

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

Riders in the Sky – Ghost Train – Ridin’ the Tweetsie Railroad – MusicWagon

The Wainwright Sisters – Long Lankin – Songs in the Dark – Pias America

Dar Williams – Let the Wind Blow – I’ll Meet You Here – Renew Records

The Accidentals – Night Train – Time Out Session 1 [EP] – The Accidentals

Billy Strings – Know It All – Renewal – Rounder

Billy Strings – Secrets – Renewal – Rounder

Alison Krauss & Union Station – Lay My Burden Down – Paper Airplane – Rounder

Roni Stoneman (compilation) – Lonesome Road Blues – Classic Banjo – Smithsonian Folkways

Lynn Morris – It Rains Everywhere I Go – Mama’s Hand – Rounder

Robin & Linda Williams – Leaving Home – A Better Day A-Coming – Oakenwold Recordings

Joe Crookston – Miner In the Mourning – Georgia I’m Here – Milagrito Records

Queen Esther – The Whiskey Wouldn’t Let Me Pray – Gild The Black Lily – Queen Esther

Dustbowl Revival – The Exception (feat. The Secret Sisters) – [single] – Thirty Tigers

Courtney Hartman & Taylor Ashton – Dead To Me – Been On Your Side – Free Dirt 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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