Folk Alley Radio Show #211202

This week on Folk Alley, ’tis the season for Holiday music and ‘Best of’ lists. Join Elena See for new holiday sounds from Amanda Shires, Hiss Golden Messenger, Lori McKenna, and Catherine MacLellan; plus we dig into some of our favorite music and new discoveries of 2021 with music by Corey Harris, The Faux Paws, Rosier, Miko Marks & the Resurrectors, Yasmin Williams, and much more!

In hour, two we’ll hear more from the new Robert Plant & Alison Krauss release; plus music from some recent Grammy Awards nominees in the folk, blues, and Americana categories; and much more.


Hour One:

Amanda Shires – Blame It On the Mistletoe – For Christmas – Silver Knife Records

Andrew Bird – Christmas Is Coming – HARK! – Wegawan Music

Hiss Golden Messenger – Grace – O Come All Ye Faithful – Merge Records

Lori McKenna – North Pole – Christmas Is Right Here – CN Records

Catherine MacLellan – Calling You Home (for the Holidays) – Holiday – Catherine MacLellan

Corey Harris – Twelve Gate To the City – Insurrection Blues – M.C. Records

Billy Strings – In The Morning Light – Renewal – Rounder

The Faux Paws – Guacmaster – The Faux Paws – Great Bear Records

Rosier – La Poison – Légèrement – Famgroup

Parker Millsap – The Real Thing – Be Here Instead – Okrahoma Records

Jimmy Cliff – Human Touch – [single] – UMG Recordings

Miko Marks & the Resurrectors – Travel Light – Our Country – Redtone Records

Yasmin Williams – Sunshowers – Urban Driftwood – Spinster Sounds

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

Hour Two:

Humbird – Pharmakon – Pharmakon – Green Thumb

Pat Donohue – Pig Iron – Acoustic Edge – Rhino

Koerner, Ray & Glover – Ramblin’ Blues – Blues, Rags, and Hollers – Red House Records

Fruitbats (comp) – Feathers for Bakersfield – Highway Butterfly: The Songs of Neal Casal – Neal Casal Music Foundation

Nick Drake – Three Hours – Five Leaves Left – Hannibal

Sarah Jarosz – Blue Heron – Blue Heron Suite – Rounder Records

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

Allison Russell – The Hunters – Outside Child – Fantasy Records

Allison Russell – Nightflyer – Outside Child – Fantasy Records

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – It Don’t Bother Me – Raise the Roof – Rounder Records

Led Zeppelin – Black Mountain Side – Led Zeppelin 1 – Atlantic

Pentangle – Springtime Promises – Basket Of Light – Shanchie

Joy Oladokun – Wish You the Best (feat. Jensen McRae) – in defense of my own happiness – Verve Forecast/Republic

Langhorne Slim – Mighty Soul – Strawberry Mansion – Dualtone Music Group


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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