Folk Alley Radio Show #211209

This week on Folk Alley we look back on and celebrate Folk Alley’s favorite music of 2021 includng songs by Joy Oladokun, Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny, Annabelle Chvostek, Watchhouse, Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno, Eli West, Anna Tivel, Adia Victoria, Jeffrey Martin, Chris Pierce, Amy Helm, and so much more!


Hour One:

Joy Oladokun – Jordan – in defense of my own happiness – Verve Forecast/Republic Records

Rhiannon Giddens – Niwel Goes to Town (with Francesco Turrisi) – They’re Calling Me Home – Nonesuch

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Can’t Let Go – Raise the Roof – Rounder

Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny – Let’s Get Happy Together – Let’s Get Happy Together – Stony Plain Music

Annabelle Chvostek – Belleville rendez-vous – String of Pearls – Annabelle Chvostek

Watchhouse – New Star – Watchhouse – Tiptoe Tiger Music / Thirty Tigers

Béla Fleck – Wheels Up (feat. Sierra Hull & Molly Tuttle) – My Bluegrass Heart – Renew Records / BMG

Sierra Ferrell – In Dreams – Long Time Coming – Rounder

Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno – Will You – Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno – Free Dirt

Eli West – I Know Your Wandering Heart – Tapered Point of Stone – Tender & Mild

Allison Russell – Persephone – Outside Child – Fantasy Records

Anna Tivel – Two Dark Horses – Blue World – Fluff and Gravy

Valerie June – Call Me A Fool (feat. Carla Thomas) – The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers – Fantasy Records

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

Hour Two:

Rachel Baiman – Joke’s On Me – Cycles – Signature Sounds

Lady Nade – Willing – Willing – Lady Nade

Mary Gauthier – Mercy Now – Mercy Now – Lost Highway

Hiss Golden Messenger – Hardlytown – Quietly Blowing It – Merge Records

David Wax Museum – Juniper Jones – Euphoric Ouroboric – Mark of the Leopards

Adia Victoria – Magnolia Blues – A Southern Gothic – Canvasback

Buffalo Nichols – These Things – Buffalo Nichols – Fat Possum Records

Paula Fuga – If Ever (ft. Jack Johnson & Ben Harper) – Rain on Sunday – Brushfire Records

Shannon Lay – A Thread to Find – Geist – Sub Pop

Brandi Carlile – Right On Time (In Harmony) – [single] – Low Country Sound

David Huckfelt – Bury Me Not (The Dying Cowboy) (feat. David Simonett) – Room
Enough, Time Enough – Gamblers Dharma Records

Jeffrey Martin – I Know What I Know – [single] – Fluff and Gravy Records

Chris Pierce – American Silence – American Silence – Pierce Records

Amy Helm – Are We Running Out of Love? – What the Flood Leaves Behind – Renew 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 65 stations nationally.

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