Folk Alley Radio Show #211216

‘Tis the season for great music! And this week, with the holiday right around the corner, join Elena See for the pre-Christmas edition of Folk Alley. Hear seasonal favorites from Josh Ritter, Leon Redbone, Keb’ Mo’, Kacey Musgraves with Willie Nelson, Slaid Cleaves, Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks, JD McPherson, Christine Lavin, Raul Malo, Bob Dylan, The Roches; plus we remember the great New England folk singer, Bill Staines, and more.


Hour One:

Josh Ritter – Wintertime (The Snow is Coming Down) – Acoustic Christmas (compilation) – Amazon Music

Andrew Bird – Skating – HARK! – Wegawan Music

Leon Redbone – Let it Snow – Christmas Island – August

Bill Staines – Winter – Tracks and Trails – Philo

Bill Staines (live) – Travelin’ Shoes – Folk Alley Exclusive Recording – Folk Alley Exclusive Recording

Keb’ Mo’ – Christmas Is Annoying – Moonlight, Mistletoe & You – Concord Records

Topsy Chapman & Lars Edegran (comp) – The Christmas Blues – Putamayo Jazz & Blues Christmas – PWM

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

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

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

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

Dave Hull & Kari Larsen – Frost and Fire Medley – The Goose Is Getting Fat – Arabica

JD McPherson – Hey Skinny Santa! – Socks – New West Records

Beausoleil (compliation) – Papa St. Nick – Christmas Gumbo – Flambeau

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

Christine Lavin & The Mistletones – Christmas/Kwanza/Solstice/Chanukah/ – Runaway Christmas Tree – Appleseed

Hour Two:

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

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

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

Danny Gotham & Barb Heller – The Star Carol – All Through the Night: Holiday Music for Two Guitars – NuffSaid Records

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

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

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

The Sweetback Sisters – The Christmas Boogie – Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular – Signature Sounds

Rhonda Vincent – O Christmas Tree – O Christmas Tree (Compilation) – Rounder

Los Lobos – Arbolito de Navidad (Christmas Tree) – Llegó Navidad (Christmas Is Here) – Rhino/Warner

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

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

Woody Phillips – Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – A Toolbox Christmas – GourdMusic

David Myles – Sleigh Ride – It’s Christmas – Little Tiny Records

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

Lucinda Williams (compilation) – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – All Is Bright – exclusive Amazon.com collection


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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