Folk Alley Radio Show #211223

This week on Folk Alley, Elena See closes out 2021 with an all-request show. Hear listener-requests from Vermont, Oregon, Texas, Alaska, New York, England, and more with music by Eileen Ivers, The Chieftains w/ Jackson Browne, David Wilcox, Dan Berggren, Bill Staines, Harriet Rose & Matt Peach, Greg Brown, and John Prine. All this, plus we say happy birthday to the great Jorma Kaukonen and Odetta, and we’ll hear songs from the results of Folk Alley’s Best of 2021 Listener Poll!


Hour One:

Eileen Ivers (Tommy McDonnell) – Christmas Time is Here – An Nollaig, An Irish Christmas – Musical Bridge/Compass Records

Eileen Ivers (Tommy McDonnell) – The Holly Tree – An Nollaig, An Irish Christmas – Musical Bridge/Compass Records

The Chieftains – The Rebel Jesus (feat. Jackson Browne) – The Bells of Dublin – BMG

David Wilcox – Language of the Heart – How Did You Find Me Here – A & M

Dan Berggren – Never Take Love For Granted – Fresh Territory – Sleeping Giant Records

Greg Brown – The Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home – Iowa Waltz – Red House

Harriet Rose and Matt Peach – Fare Thee Well – [single] – Harriet Rose and Matt Peach

Spell Songs – Bramble (feat Karine Polwart) – Spell Songs II: Let The Light In – Quercus Records

Mary Chapin Carpenter – Come Darkness, Come Light – Come Darkness, Come Light – Zoe

Gordon Lightfoot – Sit Down Young Stranger – If You Could Read My Mind – Reprise

John Denver – Aspenglow – Rocky Mountain Christmas – BMG

Bill Staines – River – The First Million Miles – Rounder

Tony Rice – Pride of Man – Church Street Blues – Sugar Hill

John Prine – When I Get To Heaven – The Tree of Forgiveness – Oh Boy / Thirty Tigers

John Prine – I Remember Everything – [single] – Oh Boy / Thirty Tigers

Hour Two:

Jorma Kaukonen – River of Time – River of Time – Red House

Jorma Kaukonen – Fur Peace Rag – Stars in My Crown – Red House

Hot Tuna – Know You Rider – Hot Tuna – RCA Victor

Odetta – Hit Or Miss – Odetta Sings – Polydor

Odetta – Sail Away Ladies – The Folk Song Traditon – Tradition

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

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Driver 8 – Georgia Blue – Southeastern Records

Molly Tuttle – Strong Enough (feat. Madison Cunningham) – … but I’d rather be with you, too – Compass Records

Béla Fleck – Vertigo – My Bluegrass Heart – Renew Records

Billy Strings – Red Daisy – Renewal – Rounder

Brandi Carlile – Right On Time – In These Silent Days – Low Country Sound

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Trouble With My Lover – Raise the Roof – Rounder Records

Rhiannon Giddens – Avalon (with Francesco Turrisi) – They’re Calling Me Home – Nonesuch

Sarah Jarosz – Morning – Blue Heron Suite – Rounder Records

Allison Russell – 4th Day Prayer – Outside Child – Fantasy 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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