Folk Alley Radio Show #220217

This week on Folk Alley, it’s another great hour celebrating Black History Month and honoring legendary artists who have influenced so much of our contemporary folk, roots, and Americana music. Hear from Muddy Waters, Son House, Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Willie McTell, and Mississippi Fred McDowell; plus Levon Helm, Amythyst Kiah, Corey Harris, Taj Mahal, Precious Bryant, and more.

In hour two, it’s new music from the Twin Cities by The Cactus Blossom and Good Morning Bedlam; plus the Infamous Stringdusters, Caroline Spence, Oumou Sangaré, Brad Barr, and Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert. All this in addition to favorites from Them Coulee Boys, Spell Songs, and Peter Mulvey. Join Elena See, this week!


Hour One:

Artist – Title – Album – Label

Muddy Waters – Put Me In Your Lay Away Plan – Folk Singer – MCA/Chess

Levon Helm – You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had – Electric Dirt – Vanguard

Son House – Death Letter Blues – Martin Scorsese Presents the Best of the Blues – UTV Records

Amythyst Kiah – Grinnin’ in Your Face – Dig – Amythyst Kiah

Corey Harris – Preaching Blues – Fish Ain’t Bitin’ – Alligator

Blind Willie Johnson – God Moves On the Water – Praise God I’m Satisfied – Yazoo

Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi (compilation) – Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning – God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson – Alligator Records

Tom Waits (compilation) – The Soul of a Man – God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson – Alligator Records

Rosanne Cash – Motherless Children – The List – Manhattan Records

Taj Mahal – You’re Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond (live) – The Real Thing – Columbia

Blind Willie McTell – Kill It Kid – Atlanta Twelve String – Atlantic

Dave Alvin – Delia – Public Domain – Hightone

Precious Bryant – Broke and Ain’t Got A Dime – Fool Me Good – Terminus

Mississippi Fred McDowell – You Gotta Move – The Very Best Of Mississippi Fred McDowell – Shout Factory

Bonnie Raitt – The Kokomo Medley – Philadelphia Folk Festival – Sliced Brd

Hour Two:

Them Coulee Boys – Hallelujah – Namesake – Them Coulee Boys

Ryley Walker – Great River Road – All Kinds of You – Tompkins Square

Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons – Never Meant to Love You – Old Believer – Readymade Records

The Cactus Blossoms – Is It Over – One Day – Walkie Talkie

Good Morning Bedlam – Blue House – Lulu – Bedlam Records

The Infamous Stringdusters – Toward the Fray – Toward the Fray – Americana Vibes

The Infamous Stringdusters (feat. Celia Woodsmith) – Old Whiskey Bottle – Ladies & Gentlemen – Compass Records

Della Mae – Dry Town – Family Reunion – Della Mae

Spell Songs – Red Is Your Art (feat. Kris Drever) – Spell Songs II: Let The Light In – Quercus Records

Peter Mulvey – The Fox – There Is Another World – Righteous Babe Records

Caroline Spence – I Know You Know Me (feat Matt Berninger) – [single] – Rounder Records / Concord

Brad Barr – Ancient Calendars – The Winter Mission – Secret City Records

Oumou Sangaré – Sarama – Tumbuktu – World Circuit

Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert – Back Where We Belong – The Flowers That Bloom in Spring – Dead Reckoning Records

Pharis & Jason Romero – Salt and Power – Sweet Old Religion – Lula 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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