Folk Alley Radio Show #220407

This week on Folk Alley, we honor legendary bluegrass mandolinist Roland White and Donna the Buffalo founding member and most recently of the Seattle band, Western Centuries – Jim Miller; a spotlight on this year’s Grammy winners in the Folk, Bluegrass, Blues, World, and Americana categories; and new music from Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder, Martin Hayes, Molly Tuttle, and more.

In hour two, some songs for the opening of baseball season from Steve Goodman and Sam Bush; new music from Brennen Leigh, Vieux Farka Touré, Niamh Regan, Kathleen Edwards, and Forest Sun; a classic from Towns Van Zandt; plus favorites from Bruce Cockburn, Annabelle Chvostek, Sierra Ferrell, and more!


Hour One

Donna the Buffalo – Life is Strange – Rockin’ in the Weary Land – Sugar Hill

Western Centuries – Space Force (feat. Jim Lauderdale) – Call the Captain – Free Dirt

The Kentucky Colonels – Roll On Buddy – Long Journey Home – Vanguard

The Kentucky Colonels – Roll On Buddy – Long Journey Home – Vanguard

The Kentucky Colonels – Roll On Buddy – Long Journey Home – Vanguard

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

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

Joni Mitchell – Urge For Going – Joni Mitchell Archive Vol. 1 The Early Years (1963-1967) – Rhino Records

Los Lobos – Jamaica Say You Will – Native Sons – New West Records

Cedric Burnside – Step In – I Be Trying – Single Lock Records

Angelique Kidjo Mother Nature Mother Nature Decca Records

Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder – Hooray Hooray – Get On Board-The Songs of Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee – Nonesuch

Martin Hayes & The Common Ground Ensemble – Magherabaun Reel – The Common Ground Ensemble – Faction Records

Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway – Big Backyard (Feat. Old Crow Medicine Show) – Crooked Tree – Nonesuch Records

Bonnie Raitt – Walking Blues – Bonnie Raitt – Warner Bros.

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

Hour Two:

Steve Goodman (Jethro Burns) – Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Affordable Arts – Red Pajamas

Sam Bush – The Wizard of Oz – King of My World – Sugar Hill

Brennen Leigh – In Texas with a Band (feat Asleep at the Wheel) – Obsessed with the West – Signature Sounds

Strength in Numbers – Texas Red – The Telluride Sessions – MCA

Townes Van Zandt – T for Texas – Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971-1972 – Omnivore Records

Vieux Farka Touré – Gabou Ni Tie – Les Racines – World Circuit

Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabaté – Hawa Dolo – In the Heart of the Moon – Nonesuch

Rokia Traoré – Ô Niélé – Né So – Nonesuch

Niamh Regan – Late Nights – In the Meantime (EP) – Niamh Regan

Lisa Hannigan – Fall – At Swim – ATO

Bruce Cockburn – Stab At Matter – Bone On Bone – True North

Annabelle Chvostek – D’être humain (To Be Human) – String of Pearls – Annabelle Chvostek

Kathleen Edwards – Options Open (Acoustic) – Dogs and Alcohol – Dualtone

Sierra Ferrell – In Dreams – Long Time Coming – Rounder

Forest Sun – Sleepyhead – Follow the Love – Forest Sun Music


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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