Folk Alley Radio Show #220505

This week, join Elena See for songs to celebrate the month of May, plus Moms and motherhood with music from Brandi Carlile, The Highwomen, Lori McKenna, and Iris DeMent; new music from Leyla McCalla, Bonnie Raitt, Brennen Leigh, Caroline Spence, Oumou Sangaré, Vieux Farka Touré, Steve Forbert, and The Honey Dewdrops; favorites from Tré Burt and John Prine; and we’ll share some news from the Steep Canyon Rangers too. All this and much more – this week on Folk Alley.


Hour One

Jean Ritchie & Sons – May Day Day – Mountain Born – Greenhays

Dervish (feat. Rhiannon Giddens) – The May Morning Dew – The Great Irish Songbook Rounder Records

Jeffrey Foucault – Mayfly – Stripping Cane – Signature Sounds

Steep Canyon Rangers – Sunny Days – Arm In Arm – Yep Roc

Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers – King Tut – Rare Bird Alert – Rounder

Lori McKenna – When You’re My Age (ft. Hillary Lindsey and Liz Rose) – The Balladeer – CN Records/Thirty Tigers

Brandi Carlile – The Mother – By the Way, I Forgive You – Elektra

The Highwomen – My Name Can’t Be Mama – The Highwomen – Low Country Sound/Elektra

Iris Dement – Mama’s Opry – Infamous Angel – Warner Bros

Bill Evans – Mother Nature’s Son – In Good Company – Native & Fine Records

Grateful Dead – Mama Tried – Skull & Roses – Warner Bros

Leyla McCalla – Vini Wè – Breaking the Thermometer – Anti-

Tré Burt – Real You – Caught It From the Rye – Oh Boy Records

Bonnie Raitt – Just Like That – Just Like That – Redwing Records

John Prine – Angel From Montgomery – John Prine – Atlantic

Hour Two

Brennen Leigh – Obsessed with the West (feat Asleep at the Wheel) – Obsessed with the West – Signature Sounds

Steve Dawson – While the West Was Won, the Earth Didn’t Know It – Rattlesnake Cage – Black Hen Music

The Chieftains (feat. Rosanne Cash) – The Lily of the West – Further Down The Old Plank Road – Victor

Caroline Spence – The Gift – True North – Rounder Records

Sera Cahoone – Time To Give – From Where I Started – Lady Muleskinner Records

Oumou Sangaré – Kanou – Timbuktu – World Circuit

Vieux Farka Touré – Flany Konare – Les Racines – World Circuit

Spell Songs – Swifts (feat. Rachel Newton) – Spell Songs II: Let The Light In – Quercus Records

Karine Polwart – Follow the Heron – Threshold – W2 Music/Borealis Records

JigJam – Bluebird – Phoenix – JigJam Records

Steve Forbert – Fried Oysters – Moving Through America – Blue Rose

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – You Led Me To the Wrong – Raise the Roof – Rounder Records

The Honey Dewdrops – Garden – Light Behind Light – The Honey Dewdrops

Pete Seeger – Garden Song – Circles and Seasons – Warner Bros


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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