Folk Alley Radio Show #220526

This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for songs to remember our fallen military men and women on Memorial Day; new music from Mavis Staples and Levon Helm, Lyle Lovett, Joy Oladokun, and Willie Nelson; and a tribute set celebrating the songs of John Anderson.

In hour two, new music by Heidi Talbot, Mr. Sun, The Early Mays, John Doe, and John Moreland, from his upcoming July release, ‘Birds In the Ceiling’; plus favorites from Dirk Powell, Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert, Natalie Merchant; classics from Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, and more!


Hour One

Iris DeMent – There’s A Wall In Washington – The Way I Should – Warner Bros

John Gorka – Let Them In – The Company You Keep – Red House

Mavis Staples and Levon Helm – When I Go Away (live) – Carry Me Home – ANTI-

Amy Helm – River of Love – This Too Shall Light – Yep Roc

Lyle Lovett – Pants Is Overrated – 12th of June – Verve Records

Nanci Griffith – The Wing and the Wheel – Last of the True Believers – Rounder

Guy Clark – Arizona Star – The Dark – Sugar Hill

Joy Oladokun – Purple Haze – [single] – Amigo Records/Verve Forecast/Republic Records

Wailin’ Jennys – One Voice – 40 Days – Red House

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings – I Just Came Home To Count the Memories – Something Borrowed, Something New – Easy Eye Sound

The Mavericks – Swingin’ – Play the Hits – Mono Mundo Recordings/Thirty Tigers

John Anderson – Seminole Wind – Seminole Wind – BMG

Willie Nelson – Me and My Partner – A Beautiful Time – Legacy Recordings

Blaze Foley – Fat Boy – Sittin’ By the Road – Lost Art Records

Hour Two:

Heidi Talbot – There You Are (feat. Mark Knopfler) – Sing It For A Lifetime – Heidi Talbot

Dirk Powell – Olivia – When I Wait For You – Compass Records

Mr. Sun – The Fiddler of Dooney – Extrovert – Compass Records

Joni Mitchell – Slouching Towards Bethlehem – The Beginning of Survival – Geffen

The Early Mays – The Ballad of Johnny Fall – Prettiest Blue [EP] – The Early Mays

Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert – The Only Thing Worth Savin’ – The Flowers That Bloom in Spring – Dead Reckoning Records

John Doe – Down South – Fables in a Foreign Land – Fat Possum Records

Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks (comp) – Day In The Sun – Highway Butterfly: The Songs of Neal Casal – Neal Casal Music Foundation

John Moreland – Claim Your Prize – Birds in the Ceiling – Old Omens/Thirty Tigers

Brown Bird – Abednego – Fits of Reason – Supply & Demand

Natalie Merchant – Carnival – Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings – Nonesuch

Bob Dylan – Buckets of Rain – Blood On The Tracks – Columbia

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – The Times They Are A-Changin’ (feat. Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Jason Isbell, and The War And Treaty) – Dirt Does Dylan – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band


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