Folk Alley Radio Show #221117

This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See to celebrate the winners of this year’s Steve Martin Banjo Prize; hear new music from Sam Bush, Rising Appalachia, Abraham Alexander, and Madi Diaz; plus a 2’fer set from the latest tribute to Billy Joe Shaver, favorites by Jake Bugg, Spell Songs, and Laura Marling.

In hour two, more new music by Meskereem Mees, Willie Nelson, and Billy Strings with his dad, Terry Barber; advance singles from forthcoming 2023 releases by Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Whitehorse, and Mile Twelve; favorites from Greg Brown, Patty Larkin, Cheryl Wheeler, and much more.


Hour One:

Steve Martin – Pitkin County Turnaround – The Crow – Self

Bill Evans – Walk To The Water (feat. Travis Book & Infamous Stringdusters) – In Good Company – Native & Fine Records

We Banjo 3 – Hummingbird – Open The Road – We Banjo 3

Sam Bush – Radio John – Radio John: Songs of John Hartford – Smithsonian Folkways

Robert Ellis & Courtney Hartman – Up on the Hill Where They Do the Boogie – Dear John – Refuge Foundation for the Arts

Allison Russell – Tramp On Your Street – Live Forever: A Tribute To Billy Joe Shaver – New West Records/Pedernales Records

Willie Nelson and Lucinda Williams – Live Forever – Live Forever: A Tribute To Billy Joe Shaver – New West Records/Pedernales Records

Rising Appalachia – Stand Like an Oak – Live at Preservation Hall – Rising Appalachia

Spell Songs – Oak (feat. Kris Drever & Seckou Keita) – Spell Songs II: Let The Light In – Quercus Records

Abraham Alexander – Heart of Gold – [single] – Dualtone

Jake Bugg – Note To Self – Jake Bugg – Island

Madi Diaz, S.G. Goodman, and Joy Oladokun – Be Careful – [single] – Anti

Laura Marling – Where Can I Go – Once I Was an Eagle – Virgin

Hour Two:

Greg Brown – Brand New ’64 Dodge – The Poet Game – Red House

Patty Larkin – Banish Misfortune/Open Hand – Angels Running – HighStreet

Cheryl Wheeler – Silver Lining – Driving Home – Philo

Billy Strings – Life To Go – Me/And/Dad – Rounder Records

Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band – Jailer Jailer – Legacy – Compass

Whitehorse – If The Loneliness Don’t Kill Me – I’m Not Crying, You’re Crying – Six Shooter Records

The Deep Dark Woods – Fallen Leaves – Yarrow – Six Shooter Records

Amelia Curran – Somebody Somewhere – They Promised You Mercy – Six Shooter Records

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams – Darling Be Home Soon – Live At Levon’s – Royal Potato Family

Amy Helm – The Stones I Throw – This Too Shall Light – Yep Roc

Mile Twelve – Close Enough To Hear – Close Enough To Hear – Mile Twelve

Adam Hurt – Lily of the Valley/Rocking In the Weary Land – Back to the Earth – Ubiquitone

Meskerem Mees – Cod Liver Oil and the Orange Juice – Caesar [EP] – Mayway Records

Willie Nelson – Me and Bobby McGee (live) – Live At Budokan – Legacy Recordings

Rosalie Sorrels – Come and Be My Driver – Borderline Heart – Green Linnet


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 67 stations nationally.

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