Folk Alley Radio Show #221215

This week on Folk Alley join Elena See to celebrate the December holiday season with music for the Winter Solstice from Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bill Morrissey, and Josh Ritter, Hanukkah tunes from Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Loudon Wainwright III, Amy Ray, and Claire Lynch; some Christmas favorites by JD McPherson, Kacey Musgraves with Willie Nelson, Beausoleil, Christine Lavin, The Mavericks, Keb’ Mo’, Valerie June, and much more!


Hour One:

Mary Chapin Carpenter – The Longest Night of the Year – Come Darkness, Come Light – Zoe

Andrew Bird – Skating – HARK! – Wegawan Music

Bill Morrissey – Winter Song – Something I Saw or Thought I Saw – Philo

Josh Ritter – Wintertime (The Snow is Coming Down) – Acoustic Christmas (compilation) – Amazon Music

Leon Redbone – Let it Snow – Christmas Island – August

David Myles – It Snowed – It’s Christmas – Little Tiny Records

The Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Band – Lights of Chanukah – A Fiddler’s Holiday – Swinging Door Music

Charm City Junction – Rock of Ages (Ma’oz Tzur) – Snowball [EP] – Charm City Junction

Loudon Wainwright III – Eight Nights a Week – Hanukkah+ – Verve

Indigo Girls – Happy Joyous Hanukkah – Holly Happy Days – Vanguard Records

Watkins Family Hour – Hanukkah Dance – Hanukkah+ – Verve

The Claire Lynch Band – In the Window – Holiday! – Thrill Hill Records

JD McPherson – Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights) – (digital single) – Rounder Records / Concord Music Group

Sufjan Stevens – Put the Lights on the Tree – Hark! Christmas Singalong Vol 2 2002 – AsthmaticK

Kacey Musgraves (feat. Willie Nelson) – A Willie Nice Christmas – A Very Kacey Christmas – Mercury Records

Beausoleil (compliation) – Papa St. Nick – Christmas Gumbo – Flambeau

David Grisman – Winter Wonderland – Acoustic Christmas – Rounder

Christine Lavin & The Mistletones – Tacobel Canon – Runaway Christmas Tree – Appleseed

Christine Lavin & The Mistletones – Christmas/Kwanza/Solstice/Chanukah/ – Runaway Christmas Tree – Appleseed

Hour Two:

The Mavericks – Christmas Time Is (Coming ‘Round Again) – Hey! Merry Christmas! – Mono Mundo Recordings/Thirty Tigers

Raul Malo – Jingle Bells – Marshmallow World & Other Holiday Favorites – New Door

Calexico – Mi Burrito Sabanero (feat. Gaby Moreno) – Seasonal Shift – ANTI-

Danny Gotham & Barb Heller – The Star Carol – All Through the Night: Holiday Music for Two Guitars – NuffSaid Records

The Roches – We Three Kings – We Three Kings – MCA

Asylum Street Spankers – Zat you, Santa Claus? – A Christmas Spanking – Spanksalot

Keb’ Mo’ – Santa Claus Blues – Moonlight, Mistletoe & You – Concord Records

The Sweetback Sisters – The Christmas Boogie – Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular – Signature Sounds

Rhonda Vincent – O Christmas Tree – O Christmas Tree (Compilation) – Rounder

Los Lobos – Arbolito de Navidad (Christmas Tree) – Llegó Navidad (Christmas Is Here) – Rhino/Warner

Ashley Davis with John Doyle – Light My Tree – The Christmas Sessions – Daisy Ring Music

Robert Earl Keen – Merry Christmas From the Fam-O-Lee (live) – Live Dinner Reunion – Dualtone Music Group

Woody Phillips – Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – A Toolbox Christmas – GourdMusic

Valerie June (compilation) – Winter Wonderland – An Americana Christmas – New West Records

Dolly Parton – Holly Jolly Christmas – A Holly Dolly Christmas – 12 Tone Music

Lucinda Williams (compilation) – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – All Is Bright – exclusive Amazon.com collection


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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