Folk Alley Radio Show #221229

This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for songs for the new year by Over the Rhine, Al Petteway, and H.C. McEntire; we celebrate Noel Paul Stookey’s 85th birthday and remember more folk legends, John Hartford, Odetta, and John Denver on their birthdays too; new music from Karan Casey, Frances Luke Accord, Michael Cleveland and The Milk Carton Kids; plus, we remember the late Pete Sutherland who passed away in November.

In hour two, we share the results from this year’s Best of 2022 Folk Alley Listener Poll. Listen to find out who made the list!


Hour One:

Over the Rhine – New Year’s Song – Blood Oranges In the Snow – Great Speckled Dog

Al Petteway – A New Dawn – Whispering Stones – Maggie’s Music

H.C. McEntire – New View – Every Acre – Merge

Karan Casey – Nine Apples of Gold – Nine Apples of Gold – Vertical Records

Frances Luke Accord – St. Mary – Safe In Sound – Two-Dale Records/Tone Tree Music

Peter, Paul, & Mary – Early Mornin’ Rain – Ten Years Together – WarnerBros

Peter, Paul, & Mary – Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – Ten Years Together – WarnerBros

John Hartford – Gentle On My Mind – Gentle on My Mind & Other Originals (LP) – RCA Victor

Odetta – It’s A Mighty World – It’s A Mighty World – RCA/Victor

John Denver – Back Home Again – The Wildlife Concert – SonyLegacy

Pete Sutherland – Where Shall I Fly? – The Cream of Vermont – CDFreedom

Brad Kolodner, Pete Sutherland, and Timothy Cummings – The Birds’ Flight – The Birds’ Flight – Brad Kolodner, Pete Sutherland, and Timothy Cummings

Great Lake Swimmers – A Bird Flew Inside The House – A Forest of Arms – Nettwerk

Michael Cleveland – The Lovin’ Of The Game (feat. Flamekeeper) – Lovin’ of the Game – Compass

The Milk Carton Kids – When You’re Gone – [single] – Far Cry Records

Hour Two:

Dolly Parton – Big Dreams and Faded Jeans – Run, Rose, Run – Butterfly Records

Mary Gauthier – Amsterdam – Dark Enough To See the Stars – Thirty Tigers

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

Anais Mitchell – Morning Glory – Anais Mitchell – BMG

Aoife O’Donovan – B61 – Age of Apathy – YepRoc

Billy Strings – Long Journey Home – Me/And/Dad – Rounder Records

Rhiannon Giddens – Build A House (feat. Yo-Yo Ma and Francesco Turrisi) – [single] – Nonesuch

Eliza Gilkyson – Wanderin’ – Songs From the River Wind – Howlin’ Dog Records

Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway – She’ll Change – Crooked Tree – Nonesuch

Janis Ian – Dancing With the Dark – The Light at The End of the Line – Rude Girl Records

Allison Russell – You’re Not Alone (with SistaStrings and Brandi Carlile) – [single] – Fantasy

Bonnie Raitt – Made Up Mind – Just Like That – Redwing Records

Amy Ray – Chuck Will’s Widow (feat. I’m With Her) – If It All Goes South – Daemon Records

Deidre McCalla – Shoulder To the Wheel – Endless Grace – Maiden Rock


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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