Folk Alley Radio Show #230216

This week on Folk Alley, it’s another great show celebrating Black History Month and honoring legendary artists who have influenced so much of our contemporary folk, roots, and Americana music. Hear from Muddy Waters, Son House, Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Willie McTell, and Mississippi Fred McDowell; plus Levon Helm, Amythyst Kiah, Corey Harris, Taj Mahal, Precious Bryant, and more.

In hour two, new music from Sunny War, The Burnt Pines, Les SalAmandas, and Fabrizio Poggi; advance singles from the forthcoming spring releases by The Infamous Stringdusters and Cinder Well; plus we say congratulations to the great Bonnie Raitt on her Grammy Awards, and more!

For more, check out Folk Alley’s 6+ hour special Black History Month playlist in the Classic Folk stream. Listen here, via our free mobile app, or say, “Alexa, play Folk Alley Classic Folk.”

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Hour One:

Muddy Waters – Put Me In Your Lay Away Plan – Folk Singer – MCA/Chess

Levon Helm – You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had – Electric Dirt – Vanguard

Son House – Death Letter Blues – Martin Scorsese Presents the Best of the Blues – UTV Records

Amythyst Kiah – Grinnin’ in Your Face – Dig – Amythyst Kiah

Corey Harris – Preaching Blues – Fish Ain’t Bitin’ – Alligator

Blind Willie Johnson – God Moves On the Water – Praise God I’m Satisfied – Yazoo

Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi (compilation) – Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning – God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson – Alligator Records

Tom Waits (compilation) – The Soul of a Man – God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson – Alligator Records

Rosanne Cash – Motherless Children – The List – Manhattan Records

Taj Mahal – You’re Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond (live) – The Real Thing – Columbia

Blind Willie McTell – Kill It Kid – Atlanta Twelve String – Atlantic

Dave Alvin – Delia – Public Domain – Hightone

Precious Bryant – Broke and Ain’t Got A Dime – Fool Me Good – Terminus

Mississippi Fred McDowell – You Gotta Move – The Very Best Of Mississippi Fred McDowell – Shout Factory

Bonnie Raitt – The Kokomo Medley – Philadelphia Folk Festival – Sliced Brd

Hour Two:

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

Andrew Marlin – Oxcart Man – Fable & Fire – Tanyard Branch Music (Thirty Tigers)

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors – Fly – Strangers No More – Magnolia Music

Sunny War – His Love – Anarchist Gospel – New West Records/Normaltown Records

iskwē and Tom Wilson – Mother Love – Mother Love – iskwē Music

Fabrizio Poggi – Little Red Rooster (feat. Guy Davis) – Basement Blues – Appaloosa Records

Norman & Nancy Blake – Rise When the Rooster Crows – The Morning Glory Ramblers – Dualtone

The Burnt Pines – Bring Out Your Book – Don’t Look Down – Adraela Records

Les SalAmandas – Mary’s Got Issues – There’s a Sea Between Us – Les SalAmandas

Aimee Mann – Save Me – Magnolia – Warner Music

Infamous Stringdusters – I’d Rather Be Alone – A Tribute to Flatt & Scruggs – Americana Vibes

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs – Lonesome Road Blues – Foggy Mountain Banjo – COLUMBIA

Billy Strings – Red Daisy – Renewal – Rounder

Cinder Well – Two Heads, Grey Mare – Cadence – Free Dirt Records

Kris Drever – If Wishes Were Horses – If Wishes Were Horses – Reveal Records


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 68 stations nationally.

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