Folk Alley Radio Show #230323

This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for music to celebrate the arrival of spring by Gillian Welch, Chris Coole, and David Francey; new music by Lynn Miles, Alison Brown, Tommy Prine, and William Prince; a previously unreleased track from the Carolina Chocolate Drops featuring fiddler Joe Thompson; plus more favorites from Jake Blount, Jason Isbell, Keb’ Mo’ & Taj Mahal, the Wailin’ Jennys, and more.

In hour two, it’s more new music by Iris DeMent, Hanneke Cassel, Abraham Alexander, Ane Braun, Rufus Wainwright with Brandi Carlile, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, The War & Treaty, and Aoife O’Donovan’s tribute to Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Nebraska.’ Plus, we’ll hear favorites from Emmylou Harris, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Levon Helm, and more.



Hour One:

Gillian Welch – Winter’s Come and Gone – Hell Among the Yearlings – ALM Sounds

Chris Coole – Sounds Like the Song of Life on the First Day of Spring – [single] – Chris Coole

David Francey – Red-Winged Blackbird – Torn Screen Door – Laker Music

Lynn Miles – All Bitter Never Sweet – Tumbleweedyworld – True North Records

Alison Brown – Sun and Water – On Banjo – Compass Records

Jake Blount – The Downward Road (feat. Demeanor) – The New Faith – Smithsonian Folkways

Tommy Prine – This Far South – This Far South – Nameless Knight

Jason Isbell – Cover Me Up – Southeastern – Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers

Carolina Chocolate Drops (feat. Joe Thompson) (comp) – Georgie Buck – Birthright: A Black Roots Music Compendium – Craft Recordings

Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ – Diving Duck Blues – TajMo – Concord Records

Steeleye Span – Black Jack Davy – All Around My Hat – Shanachie

Joan Armatrading – Down To Zero – LIVE All The Way From America – SigmusicUS

Karan Casey – I Thank My Lucky Stars – Nine Apples of Gold – Vertical Records

William Prince – Easier and Harder – Stand In the Joy – Six Shooter Records

The Wailin’ Jennys – Loves Me Like A Rock – Fifteen – Red House Records

Hour Two:

Iris DeMent – Nothin’ For The Dead – Workin’ On A World – Songs of Iris/Flariella Records

Hanneke Cassel – Evacuation Day – Infinite Brightness – Hanneke Cassel

Abraham Alexander – Tears Run Dry – SEA/SONS – Dualtone

Ane Brun – All My Tears – Portrayals – Balloon Ranger Recordings

Emmylou Harris – We’re Will I Be – Wrecking Ball – Elektra

Rufus Wainwright – Down in the Willow Garden (feat. Brandi Carlile) – Folkocracy – BMG

Brandi Carlile – Hard Way Home – Bear Creek – Columbia

Aoife O’Donovan – Atlantic City – Aoife O’Donovan Plays Nebraska – Yep Roc

Bruce Springsteen – Oh Mary Don’t You Weep – We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions – Columbia

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy – Woman of the House (feat Rhiannon Giddens) – Canvas – Linus Entertainment/DLL Music/MacMaster Music Inc.

Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac – Yellow Coat – Seinn – Turtlemusik

Còig – The Capable Wife – Ashlar – Còig Music

The War and Treaty – Up Yonder – Lover’s Game – Mercury Nashville

Levon Helm – I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free – Electric Dirt – Vanguard


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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