Folk Alley Radio Show #230330

This week on Folk Alley, our celebration of spring continues with an hour that’s for the birds – songs about and inspired by our feathered friends. Hear music by the late David Olney, The Wailin’ Jennys, Laurie Lewis, Karine Polwart, Mollie O’Brien, Greg Brown, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer, Steve Martin with the Steep Canyon Rangers, Jeff Tweedy, and more.

In hour two, hear song from new spring release by Nickel Creek, Dom Flemons, Ethan Setiawan, and Eric Bibb. New advance singles from the forthcoming albums by Robert Earl Keen and members of the NC band, Mipso – Libby Rodenbough and Joseph Terrell; plus favorites from Rose Cousins, Mark Erelli, the Resistance Revival Chorus featuring Valerie June, and more.



Hour One:

Dave Alvin – Rio Grande – Ashgrove – YepRoc

David Olney – Birds – Migration – Loudhouse

The Wailin’ Jennys – Swallow – Firecracker – RedHouse

Spell Songs – St Kilda Wren (feat. Julie Fowlis) – Spell Songs II: Let The Light In – Quercus

Laurie Lewis – The Wood Thrush’s Song – Laurie Lewis & Her Bluegrass Pals – Rounder

Karine Polwart – Follow the Heron – Threshold – W2 Music/Borealis Records

Simon & Garfunkel (live) – Sparrow – Live From New York City 1967 – Colum/Lega

Mollie O’Brien – Lark in the Morning – Tell It True – Sugar Hill

Greg Brown – Whippoorwill – The Evening Call – Red House

The Weepies – Hummingbird – Be My Thrill – Nettwerk

Kate Wolf – The Redtail Hawk – Gold In California – Kaleidosco

Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers – Rare Bird Alert – Rare Bird Alert – Rounder

Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer – I Go Like the Raven – Drum Hat Buddah – Philo

Willie Watson – The Cuckoo Bird – Folksinger Vol. 2 – Acony Records

Steve Goodman – Red Red Robin – Artistic Hair – Red Pajama Records

Jeff Tweedy – A Robin or a Wren – Love Is the King – dBpm Records

Hour Two:

Nickel Creek – Holding Pattern – Celebrants – Thirty Tigers

Ethan Setiawan – Uncrossed – Gambit – Adhyâropa Records

The Onlies – Going Across the Sea – The Onlies – The Onlies

Dom Flemons – Big Money Blues – Traveling Wildfire – Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Tom Rush – Turn Your Money Green – Take A Little Walk With Me – Elektra

Joseph Terrell – Cast Iron Kettle – Good For Nothing Howl – Sleepy Cat Records

Libby Rodenbough – Make Light – Between the Blades – Sleepy Cat Records

Mipso – Hallelujah – Coming Down The Mountain – Mipso

Luke Laird, Lori McKenna, and Barry Dean – Girl Crush – The Songwriter Tapes, Vol. 2 – CN Records

Mark Erelli – You’re Gonna Wanna Remember This – Lay Your Darkness Down – Mark Erelli/Soundly Music

Eric Bibb – The Ballad of John Howard Griffin – Ridin’ – Stony Plain Records

Etta Baker – Knoxville Rag – One Dime Blues – Rounder

Resistance Revival Chorus – Reason I Sing (feat. Valerie June) – This Joy – Righteous Babe

Rose Cousins – The Benefits of Being Alone – Bravado – Outside Music

Robert Earl Keen – Western Chill – Western Chill – Scriptorium Rex


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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