Folk Alley Radio Show #230420

This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for songs for mud season with music from Guy Clark, Evie Ladin with Suzy Thompson, and the late, great Kate Wolf; new music from Natalie Merchant, Joy Oladokun, Parker Millsap with Gillian Welch, and La Marisoul & Los Texmaniacs; a preview of the forthcoming Smithsonian Folkways compilation, ‘Playing for the Man at the Door: Field Recordings from the Collection of Mack McCormick, 1958 – 1971’; plus, we dig into the Folk Alley Session archives with the Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band, and more.

In hour two, it’s more new releases from Bruce Cockburn, Josienne Clarke, Kara Jackson, William Prince, Tallest Man On Earth, Darlingside, and Esther Rose; plus, favorites from Annabelle Chvostek, Karine Polwart, Jackson Browne, Forest Sun, and much more.



Hour One:

Guy Clark – Mud – The Dark – Sugar Hill

Evie Ladin (feat. Suzy Thompson) – Spring’s All Muddy and the Pond’s All Dry – Riding the Rooster – Evil Diane Records

Kate Wolf – Muddy Roads – Gold In California Vol. 1 – Kaleidosco

Natalie Merchant – Tower Of Babel – Keep Your Courage – Nonesuch

Greg Brown – Two Little Feet – Further In – Red House

Lightnin’ Hopkins – Blues Jumped a Rabbit – Playing for the Man at the Door: Field Recordings from the Collection of Mack McCormick, 1958 – 1971 – Smithsonian Folkways

Leroy Johnson with Edwin Pickens – Train Roll Up – Playing for the Man at the Door: Field Recordings from the Collection of Mack McCormick, 1958 – 1971 – Smithsonian Folkways

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band (in studio) – Dyna/June Apple/Leather Britches – Folk Alley Sessions – Folk Alley Exclusive Recordings

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band (in studio) – Ashokan Farewell – Exclusive Folk Alley in-studio recording

La Marisoul and Los Texmaniacs – Mucho corazón (A Lot of Heart) – Corazones and Canciones – Smithsonian Folkways

Flaco & Max – La Viejita (The Little Old Lady) – Legends & Legacies – Smithsonian Folkways

The Texicana Mamas – Amigas de Corazon (Girlfriends of the Heart) – The Texicana Mamas – The Texicana Mamas

Joy Oladokun – Sweet Symphony (feat Chris Stapleton) – Proof of Life – Amigo Records, Verve Forecast, Republic Records

Peter Lang – Snow Toad – The Thing at Nursery Room Window – Takoma

Parker Millsap – Wilderness Within You (feat. Gillian Welch) – Wilderness Within You – Okrahoma Records

Hour Two:

Bruce Cockburn – On A Roll – O Sun O Moon – High Romance Music/True North

Annabelle Chvostek – Wait For It – Resilience – MQGV

Josienne Clarke – The Birds – Onliness (songs of solitude & singularity) – Corduroy Punk Records

Spell Songs – Jay (feat. Seckou Keita) – Spell Songs II: Let The Light In – Quercus Records

Karine Polwart – Rivers Run – Threshold – W2 Music/Borealis Records

Kara Jackson – pawnshop – Why Does the Earth Give Us People to Love? – September Recordings

William Prince – Tanqueray – Stand In the Joy – Six Shooter Records

Esther Rose – Chet Baker – Safe to Run – New West Records

Jackson Browne – Yeah Yeah – Standing In The Breach – Inside Recordings

Darlingside – Eliza I See – Everything Is Alive – More Doug Records

Forest Sun – Windowsill – Brighter Day – ForestSunMusic

The Tallest Man on Earth – Bless You – Henry St. – Gardener Songs/Anti

Kurt Vile – Speed of the Sound of Loneliness – Speed, Sound, Lonely KV [EP] – Matador 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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