Folk Alley Radio Show #230525

This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for the latest from Special Consensus, Natalie Merchant, Tinariwen, Raul Malo, Eliza Gilkyson, and a special live recording of Joni Mitchell from the 2022 Newport Folk Festival. We also pay tribute to our fallen heroes in honor of Memorial Day with music by John Gorka and Iris DeMent, plus spin some favorites from David Francey, Jake Shimabukuro, and Leyla McCalla.

In hour two, it’s new music from Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, & Edgar Meyer, Ellis Paul, Brandy Clark, Leftover Salmon, Keturah, and The Milk Carton Kids, plus favorites from The Mammals, Patty Griffin, Hayes Carll, Elephant Revival, and more.


Hour One:

John Gorka – Let Them In – The Company You Keep – Red House

Iris DeMent – There’s A Wall In Washington – The Way I Should – Warner Bro

Special Consensus – Highway 95 (feat. Rob Ickes) – Great Blue North – Compass Records

David Francey – Ashtabula – The Waking Hour – Red House

Joni Mitchell – Both Sides Now (live) – At Newport – Rhino Entertainment

Joni Mitchell – Chelsea Morning – Clouds – Reprise

Natalie Merchant – Big Girls (feat. Abena Koomson-Davis) – Keep Your Courage – Nonesuch

Jake Shimabukuro – A Place In The Sun (feat. Jack Johnson and Paula Fuga) – Jake & Friends – Music Theories

Tinariwen – Anemouhagh – Amatssou – Wedge

Raul Malo – Cosa’s Cumbia – Say Less – Mono Mundo Recordings

Leyla McCalla – Mesi Bondye – Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes – Music Maker Relief Foundation

Eliza Gilkyson – Safety Zone – Home – Realiza Records/Amplified

Ray Bonneville – Mile Marker 41 (In-Studio) – Exclusive Folk Alley Sessions Recording – Folk Alley exclusive recording

Hour Two:

The Mammals – Lilac Breeze – Sunshiner – Humble Abode Music

Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer – Rickety Karma (feat. Rakesh Chaurasia) – As We Speak – Bela Fleck Productions

Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon – The Only One – Noon – ATO

Ellis Paul – 55 – 55 – Ellis Paul

Patty Griffin – Mad Mission – Living With Ghosts – A&M

Brandy Clark – Buried – Brandy Clark – Warner Records

Hayes Carll – In the Mean Time (feat. Brandy Clark) – You Get It All – Dualtone

Leftover Salmon – Country Blues – Grass Roots – Compass

Hot Rize (compilation) – Nellie Kane (Live) – Telluride Bluegrass Festival 30 Years – Rounder

Elephant Revival – Rogue River – These Changing Skies – Itz Evolving Records/Thirty Tigers

Keturah – Kwanumkwanu – Keturah – Hen House Studios

Brown Bird – Abednego – Fits of Reason – Supply & Demand

Izzy Heltai – All of This Beauty – [single] – Izzy Heltai

Darrin Bradbury – This Too Shall Pass – Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs – Epitaph/ANTI

The Milk Carton Kids – North Country Ride – I Only See the Moon – Far Cry 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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