Folk Alley Radio Show #231005

This week on Folk Alley, we spend time remembering the late, great John Prine in honor of what would’ve been his 77th birthday. Hear performances of his work from Bonnie Raitt, Steve Goodman, Tyler Childers, Kurt Vile, Kelsey Waldon, Todd Snider, and, of course, the man himself.

In hour two, it’s music by Bella White, Jason Carter, Caamp, Dropkick Murphys, Alela Diane, Cactus Blossoms, and Seth Avett from his Greg Brown tribute album; plus favorites from The Mammals, Evie Ladin Band, and much more.


Hour One

John Prine – Paradise – John Prine – Atlantic

Bonnie Raitt – Angel from Montgomery – Streetlights – Warner

The Waybacks & Friends – Illegal Smile (feat. Sam Bush) – Halfway To Heaven-Hillside Album Hour 2021 – The Waybacks

Tyler Childers (comp) – Yes I Guess They Oughta Name A Drink After You – Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 2 [comp] – Oh Boy Records

Steve Goodman – Souvenirs (feat. John Prine) – Affordable Art – Red PJ

John Prine (Iris DeMent) – In Spite Of Ourselves – In Spite Of Ourselves – Oh Boy

John Prine (feat. Dolores Keane) – In A Town This Size – In Spite Of Ourselves – Oh Boy

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

Nathaniel Rateliff – Pretty Good – Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 2 [comp] – Oh Boy Records

Kelsey Waldon – Sam Stone – They’ll Never Keep Us Down – Oh Boy Records

Justin Vernon (comp) – Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow) – Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 1 [comp] – Oh Boy Records

Todd Snider – Handsome John (live) – Live: Return of the Storyteller – Aimless Records

John Prine – Lake Marie – Lost Dogs + Mixed Blessings – Oh Boy

Hour Two

Seth Avett – Good Morning Coffee – Seth Avett Sings Greg Brown – Ramseur

Greg Brown -= Who Woulda Thunk It – In the Dark With You – Red House

Bella White – The Way I Outta Go – [single] – Rounder

David Bromberg – Medley of Irish Fiddle Tunes (live) – Demon In Disguise – Columbia

Caamp – Apple Tree Blues – Lavender Days – Mom + Pop

Jason Carter – King of the Hill – Lowdown Hoedown – Fiddleman Records

The Travelin’ McCourys – Cumberland Blues – The Travelin’ McCourys – McCoury Music

The Dropkick Murphys – Dig A Hole (feat. Woody Guthrie) – This Machine Still Kills Fascists – Dummy Luck Music

The Mammals – What It All Is – Nonet – Humble Abode Music

Alela Diane – Paloma – Looking Glass – Soundly Music

David Grisman Quintet – Blue Midnite – The David Grisman Quintet – Rhino/Warner

Evie Ladin Band – Polly Put the Kettle On/Lonesome John – Playing Our Hand [EP] – Evil Diane Music

The Cactus Blossoms – If Not For You – If Not For You [EP] – Walkie Talkie Records

Bob Dylan – Autumn Leaves – Shadows In the Night – Columbia


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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