Folk Alley Radio Show #231207

This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for some December holiday favorites to help get us in the spirit…or not. Hear an exclusive track by Slaid Cleaves from our archives, and more from Gangstagrass, Indigo Girls, Béla Fleck, and Jay Ungar & Molly Mason. Plus, we’ll hear selections from the results of our Best of 2023 Listener Poll! (See who made this list!)

In hour two, hear the latest from Guy Forsyth; more songs for the season from Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, Over the Rhine, Fred Eaglesmith & Tif Ginn, and Beth // James; we remember Shane MacGowan of the Pogues who passed away on November 30; plus, favorites from Blaze Foley, Elephant Revival, David Surrette, Seamus Egan with Moira Smiley & Kaia Kater, and more.


Hour One

Slaid Cleaves – Mr. Grinch – Exclusive Folk Alley Recording – Folk Alley Exclusive Recording

Gangstagrass – Christmachannukwanzaramadanamasmukkarborday – Sugarplums and Whiskey – Rench Audio

Indigo Girls – Happy Joyous Hanukkah – Holly Happy Days – Vanguard Records

Béla Fleck and The Flecktones – The Hanukkah Waltz – Jingle All The Way – Rounder Records

The Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Band – Lights of Chanukah – A Fiddler’s Holiday – Swinging Door

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

Eilen Jewell – Winnemucca – Get Behind the Wheel – Signature Sounds

Joy Clark – Guest – [single] – Righteous Babe

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Strawberry Woman – Weathervanes – Southeastern Records

Aoife O’Donovan – Galahad (acoustic) – Age of Apathy Solo Sessions – YepRoc

Willie Nelson – Still Is Still Moving to Me – Bluegrass – Legacy

Bob Dylan – Make You Feel My Love (take 1) – Fragments-Time Out of Mind Sessions (1996-1997) – Columbia Records

Joni Mitchell – You Turn Me On I’m a Radio (with Neil Young & The Stray Gators) – Archives – Vol. 3 The Asylum Years (1972-1975) – Rhino

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

Hour Two

Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum – If We Make it Through December – Winter’s Grace – Signature

James Hill & Anne Davison – Ode to a Frozen Boot – True Love Don’t Weep – Borealis Records

Over the Rhine – Snowbirds – Blood Oranges In the Snow – Great Speckled Dog

Fred Eaglesmith & Tif Ginn – Cocktails with Santa – A Christmas Card from Fred Eaglesmith & Tif Ginn – Sweetwater Music

Beth // James – Marfa Christmas Lights – Christmas at the Burchills – Beth // James

The Pogues – Fairytale of New York – If I Should Fall from Grace with God – Islands

The Pogues – Dirty Old Town – Rum Sodomy & the Lash – Warner

Seamus Egan and Moira Smiley – Watch the Stars (feat. Kaia Kater) – Good Winter – TLH

Elephant Revival – Birds and Stars – These Changing Skies – Itz Evolving Records / Thirty Tigers

Guy Forsyth – Rolling Blackout Blues – Rider [EP] – Small and Nimble Records

David Surette – Cold Rain – Sun Dog – Madrina Music

Blaze Foley – Cold, Cold World – Sittin’ By the Road – Lost Art Records

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters – (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love and Understanding – Christmas On A Greyhound Bus – Organic Records

John Lennon – Imagine (live) – Acoustic – Capitol


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 70 stations nationally.

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