Folk Alley Radio Show #231214

This week on Folk Alley join Elena See to celebrate the December holiday season with music to welcome in the official start of winter (on 12/21) from Josh Ritter, Bill Staines, Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, David Grisman, and David Francey; plus Christmastime favorites by JD McPherson, Sierra Ferrell, Joni Mitchell, David Myles, Joy Clark, Kacey Musgraves with Willie Nelson, Beausoleil, and Leon Redbone.

In hour two, it’s more Christmas favorites from The Mavericks, Asylum Street Spankers, Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks, The Sweetback Sisters, Robert Earl Keen, Woody Phillips, Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Lucinda Williams, and much more.


Hour One

Josh Ritter – Wintertime (The Snow is Coming Down) – Acoustic Christmas (compilation) – Amazon Music

Bill Staines – Winter – Tracks and Trails – Philo

Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum – Wintergrace – Signature Sounds 1999 Collection – Signature

David Grisman – Winter Wonderland – Acoustic Christmas – Rounder

David Francey – A Winter Night – Skating Rink – Laker

JD McPherson – Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights) – (digital single) – Rounder Records/Concord

Edward Gerhard – O Tannenbaum – Christmas – Virtue

Sufjan Stevens – Put the Lights on the Tree – Hark! Christmas Singalong Vol. 2 – AsthmaticK

Sierra Ferrell – Rocking Around the Xmas Tree – [single] – Rounder Records

Joni Mitchell – River – Blue – Reprise

Andrew Bird – Skating – HARK! – Wegawan Music

David Myles – Sleigh Ride – It’s Christmas – Little Tiny Records

Joy Clark – Gumbo Christmas – [single] – Righteous Babe

Jo-El Sonnier – Jingle Bells – Cajun Christmas – Green Hill

Beausoleil (compilation) – Papa St. Nick – Christmas Gumbo – Flambeau

Kacey Musgraves (feat. Willie Nelson) – A Willie Nice Christmas – A Very Kacey Christmas – Mercury Records

Dave Hull & Kari Larsen – The Chipmunk Song – The Goose Is Getting Fat – Arabica

Leon Redbone – Let it Snow – Christmas Island – August

Hour Two

The Mavericks – Christmas Time Is (Coming ‘Round Again) – Hey! Merry Christmas! – Mono Mundo Recordings/Thirty Tigers

Raul Malo – Santa Claus is Back in Town – Marshmallow World & Other Holiday Favorites – New Door

Lori McKenna – Wonderful Christmastime – Christmas Is Right Here – CN Records

Sultans of String – A Django Christmas – Christmas Caravan – McKhool

Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers – Strangest Christmas Yet – The Long Awaited Album – Rounder Records

Asylum Street Spankers – Zat you, Santa Claus? – A Christmas Spanking – Spanksalot

Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks – Santa’s Workshop – Crazy For Christmas – Surfdog

Bob Dylan – Must Be Santa – Christmas in the Heart – Columbia

The Sweetback Sisters – The Christmas Boogie – Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular – Signature Sounds

The Sweetback Sisters – The Twelve Days of Christmas – Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular – Signature Sounds

Robert Earl Keen – Merry Christmas From The Family (live) – Live At The Ryman – Koch

Woody Phillips – Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – A Toolbox Christmas – GourdMusic

Indigo Girls – I Feel The Christmas Spirt – Holly Happy Days – Vanguard

Dolly Parton – Holly Jolly Christmas – A Holly Dolly Christmas – 12 Tone Music

Lucinda Williams (compilation) – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – All Is Bright – exclusive Amazon.com collection


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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