Folk Alley Radio Show #231228

This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See to say “so long” to 2023 and welcome in the new year with music from Over the Rhine, Elizabeth Cotten, Amanda Shires, Zoe Mulford, Laura Cortese and Slaid Cleaves; plus, new music from Muireann Bradley and the Rainbow Girls; and a celebration of some late December birthdays with music from Suzy Bogguss, John Hartford, Odetta, and John Denver.

In hour two, hear from this year’s Steve Martin Banjo Prize winners: the late “Duke of Drive” Terry Baucom and 4-string banjoist, Cynthia Sayer; new music from the East Pointers, Miko Marks with Melissa Carper, Alisa Amador, and Julian Lage; plus we remember some music icons we lost in 2023.


Hour One

Over the Rhine – New Year’s Song – Blood Oranges In the Snow – Great Speckled Dog

Elizabeth Cotton – New Year’s Eve – Vol. 3 – When I’m Gone – Smithsonian Folkways

Amanda Shires – What Are You Doing New Years Eve? – For Christmas – Silver Knife Records

Zoe Mulford (comp) – Welcome In Another Year – Hudson Harding Sampler I – HudsonHard

Laura Cortese – New Year’s Day – [single] – Compass

Slaid Cleaves – One Good Year – Broke Down – Philo

Odetta – It’s A Mighty World – It’s A Mighty World – RCA/Victor

John Denver – Rocky Mountain High – Rocky Mountain High – RCA

John Hartford – Big Rock Candy Mountain (live) – Down From The Mountain – LostHiway

Suzy Bogguss – Sunday Birmingham – [single] – Royal Dutchess Records

Rainbow Girls – No Limits – Welcome to Whatever – Rainbow Girls

Laura Veirs – Rocks of Time – Phone Orphans – Raven Marching Band

Muireann Bradley – Candyman – I Kept These Old Blues – Tompkins Square

Jorma Kaukonen – I Am the Light of This World – Quah – RelixRecor

Reverend Gary Davis – Let Us Get Together Right Down Here – Harlem Street Singer – Prestige/Bluesville

Hour Two

Terry Baucom – What’ll I Do (feat. Sam Bush) – Never Thought of Looking Back – John Boy & Billy, Inc.

Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive – Fourth and Goal – Never Thought of Looking Back – Dualtone

Cynthia Sayer – You Talk Too Much – Joyride – Plunk

Cynthia Sayer – Ella Miriam’s Blues – Joyride – Plunk

Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers – Caroline – The Long Awaited Album – Rounder

The East Pointers – We Will Meet Again (feat Rose Cousins) – Safe In Sound – The East Pointers

Julian Lage – Omission – [single] – Blue Note Records

Alisa Amador – Quedar – [single] – Thirty Tigers

Miko Marks – Water to Wine (feat. Melissa Carper) – [single] – Redtone Records

Melissa Carper – Ain’t A Day Goes By – Ramblin’ Soul – Mae Music

Crosby, Stills and Nash – Guinnevere – Crosby, Stills and Nash – Atlantic

Gordon Lightfoot – Summer Side of Life – Summer Side of Life – Reprise Records

Jimmy Buffett – Cinco de Mayo in Memphis – Take the Weather With You – Mailboat Records

The Band – The Weight – Music from Big Pink – 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 68 stations nationally.

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