Folk Alley Radio Show #240104

This week on Folk Alley, it’s a celebration of all things “new” for a fresh new year! We’ll usher in the first week of 2024 with music from Leftover Salmon, Chris Brashear & Peter McLaughlin, and Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters; plus, we dive into favorite 2023 debut releases from new artists, Muireann Bradley, Annie Bartholomew, and Abraham Alexander, as well as from folk icons, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, and John Prine.

In hour two, it’s a celebration of more debut releases from folk icons and new favorites, including Kate Wolf, Lucinda Williams, Allison Krauss, Tracy Chapman, Gillian Welch, Brandi Carlile, Anna Tivel, Rhiannon Giddens, Margo Cilker, and much more.


Hour One

Leftover Salmon – Brand New Good Old Days – Brand New Good Old Days – Compass Records

Chris Brashear & Peter McLaughlin – Bright New Morning – So Long Arizona – Dog Boy

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters – Brand New Start – Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters – Organic Records

Muireann Bradley – Police Dog Blues – I Kept These Old Blues – Tompkins Square

Annie Bartholomew – Run Around Lucy – Sisters of White Chapel – Muskeg Collection

Abraham Alexander – Tears Run Dry – SEA/SONS – Dualtone

Bob Dylan – Talkin’ New York – Bob Dylan – Columbia

Joni Mitchell – Michael From Mountains – Joni Mitchell/Song to a Seagull – Reprise

Leonard Cohen – Sisters of Mercy – The Best Of – Columbia

Taj Mahal – Statesboro Blues – Taj Mahal – Columbia

Crosby, Stills, and Nash – Helplessly Hoping – Crosby, Stills and Nash – Atlantic

Bonnie Raitt – Bluebird – Bonnie Raitt – Warner Bro

Jackson Browne – My Opening Farewell – Jackson Browne – Asylum

James Taylor – Carolina in My Mind – James Taylor – Capitol

John Prine – Illegal Smile – Great Days: The John Prine Anthology – Rhino Records

John Prine – Spanish Pipedream – Great Days: The John Prine Anthology – Rhino Records

Hour Two

Kate Wolf & the Wildwood Flower – Sitting On the Porch – Back Roads – Rhino Records

Lucinda Williams – Ramblin’ On My Mind – Ramblin’ – Smithsonian Folkways

Alison Krauss – Too Late to Cry – Too Late to Cry – Rounder

Tracy Chapman – Talkin’ Bout A Revolution – Tracy Chapman – Elektra

Shawn Colvin – Steady On – Steady On – CBS/Sony

Iris Dement – Let the Mystery Be – Infamous Angel – Rounder

Gillian Welch – One More Dollar – Revival – Almo

Patty Griffin – Every Little Bit – Living With Ghosts – A&M

Crooked Still – Flora – Hop High – Footprint

Brandi Carlile – What Can I Say – Brandi Carlile – Columbia

Sarah Jarosz – Song Up In Her Head – Song Up In Her Head – Sugar Hill

Kacey Musgraves – My House – Same Trailer Different Park – Mercury Records

Anna Tivel – Bird or Beast – Before Machines – Fluff and Gravy

Rhiannon Giddens – Up Above My Head – Tomorrow is My Turn – Nonesuch Records

Margo Cilker – Tehachapi – Pohorylle – Fluff and Gravy 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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