Folk Alley Radio Show #240118

This week on the Folk Alley Radio Show, join Elena See to honor the legendary Dolly Parton on her birthday! Plus, hear new music from Sarah Jarosz, Charm City Junction, Willi Carlisle, and the latest from folk icon Jim Kweskin. All this, and we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Joni Mitchell’s 1974 release, ‘Court and Spark’ too.

In hour two, it’s more new music from Suzy Bogguss, The Steel Wheels, Olivia Barton, John Leventhal, and you’ll meet a newly formed “supergroup,” The High Hawks. All this, plus favorites from Matraca Berg, David Francey, Gillian Welch, Patty Griffin, and more.


Hour One

Dolly Parton – Jolene – Jolene – Sony

Trio (Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris) – The Pain of Loving You – Trio – Warner

Dolly Parton – Big Dreams and Faded Jeans – Run, Rose, Run – Butterfly Records

Sierra Ferrell (compilation) – The Garden – The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes – Geffen

Billy Strings (compilation) – Cabin Song – The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes – Geffen

Jim Kweskin – I Ain’t Never Been Satisfied (feat. Rose Guerin and Samoa Wilson) – Never Too Late – StorySound Records

Jim Kweskin Jug Band – Ella Speed – Garden of Joy – Reprise Records

Joni Mitchell – Help Me – Court and Spark – Elektra/Asylum Records

Twisted Pine – Raised On Robbery – Dreams – Signature Sounds

Brandi Carlile – Down To You (live) – Joni 75: A Joni Mitchell Birthday Celebration – Decca

Sarah Jarosz – When The Lights Go Out – Polaroid Lovers – Rounder

Charm City Junction – Prairie Fire – Salt Box – Charm City Junction

Joe Pug – Moonlight of Your Room – The Flood In Color – Nation of Heat Records

Willi Carlisle – Critterland – Critterland – Signature Sounds

Darrell Scott – Love Is the Reason – Couchville Sessions – Full Light Records

Hour Two

Suzy Bogguss – It All Falls Down To the River (w/ McCrary Sisters) – Prayin’ for Sunshine – Loyal Dutchess Records

Jordan Tice – River Run – Yesteryears [EP] – Padiddle Records

Matraca Berg – Oh Cumberland – The Dreaming Fields – Dualtone

The Steel Wheels – Baby Gone – Sideways – Big Ring Records

David Francey – Gone – The Waking Hour – REDHOUSE

Olivia Barton – Sonic – Big Sad [EP] – Olivia Barton

Madi Diaz – New Person, Old Place – History of a Feeling – Epitaph

The High Hawks – Somewhere South – Mother Nature’s Show – LoHi Records

Railroad Earth – Lonecroft Ramble – Amen Corner – SCI Fidelity

Leftover Salmon – Riding On the L & N – Grass Roots – Compass

John Leventhal – That’s All I Know About Arkansas (feat. Rosanne Cash) – Rumble Strip – Rumble Strip Records/Thirty Tigers

Yasmin Williams – Dawning (feat Aoife O’Donovan, Kafari & Nic Gareiss) – [single] – Nonesuch

Gillian Welch – First Place Ribbon – Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs, Vol. 1 – Acony Records

Kurt Vile – How Lucky (feat. John Prine) – Speed, Sound, Lonely KV [EP] – Matador Records

Patty Griffin – Get Lucky – Tape-Home Recordings & Rarities – PGM/Thirty Tigers


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 67 stations nationally.

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