Folk Alley Radio Show #240321

This week on Folk Alley, it’s time to celebrate Spring! Join Elena See for music for the new season from Gillian Welch, David Mallett, Chris Coole, David Francey, Greg Brown, Mary Chapin Carpenter, T Sisters, Richard Shindell, and more.

In hour two, it’s new music from Alison Brown & Steve Martin, Kacey Musgraves, John Smith, Sam Lee, Aoife O’Donovan, and the Wonder Women of Country featuring the trio of Kelly Willis, Melissa Carper, and Brennen Leigh; plus an interview excerpt from the most recent Basic Folk podcast with Bob Hillman, favorites from Steep Canyon Rangers, John Prine, Guy Clark, and more.


Hour One

Gillian Welch – Winter’s Come and Gone – Hell Among the Yearlings – ALM Sounds

Slavek Hanzlik – Spring in the Old Country – Spring In The Old Country – Flying Fish

David Mallett – Greenin’ Up – Ambition – Flying Fish

Chris Coole – Sounds Like the Song of Life on the First Day of Spring – [single] – Chris Coole

David Francey – Red-Winged Blackbird – Torn Screen Door – Laker Music

Stephanie Davis – Crocus In The Snow – Crocus In The Snow – Recluse

Greg Brown – Spring Wind – Dream Café – Red House

Mary Chapin Carpenter – Spring & All – Going Driftless (Greg Brown Tribute) – Red House

Joy Kills Sorrow – Spring – Joy Kills Sorrow – Joy Kills Sorrow

T Sisters – Seduction of Spring – Kindred Lines – Spruce and Maple Music

Willie Nelson – First Rose of Spring – First Rose of Spring – Sony/Legacy

John Starling & Carolina Star – Irish Spring – Slidin’ Home – Rebel

Richard Shindell – Spring – Somewhere Near Paterson – SignatureS

Anjimile – Ever New – [single] – Psychic Hotline

Tom Waits – You Can Never Hold Back Spring – Orphans (Bawlers) – ANTI

Hour Two

Alison Brown & Steve Martin – Bluegrass Radio – [single] – Compass Records

Steep Canyon Rangers – Radio – Radio – Rounder Records

Billy Strings & Molly Tuttle – Listen To the Radio – More Than A Whisper: Celebrating The Music Of Nanci Griffith – Rounder

Kacey Musgraves – Too Good To Be True – Deeper Well – Mca Nashville

John Prine – Glory Of True Love – Fair & Square – Oh Boy

Bob Hillman – Basic Folk Interview excerpt, Cindy Howes and Bob Hillman – Basic Folk interview clip

Bob Hillman – Downtown in the Rain – Downtown in the Rain – Bob Hillman

John Smith – Milestones – The Living Kind – Thirty Tigers/Commoner Records

Natalie Merchant – Eye of the Storm – Keep Your Courage – Nonesuch

Sam Lee – Bushes & Briars – songdreaming – Sam Lee/Cooking Vinyl

The Sparrow Quartet – A Kazakh Melody – Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet – Nettwerk

Aoife O’Donovan – Someone to Follow – All My Friends – Yep Roc

Wonder Women of Country – Won’t Be Worried Long – Wonder Women of Country: Willis, Carper, Leigh EP – Bismeaux

Guy Clark – Worry B Gone – Workbench Songs – Dualtone


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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