Folk Alley Radio Show #240509

This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for new music from Adeem the Artist, Pokey LaFarge, Josienne Clarke, Oliver Wood, and Abigail Lapell; classics from Etta Baker and Blind Boy Fuller; favorites from Lake Street Dive, David Wax Museum, and Bonny Light Horseman; plus, some “songs for Mom,” from Brandi Carlile, Lori McKenna, and Iris DeMent.

In hour two, more new music from Chris Smither, AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Kacey Musgraves, Tray Wellington, Ordinary Elephant, Ruth Moody, and a previously unreleased song from Johnny Cash; plus, favorites from Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch, David Grisman Quintet, and John Prine; an excerpt from the latest Basic Folk podcast interview with Billy Bragg; and more.

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Hour One

Brandi Carlile – The Mother – By the Way, I Forgive You – Elektra

Lori McKenna – A Mother Never Rests – The Tree – CN Records/Thirty Tigers

Iris Dement – Mama’s Opry – Infamous Angel – Warner Bros

Adeem the Artist – Socialite Blues – Anniversary – Four Quarters Records/Thirty Tigers

Etta Baker – Knoxville Rag – One Dime Blues – Rounder

Blind Boy Fuller – Rag Mama Rag – East Coast Piedmont Style – Columbia/Legacy

Pokey LaFarge – Sister Andre – Rhumba Country – New West Records

Lake Street Dive – Bobby Tanqueray – Folk Alley Sessions: 2012 Green River Festival – Folk Alley exclusive recording

David Wax Museum – The Persimmon Tree – Carpenter Bird – David Wax Museum

Josienne Clarke – Fear of Falling – Parenthesis, I – Corduroy Punk Records

Kris Drever – Shipwrecked – If Wishes Were Horses – Reveal Records

Oliver Wood – Light and Sweet – Fat Cat Silhouette – Honey Jar/Indirecto Records

Luther Dickinson – Horseshoe (Reprise) – Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger’s Songbook) Volumes I & II – New West Records

Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi (compilation) – Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning – God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson – Alligator Records

Abigail Lapell – Rattlesnake – Anniversary – Outside Music

Bonny Light Horseman – Green Rocky Road – [single] – 37d03d

Hour Two

Chris Smither – All About the Bones – All About the Bones – Signature Sound

Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch – Mr. Bones – Lost John Dean – Compass

AJ Lee & Blue Summit – Hillside – City of Glass – Signature Sounds

David Grisman – Richochet – The David Grisman Quintet – Kaleidosco

Grateful Dead – Cassidy – Reckoning – Arista

Billy Bragg – Basic Folk Interview excerpt Cindy Howes & Billy Bragg – Basic Folk interview clip – Basic Folk

Billy Bragg – A New England – Back to Basics – Elektra

Kacey Musgraves – Deeper Well – Deeper Well – UMG Recordings/Interscope / MCA Nashville

John Prine – It’s a Big Old Goofy World (Live) – Great Days: The John Prine Anthology – Rhino

Johnny Cash – Well Alright – Songwriter – Mercury Nashville/UMe

Sierra Ferrell – American Dreaming – Trail of Flowers – Rounder Records

Tray Wellington – Blue Collared Dog and His Green Eyed Friend – [single] – Mountain Home

Ordinary Elephant – The Prophet – Ordinary Elephant – Berkalin Records

Ruth Moody – Already Free – Wanderer – True North Records

Wailin’ Jenny – Bring Me Li’l Water, Silvy – The Wailin’ Jennys [EP] – Wailin’ Jennys


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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