Folk Alley Radio Show #240523

This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See to remember the late, great Minnesota folk/blues icon, Spider John Koerner who passed away on May 18th; plus, new music from The Mavericks, Becky Buller and Ana Egge; advance singles from forthcoming releases by Lonesome River Band, Tony Trischka, and Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore; and more.

In hour two, it’s more new music from Cedric Burnside, Ruth Moody, and Bonny Light Horseman; advance singles from Greensky Bluegrass and Bronwyn Keith-Hynes; an excerpt from the latest Basic Folk interview with Barnstar!; plus favorites from Steve Dawson, Alison Krauss, and more!

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Hour One

Koerner, Ray & Glover – Hangman – Blues, Rags, and Hollers – Red House Records

Willie Murphy & Spider John Koerner – Running Jumping Standing Still – Running Jumping Standing Still – Red House Records

Spider John Koerner – More Pretty Women Than One – Raised By Humans – Red House

The Mavericks – Moon & Stars (feat. Sierra Ferrell) – Moon & Stars – Mono Mundo/Thirty Tigers

The Milk Carton Kids – Secrets of the Stars – Monterey – ANTI-

Lonesome River Band – Blues of the Night – The Winning Hand – Crossroads Entertainment

Tony Trischka – Brown’s Ferry Blues (feat. Billy Strings) – Earl Jam: A Tribute To Earl Scruggs – Down The Road

Missy Raines – These Ole Blues (feat. Danny Paisley) – Highlander – Compass Records

Becky Buller – Jubilee (feat. Aoife O’Donovan) – Jubilee – Dark Shadow Recording

Miko Marks & the Resurrectors – Jubilee (feat. The Fisk Jubilee Singers) – [single] – RedTone

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore – Southwest Chief – TexiCali – Yep Roc Records

Peter Case & Dave Alvin – Monday Morning Blues – Avalon Blues A Tribute to the Music of Mississippi John Hurt – Vanguard

Ana Egge – Don’t You Sleep – Sharing in the Spirit – Storysound Record

Ben Sollee – A Change Is Gonna Come – Learning to Bend – Sona Blast

Hour Two

The Mammals – Lilac Breeze – Sunshiner – Humble Abode Music

Waxahatchee – Lilacs – Saint Cloud – Merge Records

Ruth Moody – The Spell of the Lilac Bloom – Wanderer – True North Records

Cedric Burnside – Shake Em On Down – Hill Country Love – Mascot Label

Luther Dickinson – Moonshine – Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger’s Songbook) Volumes I & II

Barnstar! – Basic Folk Interview excerpt Cindy Howes & Barnstar! – Basic Folk interview clip – Basic Folk

Barnstar! – Anybody Got A Light – Furious Kindness – Barnstar!

Bonny Light Horseman – Old Dutch – Keep Me On Your Mind/See You Free – Jagjaguwar

Hiss Golden Messenger – 20 Years and a Nickel – Jump for Joy – Merge

Bronwyn Keith-Hynes – Up For Losing Sleep (feat. Molly Tuttle) – I Built A World – Bronwyn Keith-Hynes

Steve Dawson – Rattlesnake Cage – Rattlesnake Cage – Black Hen Music

Alison Krauss – Steel Rails – I’ve Got That Old Feeling – Rounder

Greensky Bluegrass – Born Again – The Iceland Sessions – EP – Big Blue Records

Lindsay Lou – I Can Help – Queen of Time – Kill Rock Stars


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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