Folk Alley Radio Show #240620

This week on Folk Alley, we celebrate the official start of summer with songs for the season from Doc Watson, Slavek Hanzlik, Donovan, Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon, Darden Smith, Annabelle Chvostek, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Lonesome River Band, Joan Shelley, Mark Erelli, and John Hartford.

In hour two, it’s new music from Jim Lauderdale, Linda Thompson featuring daughter, Kami Thompson, Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Hermanos Gutierrez, The Decemberists, Bonny Light Horseman; an advance single from Joachim Cooder’s forthcoming October release; plus, an excerpt from the latest Basic Folk interview with Greg Brown, favorites from Billy Strings, Elephant Revival, Donna the Buffalo, and more.

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Hour One

Doc Watson – Summertime – Elementary – Sugar Hill

Slavek Hanzlik – Summer Solstice – Summer Solstice – Sierra

Donovan – Summer Day Reflections (LP) – Like It Is – Hickory

Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon – Superlover (feat. Birds of Chicago) – Solstice – New West Records

Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon – Like A Songbird That Has Fallen (feat. Amy Helm) – Solstice – New West Records

Darden Smith – Firefly – Everything – Compass Records

Michael J. Miles (w/ Bradley Williams) – Firefly Sonata – New Century Suite – Michael J. Miles

Annabelle Chvostek – Firefly – String of Pearls – Annabelle Chvostek

Tom Paxton (feat. John Prine) – Skeeters’ll Gitcha – Redemption Road – Pax Records

Canadafrica: Mike Stevens and Okaidja Afroso – Keeping the Mosquitoes Away – Where’s the One? – Borealis Records

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors – Shine Like Lightning – Medicine – Magnolia Music

Lonesome River Band – Thunder & Lightning – Bridging the Tradition – Mountain Home Music

Joan Shelley – Like The Thunder – The Spur – No Quarter

John Hartford – Long Hot Summer Days – Mark Twang – FlyingFish

Mark Erelli – Summer Night – The Memorial Hall Recordings – Signature

Hour Two

Jim Lauderdale – You’ve Got A Shine – My Favorite Place – Sky Crunch Records

Donna the Buffalo – Top Shelf – Dance In the Street – Donna the Buffalo

Billy Strings – Running – Home – Rounder

Linda Thompson – Solitary Traveller (feat. Kami Thompson) – Proxy Music – StorySound

The Rails – William Taylor – Fair Warning – Island Records

Greg Brown – Basic Folk Interview excerpt Cindy Howes & Greg Brown – Basic Folk interview excerpt – Basic Folk

Greg Brown – If You Don’t Get It at Home – Further In – Red House

Greg Brown – Two Little Feet – Further In – Red House

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore – Trying To Be Free – TexiCali – Yep Roc Records

Colvin & Earle – Happy and Free – Colvin & Earle – Fantasy

Joachim Cooder – Dreamer’s Motel – Dreamer’s Motel – Joachim Cooder

Hermanos Gutiérrez – Sonido Cósmico – Sonido Cosmico – Hermanos Gutiérrez/Easy Eye Sound

Elephant Revival – Rogue River – These Changing Skies – Itz Evolving Records / Thirty Tigers

The Decemberists – All I Want Is You – As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again – Yabb Records

Bonny Light Horseman – I Know You Know – Keep Me On Your Mind/See You Free – Jagjaguwar


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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