Sessions

  • John Cowan

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    As a member of the New Grass Revival, John Cowan helped reinvent and reinvigorate American roots music. Starting in the '70s, New Grass spanned the gap between bluegrass and contemporary country, paying respect to tradition while connecting with a younger generation. As a solo artist and with the John Cowan Band, Cowan has continued his path as a skillful musical innovator, once more mining the richness of the American acoustic idiom. He visited the Folk Alley studios with his band to chat and play a song or two.
  • Lissa Schneckenburger

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    Lissa Schneckenburger grew up in Maine listening to a variety of folk music. When she was still quite young, Schneckenburger begged her parents to let her learn to fiddle and she's been playing ever since. She trained at the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music and began touring even before she graduated. Now, Schneckenburger is out on the road nearly full time, gathering fans and expanding her repertoire of trad-based songs. Listen to her perform and talk to Folk Alley's Jim Blum.
  • Robin & Linda Williams

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    Although Robin and Linda Williams may be best known for their many appearances on Garrison Keillor's popular public radio program A Prairie Home Companion, they are talented singer/songwriters who had already established a touring career when Keillor first called 30 years ago. Robin and Linda visited the Folk Alley studios with Their Fine Band (and their little dog) to play a few songs and talk to Jim Blum about life as a duo on and off stage.
  • Jessica Lea Mayfield

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    Folk Alley has been playing music by Jessica Lea Mayfield since she was known as Chittlin' and was still performing with her brother, David (aka Bassboy), and her parents in the family bluegrass band, One Way Rider. Mayfield has shed her childhood nickname and expanded her repertoire to include a richer, Americana sound - crafting songs that offer real poetry and thoughtful lyrics. Listen to Folk Alley DJ, Jeff St. Clair's interview with Jessica Lea Mayfield.