Folk Alley Radio Show

Each week, Folk Alley host Elena See collects the best in traditional and contemporary folk, Americana and roots music from the latest releases, classics, and exclusive Folk Alley in-studio.



  • Folk Alley Radio Show #201119

    • November 20, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week of Folk Alley, join Elena See for new music from Langhorne Slim, Nova Scotian funeral director-turned songwriter, Terra Spencer, Irish-American Danny Burns, Amanda Shires w/ Jason Isbell, Adam Hurt, Max Gomez, Dave Alvin, The Steel Wheels, Justin Moses, and Kelsey Waldon; plus favorites from The Highwomen, Della Mae, Emma Swift, Taj Mahal, Cassandra Wilson, Billy Strings, John Prine, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #201112

    • November 13, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley join Elena See for music for hope and dancing from The Mavericks, Peter Ostroushko, and Donna the Buffalo; new music by Raye Zaragoza, Joachim Cooder, Jamestown Revival, Steep Canyon Rangers, Jeff Tweedy, Adam Hurt, Danny Burns, and Ashleigh Flynn & the Riveters; plus favorites from Rayna Gellert, Aoife O'Donovan, Nickel Creek, Mandolin Orange, and much more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #201105

    • November 09, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley join Elena See for a special remembrance of Texas outlaw country legend Billy Joe Shaver who passed away on October 28; new music from Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche, Mipso, Ray LaMontagne, Steep Canyon Rangers, William Prince, Raye Zaragoza, and Moira Smiley & Seamus Egan featuring Sam Amidon; classics from Tom Paxon and Joni Mitchell; favorites from The Wailin' Jennys and Taylor Ashton; and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #201029

    • October 31, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley join Elena See for a special remembrance of Jerry Jeff Walker; new music from Rosanne Cash, Ani DiFranco, Sturgill Simpson, Norah Jones & Mavis Staples, Ben Harper, Steep Canyon Rangers, and William Prince; classics from Joni Mitchell and Lead Belly; plus, we share some news from Arlo Guthrie and much more!

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #201022

    • October 24, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for a special Halloween show, featuring spooky folk, roots, and Americana tunes from Leonard Cohen, Michael Doucet avec Lâcher Prise, The Unthanks, Rayna Gellert, The Secret Sisters feat. Brandi Carlile, Lenore, Jakob Dylan, Tom Waits, Gretchen Peters, and much more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #201015

    • October 15, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for a set of spooky tunes to help you get into the Halloween mood; new music from Darlingside, Susan Werner, and the Kronos Quartet; from our Folk Alley Sessions archives, hear exclusive recordings of Leyla McCalla performing songs from her 2013 album, 'Vari-Colored Songs - A Tribute to Langston Hughes,' now re-released in 2020 on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings; plus, we'll hear from some winners of this year's Steve Martin Banjo Prize; and much more!

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #201008

    • October 11, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley join Elena See for a celebration of the life and music of the great John Prine in honor of what would have been his 74th birthday on October 10th. Hear duets with Kurt Vile, Swamp Dogg, and Fiona Prine; covers by Jeffrey Foucault, Bettye LaVette, and the Rainbow Girls; a collaboration with Steve Goodman; music by artists recently signed to Prine's label, Oh Boy Records; and of course, music from the man himself. All this, and much more in hour two!

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #201001

    • October 03, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley join Elena See for some songs for the changing of the season with music by the great(s) Eva Cassidy and Tom Waits; new music by Tré Burt (featuring Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell, and Sunny War), Jordan Tice, Daniel Rodriguez, Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters, The Mastersons, and Joachim Cooder; exclusive Folk Alley in-studio recordings from The Small Glories and Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton; plus favorites by Chastity Brown, Patty Griffin, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200924

    • September 26, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, it's harvest time! Celebrate fall with music from Stephanie Davis, Kris Drever, The Wainwright Sisters, Neil Young, and Leon Redbone; new music from Otis Gibbs, Bella White, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Cahalen Morrison, Freddy & Francine, and Jordan Tice; plus classics from Mississippi John Hurt, The Byrds, and much more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200917

    • September 20, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for music from great new releases from Cahalen Morrison, Jordan Tice, Anya Hinkle, and Freddy & Francine; we celebrate Ani DiFranco's big 5.0. with a rebroadcast of our 2016 exclusive Folk Alley in-studio Session; and we remember the legendary Toots Hibbert - founder and frontman of Toots & The Maytals who passed away on September 11 from COVID-19 complications.