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 #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 Maytalls who passed away on September 11 from COVID-19 complications.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200910

    • September 12, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for some songs for the end of the summer by Cheryl Wheeler, Alison Brown, and David Francey; new music by Bronwyn Keith-Hynes from her debut solo album, 'Fiddler's Pastime,' The Texicana Mamas, and Wood & Wire; new re-recordings of "fan favorites" from Chris Smither and Hayes Carll; and from our Sessions archive, exclusive Folk Alley recordings of Wine Women and Song (Suzy Bogguss, Gretchen Peters, and Matraca Berg) and Mandolin Orange; and much more!

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200903

    • September 05, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley join Elena See for some songs for Labor Day by the Kronos Quartet, Hazel Dickens, and Utah Phillips; new music from The Avett Brothers, Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jayme Stone, and Dirk Powell; plus favorites from The Secret Sisters, Greg Brown, and much more in hour two!

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200827

    • August 28, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley join Elena See as we remember the life and the music of Justin Townes Earle who passed away suddenly on August 23rd; plus new music from Molly Tuttle, Lynn Miles, Tracy Grammer, The Mavericks, and Steep Canyon Rangers; and we share some exciting news about the Steve Martin Banjo Prize as it enters its second decade of awarding grants to outstanding banjo players. All this and much more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200820

    • August 22, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley join Elena See for new music from Kris Delmhorst, Twisted Pine, Dirk Powell, Bonny Light Horseman, and Emma Swift's new project, 'Blonde On the Tracks' featuring Bob Dylan covers; a preview of Smithsonian Folkway's re-release of Leyla McCalla's 2014 album, 'Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes' (due out in October); from our archives, an exclusive Folk Alley in-studio recording of the Carolina Chocolate Drops from 2011; plus we celebrate Eliza Gilkyson's 70th trip around the sun, and much more!

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200813

    • August 14, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley join Elena See for new music from Gillian Welch, Elephant Revival's founding member, Daniel Rodriguez, Twisted Pine, S.G. Goodman, and the Kronos Quartet & Friends as they honor Pete Seeger; plus we remember legendary Chicago folk singer Michael Smith who recently passed due to cancer. All this and much more in hour two!

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200806

    • August 08, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley break out your bell bottoms and enter a time warp with host Elena See for music from 1970. Hear what was popular 50 years ago with songs from Simon & Garfunkel, Odetta, The Staple Singers, Steeleye Span, Pentangle, Joan Baez, Hot Tuna, Arlo Guthrie, and much more!

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200730

    • August 01, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for new music from Ben Harper & Rhiannon Giddens, Lori McKenna, Courtney Marie Andrews, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Cinder Well; an advance single from Brent Cobb's upcoming October release, 'Keep 'Em On They Toes'; a classic from Mississippi John Hurt; favorites from John Fullbright and Patty Griffin, and much more in hour two!

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200723

    • July 26, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for new music from Ray Wylie Hubbard, The Avett Brothers, Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards, and Saro Lynch-Thomason & Sam Gleaves performing songs by Si Kahn, "Celebrating Women's Lives and Struggles"; we remember the late, great Bill Morrissey with some exclusive Folk Alley recordings from his 2011 tribute concert; favorites from Nina Gerber w/ Greg Brown, Courtney Hartman & Taylor Ashton, the Jim Kweskin Jug Band; and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200716

    • July 19, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See to celebrate 50 years of the Grateful Dead's seminal record, 'Workingman's Dead'; new music from John Craigie, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Kristen Grainger & True North, Hayley Sabella, Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards, and Mike Barnett; Mongolian folk-punk from Hanggai; favorites from Rainbow Girls, Kacey Musgraves, and more.