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Folk Alley Radio Show
Sundays from 8 - 10 p.m. beginning October 3

The Folk Alley Radio Show is a show that prides itself on playing the good stuff. You’ll hear folk, roots, blues, bluegrass, Americana – anything and everything that falls under the wide (and getting wider every day) “folk music” umbrella. Expect an eclectic, handcrafted, and diverse playlist every week that showcases the newest voices around as well as the classics from the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s.

The Folk Alley Radio Show focuses on “good music” rather than on specific genres or labels, and includes a wide range of diverse voices and experiences every week, along with many of Folk Alley’s exclusive studio sessions. Learn more about the show on their website.

  • This week on Folk Alley, join host Elena See to celebrate Black History Month with music by six pillars of early Black folk music and modern artists they have influenced. Hear songs by Memphis Minnie, Lead Belly, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mississippi John Hurt, Elizabeth Cotten, Sippie Wallace, and more. The post Folk Alley Radio Show #230202 appeared first on Folk Alley.
  • This week on Folk Alley, we honor the late folk rock pioneer, David Crosby with music by The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Plus, we'll dig in to Folk Alley's recently published expanded list of 100 Essential Folk Songs with music by Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Phil Ochs and more. You'll hear new music from Iris DeMent, H.C. McEntire, the Gibson Brothers, Margo Price, Ruth Wyand, and - in honor of what would have been her 60th birthday on February 2 - a newly released song by the great Eva Cassidy with the London Symphony Orchestra; classics from Blind Willie McTell and Koerner, Ray, and Glover; favorites from Ana Egge, Watchhouse, Molly Tuttle, Rachel Baiman; and more. The post Folk Alley Radio Show #230126 appeared first on Folk Alley.
  • This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for an encore broadcast of a show first heard last year at this time with music by Keb' Mo', Drew & Ellie Holcomb, Eric Brace and Last Train Home, Maya de Vitry, Aoife O'Donovan, Jake Xerxes Fussell, Punch Brothers, and The Whitmore Sisters; classics from John Hartford, Townes Van Zandt, and James Taylor; plus favorites from Mandolin Orange (now Watchhouse), Hawktail, Rosanne Cash, Mipso, Joy Oladokun, Tré Burt, and much more. The post Folk Alley Radio Show #230119 appeared first on Folk Alley.
  • This week on the Folk Alley Radio Show, join Elena See honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement. Hear songs from Nina Simone, Richie Havens, Ruthie Foster, Mavis Staples and the Staple Singers, Odetta, Resistance Revival Chorus, Rhiannon Giddens, Patty Griffin, and more. The post Folk Alley Radio Show #230112 appeared first on Folk Alley.
  • This week on Folk Alley, it's all things "new" for a new year. Join Elena See for a show featuring songs from debut albums by many of our folk favorites and legends including Bob Dylan, Tony Rice, Planxty, Alison Krauss, Tracy Chapman, Iris Dement, Gillian Welch, Crooked Still, The Milk Carton Kids, Kaia Kater, Williams Prince, and much more. The post Folk Alley Radio Show #230105 appeared first on Folk Alley.
  • This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for songs for the new year by Over the Rhine, Al Petteway, and H.C. McEntire; we celebrate Noel Paul Stookey's 85th birthday and remember more folk legends - John Hartford, Odetta, and John Denver - on their birthday too. There's more new music from Karan Casey, Frances Luke Accord, Michael Cleveland and The Milk Carton Kids, plus we share the results of the Best of 2022 Folk Alley Listener Poll too! The post Folk Alley Radio Show #221229 appeared first on Folk Alley.
  • This week on Folk Alley, an encore presentation of a show first heard in July of 2022. This week, join Elena See for a throwback show to 1972. Hear what was popular in the world of folk 50 years ago, with songs by Don McLean, Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, The Staple Singers, Bill Withers, Nick Drake, John Denver, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Townes Van Zandt, Jimmy Cliff, Richard Thompson, Tom Rush, and so much more. The post Folk Alley Radio Show #221222 appeared first on Folk Alley.
  • This week on Folk Alley join Elena See to celebrate the December holiday season with music for the Winter Solstice from Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bill Morrissey, and Josh Ritter, Hanukkah tunes from Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Loudon Wainwright III, Amy Ray, and Claire Lynch; some Christmas favorites by JD McPherson, Kacey Musgraves with Willie Nelson, Beausoleil, Christine Lavin, The Mavericks, Keb' Mo', Valerie June, Los Lobos, and much more! The post Folk Alley Radio Show #221215 appeared first on Folk Alley.
  • This week on Folk Alley join host Elena See for new music from Kyshona, First Aid Kit, Seamus Egan, Irene Kelley with the Kruger Brothers, Dolly Parton, Jamestown Revival, and Laura Cortese; newly released "classics" from Bob Dylan and Tom Petty; favorites from Jimmy LaFave, Earls of Leicester, and Patty Griffin; an advance single from Mark Erelli's upcoming 2023 album, 'Lay Your Darkness Down'; plus, we remember folk music greats, Bill Staines and David Surette one year after their passing. The post Folk Alley Radio Show #221208 appeared first on Folk Alley.
  • This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for a deep dive into Folk Alley's Best of 2022. You'll hear from Charlie Crockett, Joan Shelley, Jake Xerxes Fussell, Judy Collins, Oumou Sangaré, and MUCH more. Tune in to the latest show to find out who made Folk Alley's list of favorites for the year! The post Folk Alley Radio Show #221201 appeared first on Folk Alley.
  • This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See to kick off the Winter holiday season with new music from Taj Mahal & Maria Muldaur, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Dolly Parton; songs of gratitude from Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors and Monica Rizzio; more new releases from Seamus Egan & Moira Smiley, Melissa Carper, Billy Strings with his dad, Terry Barber, Adeem the Artist, Dropkick Murphys, and H.C. McEntire; plus favorites from EmmyLou Harris, Lyle Lovett, David Francey, The Tallest Man On Earth, and more. The post Folk Alley Radio Show #221124 appeared first on Folk Alley.
  • This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See to celebrate the winners of this year's Steve Martin Banjo Prize and hear new music from Sam Bush, Rising Appalachia, Abraham Alexander, Madi Diaz, Meskereem Mees, Willie Nelson, Mile Twelve, and Billy Strings with his dad, Terry Barber. All this, plus a 2'fer set from the latest tribute to Billy Joe Shaver, favorites by Jake Bugg, Spell Songs, Laura Marling, Greg Brown, Rosalie Sorrels, and much more. The post Folk Alley Radio Show #221117 appeared first on Folk Alley.