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Folk Alley Radio Show #170914

September 15, 2017

by Linda Fahey

Folk Alley Logo - tan matte 240.jpg Each week, host Elena See collects the best in contemporary and traditional folk, Americana and roots music from the latest releases, classics, exclusive Folk Alley in-studio and live concert recordings. Two new hours each week.

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PLAYLIST

(Artist - Title - Album - Label)

Hour One:

The Lonely Heartstring band - Graceland - Deep Waters - Rounder Records

Jerry Douglas - Time Gone By - Under The Wire - Sugar Hill

Yola Carter - Home - Orphan Offering (EP) - Yola Carter/ Ear Trumpet

Mandolin Orange - Little Words - Such Jubilee - Yep Roc Records

Rachel Baiman - Take A Stand - Shame - Free Dirt

The Stray Birds - Loretta - Echo Sessions (EP) - The Stray Birds

Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton - You Are Not Needed Now - Wildflower Blues - Cinquefoil Records

Townes Van Zandt - White Freight Liner Blues - Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971-1972 - Omnivore Records

Chris Hillman - Bells of Rhymney - Bidin' My Time - Rounder Records

Chris Hillman - Given All I Can See - Bidin' My Time - Rounder Records

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams - Contraband Love - Contraband Love - Red House Records

John, Jonathan, Nathan McEuen - Dinner! - The McEuen Sessions: For All The Good - Mesa/Bluemoon

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Love Will Find A Way - Acoustic - Capitol

Sean Rowe - Madman - Madman

Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae - Tell Me True - Tell Me True - Refuge Foundation for the

Hour Two:

Willie Watson - Dry Bones - Folksinger Vol. 2 - Acony Records

O'Connor Band with Mark O'Connor - Emily's Reel (live) - Live - OMAC Records

Dave Alvin - Delia - Public Domain - Hightone

Kris Delmhorst - All the Way Around - The Wild - Blueblade Records

Jeffrey Foucault & Kris Delmhorst - Left This Town (in-studio) - Folk Alley Exclusive - Live from the 30A Songwriters Festival - Folk Alley Exclusive

Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog - Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings - Universal Music Group

Paul Geremia - Stray Dog Shuffle - Love My Stuff - Red House Records, Inc.

Charlie Parr - Dog - Dog - Red House Records

Josh Ritter - Feels Like Lightning - Gathering - Pytheas Recordings

Josh Ritter - When Will I Be Changed (feat. Bob Weir) - Gathering - Pytheas Recordings

Radney Foster - For You To See the Stars - For You To See the Stars - Devil's River Records

Neko Case, kd lang and Laura Veirs - Georgia Stars - case/lang/veirs - Anti/Epithaph

John Fullbright - Happy - Songs - Blue Dirt Records

Chris Thile - Faith River - Leading Off - Sugar Hill

Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer - I'm Looking For Blue Eyes - Not Dark Yet - Silver Cross Records


Folk Alley's weekly, syndicated radio show is produced by Linda Fahey and Jon Nungesser, and hosted by Elena See. The show is available for free to stations via PRX.org or directly from WKSU via FTP for non-PRX members. The Folk Alley Radio Show is presently carried on over 50 stations nationally.

Posted by Linda Fahey at 3:00 PM

Hear It First: Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, 'Contraband Love'

September 11, 2017

by Elena See, Folk Alley

Campbell Williams Contraband Love.jpgWhether you're in desperate need for a bluesy break-up album that'll finally kick out those tears you've been trying to shed, or you're ready for a collection of tunes that'll get you revved up for a weekend at your local dive bar, Contraband Love, the latest effort from the Americana power couple that is Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, is just the thing.

There's anger and revenge ("It Ain't Gonna Be a Good Night"), sadness and confusion over why a lover has gone away ("My Sweetie Went Away"), and a deep understanding - and the peace that comes with it - that you can't control or fix anyone other than yourself ("Contraband Love").

The duo's trademark vocal harmonies are in fine form on Contraband Love: rather than a careful melding of two very different voices, theirs is a crash of sound that, more often than not, works to effectively convey some hard-learned life lessons.

As Williams powerfully belts out thoughtful words of love and loss ("The Other Side of Pain," for example), Campbell's grit-filled waver searches (and usually finds) the harmonic counterpoint. The result of this less-than-slick production is undeniably human; it's the sound of two voices who've been around the block a few times and who are very, very comfortable with their capabilities.

And, speaking of musical capabilities, the husband-wife duo worked for years as supporting musicians for Levon Helm. He shows up on the album, too - check out a cover of the Carl Perkins' tune "Turn Around" for the drum sounds captured at one of Helm's last recording sessions.

Campbell and Williams are at their most effective when they're just letting the music happen. The laidback and mellow groove of "The Wishing Well" and "Slidin Delta" makes you want to keep listening - they're storytellers, really, more than anything else. And good ones, at that.

At other times, however, their voices seem almost forced in their intensity ("Three Days in a Row"). Though - maybe that's the point. The themes of addiction, loss, anxiety and resolution ARE certainly intense, after all. And those themes are themes the duo explores in Contraband Love, although, as Campbell said in a recent interview, it wasn't a conscious decision to write songs around these themes...it just kind of happened.

What didn't just happen is the duo's shared love of music south of the Mason-Dixon line. And you hear that love - and respect - for the music shining through on each track of Contraband Love.

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'Contraband Love' is out on September 15 via Red House Records and is available for pre-order at iTunes, Amazon.com, and Red House Records.

Upcoming tour dates

Posted by Linda Fahey at 11:48 AM

Hear It First: Willie Watson, 'Folksinger Vol. 2'

by Kelly McCartney (@theKELword) for FolkAlley.com

Willie Watson Folksinger Vol 2 Folk Alley.jpgIt's been six years since Willie Watson left Old Crow Medicine Show, the massively popular string band he helped form. And it's been three years since he release Folksinger Vol. 1. But he's back now with Folksinger Vol. 2. Produced by David Rawlings, the set of traditional folk tunes is as sparse and special as the other releases that come through Acony Records, beautifully fulfilling its torch-passing purpose.

Watson culled a batch of songs once sung by the likes of Lead Belly, the Grateful Dead, Furry Lewis, and others. The album's opener -- and first single -- Reverend Gary Davis's "Samson and Delilah" features the Fairfield Four, but it's the second track, "Gallows Pole," that delivers a true gut punch. A woodwind ensemble paints the cut's captivating backdrop as Watson's vibrato lilts and lulls its way through the heartrending tale. On the very next song, "When My Baby Left Me," he bends toward the blues and leans into the creaks and squeaks of his acoustic slide guitar. Then, out comes a banjo for "Dry Bones" to round out the full folk repertoire.

Across the album, Watson puts his spin on railroad tunes, minstrel songs, English traditionals, and work songs, bringing each one forward to a new generation with the help of Gillian Welch, Morgan Jahnig, and Paul Kowert. In addition to being a time capsule for fans in the here and now, Folksinger Vol. 2 may well be an entry point to the past for some young, aspiring folkie.

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'Folksinger Vol 2. is out on September 15 via Acony Records and is available for pre-order at iTunes and Amazon.com.

Upcoming tour dates

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Posted by Linda Fahey at 11:08 AM

Folk Alley Radio Show #170907

September 8, 2017

by Linda Fahey

Folk Alley Logo - tan matte 240.jpg Each week, host Elena See collects the best in contemporary and traditional folk, Americana and roots music from the latest releases, classics, exclusive Folk Alley in-studio and live concert recordings. Two new hours each week.

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PLAYLIST

(Artist - Title - Album - Label)

Hour One:

Hayes Carll - Sake of the Song - Lovers and Leavers - Hwy 87 Records

Hayes Carll - Chances Are (in-studio) - Folk Alley Exclusive - Live from the 30A Songwriters Festival - Folk Alley Exclusive

Charlie Parr - I Ain't Dead Yet - Dog - Red House Records

Dock Boggs (compilation) - Bright Sunny South - Classic Banjo - Smithsonian Folkways

Twisted Pines - I Miss Talking - Folk Alley Sessions - Folk Alley Exclusive

Twisted Pines - Easton - Folk Alley Sessions - Folk Alley Exclusive

Twisted Pines - 21 and Rising - Folk Alley Sessions - Folk Alley Exclusive

Randy Newman - Sonny Boy - Dark Matter - Nonesuch Records

Muddy Waters - Good Morning Little School Girl - Folk Singer - MCA/Chess

Emily Saliers - Poethearted - Murmuration Nation - MRI

Indigo Girls - World Falls - Nomads, Indians, Saints - Epic

Hour Two:

David Rawlings - Midnight Train - Poor David's Almanack - Acony Records

Ben Sollee - The Hold Out/ Speed Breaker - Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native - Soundly Music

John Prine - Illegal Smile - Great Days: The John Prine Anthology - Rhino Records

Yola Carter - What You Do - Orphan Offering (EP) - Yola Carter/Ear Trumpet

Birds of Chicago - Barley - Real Midnight - Five Head Entertainment

Willie Watson - On the Road Again - Folksinger Vol. 2 - Acony Records

Natalie Merchant (Fairfield Four) - The Peppery Man - Leave Your Sleep - Nonesuch

Slaid Cleaves - So Good To Me - Ghost On the Car Radio - Candy House Media

Ray Wylie Hubbard - God Looked Around - Tell the Devil I'm Getting There As Fast As I Can - Bordello Records/Thirty

Jimmy LaFave - Never Came Back To Memphis - The Night Tribe - Music Road Records

Little Mae - Wash Me Clean - Forever and Then Some - Third Man Records

The Lonely Heartstring Band - Big Bruce - Deep Waters - Rounder Records/Concord

Jayme Stone - Susan Anna Gal - Jayme Stone's Lomax Project - Borealis

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams - The Other Side of Pain - Contraband love - Red House Records

Amy Helm - Spend Our Last Dime - Didn't It Rain - Entertainment One Music


Folk Alley's weekly, syndicated radio show is produced by Linda Fahey and Jon Nungesser, and hosted by Elena See. The show is available for free to stations via PRX.org or directly from WKSU via FTP for non-PRX members. The Folk Alley Radio Show is presently carried on over 50 stations nationally.

Posted by Linda Fahey at 7:03 PM

Folk Alley Radio Show #170831

September 2, 2017

by Linda Fahey

Folk Alley Logo - tan matte 240.jpg Each week, host Elena See collects the best in contemporary and traditional folk, Americana and roots music from the latest releases, classics, exclusive Folk Alley in-studio and live concert recordings. Two new hours each week.

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PLAYLIST

(Artist - Title - Album - Label)

Hour One:

Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands (feat. Alice Gerrard) - Working Girl Blues - The Hazel and Alice Sessions - Spruce and Maple Music

Valerie June - Workin' Woman Blues - Pushin' Against a Stone - Sunday Best Recordings

The Devil Makes Three - Working Man's Blues - Do Wrong Right - Milan Records

The Band - King Harvest (Has Surely Come) - The Band - Capitol

Bonfield & Ebel - Ella's Labor Day Blues - Kadotume - ILM

Hard Working Americans - Mr. President Have Pity On the Working Man - Hard Working Americans - Melvin Records/Thirty

Miss Tess & The Talkbacks - Little Lola (in-studio) - Folk Alley Sessions Exclusive - Folk Alley Exclusive

Miss Tess & The Talkbacks - Ride That Train (in-studio) - Folk Alley Sessions Exclusive - Folk Alley Exclusive

Miss Tess & The Talkbacks - It's So Easy To Tell (in-studio) - Folk Alley Sessions Exclusive - Folk Alley Exclusive

Richard Shindell - Atlas Choking - Careless - Amalgamated Balladry

Richard Shindell - The Deer On The Parkway - Careless - Amalgamated Balladry

Courtney Marie Andrews - How Quickly Your Heart Melts - Honest Life - Mama Bird Recording Co.

Carolina Chocolate Drops - Kerr's Negro Jig - Leaving Eden - Nonesuch records

Anna & Elizabeth - Sun To Sun - Sun To Sun - Free Dirt Records

Hour Two:

Frazey Ford - September Fields - Indian Ocean - Nettwerk Records

Pharis & Jason Romero - Old September - A Wanderer I'll Stay - Lula Records

Rosanne Cash & Johnny Cash - September When It Comes - Rules of Travel - Capitol

John McEuen (feat. David Bromberg) - Excitable Boy - Made in Brooklyn - Chesky Records

Christine Albert - Keep Me In Your Heart - Everything's Beautiful Now - Moon House Records

John Paul White - Black Leaf - Beulah - Single Lock

John Paul White - The Martyr - Beulah - Single Lock

The Earls of Leicester - The Girl I Love Don't Pay Me No Mind - Rattle & Roar - Rounder

Guy Clark (Shawn Camp) (live) - Sis Draper - Songs and Stories - Dualtone

Shawn Camp & Billy Burnette - That's All Right Mama - Bluegrass Elvises Vol. 1 - Amer. Roots

We Banjo 3 - Trying To Love - String Theory - We Banjo 3

Lisa Hannigan - Undertow - At Swim - ATO

Blackie & The Rodeo Kings - Summertime's Over - South - File Under: Music

Alison Brown - The Sound of Summer Running - Stolen Moments - Compass

Bill Morrissey - Summer Night - Standing Eight - Rounder


Folk Alley's weekly, syndicated radio show is produced by Linda Fahey and Jon Nungesser, and hosted by Elena See. The show is available for free to stations via PRX.org or directly from WKSU via FTP for non-PRX members. The Folk Alley Radio Show is presently carried on over 50 stations nationally.

Posted by Linda Fahey at 3:19 PM

In Review: Guest DJ Hour with Kim Ruehl from No Depression

August 31, 2017

No Depression Fall 2017 cover sq.jpgKim Ruehl, editor-in-chief for the roots journal No Depression, joined Cindy Howes for a Guest DJ hour showcasing the music highlighted in the most recent in-print edition.

For fall of 2017, No Depression explores the "foremothers" of American roots music. When people ask what roots music is, it's all too easy to name-check the greats: Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and so on. These foundational artists are often considered the anchor of this realm of roots music. But beyond them are Sara and Maybelle Carter, Elizabeth Cotten, Judy Collins, Big Mama Thornton, and countless other women whose stories have mostly been told through the lens of the men who accompanied or "discovered" them.

In this "Foremothers" issue, No Depression digs into the stories of the women who influenced everything from a fledgling country music industry to the rise of rock and roll. Learn about this music from their perspective, and from the women
who owe them their careers.

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LISTEN to Kim Ruehl's guest DJ hour with Cindy Howes!

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Find out more about No Depression and how to become a subscriber HERE.

Posted by Linda Fahey at 9:46 AM

Hear It First: Charlie Parr, 'Dog'

August 30, 2017

by Kelly McCartney (@theKELword) for FolkAlley.com

Charlie Parr Dog album cover 1000.jpgMost folks live their lives within their own personal comfort zones, rarely even peeking out to see what life's like on the outside. But that's most folks. And Charlie Parr isn't most folks. Rather, Parr not only bears witness to life outside his comfort zone, but he documents his findings in his songs. On his new album, 'Dog,' those stories wander through homelessness and mental health, existential examinations and emotional contemplations with many stops between and beyond.

'Dog' levels the playing field, within and without, as Parr tackles his subjects head on, including his own scrimmages with depression. In the quietude of "Sometimes I'm Alright," barely plucking a banjo, he mutters, "Sometimes I'm alright. Other times, it's hard to tell, like finding light in the bottom of the darkest well." The stark setting and even starker topic gives way to a different sort of character sketch on the very next track, "Rich Food and Easy Living." It's a study in contrast, to be sure, which is how Parr seems to like it.

On other cuts, Parr works his resonator while recounting lessons learned from various elements and experiences, including his dog and the myriad faces he encounters in his travels. The album's opener, "HoBo," sums up well Parr's worldview: "Every day I wake up is a new day. Every song I sing contains a new refrain. When I meet you again, you will have changed. I'll remember your face, but maybe not your name."

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'Dog' will be released on September 8th and is available now for pre-order at iTunes, Amazon.com, and directly from Red House Records.

Upcoming tour dates

Posted by Linda Fahey at 9:24 PM

Folk Alley Radio Show #170824

by Linda Fahey

Folk Alley Logo - tan matte 240.jpg Each week, host Elena See collects the best in contemporary and traditional folk, Americana and roots music from the latest releases, classics, exclusive Folk Alley in-studio and live concert recordings. Two new hours each week.

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This week on Folk Alley: in hour one, new music from Ben Sollee, Jason Wilber, David Rawlings, Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer; we feature songs to help heal the divide with Martin Sexton, Mavis Staples, North Mississippi Allstars; an encore broadcast of our exclusive in-studio session with Texas songwriter - Robert Ellis from the 2017 30A Songwriters Festival; plus favorites from Red Horse, The Sparrow Quartet, The Civil Wars, Jason Isbell, and many more.

In hour two, more new music from The Lonely Heartstring Band, EmiSunshine, Ray Wylie Hubbard; an encore broadcast of our exclusive in-studio session with The Small Glories (Cara Luft & JD Edwards); a 2'fer from Randy Newman's new album, 'Dark Matter'; plus favorites from Sarah Jarosz, Joy Kills Sorrow, Doc Watson, The Carter Family, and more.



PLAYLIST

(Artist - Title - Album - Label)

Hour One:

Martin Sexton - For What It's Worth - Fall Like Rain - Kitchen Table Records

North Mississippi Allstars - Prayer for Peace - Prayer for Peace - Songs of the South

Mavis Staples - We Shall Not Be Moved - We'll Never Turn Back - ANTI

Ben Sollee - Carrie Bell - Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native - Soundly Music

The Sparrow Quartet - Sugar and Pie - Abigal Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet - Nettwerk

Robert Ellis - Drivin' - Folk Alley Exclusive - Live from the 30A Songwriters Festival - Folk Alley Exclusive

Robert Ellis - Elephant - Folk Alley Exclusive - Live from the 30A Songwriters Festival - Folk Alley Exclusive

Robert Ellis - California - Folk Alley Exclusive - Live from the 30A Songwriters Festival - Folk Alley Exclusive

Red Horse (Eliza Gilkyson) - Forget to Breathe - Red Horse - Red House Records

Jason Wilber - Something Somewhere - Reaction Time - WilberTone

David Rawlings - Cumberland Gap - Poor David's Almanack - Acony Records

The Civil Wars - 20 Years - Barton Hollow - Sensibility

Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer - The Color of a Cloudy Day - Not Dark Yet - Silver Cross Records/ Thirty Tigers

Jason Isbell - Traveling Alone - Southeastern - Southeastern

Hour Two:

The Lonely Heartstring Band - The Road's Salvation - Deep Waters - Rounder Records/Concord

Sarah Jarosz - Peace - Follow Me Down - Sugar Hill

Joy Kills Sorrow - Kill My Sorrow - Darkness Sure Becomes This City - Signature Sounds

Ray Wylie Hubbard - Spider, Snaker, and Little Sun - Tell the Devil I'm Getting There As Fast As I Can - Bordello Records/ThirtyTigers

Koerner, Ray & Glover - Hangman - Blues, Rags, and Hollers - Red House Records

The Small Glories - Wondrous Traveler (in-studio) - Folk Alley Sessions Exclusive - Folk Alley Exclusive

The Small Glories - Time Wanders On (in-studio) - Folk Alley Sessions Exclusive - Folk Alley Exclusive

The Small Glories - Something To Hold Onto (in-studio) - Folk Alley Sessions Exclusive - Folk Alley Exclusive

Randy Newman - Putin - Dark Matter - Nonesuch Records

Randy Newman - It's A Jungle Out There - Dark Matter - Nonesuch Records

EmiSunshine - Ragged Dreams - Ragged Dreams - Little Blackbird Records

Doc Watson - Nashville Pickin' - Foundation - Sugar Hill

The Carter Family - Keep On the Sunny Side - The Carter Family 1927-1934 (box set) - JSP Records


Folk Alley's weekly, syndicated radio show is produced by Linda Fahey and Jon Nungesser, and hosted by Elena See. The show is available for free to stations via PRX.org or directly from WKSU via FTP for non-PRX members. The Folk Alley Radio Show is presently carried on over 50 stations nationally.

Posted by Linda Fahey at 2:33 PM

Folk Alley Radio Show #170817

August 18, 2017

by Linda Fahey

Folk Alley Logo - tan matte 240.jpg Each week, host Elena See collects the best in contemporary and traditional folk, Americana and roots music from the latest releases, classics, exclusive Folk Alley in-studio and live concert recordings. Two new hours each week.

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This week on Folk Alley, an exclusive Folk Alley Session with the emerging Boston-based bluegrass quintet, The Lonely Heartstring Band; new music from Willie Watson, David Rawlings, Paula Cole and The Secret Sisters; we'll hear the new collaboration from legends Stephen Stills and Judy Collins as they pay tribute to Leonard Cohen; and we remember the great Glen Campbell who passed away August 8th.

In hour two, more new music from Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards, Ben Sollee, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Old Salt Union, Applewood Road, and Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae; plus a 2'fer from Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer's new album, 'Not Dark Yet'; we'll hear a set honoring blues legend Mississippi John Hurt; favorites from Hayes Carll, Rhiannon Giddens; and more.



PLAYLIST

(Artist - Title - Album - Label)

Hour One:

John Hartford - Gentle On My Mind - RCA Dynagroove LP 1968 - WKSU-FOLK

Glen Campbell - Nothing But The Whole Wide World - Ghost On The Canvas - Surfdog, Inc

Stills & Collins - Everybody Knows - Everybody Knows - Wildflower/Cleopatra

Leonard Cohen - So Long Marianne - Songs of Leonard Cohen - Columbia

The Lonely Heartstring Band - I Couldn't Believe It Was True - Folk Alley Sessions - Folk Alley Exclusive

The Lonely Heartstring Band - In Time - Folk Alley Sessions - Folk Alley Exclusive

The Lonely Heartstring Band - The Other Side - Folk Alley Sessions - Folk Alley Exclusive

Willie Watson - Samson & Delilah - Folksinger Vol. 2 - Acony Records

David Rawlings - Yup - Poor David's Almanack - Acony Records

The Secret Sisters - Tennessee River Runs Low - You Don't Own Me Anymore - New West Records

Cat Stevens - The Wind - Teaser And The Firecat - A & M

Paula Cole - I Wish (I Knew How It Feels To Be Free) - Ballards - 675 Records

Hour Two:

Ruthie Foster - Richland Woman Blues - Joy Comes Back - Blue Corn Music

Mississippi John Hurt (compilation) - Mountain Jack - Classic Piedmont Blues - Smithsonian Folkways

Mississippi John Hurt - Candy Man - Today - Vanguard

Old Salt Union - Tuscaloosa - Old Salt Union - Compass records

Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards - The Low Hum - California Calling - Compass Records

Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer - Every Time You Leave - Not Dark Yet - Silver Cross Records/ Thirty

Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer - Lungs - Not Dark Yet - Silver Cross Records/ Thirty

Ray Wylie Hubbard (feat. Lucinda Williams) - Tell the Devil I'm Getting There As Fast As I Can - Tell the Devil I'm Getting There As Fast As I Can - Bordello Records/Thirty

Lucinda Williams - Jackson - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road - Mercury

Hayes Carll - Love Is So Easy - Lovers and Leavers - Hwy 87 Records

Ben Sollee - Presence - Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native - Soundly Music

Mumford and Sons - Ghosts That We Knew - Babel - Glassnote Entertainment

Applewood Road - Honey Won't Go - Applewood Road - Gearbox Records

Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae - Hard Leaving Love - Tell Me True - Refuge Foundation for the

Rhiannon Giddens - Up Above My Head - Tomorrow is My Turn - Nonesuch Records


Folk Alley's weekly, syndicated radio show is produced by Linda Fahey and Jon Nungesser, and hosted by Elena See. The show is available for free to stations via PRX.org or directly from WKSU via FTP for non-PRX members. The Folk Alley Radio Show is presently carried on over 50 stations nationally.

Posted by Linda Fahey at 2:33 PM

Folk Alley Radio Show #170810

August 12, 2017

by Linda Fahey

Folk Alley Logo - tan matte 240.jpg Each week, host Elena See collects the best in contemporary and traditional folk, Americana and roots music from the latest releases, classics, exclusive Folk Alley in-studio and live concert recordings. Two new hours each week.

{{Audio is no longer available for this episode.}}

This week on Folk Alley, we dig in to NPR Music's recent feature, 'Turning the Tables - The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women' and spotlight 25 of the folk, roots, and Americana artists who made the list.

In hour one, you'll hear music by The Roches, Iris Dement, and the Dixies Chicks; in addition to true classics by Joni Mitchell and Buffy Sainte-Marie's; also top albums from legends Joan Baez, Bobbie Gentry, and Bonnie Raitt; and more.

In hour two, we'll continue the exploration of the greatest albums by women, between 1964 to 2016, including works from Emmylou Harris, Tracy Chapman, Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams, and Ani DiFranco; we'll hear from legends such as Odetta, Nina Simone, and The Staples Singers featuring Mavis Staples; two albums that topped the charts in 1971 from Carole King and Janis Joplin; and more.

Find out who topped the list at #1, and join the conversation on the Folk Alley Facebook page. Did your favorites make the list? Who are the glaring omissions? Tell us what you think!



PLAYLIST

(Artist - Title - Album - Label)

Hour One:

The Roches - Mr. Sellack - The Roches - Warner Brothers

Iris DeMent - Calling For You - My Life - Warner Brothers

Norah Jones - Come Away With Me - Come Away With Me - BlueNote

Joni Mitchell - Coyote - Hejira - Asylum

Buffy Sainte-Marie - Universal Soldier - It's My Way - Vanguard

Sheryl Crow - Strong Enough - Tuesday Night Music Club - A & M Records

Alison Krauss & Union Station - Daylight - New Favorite - Rounder

Joan Baez - Diamonds and Rust - Diamonds and Rust - A & M

Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billie Joe - Ode to Billie Joe - Capitol

Cassandra Wilson - Hellhound On My Trail - Blue Light 'Til Dawn - Blue Note

Dixie Chicks - Wide Open Spaces - Wide Open Spaces - Monument/Sony Music

Indigo Girls - Land of Canaan - Indigo Girls - Epic

Bonnie Raitt - The Road's My Middle Name - Nick Of Time - Capitol/EMI

(Hour Two)

Emmylou Harris - Goin' Back To Harlan - Wrecking Ball - Elektra

Tracy Chapman - Fast Car - Tracy Chapman - Elektra

The Staples Singers - I'll Take You There - Be Altitude: Respect Yourself - Stax

Gillian Welch - Red Clay Halo - Time (The Revelator) - Acony

Odetta - It's A Mighty World - It's A Mighty World - RCA/Victor

Nina Simone - Backlash Blues - Nina Simone Sings the Blues - RCA/Victor

Ani DiFranco - Little Plastic Castle - Little Plastic Castle - Righteous Babe

Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Roaad - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road - Mercury

Dolly Parton - Coat of Many Colors - Coat of Many Colors

Carole King - I Feel the Earth Move - Tapestry - Ode

Janis Joplin - Me and Bobby McGee - Pearl - Columbia

Joni Mitchell - All I Want - Blue - Reprise

Joni Mitchell - A Case of You - Blue - Reprise


Folk Alley's weekly, syndicated radio show is produced by Linda Fahey and Jon Nungesser, and hosted by Elena See. The show is available for free to stations via PRX.org or directly from WKSU via FTP for non-PRX members. The Folk Alley Radio Show is presently carried on over 50 stations nationally.

Posted by Linda Fahey at 12:04 PM

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