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Folk Alley Radio Show #170727

July 29, 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 for this episode is no longer available.**

This week, a nod to the late, great Jerry Garcia who would've turned 75 on Aug. 1 with music by the Grateful Dead, Old & In the Way, and New Riders of the Purple Sage; new music from the 5-piece progressive bluegrass band, Old Salt Union, from their new self-titled album; an exclusive in-studio session from singer-songwriter, Amila K Spicer; more new music from Sera Cahoone, Steve Earle & The Dukes, and Slaid Cleaves; plus favorites from Rosanne Cash, Bob Dylan and more.

In hour two, the latest from Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae, I'm With Her (Aoife O'Donovan, Sara Watkins, and Sarah Jarosz); Jason Wilber, Twisted Pine, Applewood Road, and Sarah Jane Scouten; we'll feature exclusive Folk Alley Sessions recordings from Quebec's 2017 FestiTrad festival with music by André Marchand & Grey Larsen with Cindy Kallet; plus favorites from Mark Erelli, Valerie June, Mavis Staples, and more.



PLAYLIST

(Artist - Title - Album - Label)

Hour One:

Grateful Dead - Ripple - American Beauty - Warner Bros

Old and In the Way - Jerry's Breakdown - Breakdown - Acoustic

New Riders of the Purple Sage - Glendale Train - The Best of New Riders of the Purple Sage - Columbia/Legacy

Sera Cahoone - Time To Give - From Where I Started - Lady Muleskinner Records

Bob Dylan - Time Passes Slowly #1 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series Vol 10 - Sony/Columbia

Amilia K Spicer - Train Wreck - Folk Alley Sessions - Folk Alley Exclusive

Amilia K Spicer - This Town - Folk Alley Sessions - Folk Alley Exclusive

Amilia K Spicer - Shotgun - Folk Alley Sessions - Folk Alley Exclusive

Amilia K Spicer - Windchill - Folk Alley Sessions - Folk Alley Exclusive

Old Salt Union - Where I Stand - Old Salt Union - Compass Records

Rosanne Cash - The Sunken Lands - The River & The Thread - Blue Note Records

Steve Earle & The Dukes - The Girl On The Mountain - So You Wannabe An Outlaw - Warner Brothers

Slaid Cleaves - Drunken Barber's Hand - Ghost On The Car Radio - Candy House Media

Chris Castle - Perfect World - Last Bird Home - Dirtsandwich Music

Hour Two:

Tom Paxton (feat. John Prine) - Skeeters'll Gitcha - Redemption Road - Pax Records

Twisted Pine - Hogwild - Twisted Pine - Signature Sounds

I'm With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O'Donovan) - Little Lies - Little Lies (EP) - I'm With Her/Rounder

Jason Wilber - Heaven (feat. Iris Dement) - Reaction Time - WilberTone

Iris Dement - The Shores of Jordan - My Life - Warner Bro

André Marchand & Grey Larsen - A Pack of Lies (Les menteries)/Cedulie's Reel (Reel à Cédulie) - Folk Alley Sessions at FestiTrad - Folk Alley Exclusive

André Marchand & Grey Larsen w/ Cindy Kallet - C'est par un beau Samedi d'Été - Folk Alley Sessions at FestiTrad - Folk Alley Exclusive

Sarah Jane Scouten - When the Bloom Falls From the Rose - When the Bloom Falls from the Rose - Light Organ Records

The Deep Dark Woods - Red, Red Rose - Jubilee - Sugar Hill

Cory Chisel & Adiel Denae - Spent It All - Tell Me True - Refuge Foundation for the

Mavis Staples (feat. Valerie June) - High Note - Livin' On A High Note - Anti

Valerie June - Astral Plane - The Order Of Time - Concord Music Group

Mark Erelli - Long Gone - Milltowns - Hillbilly Pilgrim Music

Applewood Road - To the Stars - Applewood Road - Gearbox 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 9:43 PM

Video Premiere: Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters, "Birthday Song"

July 27, 2017

by Elena See, Folk Alley

AAP Birthday Song 200.jpgMake peace with it - that's the best piece of advice I (or anyone) can give you. Make peace with the fact that, yeah, every year, there's going to be a new ache or pain, a new wrinkle or line, a new droop. It's part of getting older - it's part of living.

Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters are living large in 2017. With a new name and a new self-titled album, this talented bunch of musical friends aren't afraid to hit the road, to try new things, and to admit that they, like all of us, have moments of insecurity about life, living, and getting older.

And that's what the video for "Birthday Song" is all about. Shot in and around their home base of Asheville, North Carolina (and at Birdfest in Pinewood, South Carolina and in Dandridge, Tennessee, too), you see the band as they live their lives. At home, in the kitchen, on the road, on the stage - this quintet is making music, and celebrating the fact that their lives keep on moving forward.

Yeah, you're getting older.
But the alternative isn't great, is it? So, take heart and be glad to be where and when you are.

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Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters' self-titled album is out now and available at iTunes and Amazon.com

Upcoming UK tour dates

Posted by Linda Fahey at 10:19 PM

Folk Alley Radio Show #170720

July 22, 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 for this episode is no longer available.**

This week on Folk Alley, we say Happy Birthday to Alison Krauss; spotlight new music by Nashville-based songwriter, Korby Lenker from his new album 'Thousand Springs'; and we feature our exclusive in-studio session with Michigan-based duo, Red Tail Ring; plus favorites from Gillian Welch, Shovels & Rope, and others.

In hour two, new music from Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae's upcoming release, 'Tell Me True'; Boston-based, progressive stringband, Twisted Pine, Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo', Lonesome River Band, and Justin Townes Earle; exclusive recordings from Quebec's 2017 FestiTrad fesival featuring the great, André Brunet; plus favorites by Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Lori McKenna, and many more.



PLAYLIST

(Artist - Title - Album - Label)

Hour ONE:

Alison Krauss - Poison Love - Windy City - Capitol Records

Lyle Lovett - More Pretty Girls Than One - Step Inside This House - MCA

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Please Read the Letter - Raising Sand - Rounder

Korby Lenker - Nothing Really Matters - Thousand Springs - Soundly Music

Korby Lenker - Book Nerd - Thousand Springs - Soundly Music

Red Tail Ring - Wondrous Love/Lay Aside Your Crown - Folk Alley Sessions - Folk Alley Exclusive

Red Tail Ring - Love of the City - Folk Alley Sessions - Folk Alley Exclusive

Red Tail Ring - Fall Away Blues - Folk Alley Sessions - Folk Alley Exclusive

The Infamous Stringdusters - Gravity - Laws of Gravity - Compass Records

Gillian Welch - Wichita (Revival Outtake) - Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg - Acony Records

Shovels & Rope - The Last Hawk - Little Seeds - New West Records

Steve Earle & The Dukes - Goodbye Michelangelo - So You Wannabe An Outlaw - Warner Brothers

Hour TWO:

Darden Smith - Firefly - Everything - Compass Records

Michael J. Miles (Bradley Williams) - Firefly Sonata - New Century Suite - Self

Lori McKenna - Fireflies - Pieces of Me - Catalyst

Twisted Pine - Bound To Do It Right (The Jersey City Song) - Twisted Pine - Signature Sounds

Jesse Winchester - Do It - The Best of Jesse Winchester - Rhino

André Brunet - À Plein Souffle, La veillée chez Lucien Piché, Le bateau à roue, Garde ton soufflé - Folk Alley Sessions at FestiTrad - Folk Alley Exclusive

André Brunet - La Fille Morte - Folk Alley Sessions at FestiTrad - Folk Alley Exclusive

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

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - The Traveling Kind - The Traveling Kind - Nonesuch Records

Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' - That's Who I Am - TajMo - Concord Records

The Show Ponies - Sweetly - How It All Goes Down - Freeman Records

Driftwood - The Sun's Going Down - Driftwood - Driftwood

Lonesome River Band - Ida Red - Mayhayley's House - Mountain Home Music

Justin Townes Earle - Fade Valentine - Kids in the Street - New West 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 11:09 AM

Folk Alley Radio Show #170713

July 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.

Stream this week's show, on-demand, right here.

**Audio for this episode is no longer available.**

This week in hour one, we salute the Father of Folk Music, Woody Guthrie on his 105 Birthday; and feature new music from Offa Rex, Twisted Pine, and Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters; we'll hear an exclusive in-studio session with Portland-based singer-songwriter, John Craigie; some classic Piedmont blues from Warner Williams and Eddie Pennington; plus favorites from The Howlin' Brothers and many more.

In hour two, more new music from the Lonesome River Band, Slaid Cleaves, Steve Earle & The Dukes, and Oh Susanna; an exclusive Folk Alley recording from the 2017 FestiTrad in Quebec featuring the a capella qunitet, Musique à Bouche; plus more favorites from John Prine, Greg Brown, The Avett Brothers, Eilen Jewell, The Wood Brothers, Dave Alvin & Rosie Flores, and many more.




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 12:22 PM

Folk Alley Radio Show #170706

July 8, 2017

by Linda Fahey

Folk Alley Logo - tan matte 240.jpgIf you're not lucky enough to live in one of the 50 markets currently airing the Folk Alley weekly radio show, now you can stream the most recent episodes on-demand right here.

**Audio for this episode is no longer available.**

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.

This week, in hour one, new music from Lonesome River Band, Kasey Chambers, Sam Baker, Slaid Cleaves, Rachel Baiman, and one from Oh Susanna's new album, 'A Girl In Teen City'; a set featuring exclusive recordings with Robby Hecht & Caroline Spence from the 2017 30A Songwriters Festival; everything will be alright with Deb Talan and Bob Dylan; plus more favorites from Rod Picott and Jimmy LaFave.

In hour two, more new music from Offa Rex, Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer, The Mavericks, and Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit; we'll hear a track from Twisted Pine's self-titled debut album, and a new live track from the O'Connor Band with Mark O'Connor; plus favorites from Gretchen Peters, Elephant Revival, Nickel Creek, and more.



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 7:36 PM

A Q & A with Molly Tuttle

July 7, 2017

by Kelly McCartney (@theKELword) for Folk Alley

molly tuttle.jpg .jpgAsk pretty much anyone over, say, 35 to name the best pickers in roots music and their list would likely include the standards: Bryan Sutton, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, et al. But, if you asked someone in the younger set, that list might very well include Sarah Jarosz, Sierra Hull, and Molly Tuttle. With her new EP, Rise, Tuttle aims to secure her place on the list, while also showcasing her talents as a singer and a songwriter.

Kelly McCartney: You made some big geographic moves over the past few years. How did the different landscapes and communities inform your creative expression on this record?

Molly Tuttle: Growing up in California, I was very immersed in the bluegrass scene out there. My dad teaches music and, through him, I met a lot of local Bay Area musicians and started going to shows and festivals in the area. It was a wonderful community to grow up in because everyone was very supportive. I fell in love with jamming and performing with friends who played bluegrass and that is how I started down the path of wanting to pursue music as a career.

When I moved to Boston to study music at Berklee, I became interested in music theory for the first time and was also exposed to many different styles of music that I previously hadn't listened to or studied. A lot of my guitar teachers came from jazz and blues backgrounds so I was exposed to different ways of thinking about music and different ways of approaching improvisation which was really great. Now, living in Nashville, I am completely inspired by the incredible musicianship and creativity that thrives here. It has been a huge learning experience to try co-writing with more experienced writers around town.

From Hazel Dickens to Bob Dylan, how do you hear your different influences coming through your work?

Hazel was one of the first people I listened to who inspired me to try and find a unique voice and try writing my own songs from my own life experiences. In her writing and singing, you can tell that everything comes straight from her heart and that really spoke to me. She has her own way of singing and writing that doesn't really fit in any box -- it is totally her own.

When I listened to Bob Dylan for the first time, I immediately was blown away by his lyrics and how he seemed to break conventional songwriting "rules." He really inspired me, as a writer, to be a little more free with song form and lyrical content. Joni Mitchell was another big hero of mine who I got into in college. I feel influenced by her creative guitar voicings -- she is one of my favorite guitarists. Dave Rawlings is another big guitar hero of mine who taught me that is okay to break "rules" with what notes and intervals you play.

Even though you're very clear about expanding your musical horizons, are you expecting or have you experienced any pushback from the "that ain't bluegrass" crowd? If so, how do you handle that tactfully?

I have experienced a little push back, but not as much as I might have thought I would when I first started writing my own songs and breaking away from the traditional bluegrass sound. I think the shift for me has happened gradually, and I am lucky to have amazing and loyal fans who support the direction that I am heading in.

You've been making music for more than half your life now, sometimes alongside legends. How do you balance confidence, nervousness, and humility in those situations?

Over time, my confidence in myself and as an artist has grown. I used to be very self-conscious when playing and performing, especially around musicians that I admired. Experience and time has taught me that it's okay to make mistakes and that I have something valuable to offer with my music. It has taken me a while to find a balance between being confident in my abilities in any situation, and also recognizing how much I have to learn from others.

In a perfect world, what would you want people to take away from your music?

I think that music can make people feel a sense of connection, hope, and joy. I hope that my music can bring comfort and happiness to others!

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Molly Tuttle's EP, 'Rise' is available now via iTunes and Amazon.com

Upcoming tour dates

Posted by Linda Fahey at 4:00 PM

Folk Alley Radio Show #170629

July 6, 2017

by Linda Fahey

Folk Alley Logo - tan matte 240.jpgIf you're not lucky enough to live in one of the 50 markets currently airing the Folk Alley weekly radio show, now you can stream the most recent episodes on-demand right here.

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.

In hour one of this episode, we celebrate America with music from Martin Sexton and Simon & Garfunkel; new music from Molly Tuttle, Jeff Tweedy, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Sarah Jane Scouten, and The Secret Sisters; we'll hear an exclusive in-studio performance by Darrell Scott; and a new live track from Old Crow Medicine Show in honor of the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's 'Blonde on Blonde'; plus favorites from Amanda Shires, The Earls of Leicester, Eric Bibb & Maria Muldaur, and more.

In hour two, more new music from Sam Baker, Steve Earle & the Dukes, The Waifs, Quiles & Cloud, and Joan Shelley; we'll hear a set from Kasey Chambers' new album, 'Dragonfly'; and we take the Chevy to the Levy with a classic track from the great Don McLean; plus more favorites from the O'Connor Band with Mark O'Connor, Tim O'Brien, and Mary Gauthier.

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**Audio for this episode is no longer available.**



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. For more information contact Linda Fahey at 518-354-8077: Linda@folkalley.com

Posted by Linda Fahey at 5:29 PM

O Canada - video playlist

July 1, 2017

by Linda Fahey

Canada Heart.jpegTo celebrate Canada Day and the 150 Anniversary of Canada's Constitution Act of 1867, kick back with some poutine and Molson, and enjoy our 3-hour video playlist of exclusive Folk Alley Sessions with many of our favorite Canadian artists - The Small Glories, Rose Cousins, Kaia Kater, Old Man Luedecke, Amelia Curran, Pharis & Jason Romero, Wendy MacIsaac & Mary Jane Lamond, David Francey, and more!

Happy Canada Day!

Posted by Linda Fahey at 9:29 AM

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