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Folk Alley Radio Show #180412

April 17, 2018

by Linda Fahey

Folk Alley Logo - tan matte 240.jpgNew releases featured this week on Folk Alley include music from Kelly Willis, The Fretless, Moira Smiley, Anna & Elizabeth, Birds of Chicago, Caitlin Canty, Cahalen Morrison's new project - Western Centuries; Kim Richey's new album, 'Edgeland', Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore advance single from their upcoming album, Vivian Leva, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves, Ana Egge, I'm With Her, Seth Lakeman (feat. Wildwood Kin); and much more!

Stream this week's show. (audio may take a minute to load on mobile devices)

PLAYLIST

Artist - Title - Album - Label

Hour One:

Kelly Willis - Back Being Blue - Back Being Blue - Premium Records/Thirty Tigers

The Fretless - Star Monster (live) - Live from the Art Farm - The Fretless

Bruce Cockburn - Stab At Matter - Bone On Bone - True North

Moira Smiley - Dressed In Yellow (feat. Anna & Elizabeth) - Unzip The Horizon - Moira Smiley Music

Anna & Elizabeth - Ripest of Apples - Invisible Comes To Us - Smithsonian Folkways

Birds of Chicago - Lodestar - Love In Wartime - Signature Sounds

Samantha Fish - Blood In the Water - Belle of the West - Ruf Records

Caitlin Canty - Leaping Out - Motel Bouquet - Tone Tree Music

Mandolin Orange - Old Ties and Companions - Such Jubilee - Yep Roc Records

Peter Case - Paradise etc. - Flying Saucer Blues - Vanguard

Western Centuries - Earthly Justice - Songs from the Deluge - Free Dirt

The Foghorn Stringband - Paddy On the Turnpike - Devil In the Seat - Foghorn Music

Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert - Where's My Baby - The Ledges - Dead Reckoning Records

Hour Two:

Kim Richey (feat. Pat McLaughlin) - Leaving Song - Edgeland - Yep Roc Records

Over The Rhine - If a Song Could Be President - The Trumpet Child - Redeye

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Downey to Lubbock - Downey to Lubbock - Yep Roc Records

Asleep At The Wheel & Leon Rausch - Osage Stomp - It's A Good Day - Bismeaux Records

Lyle Lovett - She Makes Me Feel So Good - Joshua Judges Ruth - MCA

Vivian Leva - Last of My Kind - Time Is Everything - Free Dirt

Tom Waits - Last Leaf - Bad As Me

Alison Krauss & Union Station (compilation) - The Captain's Daughter - Johnny Cash: Forever Words - Legacy Recordings/Sony

Steep Canyon Rangers - Can't Get Home - Out in the Open - Ramseur Records

Willie Nelson - Me and You - Last Man Standing - Sony/Legacy

Kasey Musgraves - Slow Burn - Golden Hour - MCA Nashville

Langhorne Slim - Bluebird - Lost at Last Vol. 1 - Dualtone Music Group

Ana Egge - Dance Around the Room With Me - White Tiger - StorySound Records

The Stray Birds - Hands of Man (in-studio) - Folk Alley Sessions Exclusive - Folk Alley Exclusive

The Mavericks - I Think Of You - Brand New Day - Mono Mundo

I'm With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O'Donovan) - Waitsfield - See You Around - I'm With Her/Rounder

Seth Lakeman (feat. Wildwood Kin) - Pulling Hard Against the Stream - Ballads of the Broken Few - Cooking Vinyl


Folk Alley's weekly, syndicated radio show is produced by Linda Fahey and Elena See with assistance by Jon Nungesser. 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 1:11 PM

Folk Alley Radio Show #180405

April 7, 2018

by Linda Fahey

Folk Alley Logo - tan matte 240.jpgThis week on Folk Alley, Elena See features new releases with music from Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers, Courtney Marie Andrews, The Mammals, the supergroup of Cory Chisel, Robert Ellis, and Jonny Fritz AKA Traveller, Rosanne Cash, Dom Flemons, Western Centuries, Birds of Chicago, Moira Smiley,The Dustbowl Revival, and much more!

Stream this week's show. (audio may take a minute to load on mobile devices)

PLAYLIST

Artist - Title - Album - Label

Hour One:

Guy Clark - Mud - The Dark - Sugar Hill

Slavek Hanzlik - Spring in the Old Country - Spring in the Old Country - FlyingFish

The Early Mays - Red Bud - The Early Mays - The Early Mays

Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers - Marching On - (single) - Phoebe Hunt Music

Works Progress Administration - Rise Up - Works Progress Administration - Works Progress

Rosanne Cash (compilation) - The Walking Wounded - Johnny Cash: Forever Words - Legacy Recordings/Sony

Darrell Scott - Big River - Couchville Sessions - Full Light Records

Dom Flemons - Texas Easy Street - Black Cowboys - Smithsonian Folkways

Dom Flemons - Po' Howard/Gwine Dig a Hole to Put the Devil In - Black Cowboys - Smithsonian Folkways

Courtney Marie Andrews - Two Cold Nights in Buffalo - May Your kindness Remain - Fat Possum/Mama Bird

Chris Thile - Trail's End - Leading Off - Sugar Hill

Traveller - Hummingbird - Western Movies - Refuge Foundation for the

The Mammals - Lilac Breeze - Sunshiner - Humble Abode Music

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

Hour Two:

Western Centuries - Far From Home - Songs from the Deluge - Free Dirt

Leo Kottke (compilation) - The Ice Miner - The Thousand Incarnations of the Rose: American Primitive Guitar & Banjo 1963-1974 - Craft Recordings

Jorma Kaukonen - Tom Cat Blues - Blue Country Heart - Columbia

Birds of Chicago - Love In Wartime - Love In Wartime - Signature Sounds

Amy Helm - Rescue Me - Didn't It Rain - Entertainment One Music

Moira Smiley - Wiseman (feat. Sam Lee) - Unzip The Horizon - Moira Smiley Music

Sam Lee & Friends - Willie O - The Fade In Time - The Nest Collective

Neko Case - Star Witness - Fox Confessor Brings The Flood - ANTI

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Still Out There Running - Tearing at the Seams - Stax/Concord

The Dustbowl Revival - I Decided - (single) - Signature Sounds

Danny Barnes - Bill Cheatum - Stove Up - Wendell Records

Hurray For The Riff Raff - Look Out Mama - Look Out Mama - Born to Win Records

Robby Hecht - New Normal - Robby Hecht - Old Man Henry Records

Robby Hecht & Caroline Spence - Over You - Two People - Old Man Henry Records

Folk Alley's weekly, syndicated radio show is produced by Linda Fahey and Elena See with assistance by Jon Nungesser. 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 2:51 PM

Song Premiere: The Dustbowl Revival, "I Decided"

April 5, 2018

by Linda Fahey, Folk Alley

Dustbowl Revival Folk Alley Song Premiere I Decided - by Talley Media.jpgYou're feeling tired, maybe a little defeated and heavy. Seriously, who doesn't want a "reset button" in those situations. For The Dustbowl Revival's Zach Lupetin, a spontaneous swim in the Pacific Ocean was just the thing to help his renewal and to kick-start some inspiration. Inspiration that ultimately lead to writing a joyfully defiant anthem, "I Decided," which addresses the questions: "What if the very concept of 'growing up' and growing old was in our heads? Who made the rules?"

While the track didn't make it on to their last release, it was the start of opening the band's creative flood gates that lead to their 2017 self-titled album. As Lupetin puts it, "no matter how gloomy things look, if you can jump in the ocean, find a little love, and make music with your friends, isn't that enough?"

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Upcoming tour dates.

"I Decided" is available - HERE.

Posted by Linda Fahey at 10:02 AM

Folk Alley Radio Show #180329

March 29, 2018

by Linda Fahey

Folk Alley Logo - tan matte 240.jpgThis week on Folk Alley, in hour one, an exclusive Folk Alley Session from the 2018 30A Songwriters Festival featuring Kim Richey performing songs from her new album, 'Edgeland'; new music from Birds of Chicago, The Mammals, and Joan Baez; a set from Emmylou Harris to celebrate her 71st birthday; plus favorites from Langhorne Slim, Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters, John Fahey, Wilco, and many more.

In hour two, more new music from Vivian Leva, Courtney Marie Andrews, Darlingside, and The Fretless from their new album, 'Live From The Art Farm'; we'll hear an exclusive live set featuring the Punch Brothers; plus more favorites from Kris Drever, Cara Dillon, Robby Hecht, River Whyless, and more.

{{The audio for this episode is no longer available.}}

PLAYLIST

Artist - Title - Album - Label

Hour One:

Emmylou Harris - Deeper Well - Wrecking Ball - Elektra

Emmylou Harris w/ full ensemble (compilation) - Boulder To Birmingham (live) - The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris - Rounder

Birds of Chicago - Roll Away - Love In Wartime - Signature Sounds

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters - Brand New Start - Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters - Organic Records

Upstate Rubdown - New Life - A Remedy - Upstate Rubdown

Kim Richey - Chase Wild Horses - Folk Alley Exclusive-Live from the 30A Songwriters Festival - Folk Alley Exclusive

Kim Richey - Your Dear John - Folk Alley Exclusive-Live from the 30A Songwriters Festival - Folk Alley Exclusive

Kim Richey - The Get Together (feat. Mando Saenz) - Folk Alley Exclusive-Live from the 30A Songwriters Festival - Folk Alley Exclusive

Langhorne Slim - Old Things - Lost at Last Vol.1 - Dualtone Music Group

Seth Lakeman (feat. Wildwood Kin) - Everything - Ballads of the Broken Few - Cooking Vinyl

The Mammals - Fork In the Road - Sunshiner - Humble Abode Music

John Fahey (compilation) - Night Train To Valhalla - The Thousand Incarnations of the Rose: American Primative Guitar & Banjo 1963-1974 - Craft Recordings

Joan Baez - The President Sang Amazing Grace - Whistle Down the Wind - Concord Records

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Say It Louder - Tearing at the Seams - Stax/Concord

Wilco - Someone To Lose - Schmilco - dBpm/ANTI

Hour Two:

Vivian Leva - Bottom of the Glass - Time Is Everything - Free Dirt

The Early Mays - Martin's Breakdown - Chase the Sun - Birds on the Wing Records

Cahalen Morrison & Eli West - Stone to Sand - Our Lady of the Tall Trees - self

Kris Drever - I Didn't Try Hard Enough - If Wishes Were Horses - Reveal Records

Cara Dillon - Blackwater Side - Wanderer - Charcoal Records

The Steel Wheels - Help Me - Leave Some Things Behind - Big Ring Records

Tracy Grammer - Good Life - Low Tide - Tracy Grammer Music

Punch Brothers (live) - I Know You Know - Live from Folk Alley-exclusive recording 04/08 in Kent, OH - WKSU/Folk Alley exclusive

Punch Brothers (live) - Wayside - Live from Folk Alley-exclusive recording 04/08 in Kent, OH - WKSU/Folk Alley exclusive

Courtney Marie Andrews - Kindness of Strangers - May Your Kindness Remain - Fat Possum/Mama Bird

The Fretless - Bixie's (live) - Live from the Art Farm - The Fretless

Robby Hecht - Pap's Down the Road Dead - Robby Hecht - Old Man Henry Records

Darlingside - Lindisfarne - Extralife - More Doug Records/Thirty Tigers

River Whyless - Blood Moon - We Are the Light - Roll Call Records

Folk Alley's weekly, syndicated radio show is produced by Linda Fahey and Elena See with assistance by Jon Nungesser. 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 8:42 PM

Hear It First: Mary Chapin Carpenter, 'Sometimes Just The Sky'

March 26, 2018

by Kim Ruehl, Folk Alley

MCC_Cover_500x500.jpgAn artist like Mary Chapin Carpenter will perform their best songs probably hundreds of times in their life, but most fans will remember those songs for the one time they were recorded on an album. This is a strange, occasionally unfortunate thing for an artist to reckon with, who might get to know a song better after 20 years of performing it and come to realize, say, the rhythm and tempo of the recording buried some of the most powerful lines.

Occasionally artists will go back and record an all-acoustic version of a song, revive it with horns or some other extravagancies. But on Carpenter's newest effort, 'Sometimes Just The Sky,' the artist reimagines the songs the same way a mother might gather her grown children for a party. It was fun having everyone together when they were kids, even more so now that they've seen the world and have their own ideas.

As an artistic statement, the album is a feat. She chose one song from each of her twelve recordings, then capped it off with a brand-new original, the title track. Though this concept would seem akin to that of a greatest hits collection, Carpenter steers clear of her most definitive chart-toppers.

For example, 1992's 'Come On Come On' featured radio hits "Passionate Kisses," "He Thinks He'll Keep Her" and "I Feel Lucky," but Carpenter chose the decidedly folkier "Rhythm of the Blues." This time, the song is in a different key and the distracting echoes from backup singers are thankfully gone. She sings it with more conviction, which makes the song's natural build feel less pop-contrived and more structurally necessary. Rather than her vocals following the lead of the instrumentation, this new arrangement follows her melodic instincts--something that is true of all these re-arranged classics.

"I Have a Need for Solitude" is another standout moment, from 2010's 'The Age of Miracles.' Its arrangement veers less from the original, which is fine, since few melody-and-lyric partnerships are so evenly matched. For "What Does It Mean to Travel" from 2016's Dave Cobb-produced 'The Things That We Are Made Of,' she simply changed the key to slightly dim the lights on the song's mood and added a bit of cello for extra shade.

Then there's the beautiful new song, "Sometimes Just The Sky," which wrestles with the passing of time, the inevitability of change, the question of how to proceed when nothing makes sense anymore. Make "lists of what you know," the songwriter suggests--an interesting statement here at the end of a collection of reimagined versions of old songs.

So, one wonders, what can we gain from this particular list of what we know? "Sometimes everything at once," she sings, "But sometimes just the sky."

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'Sometimes Just the Sky' will be released Friday, March 30, and is available for pre-order now.

Upcoming tour dates


Posted by Linda Fahey at 7:00 AM

Folk Alley Radio Show #180322

March 24, 2018

by Linda Fahey

Folk Alley Logo - tan matte 240.jpgThis week on Folk Alley, in hour one, an exclusive in-studio performance with Paul Thorn, recorded at this year's 30A Songwriters Festival; new music from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Altan, Kim Richey, Vivian Leva, The Fretless, Caitlin Canty, and I'm With Her; plus favorites from The Weepies, Jeff Black, Dori Freeman, Mipso, Josh Ritter, and more.

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

PLAYLIST

Artist - Title - Album - Label

Hour One:

I'm With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O'Donovan) - I-89 - See You Around - I'm With Her/Rounder

Bela Fleck & Abigal Washburn - New South Africa - Bela Fleck & Abigal Washburn - Rounder Records

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Hey Mama - Tearing at the Seams - Stax/Concord

Altan - Bacach Shil' Andai - The Gap of Dreams - Compass Records

We Banjo 3 - Tickle Me Pink (live) - Live In Galway - We Banjo 3

Paul Thorn - I Hope I'm Doing This Right - Folk Alley Exclusive-Live from the 30A Songwriters Festival - Folk Alley Exclusive

Paul Thorn - That's Life - Folk Alley Exclusive-Live from the 30A Songwriters Festival - Folk Alley Exclusive

Paul Thorn - Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed - Folk Alley Exclusive-Live from the 30A Songwriters Festival - Folk Alley Exclusive

Vivian Leva - No Forever - Time Is Everything - Free Dirt

The Weepies - Ever Said Goodbye - Sirens - Nettwerk

Kim Richey - Chase Wild Horses - Edgeland - Yep Roc Records

Jeff Black - Run - Plow Through The Mystic - Lotus Nile Music

Dori Freeman - If I Could Make You My Own - Letters Never Read - Blue Hens Music

Richard Shindell - So Says The Whipporwill - Vuelta - KOCH

Hour Two:

Seth Lakeman (feat. Wildwood Kin) - Willow Tree - Ballards of the Broken Few - Cooking Vinyl

The Fretless - Jenny Bear (live) - Live from the Art Farm - The Fretless

The Tallest Man On Earth - There's No Leaving Now - There's No Leaving Now - Dead Oceans

Joan Baez - Be of Good Heart - Whistle Down the Wind - Concord Records

Josh Ritter - Me & Jiggs - Golden Age of Radio - Signatures

Parsonsfield - Santa Monica - WE - Signature Sounds

The Dustbowl Revival - Drop In the Bucket (live) - With A Lampshade On - Signature Sounds

Lonesome River Band - Lonesome Bone - Mayhayley's House - Mountain Home Music

Mipso - Hurt So Good - Coming Down The Mountain - Mipso

Mandolin Orange - Wildfire - Blindfaller - Yep Roc Records

Chris Smither - She Said She Said - Call Me Lucky - Signature Sounds

The Beatles - Good Day Sunshine - Revolver - Capitol

Caitlin Canty - Scattershot - Motel Bouquet - Tone Tree Music

Leo Kottke - Snorkel - One Guitar, No Vocals - Private Mu

Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert - I Don't Know Why - The Ledges - Dead Reckoning Records

Folk Alley's weekly, syndicated radio show is produced by Linda Fahey and Elena See with assistance by Jon Nungesser. 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 11:04 AM

Folk Alley Radio Show #180315

March 17, 2018

by Linda Fahey

Folk Alley Logo - tan matte 240.jpgThis week on Folk Alley, Elena See spotlights new music by folk icon, Joan Baez, from her latest release, 'Whistle Down the Wind;' and more new tunes from the Massachusetts-based indie-folk quintet Parsonsfield, Tommy Emmanuel, Kacey Musgraves, John Prine, Chris Smither, The Wood Brothers, Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert, Darlingside, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Mary Chapin Carpenter; and we'll hear a set from Vivian Leva's new debut, solo debut, 'Time Is Everything'; plus, more!

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

PLAYLIST

Artist - Title - Album - Label

Hour One:

Parsonfield - Light of the City - WE - Signature Sounds

Tommy Emmanuel - Saturday Night Shuffle (feat. Jorma Kaukonen & Pat Bergeson) - Accomplice One - CGP Sounds/Thirty Tigers

Jason Isbell - The Life You Chose - Something More Than Free - Southeastern Records

The Wood Brothers - Seasick Emotions - One Drop of Truth - Honey Jar Records/Thirty

The Stray Birds - Radio - Magic Fire - Yep Roc Records

Joan Baez - The Great Correction - whistle Down the Wind - Concord Records

Eliza Gilkyson - Is It Like Today - Paradise Hotel - Redhouse

John Prine - Summer's End - The Tree of Forgiveness - Oh Boy/Thirty Tigers

Chris Smither - Nobody Home - Call Me Lucky - Signature Sounds

Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert - 15 Acres - The Ledges - Dead Reckoning Records

Jon Stickley Trio - Rice Dream - Lost at Last - Jon Stickley

Kaia Kater - Little Pink - Nine Pin - Kingswood Records

Kacey Musgraves - Spacey Cowboy - Golden Hour - MCA Nashville

The Honey Dewdrops - Wandering Boy - If the Sun Will Shine - self

Hour Two:

Darlingside - Futures - Extralife - More Doug Records/Thirty Tigers

Le Vent du Nord - D'ouest e nest - Tetu - Borealis Records

Sera Cahoone - House Our Own - From Where I Started - Lady Muleskinner Records

Alan Doyle - Summer Summer Night - A Week at the Warehouse - Universal Music Canada

Fortunate Ones - Solitary Sparks - The Bliss - Old Farm Pony Records

Vivian Leva - Time Is Everything - Time Is Everything - Free Dirt

Vivian Leva - Sturdy as the Land - Time Is Everything - Free Dirt

Richard Thompson - Sloth - Acoustic Rarities - Beeswing

Boubacar Traore - Duna Ma Yelema - Dounia Tabolo - Lusafrica

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Babe I Know (feat. Lucious) - Tearing at the Seams - Stax/Concrd

Shovels & Rope - (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding (feat. Lucious) - Busted Jukebox, Volume 1 - Dualtone Music

Mary Chapin Carpenter - Naked To the Eye - Sometimes Just the Sky - Lambent Light Records

Haas Kowert Tice - Grandpa's Cheesebarn - You Got This - Haas Kowert Tice

John Gorka - If Not Now - Old Future's Gone - Red House

Folk Alley's weekly, syndicated radio show is produced by Linda Fahey and Elena See with assistance by Jon Nungesser. 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 11:24 AM

Add the Folk Alley Skill to Your Alexa Line-up

March 13, 2018

Echo Plus, Black Kitchen Counter.jpgUsing the Folk Alley Skill for Amazon Echo Smart Speakers is easy and allows you quick access to Folk Alley content.

To use the Folk Alley Skill for Echo, follow these simple steps:

1. Open your Alexa app and go to the menu.
2. Scroll down and click on Skills.
3. Search "Folk Alley."
4. Enable the desired Skill.

The Folk Alley Skill provides multiple options for audio playback. The list for each is below (or see the entry in the Alexa App):

FOLK ALLEY ALEXA COMMANDS:
For the Primary Stream, say: "Alexa, play Folk Alley"
For Fresh Cuts, say: "Alexa, ask Folk Alley to play Fresh Cuts"
For the Irish Stream, say: "Alexa, ask Folk Alley to play the Irish Stream"
For Holiday Music, Say: "Alexa, ask Folk Alley to play Holiday" [available during winter holidays]

Other Tasks:
"Alexa, ask Folk Alley what's playing"
"Alexa, ask Folk Alley what's playing on Fresh Cuts"
"Alexa, ask Folk Alley what's playing on the Irish Stream"

Also, the Folk Alley Skill can be linked to your Folk Alley login to access the Member-only Pledge Free Stream and to check your Folk Alley Member Status.

Posted by Ann VerWiebe at 12:51 PM

Folk Alley Radio Show #180308

March 11, 2018

by Linda Fahey

Folk Alley Logo - tan matte 240.jpgThis week on Folk Alley, we'll celebrate to coming of St. Patrick's Day with music by The Chieftains featuring Bonnie Raitt, We Banjo 3, and Doolin'; new music from John Prine, Chris Smither, Parsonsfield, Darlingside, Brandi Carlile, Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert, Ry Cooder, Kacey Musgraves, The Wood Brothers, and Adriel Denae; more favorites from The Suitcase Junket, The Secret Sisters, Heidi Talbot, Mavis Staples; plus we'll celebrate Norman Blake's 80th birthday with a set of music from his 1972 debut release, 'Back Home in Sulphur Springs.'

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

PLAYLIST

Artist - Title - Album - Label

Hour One:

The Chieftains (Bonnie Raitt) - A Stor Mo Chroi - Tears of Stone - RCA

We Banjo 3 - Shove The Pig's Foot A Little Further In The Fire-Fine Times At Our House - Gather the Good - We Banjo 3

Doolin' - Galway Girl - Doolin' - Compass Records

Chris Smither - Maybellene - Call Me Lucky - Signature Sounds

The Suitcase Junket - Beta Star - Pile Driver -Signature Sounds

Brandi Carlile - Harder to Forgive - By the Way, I Forgive You - Elektra

The Secret Sisters - King Cotton - You Don't Own Me Anymore - New West Records

John Prine - Knockin' On Your Screen Door - The Tree of Forgiveness - Oh Boy/Thirty Tigers

Nanci Griffith - Speed of the Sound of Loneliness - Winter Marquee - Rounder

Steve Goodman (John Prine) - Souvenirs - Affordable Art - Red PJ

Parsonsfield - Kick Out the Windows - WE - Signature Sounds

The East Pointers - No Bridge Too Far - What We Leave Behind - The East Pointers

Chris Castle - Bird - Crazy Wind -Dirtsandwh

Darlingside - Singularity - Extralife - More Doug Records/Thirty

Heidi Talbot - Everything - In Love + Light - Compass

Hour Two:

Norman Blake - Little Joe - Back Home in Sulfer Springs - Rounder

Norman Blake - Ginseng Sullivan - Back Home in Sulfer Springs - Rounder

Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert - Wouldn't Be the First Time - The Ledges - Dead Reckoning Records

Mike Barnett (feat. David Grisman) - Bow Wow - Portraits in Fiddles - Compass Records

Tim O'Brien - Go Down To the Water - Pompadour - Howdy Skies Records

Ry Cooder - Shrinking Man - The Prodigal Son - Fantasy Records/Concord

Mavis Staples - Down In Mississippi - We'll Never Turn Back - ANTI

Kacey Musgraves - Butterflies - Golden Hour - MCA Nashville

Willie Nelson (feat, Alison Krauss) - No Mas Amor - To All the Girls... - Sony Legacy

The Wood Brothers - Strange As It Seems - One Drop of Truth - Honey Jar Records

Elephant Revival - Lexington - Break In the Clouds - Ruff Shod

Parker Millsap - Jealous Sun - The Very Last Day - Okrahoma Records

Iron & Wine - Bitter Truth - Beast Epic - Sub Pop Records

Adriel Denae - Build A World - Build A World - Refuge Foundation for the Arts

Folk Alley's weekly, syndicated radio show is produced by Linda Fahey and Elena See with assistance by Jon Nungesser. 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 9:00 PM

Folk Alley Presents 'THE KING' at CIFF42

March 9, 2018

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Folk Alley presents two screenings of the documentary THE KING at the 42nd Cleveland International Film Festival. Director Eugene Jarecki travels America in Elvis' 1963 Rolls Royce talking to people along the way about the parallels between Elvis' rise and fall and the post-war American experience. Folk Alley listeners can use the code "FOLK" for a $2 ticket discount for screenings on April 6 at 7:20 PM and April 7 at 2:10 PM. Both screenings will be at Tower City Cinemas.

As a young man, Elvis Presley was the embodiment of the American dream. A poor boy from the country, he carved his own path and rose to unprecedented fame faster than anyone had before. More than 40 years after his death, Elvis is still known around the world as "The King." But even this perceived immortality could not prevent the tragedy that befell him. In fact, the very factors that led to his success would ultimately lead to his demise. And while Elvis lost his authenticity to fame and money, his country was losing its democracy to capitalism and greed, making Elvis the perfect metaphor for America. THE KING is an all-encompassing deep dive into the promises and failures of the United States and rise and fall of the biggest empire the world has ever known. Among the notable appearances in the film are Folk Alley artists Mary Gauthier, Emmylou Harris, Radney Foster, M. Ward and Linda Thompson.

Regular ticket prices are $14 for CIFF members and $16 for non-members. By using the code "FOLK," Folk Alley members can receive a $2 discount on their CIFF tickets good for any Festival Film (unless otherwise specified). Members can purchase tickets online at www.clevelandfilm.org, at the Film Festival Box Office in the lobby of Tower City Cinemas, or by phone at 877-304-FILM (3456).

Posted by Ann VerWiebe at 3:58 PM

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