Music

  • Song Premiere: David Benedict, "Leaf By Niggle"

    • 2018-07-17
    • Folk Alley staff

    Listen to the premiere of “Leaf by Niggle," by Mile Twelve mandolinist David Benedict - the first single from his upcoming solo release, The Golden Angle, due on October 26th.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #180712

    • 2018-07-14
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, a rebroadcast of a show first heard in July 2017 featuring a set in honor of Woody Guthrie's birthday, an exclusive Folk Alley Session with Portland, Oregon-based singer/songwriter, John Craigie, plus music from Offa Rex, Lonesome River Band, Musique À Bouches, Steve Earle, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show: #180705

    • 2018-07-06
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley new music from: The Dead Tongues; Erin Rae; Kittel & Co.; Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore; Ry Cooder; We Banjo 3; Fink, Marxer, Gleaves; The Milk Carton Kids' latest release, 'All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn't Do'; Twisted Pine covers Blondie; plus favorites from Rhiannon Giddens, Elephant Revival, and more.

  • Album Review: Erin Rae, 'Putting On Airs'

    • 2018-07-06
    • Kelly McCartney

    The themes Erin Rae unravels and weaves throughout Putting on Airs are as universal and timeless as the production that frames them. Read Kelly McCartney's full album review.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #180628

    • 2018-06-30
    • Folk Alley staff

    This week on Folk Alley, we celebrate Canada Day (July 1) by digging into our Folk Alley Sessions archives and featuring many of our favorite Canadian musicians who have joined us in the studio. Plus, new music from Balsam Range, Steve Dawson, Melissa Carper & Rebecca Patek, Kittel & Co., The Dead Tongues, and a track from Elijah Dhavvan aka Tobias the Owl's new album, 'A Safe Harbor for Wayward Echoes' featuring Laura Veirs. All this and much more!

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #180621

    • 2018-06-23
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley we welcome in summer with some music by Alan Doyle, John Prine, Taj Mahal and Frank Solivan; and feature new summer releases by Kittel & Co., Steve Dawson, The Slocan Ramblers, Twisted Pine, and Eliza Gilkyson. All this plus favorites by Pete Seeger, Bill Morrissey, Punch Brothers, Rose Cousins, and much more.

  • Album Review: Laura Veirs, 'The Lookout'

    • 2018-06-22
    • Kim Ruehl

    As much as music can provide a chance to unplug and focus on the exceptional beauty and lessons of the natural world, The Lookout takes us there, offering some much needed perspective, and impeccable guitar work to boot.

  • The Stray Birds Announce New Album ‘Let It Pass’ Due Out In September and Fall Tour Dates

    • 2018-06-16
    • Folk Alley staff

    Releasing September 7th on Yep Roc Records, Let It Pass charts the trio’s tumultuous emotional journey in the years since the release of their 2016 album Magic Fire, a period which saw fiddler/guitarist/banjoist/vocalist Maya de Vitry and fiddler/guitarist/mandolinist/vocalist Oliver Craven end their romantic relationship while choosing to continue their musical one. Along with bassist/banjoist/vocalist Charlie Muench, the pair had to face down an uncertain future and reevaluate what it meant to create art together.

  • Album Review: Gretchen Peters, 'Dancing With the Beast'

    • 2018-06-15
    • Kelly McCartney

    Dancing with the Beast is a beautiful, thoughtful, and moving collection of feminist portraits as told through the pen and voice of Gretchen Peters, a songwriter who has a lot more left to say than any iceberg would ever allow. Read more of Kelly McCartney's review.