Music

  • Album Review: The Milk Carton Kids, 'The Only Ones'

    • October 12, 2019
    • Kim Ruehl

    After last year's full-band effort with All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do, The Milk Carton Kids return to their roots with a new seven-song EP, The Only Ones, that recaptures their intimate, duo magic but also stretches in a new direction.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #191010

    • October 12, 2019
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, get into the Halloween mood with set of songs by Buddy & Julie Miller and Langhorne Slim; new music from Esther Rose, Bruce Cockburn, Pieta Brown, Humbird, Shelby Lynn & Allison Moorer, Billy Strings, Darrin Bradbury, and Hot Club of Cowtown; a couple of classics from Steeleye Span and Mississippi John Hurt; plus favorites from Peter Mulvey, Jackson Browne, and more.

  • Album Review: Billy Strings, 'Home'

    • October 06, 2019
    • Kelly McCartney

    With 14 tracks to choose from, Home has something for everyone and feels like Billy Strings has found his place. It's an impressive effort, to be sure, from the wunderkind from Michigan who says he learned how to play from bluegrass, but learned how to perform from heavy metal.

  • Album Review: Humbird, 'Pharmakon'

    • October 06, 2019
    • Kelly McCartney

    With Humbird's debut full-length, Pharmakon, singer/songwriter Siri Undlin has woven an intricate tapestry of ideas. Even the title is a Plato-defined philosophical theory dripping with complexity, meaning that something can be a remedy, poison, or a scapegoat, depending on the circumstance.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #191003

    • October 06, 2019
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we celebrate the life of Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter; new music from Dori Freeman, Charlie Parr, The Gina Furtado Project, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensely, Humbird, and IBMA New Artist and Guitar Player of the Year, Billy Strings; we revisit an exclusive Folk Alley Session from 2017 with singer/songwriter Kris Delmhorst, joined by Jeffrey Foucault; plus favorites from Doc Watson, Eric Bibb, Bruce Springsteen, and more.

  • Album Review: Pieta Brown, 'Freeway'

    • October 02, 2019
    • Kelly McCartney

    Singer/songwriter Pieta Brown has done so before, and does so again with Freeway, crafting a sonic environment that utterly envelops the listener in the best possible way.

  • Album Review: Madison Cunningham, 'Who Are You Now'

    • October 02, 2019
    • Kelly McCartney

    Taken all together, 'Who Are You Now' is a wondrous tapestry, each block telling one part of the whole story that is this remarkable young artist's life. With so many years ahead of her, Madison Cunningham is going to be exciting to watch push boundaries, hers and others'.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #190926

    • September 27, 2019
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, new music from The Mavericks, Lauren Pratt, Tinariwen, Brent Cobb feat. Jade Bird, and Dori Freeman; plus favorites from Dolly Parton, The Band, Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop, Laura Veirs, Jon Stickley Trio and much more.

  • Album Review: Dori Freeman, 'Every Single Star'

    • September 27, 2019
    • Kim Ruehl

    Dori Freeman has teamed up with producer Teddy Thompson once again for a remarkable album of toe-tapping, classic-style country songs. Every Single Star is a beautiful album from one of the finest singer-songwriters outside of Nashville’s gravitational pull.