Music

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200116

    • January 17, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for a preview of what's to come at this year's Folk Alliance International Conference in New Orleans, LA. Hear music from The Revelers, Anne-Mari Kivimaki & Palomylly, Catherine MacLellan, Minor Empire, and JigJam. Plus, new music from Seamus Egan, Della Mae, Nathaniel Rateliff, Sarah Harmer, Hawktail, The Secret Sisters, Bonny Light Horseman and much more.

  • Folk Alliance International Conference 2020 Preview

    • January 16, 2020
    • Elena See

    Elena See previews the upcoming Folk Alliance International Conference taking place in New Orleans, LA from January 22-26, 2020. Read who she's excited to see and listen to her Spotify playlist!

  • Video Premiere: Taylor Ashton, "Nicole"

    • January 14, 2020
    • Cindy Howes

    Taylor Ashton, founding member of the Canadian alt-folk band Fish & Bird, showcases his groove on “Nicole,” the latest single from his forthcoming solo debut, The Romantic (Signature Sounds.) On the track, Ashton, an incredibly versatile and talented musician, imagines a world where catastrophic disasters and human progress can all be rewound in the name of innocence and simplicity.

  • Song Premiere: Sarah Harmer, "St. Peter's Bay"

    • January 13, 2020
    • Kelly McCartney

    The set opens with the easy-going folk-rock of “St. Peter's Bay” and its caring, bittersweet look back on a love now lost. Here, Harmer acknowledges what worked and didn't, with gratitude for what it was, rather than anger for what it wasn't. (No regrets, Coyote, you might say.) And she does it all in quintessential Canadian fashion... replete with hockey references.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200109

    • January 12, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley start the year off on the right foot with host Elena See, as she introduces the Folk Alliance International Song of the Year nominees: Patty Griffin, Our Native Daughters, Josh Ritter, Dave Gunning, and Keb' Mo'; new music from Bonny Light Horseman and Aubrie Sellers; plus favorites from Slaid Cleaves, Billy Bragg, Peggy Seeger, Mipso, Blind Faith and more.

  • Video Premiere: Seamus Egan, "Everything Always Was"

    • January 07, 2020
    • Folk Alley staff

    "Tunes come to you in all sorts of ways. Sometimes it’s a phrase, a fragment of an idea that comes to you and you file it away to hopefully finish someday. Other times, it arrives all at once, fully formed, as if it has always existed. It was in this way the this waltz arrived to me. I sat down one afternoon and it came out of my guitar all at once. This doesn’t happen very often and certainly not nearly as often as I would like but when it does it feels like magic. I’m joined here by Kyle Sanna on guitar, David Surette on bouzouki, and Corey DiMario on double bass." - Seamus Egan

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200102

    • January 07, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, before we jump into the new year and new decade, join host Elena See to look back on our favorites from the past ten years with music by Patty Griffin, Gretchen Peters, Jason Isbell, Parker Millsap, Lori McKenna, The Mavericks, William Prince, and much more!

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #191226

    • December 27, 2019
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, join host Elena See for more of Folk Alley's Best of 2019. Hear songs from Bruce Cockburn, Joe Pug, Ana Egge, The Milk Carton Kids, Dori Freeman, Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves, and Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley; plus encore presentations of two of our favorite Folk Alley Sessions of 2019 with Anna Tivel and Molly Tuttle.