Music

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200213

    • February 16, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for new music from William Prince, Maya de Vitry, Frank & Allie Lee, Miss Tess, Letitia VanSant, and Dead Horses; a set of songs from Michael Doucet's new album 'Lâcher Prise'; plus favorites from The Duhks, Parker Millsap, Gretchen Peters, Anna & Elizabeth, Billy Strings, and much more.

  • Song Premiere: Maya de Vitry, "Better and Better"

    • February 13, 2020
    • Kelly McCartney

    “This song was the doorway to this collection of songs and the doorway to a new kind of self-knowledge, self-reliance, and self-acceptance,” de Vitry explains. “Sometimes our pain exists in visible, external, physical ways, like when we fall and a bone breaks. But sometimes our brokenness is internal and invisible, and we may lack the words or ability or even awareness to communicate our condition, our needs, our pain. Sometimes there are parts of us that need to be healed but could never be put in a cast. We need to find other ways to give these parts of ourselves rest and recovery, before putting weight on them again.”

  • Hear It First: Michael Doucet avec Lâcher Prise, 'Lâcher Prise'

    • February 10, 2020
    • Henry Carrigan

    There’s magic in this new music from Michael Doucet, and the album lives up to its title, which means to “let go.” Doucet and the band let loose in a simmering blend of Cajun, swamp soul, and Gypsy tunes that celebrate love and the simple joys of having a good time. From the gamboling fiddles of the opening tune, “Water, Water,” to the haunting Gypsy shuffle “Bad Woman,” Doucet and the band create a sonic landscape filled with soaring vocals, scampering fiddles and accordions, and haunting lyrics.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200206

    • February 07, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, join host Elena See for a show loaded with new music - hear The Wood Brothers, John Moreland, Bonny Light Horseman, Beòlach, a set from Tré Burt new release 'Caught It from the Rye', Della Mae, Kyshona Armstrong, The Revelers, and Raina Rose; plus favorites from Sunny War, Keller & The Keels, Sera Cahoone, Birds of Chicago, The Fretless, and much more.

  • Album Review: Della Mae, 'Headlight'

    • February 06, 2020
    • Kim Ruehl

    With their latest release, Headlight (Rounder Records), Della Mae chooses not to provide release from the dominant culture of the past few years, but rather to dig deeply into the reality of being female in America. Whether musing about a missing lover (“I Like It When You’re Home”) or paying tribute to brave women like Christine Blasey Ford (“Headlight”), they explore womanhood with integrity and grace, warts and all.

  • Album Review: Tré Burt, 'Caught It from the Rye'

    • February 04, 2020
    • Kelly McCartney

    For Sacramento-based singer/songwriter Tré Burt, the idea of ever even meeting John Prine might've have seemed like an impossible dream. But, after Burt self-released Caught It from the Rye in 2018, Prine's label, Oh Boy Records, caught ear of it and, after seeing him perform in 2019, brought him onto the label alongside Kelsey Waldon — their only two signings in the past 15 years. Now, Oh Boy is re-issuing Caught It from the Rye and Burt is opening shows for Prine. Turns out, the dream is not impossible.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200130

    • February 01, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, join host Elena See for a recap and review of this year's Folk Alliance International Conference just held in New Orleans, LA. Hear lots of new discoveries, a set of Folk Alley exclusive recordings from conference keynote interviewee, Ani DiFranco, and 2019 FAI Award winners: Mavis Staples, Amythyst Kiah, and The Small Glories. Plus we, celebrate the life of the late songwriting master, David Olney and many more favorites.

  • Folk Alliance International 2020 Recap and Review

    • January 31, 2020
    • Elena See

    Read Folk Alley host Elena See's daily recap and review of her time recently spent at the Folk Alliance International Conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 22-26, 2020. Read Elen's daily blog about her experience, new music discoveries, and other musical highlights.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200123

    • January 28, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, join host Elena See for an encore presentation of a show that first aired this time last year. Hear an exclusive Folk Alley Session from trio, Lula Wiles; a set in honor of the great Kate Wolf's birthday; plus favorites from Maya de Vitry, Townes Van Zandt, Balsam Range, and Steve Earle.

  • Album Review: Bonny Light Horseman, 'Bonny Light Horseman'

    • January 22, 2020
    • Kelly McCartney

    Bonny Light Horseman is a true drop-the-needle record with every single song being as strong as the ones before and after. That's not at all unexpected, considering the brilliant work of each of its members, but it is still a wonder to behold that will surely stand for centuries to come.