About the Folk Alley Radio Show

What is it?

The Folk Alley Radio Show is a weekly two-hour radio show and it’s a show that prides itself on playing the good stuff. You’ll hear folk, roots, blues, bluegrass, Americana - anything and everything that falls under the wide (and getting wider every day) “folk music” umbrella. Expect an eclectic, handcrafted, and diverse playlist every week that showcases the newest voices around as well as the classics from the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s.

The Folk Alley Radio Show focuses on “good music” rather than on specific genres or labels, and includes a wide range of diverse voices and experiences every week, along with many of Folk Alley’s exclusive studio sessions.

Who’s the host?

Elena See has been an on-air host with Folk Alley since 2005 and has been listening to music for as long as she can remember. A world without music...perish the thought.

From Johnny Cash to Kyshona Armstrong, Bob Dylan to Amanda Shires, Mavis Staples to Jake Blount, the joy of discovering new artists and re-discovering familiar folk favorites is the reason Elena keeps coming back week after week.

Join her every week for new music, familiar favorites, exclusive interviews and sessions, and YOUR requests.

Where and how can you hear it?

Does your local station carry the Folk Alley Radio Show? Find out!

View a list of stations playing the Folk Alley Radio Show by day of the week.

Don’t see your station? Never fear. If your local station DOESN’T carry the weekly Folk Alley Radio Show (and of course they SHOULD carry it; see below), you can find it every week on our website or mobile app.

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Recent Radio Shows

    • Folk Alley Radio Show #210114

      • January 15, 2021
      • Linda Fahey

      This week on Folk Alley, we honor the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement with music by Nina Simone, Odetta, Our Native Daughters, Resistance Revival Chorus, Rhiannon Giddens, Mavis Staples, Patty Griffin, Pete Seeger, and much in hour two.

    • Folk Alley Radio Show #210107

      • January 09, 2021
      • Linda Fahey

      This week on Folk Alley, Elena See pays tribute to the great Tony Rice who passed away on Christmas Day; blues from Ma Rainey, Odetta, and Holmes Brothers; plus new music from Barry Gibb (with Jason Isbell,) Humbird, the Onlies, Sturgill Simpson, Wes Corbett, Taylor Ashton, Justin Moses, Amy Ray, and Steve Earle, and more.

    • Folk Alley Radio Show #201231

      • January 01, 2021
      • Linda Fahey

      This week on Folk Alley, we welcome in the new year and explore "all things new" as we flip the calendar and look forward to new beginnings in 2021. Hear music by The Mavericks, Bill Scorzari, Amanda Anne Platte & the Honeycutters, Upstate, Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert, Robby Hecht, The Steel Wheels, Kristin Andreassen, Che Apalache, Tom Brosseau, Seth Lakeman, and so much more!