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 #210408

      • April 09, 2021
      • Linda Fahey

      This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for new music by Amy Helm, The Burnt Pines, Leftover Salmon, No-No Boy, Andrew Marlin, and Steve Tilston; a salute to the start of baseball season with music by the great Steve Goodman and Sam Bush; plus favorites from Greg Brown, Leo Kottke, John Renbourn; and much more!

    • Folk Alley Radio Show #210401

      • April 02, 2021
      • Linda Fahey

      This week on Folk Alley, Cindy Howes sits in for Elena See to share new spring releases by Keb' Mo', John Smith, Sunny War, Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird, Crys Matthews, and Annabelle Chvostek; we go back to 1965 with a "new" classic recording by Fred Neil; a 2'fer set featuring the great Steve Tilston's latest album; favorites from Adam Hurt, Richard & Linda Thompson, The Small Glories, and Amos Lee; and much more.

    • Folk Alley Radio Show #210325

      • March 26, 2021
      • Linda Fahey

      This week on Folk Alley, Cindy Howes sits in for Elena See to share new music by Aoife O'Donovan with Kris Drever, Rhiannon Giddens, Allison Russell, John Hiatt with the Jerry Douglas Band, and Portland, OR songwriter, Jeffrey Martin; plus, we'll hear from this year's Grammy Award winners in the Folk, Bluegrass, and Americana categories.

      In hour two, it's more great new releases from Mike Barnett with Sarah Jarosz, Peter Case, Loretta Lynn, Melissa Carper, Kaiti Jones, Annie Mack, Ana Egge, Morgan Wade, The Bones of J.R. Jones, and much more!