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 #210617

      • June 18, 2021
      • Linda Fahey

      This week on Folk Alley, in honor of Father's Day join Elena See for a celebration of musical dads and their musical kids. You'll hear from Woody, Arlo, and Sarah Lee Guthrie; Greg Brown and daughters, Pieta, Zoe, and Constie; Richard Thompson, plus daughter Kami and son Teddy; Wayne and Darrell Scott; Bob and Jakob Dylan; Del McCoury and sons Ronnie and Rob; Martin and Eliza Carthy; Levon and Amy Helm; Steve Earle pays tribute to his late son J.T., much more.

    • Folk Alley Radio Show #210610

      • June 11, 2021
      • Linda Fahey

      This week on Folk Alley join Elena See for new music from Joy Oladokun, Chris Thile, Boubacar "Badian" Diabaté, Mark Schatz & Bryan McDowell, Tim O'Brien, Hayde Bluegrass Orchestra, Guy Davis, Cedric Burnside, and J.P. Harris; we celebrate the great Irish poet, William Butler Yeats' birthday with music by Dave Curley, Donovan, and Maura O'Connell; plus we remember the late folk icon Patrick Sky who recently passed away on May 26; and much. more.

    • Folk Alley Radio Show #210603

      • June 04, 2021
      • Linda Fahey

      This week on Folk Alley join Elena See for new music from Watchhouse (fka Mandolin Orange), Dylan LeBlanc, Guy Davis, Jamestown Revival, The Mavericks, Suzy Bogguss, Rising Appalachia, Nefesh Mountain, and Forest Sun; classics by Memphis Minnie, John Hartford, Kate Wolf, Josh White, Jr., and Doc Watson; plus favorites from Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms, The Onlies, Jordan Tice, Bonny Light Horseman, Sam Bush, Laurie Lewis, and much more.