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.

And, did we mention...it’s free?

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 #200806

      • August 08, 2020
      • Linda Fahey

      This week on Folk Alley break out your bell bottoms and enter a time warp with host Elena See for music from 1970. Hear what was popular 50 years ago with songs from Simon & Garfunkel, Odetta, The Staple Singers, Steeleye Span, Pentangle, Joan Baez, Hot Tuna, Arlo Guthrie, and much more!

    • Folk Alley Radio Show #200730

      • August 01, 2020
      • Linda Fahey

      This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for new music from Ben Harper & Rhiannon Giddens, Lori McKenna, Courtney Marie Andrews, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Cinder Well; an advance single from Brent Cobb's upcoming October release, 'Keep 'Em On They Toes'; a classic from Mississippi John Hurt; favorites from John Fullbright and Patty Griffin, and much more in hour two!

    • Folk Alley Radio Show #200723

      • July 26, 2020
      • Linda Fahey

      This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for new music from Ray Wylie Hubbard, The Avett Brothers, Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards, and Saro Lynch-Thomason & Sam Gleaves performing songs by Si Kahn, "Celebrating Women's Lives and Struggles"; we remember the late, great Bill Morrissey with some exclusive Folk Alley recordings from his 2011 tribute concert; favorites from Nina Gerber w/ Greg Brown, Courtney Hartman & Taylor Ashton, the Jim Kweskin Jug Band; and more.