Guest DJs

  • In Review: Guest DJ Hour with Dave Simonett

    • April 28, 2021
    • Cindy Howes

    David Simonett of Trampled by Turtles has a new solo EP, Orion, out on Friday, 4/30. He recently joined Folk Alley's Cindy Howes for a special guest dj hour where he talks about the impact that the Covid-19 shutdown had on his recording process, plus he spins an hour of great tunes by some of his midwest compadres and other favorite songwriters.

  • In Review: Folk Alley Guest DJ Hour with Andrew Marlin

    • February 16, 2021
    • Cindy Howes

    Andrew Marlin of Mandolin Orange is one of those musicians who actually used the 2020 shut-down to work on a new record. In fact, he actually made two albums. Andrew's mandolin playing is front and center on his two new instrumental albums: The Witching Hour (released on 2/5) and Fable & Fire (out 2/19). He joined Cindy Howes for a Guest DJ set that features some of his favorite instrumentals by other artists. Listening to Andrew talk about musicians like Tony Rice and David Grisman is an absolute delight especially if you are a stringed instrument nerd. However, if you're not, you'll still enjoy and probably learn something since Andrew is so knowledgeable about music.

  • In Review: Folk Alley Guest DJ Hour with Ellen Harper

    • January 27, 2021
    • Folk Alley staff

    On Tuesday, January 26th, Cindy Howes welcomed in Ellen Harper as our special Guest DJ!

    Her new book, ‘Always a Song: Singers, Songwriters, Sinners, and Saints - My Story of the Folk Music Revival’ is out now, in which she shares memories of “growing up in Los Angeles through the 1960s among famous and small-town musicians, raising Ben, and the historic Folk Music Center of Claremont, California.

  • In Review: Folk Alley Guest DJ Hour with Brad Kolodner

    • January 05, 2021
    • Linda Fahey

    On Monday, January 4th, Folk Alley welcomed new host, Brad Kolodner to the team. Hear Brad each Monday - Friday from 7:00pm-midnight (ET) and on Saturday and Sunday from 9am-2pm (ET). Here, Brad sits in the Guest DJ seat for an hour with host, Cindy Howes to talk about his background, music that has inspired him, his involvement in the music scene as a clawhammer banjo player himself. Plus, he spins some great tunes!

  • In Review: Guest DJ Hour with Courtney Marie Andrews

    • December 04, 2018
    • Folk Alley staff

    Courtney Marie Andrews joined Cindy Howes for a Guest DJ set on Folk Alley. Andrews released her latest album May Your Kindness Remain in March of 2018. The Americana singer-songwriter writer brings to mind the lonesome qualities of Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt with an emotional, dynamic musical landscape.

  • In Review: Guest DJ Hour with Kaia Kater

    • October 31, 2018
    • Linda Fahey

    Montreal-born Grenadian-Canadian claw hammer banjoist and songwriter Kaia Kater joined Cindy Howes as Guest DJ on Folk Alley to celebrate the release of her third album, Grenades, out now on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Kater speaks about her new album’s themes which involved digging into her family’s history. Her father, originally from the island of Grenada, arrived in Canada as a teen refuge. The album also marks the first where Kater wrote all the tracks on the record.

  • In Review: Guest DJ Hour with Jeffrey Foucault

    • July 24, 2018
    • Folk Alley staff

    Jeffrey Foucault played Guest DJ with Cindy Howes on July 19. Listen again as he plays songs by musicians who contributed to his new record, Blood Brothers, like Milk Carton Kids, Pieta Brown, Tift Merritt, and Laurie Sargent. He also shared music and stories from tour mates Dusty Heart and Zak Trajano.