Sessions

  • Folk Alley Sessions: Anna Tivel

    • May 09, 2019

    Anna Tivel joins us for a Folk Alley Session taping at CitySpace in Easthampton, Massachusetts to share some thoughts about, and music from, her 2019 release, The Question. With Dietrich Strause joining her on backing vocals and guitar, Tivel dove into the inspiration behind a few songs on the recording…and explained why the music on this record, music from the guts, she says, feels oh so good.

  • Folk Alley Sessions at 30A: Caroline Spence

    • May 03, 2019

    Songs are personal, and important, parts of our souls, of our SELVES. That’s how Caroline Spence feels…and the songs she’s written over the last 5 years are hugely important to her…and, she hopes…to YOU. Spence joined us and our friends from Beehive Productions Studios in January at the 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida share some thoughts about her songwriting process…and also to share some new music from her new recording, her first on Rounder Records, called Mint Condition.

  • Folk Alley Sessions: Molly Tuttle

    • April 19, 2019

    In late March of 2019, guitarist extraordinaire and songwriter, Molly Tuttle came by the studios of Beehive Productions in Saranac Lake, NY to share some thoughts about her musical history and to perform songs from her debut full-length album, When You’re Ready.

  • Folk Alley Sessions: Dead Horses

    • April 05, 2019

    From breakups to childhood memories, romantic entanglements and friends in trouble, the Milwaukee, Wisconsin duo Dead Horses (Sarah Vos and Daniel Wolff) tackle anything and everything that comes their way. Recently, they let us in to see how they think about music and musicianship and shared a song from their 2018 release, My Mother the Moon, as well as a couple of new songs for 2019 during an exclusive in-studio session at Beehive Productions Studios in Saranac Lake, NY.

  • Folk Alley Sessions: Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert

    • March 21, 2019

    Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert invited us to their cozy lake-side cabin in the Adirondacks of New York for an intimate Folk Alley Session. Here they perform songs from their 2019 release, When the Sun Goes Down.

  • Folk Alley Sessions at 30A: Mary Bragg

    • March 13, 2019

    Nashville-based songwriter, Mary Bragg joined Folk Alley for a conversation and performance of songs from her album Violets as Camouflage in our pop-up beach house studio at the 2019 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida.


  • Folk Alley Sessions at 30A: Steve Poltz

    • March 08, 2019

    Steve Poltz shared the stories behind some of the songs on his newest recording, Shine On, during an exclusive session we recorded at the 2019 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida.

  • Folk Alley Sessions at 30A: Amythyst Kiah

    • February 26, 2019

    In 2013, Amythyst Kiah released her first full length studio album, Dig, and in 2018 she joined forces with Allison Russell, Rhiannon Giddens, and Leyla McCalla as part of a collaboration called Our Native Daughters. They’ve since released an album on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, Songs of Our Native Daughters. Later in 2019, Kiah releases another new solo album, Weary and Strange, and she shared some of her extraordinary history with us at this year’s 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida.

  • Folk Alley Sessions: Maya de Vitry

    • February 06, 2019

    Former Stray Birds frontwoman, Maya de Vitry joined us in the studio to share some eye-opening thoughts about what it really took to put together her debut solo album, Adaptations, during a recent session in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Folk Alley Sessions: Lula Wiles

    • January 25, 2019

    Lula Wiles (Mali Obomsawin, Ellie Buckland, and Isa Burke) were friends for years in their native Maine before coming together, officially, in 2016 in Boston. The trio believes that music has the power to bring out the humanity in all of us. They gathered together at the Upper Jay Arts Center’s Recovery Lounge in Upper Jay, New York to share some songs from their new album, What Will We Do - their first on the Smithsonian Folkways label.