Folk Alley Radio Show

Each week, Folk Alley host Elena See collects the best in traditional and contemporary folk, Americana and roots music from the latest releases, classics, and exclusive Folk Alley in-studio.



  • Folk Alley Radio Show #190718

    • July 22, 2019
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, an exclusive Session with Ireland-born, Austin-based singer/songwriter Pat Byrne, recorded at the 30A Songwriters Festival; hear the latest from Shawn Colvin as she re-releases an acoustic version of her Grammy Award winning album 'Steady On'; new music from Old Salt Union, Che Apalache, Pieta Brown, Spirit Family Reunion, and The Steel Wheels ; plus favorites by Béla Fleck & the Flecktones, Russ Barenberg, Mandolin Orange; and much more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #190711

    • July 13, 2019
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we spotlight artists performing at this year's FreshGrass Music Festival - coming up on September 20-22 at Mass MoCa in North Adams, Massachusetts - with music by Greensky Bluegrass, Calexico and Iron & Wine, Andrew Bird, Mavis Staples, festival Artist-in-Residence, Aoife O'Donovan, and the Gibson Brothers; plus new music from Keb' Mo', The Small Glories; favorites from Kate Wolf, Townes Van Zandt, Dave Alvin; and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #190704

    • July 10, 2019
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we look back to what we were doing a year ago by revisiting our exclusive Session and interview with singer/songwriter Ana Egge, performing songs from her 2018 release, 'White Tiger'; plus new music from Keb' Mo' featuring Taj Mahal, Jamestown Revival, Ordinary Elephant, and much more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #190627

    • June 28, 2019
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we revisit "Folk Alley's 100 Most Essential Folk Songs," compiled from a survey of our listeners. Hear favorites from Joan Baez, Donovan, Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and more; plus new music from Mavis Staples, Joel Rafael, and The Small Glories; exclusive Folk Alley recordings from Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer performing songs from their album 'Child Ballads'; plus favorites from Jim Kweskin, Taj Mahal, and much more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #190620

    • June 22, 2019
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we celebrate the beginning of summer with songs from Mary Jean, Doc Watson, and The Mavericks; new music from Mark Erelli, Joan Shelley, Heather Maloney, Jamestown Revival, Jamestown Revival, and the Winnipeg power-duo, The Small Glories; plus favorites from Richard Thompson, Joan Baez, Bill Morrissey, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #190613

    • June 16, 2019
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, an exclusive Folk Alley Session with fiddle/banjo duo, Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves; new music from Alice Howe, Buddy & Julie Miller, Dervish featuring Steve Earle, Keb' Mo' and Robby Hecht; we remember Dr. John who passed away on June 6; plus favorites from Lucinda Williams, Louise Mosrie, Sera Cahoone, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #190606

    • June 09, 2019
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we remember two legends of the folk world who recently passed: Leon Redbone and Tony "Little Sun" Glover (of Koerner, Ray, and Glover); new music from Sheryl Crow (feat. Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples), The Resonant Rogues, Willie Nelson, The Small Glories, and Leyla McCalla; a set of exclusive recordings from our archives by Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band and Mike + Ruthy; plus favorites from Tox Paxton, David Grisman & Jerry Garcia, Lucinda Williams, Joni Mitchell, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #190530

    • June 02, 2019
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, an exclusive Session from the 2019 30A Songwriters Festival featuring Courtney Marie Andrews; we'll hear the latest from Ellis Paul's new recording, 'The Storyteller's Suitcase'; and more new music from Rodrigo y Gabriela, Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters, Ordinary Elephant, Greg Felden, and Olav Mjelva & Eli West ; plus favorites from Amos Lee, Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, Sam Bush, David Francey, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #190523

    • May 26, 2019
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we'll celebrate some special May birthdays: Bob Dylan & Rosanne Cash; we highlight the recently announced Americana Music Award nominees with music from Brandi Carlile, John Prine, Our Native Daughters, and J.S. Ondara; new music from Dervish (feat. Rhiannon Giddens), Molly Tuttle, Driftwood, Ellis Paul, Ordinary Elephant, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #190516

    • May 20, 2019
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, it's all about new music with tracks from the great Mavis Staples, Buddy & Julie Miller, Joy Williams, the Tallest Man on Earth, Ellis Paul, Josh Ritter, Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi and Rodrigo y Gabriela; plus favorites from Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, Lula Wiles, Greg Brown, The Brother Brothers, and more.