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 #210304

    • March 05, 2021
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we kick off Women's History Month with a deep dive into NPR's list of the '150 Greatest Albums Made By Women.' Hear music by The Roches, Iris Dement, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Alison Krauss, Cassandra Wilson, Bonnie Raitt, Odetta, Nina Simone, Lucinda Williams, Joni Mitchell, and much more!

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #210225

    • February 26, 2021
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, Elena See shares new music from Corey Ledet Zydeco, Andrew Marlin, Joy Oladokun, Nathaniel Rateliff, David Wax Museum, and Amythyst Kiah's new take on her powerful single, "Black Myself"; plus favorites from Billy Strings, Rachel Baiman, Resistance Revival Chorus, Hurray for the Riff Raff; and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #210218

    • February 20, 2021
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, new music from Annabelle Chvostek, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Rhiannon Giddens w/ Francesco Turrisi, Chris Pandolfi, and The Local Honeys; an international set courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways with music by Quetzal, No-No Boy, and Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn; a tribute to the late Chick Corea with music from Jake Shimabukuro; classics from Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard and Bob Dylan; and much more on hour two.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #210211

    • February 14, 2021
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, in the spirit of Valentine's Day love is in the air. Join Elena See to celebrate all things love: duets, love songs, romantic songs, and more with music by Joni Mitchell, Iris DeMent, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Buddy & Julie Miller, The War and Treaty, Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae, and others. Plus, new music from John Smith, Andrew Marlin, Allison Russell, Taylor Ashton, Melissa Carper, and Justin Moses, and much more!

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #210204

    • February 06, 2021
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley Elena See welcomes in February with a set from Darlingside, Phi Cunningham, and Joan Baez; we kick of Black History Month with music from Leyla McCalla's tribute to poet and playwright Langston Hughes; new music from Langhorne Slim, Sunny War, Ani DiFranco, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, and young guitar phenom Yasmin Williams; plus favorites from Richie Havens, Rosalie Sorrels, Steeleye Span, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #210128

    • January 30, 2021
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley join Elena See for new music from Courtney Marie Andrews, Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird, Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno, Wes Corbett, and Parker Millsap; we celebrate 25 Years of great independent music from Signature Sounds Recordings with songs from Josh Ritter, Chris Smither, and Zoe Muth; plus favorites from Birds of Chicago, Peter Case, Iron & Wine, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #210121

    • January 23, 2021
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, Elena See shares new music for 2021 by Ana Egge, Hiss Golden Messenger, Maya de Vitry, Andrew Marlin, Justin Moses, Sadie Gustafson-Zook, and Willie Nelson; favorites by Anna Tivel and Bob Dylan; and we hop on the boat with a "modern day" sea shanty by Steve Earle, plus music by Stan Rogers; and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #210114

    • January 15, 2021
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we honor the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement with music by Nina Simone, Odetta, Our Native Daughters, Resistance Revival Chorus, Rhiannon Giddens, Mavis Staples, Patty Griffin, Pete Seeger, and much in hour two.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #210107

    • January 09, 2021
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, Elena See pays tribute to the great Tony Rice who passed away on Christmas Day; blues from Ma Rainey, Odetta, and Holmes Brothers; plus new music from Barry Gibb (with Jason Isbell,) Humbird, the Onlies, Sturgill Simpson, Wes Corbett, Taylor Ashton, Justin Moses, Amy Ray, and Steve Earle, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #201231

    • January 01, 2021
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we welcome in the new year and explore "all things new" as we flip the calendar and look forward to new beginnings in 2021. Hear music by The Mavericks, Bill Scorzari, Amanda Anne Platte & the Honeycutters, Upstate, Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert, Robby Hecht, The Steel Wheels, Kristin Andreassen, Che Apalache, Tom Brosseau, Seth Lakeman, and so much more!