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 #190110

    • January 13, 2019
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we gear up for the coming "super blood wolf moon" eclipse with songs from Neko Case, kd lang and Laura Veirs, Chris Kasper, and Neil Young; we'll hear new music from Balsam Range, Rachel Sumner, The Lonely Heartstring Band, Karan Casey, Bruce Springsteen, and a set from Irish-American folksinger, Danny Burns; plus favorites from Jimmy LaFave, The War and Treaty, Langhorne Slim & The Law, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #190103

    • January 05, 2019
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we look back on some of the Best Trad Albums of 2018 with music by Dom Flemons, Anna & Elizabeth, Genticorum, Evie Ladin, and Belen Escobedo; and we ring in the new year with brand new songs from Pierce Pettis, J.S. Ondara, Lula Wiles, Donna the Buffalo, and The Mammals; an exclusive Folk Alley Session recording with North Carolina-based quintet, Mipso; plus some favorites from Jon Stickley Trio, Samantha Fish, Birds of Chicago, Amy Helm, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #181227

    • December 31, 2018
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we celebrate the late, great Odetta on her birthday (December 31, 1930); a preview of some 2019 releases we're particularly excited about, including new music by The Lonely Heartstring Band, Maya de Vitry, J.S. Ondara, Yola, Peter Mulvey, and Yola; plus favorites from Rhiannon Giddens, Joy Kills Sorrow, Infamous Stringdusters, Eva Cassidy, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #181220

    • December 23, 2018
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, Elena See digs in to her Best of 2018 list. Find out who made her top 10 folk, roots, and Americana albums of the year. Plus an exclusive Folk Alley in-studio session with the North Carolina indie-Americana band, Mipso; and we share the artists who topped Folk Alley's Listener Poll for Best Albums of the Year.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #181213

    • December 15, 2018
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we get into the Christmas mood with music from The Mavericks, JD McPherson, and Rodney Crowell. We'll hear from some Grammy Award nominees in the Folk and Americana categories with music by Brandi Carlile, John Prine, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, and we start digging in to our Year-End Favorites lists with picks from Folk Alley writer, Kelly McCartney and FA host, Cindy Howes' Best of 2018 lists including music by Courtney Marie Andrew, Lucy Wainwright Roche, John Prine, Kaia Kater, Ana Egge, Darlingside, The Low Anthem, and much more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #181206

    • December 15, 2018
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, new music from Donna the Buffalo, Greensky Bluegrass, and Seth Lakeman. We'll revisit one of our favorite Folk Alley Sessions of the year featuring Anna & Elizabeth, performing songs from their 2018 release, 'The Invisible Comes To Us'; more exclusive recordings from our friends at Beehive Productions featuring The Wild Goats, Jefferson Hamer, and The Crimson Ragdolls; all this, plus we'll celebrate some of the winners of the 2018 Canadian Folk Music Awards, and more

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #181129

    • December 03, 2018
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, an encore broadcast of a show first hear last December with music for the season from Darrell Scott and Over The Rhine; a set from Mike Barnett's 'Portraits in Fiddles' (feat. Tim O'Brien & Bobby Hicks); a bit of Irish folk from Cara Dillon and John Doyle; plus favorites from Boubacar Traoré, Leyla McCalla, Steep Canyon Rangers, John Hartford, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #181122

    • November 20, 2018
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we get into the holiday spirit with music from The Mavericks, Sam Bush, and The Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Band; an encore presentation of our exclusive Folk Alley Session with Gretchen Peters from the 30A Songwriters Festival; we'll hear from Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit's new live album, 'Live from the Ryman'; plus more new music by Lula Wiles, Seth Lakeman, and Donna the Buffalo; and favorites from Gordon Lightfoot in honor of his 80th Birthday, Joe Pug, Kacey Musgraves and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #181115

    • November 20, 2018
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, new music from Rachel Baiman, Hayes Carll, Missy Raines, Mandolin Orange, and Amos Lee; a set featuring The Earls of Leicester and the bluegrass pioneers who influenced them; a set from Crooked Still's 2006 recording, 'Shaken By a Low Sound' just released for the first time on vinyl; and favorites from William Prince, Kacey Musgraves, Ani DiFranco, Emmylou Harris, Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #181108

    • November 12, 2018
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, an exclusive Session recording from the 2018 30A Songwriters Festival featuring up-and-coming singer-songwriter Lilly Winwood; new music from Rachel Baiman, The Lone Bellow, Rosanne Cash, The Jellyman's Daughter, and Kaia Kater; plus favorites from Blind Faith, Darlingside, Mipso, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and more.