Folk Alley Radio Show #191024

by Linda Fahey

In the spirit of the season of ghosts and goblins, witches, haunted houses, and all things spooky, we dive into the deep stacks of creepy, crawly, deliciously shiver-inducing folk music. Join us for some scary sounds with music by Donovan, Gretchen Peters, Paul Simon, Tom Waits, Steeleye Span, Rayna Gellert, and much more. This week, celebrate Halloween with Folk Alley!

{Audio for this episode is no longer available.}


Artist – Title – Album – Label

Hour One:

Donovan - Season of the Witch - Donovan's Greatest Hits - Epic

Steeleye Span - Alison Gross - Parcel of Rogues - Chrysalis

Rayna Gellert - The Fatal Flower Garden - Old Light: Songs from My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds - StorySound Records

The Wainwright Sisters - Long Lankin - Songs in the Dark - Pias America

The Suitcase Junket - Earth Apple (in-studio) - Folk Alley In-studio Session - Folk Alley Exclusive

Gretchen Peters - Blackbirds (in-studio) - Live from the 30A Songwriters Festival - Folk Alley Exclusive

Paul Simon - The Werewolf - Stranger to Stranger - Concord Records

Barry Dransfield - The Werewolf - Barry Dransfield - Spinney

Tom Waits - What's He Building In There - Mule Variations - ANTI

Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy, Jr. – Illinoise - Asthmatic

Sarah Jarosz - Shankill Butchers - Song Up In Her Head - Sugar Hill

Maddy Prior - In the Company of Ravens – Ravenchild - Park

Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker - You Want It Darker - Sony/Columbia

Hour Two:

Syd Barrett - Golden Hair - The Madcap Laughs – Capital

Lenore - Ether's Arms – Lenore - Lenore

Dale Ann Bradley and Alison Brown - Go Dig My Grave - Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie (compilation) - Compass Records

Fishtank Ensemble – Espagnolette - Woman In Sin - Fishtank Ensemble

Gabrielle Louise - The Graveyard Ballet - If the Static Clears - Gabrielle Louise

Pat Donohue - You Haunt Me - Nobody's Fault - Bluesky Records

Richard Thompson - The Ghost of You Walks - Acoustic Classics II – Beeswing

Bill Jones - The Lover's Ghost - Two Year Winter - Compass Records

T Sisters – Bones - Kindred Lines - Spruce and Maple Music

Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - Rattlin' Bones - Rattlin' Bones - Sugarhill

Ben Caplan - Devil Town - Birds With Broken Wings - Coalition Music

Bronwynne Brent - Devil Again – Stardust - Bronwynne Brent

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley - Friend of the Devil - The Country Blues - Compass Records

Buffy Sainte-Marie - The Vampire – Illuminations – Vanguard

Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale - Vampire Girl - Buddy and Jim - New West Records


Folk Alley's weekly, syndicated radio show is produced by Linda Fahey and Elena See with assistance by Redia Spada. The show is available for free to stations via or directly from Folk Alley via Dropbox for non-PRX members. The Folk Alley Radio Show is presently carried on over 50 stations nationally.

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