Folk Alley Radio Show #191031

by Linda Fahey

This week on Folk Alley, celebrate Joni Mitchell's birthday with songs from her 1971 classic album, 'Blue'; new music from David Grisman's Dawg Trio, Forest Sun, The Mavericks, Dori Freeman, and Darrin Bradbury; we'll hear from this year's winner of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo & Bluegrass, Victor Furtado; plus favorites from Todd Snider, Brandi Carlile, Solas, and much more..

In hour two, new music by Neil Young & Crazy Horse from their upcoming album, 'Colorado'; more new music from Bill Jones, The Milk Carton Kids, and The Avett Brothers; plus favorites by Pentangle, Richard Shindell, Tom Rush, and more.

{Audio for this episode is no longer available.}


Artist – Title – Album – Label

Hour One:

Joni Mitchell – Carey – Blue – Reprise

Joni Mitchell – Blue – Blue – Reprise

David Grisman's Dawg Trio - Money Moves Up - Plays Tunes & Sings Songs - Acoustic Disc

Victor Furtado - Grub Springs - Dellorto Island - Patuxent Music

Our Native Daughters (Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell) - I Knew I Could Fly - Songs of Our Native Daughters - Smithsonian Folkways

Darrin Bradbury - Hell's More Or Less the Same - Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs - Epitaph/ANTI

Todd Snider - Working On A Song - Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 - Aimless Records/Thirty Tigers

Billy Strings - Must Be Seven – Home – Rounder

Mandolin Orange - Lonely All the Time - Tides of A Teardrop - Yep Roc Records

Brandi Carlile - Heart's Content - Bear Creek - Columbia Records

The Mavericks - Blame It On Your Heart - Play the Hits - Mono Mundo

Solas - Hugo's Big Reel - The Turning Tide – Compass

Forest Sun - Hearts Beat and Take a Beating - Brighter Day - ForestSunMusic

Dori Freeman - All I Ever Wanted - Every Single Star - Blue Hens Music

Trio (Emmylou Harris/Linda Ronstadt/Dolly Parton) - Do I Ever Cross Your Mind - Trio II - Asylum

Hour Two:

The Milk Carton Kids - As the Moon Starts To Rise - The Only Ones - Milk Carton Records/Thirty Tigers

Crooked Still – Dayblind - Friends of Fall - Signature Sounds

Rosanne Cash - Everyone But Me - She Remembers Everything - Blue Note Records

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Rainbow of Colors – Colorado – Reprise

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Milky Way – Colorado - Reprise

Bill Jones - The Arboretum - Wonderful Fairytale - Brick Wall Music

Pentangle - The Trees They Do Grow High - Sweet Child – Shanachie

Eilen Jewell - These Blues – Gypsy - Signature

Paul Simon - I Know What I Know – Graceland - Warner Bros.

Tom Rush - What I Know - What I Know - Appleseed

Richard Shindell - Are You Happy Now? - Sparrows Point – Shanachie

Dan Crary - Come Hither - Take A Step Over - Sugar Hill

The Avett Brothers - High Steppin' - Closer Than Together - Republic

Leonard Cohen - Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye - The Best Of - Columbia

Abigail Lapell - Gonna Be Leaving – Getaway - Coax 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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