Folk Alley Radio Show #191128

by Linda Fahey

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This week on the Folk Alley Radio Show, join Elena See as she digs and explores the 2020 Grammy Award nominations in the Folk, Bluegrass, and American Roots categories. Hear music from Che Apalache, Patty Griffin, Missy Raines, Amythyst Kiah, Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, Tanya Tucker, and much more!

In hour two, new music from John Moreland, Dave Gunning, Natalie MacMaster, Sherman Downey, and Keller Williams & The Keels; plus favorites from Kacey Musgraves, The Mammals, Elephant Revival, and more.

{Audio for this episode is no longer available.}


Artist – Title – Album – Label

Hour One:

Che Apalache - The Dreamer - Rearrange My Heart - Free Dirt

Patty Griffin – Hourglass - Patty Griffin - PGM/Thirty Tigers

Andrew Bird – Sisyphus - My Finest Work Yet - Loma Vista

Missy Raines - Allegheny Town - Royal Traveller - Compass Records

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen – Lena - If You Can't Stand the Heat - Compass Records

Our Native Daughters (Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell) - Black Myself - Songs of Our Native Daughters - Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Amythyst Kiah - Polly Ann's Hammer Folk Alley Exclusive - Live from the 30A Songwriters Festival - Folk Alley Exclusive Recording

Keb' Mo' - Don't Throw It Away (feat. Taj Mahal) – Oklahoma - Concord Music Group

J.S. Ondara – Lebanon - Tales of America - Verve Forecast

Yola - Walk Through Fire - Walk Through Fire - Easy Eye Sounds

I'm With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O'Donovan) - Call My Name (acoustic version) - [single] - I'm With Her/Rounder Records

Calexico and Iron & Wine - Father Mountain - Years to Burn - Sub Pop

Rhiannon Giddens w/ Francesco Turrisi - I'm On My Way - There Is No Other - Nonesuch

Tanya Tucker - Mustang Ridge - While I'm Livin' - Fantasy/Concord Music Group

Tanya Tucker - Bring My Flowers Now - While I'm Livin' - Fantasy/Concord Music Group

Hour Two :

John Moreland - East October- LP5 - Old Omens/Thirty Tigers

The Fretless - Bixie's (live) - Live from the Art Farm - The Fretless

Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert – Stable - When the Sun Goes Down - Dead Reckoning Records

Session Americana - The Night – Northeast - Session Americana

Mark Erelli – Ophelia – Mixtape - Mark Erelli

Keller Williams & The Keels - Slow Burn – Speed - Freeky Disc

Kacey Musgraves – Butterflies - Golden Hour - MCA Nashville

Mandolin Orange - The Wolves - Tides of A Teardrop - Yep Roc Records

Red Tail Ring - My Heart's Own Love - The Heart's Swift Foot - Earthwork Music

The Mammals - Old Days - [single] - Humble Abode Music

Dave Gunning - All That's Yet To Come - Up Against the Sky - Wee House of Music

Natalie MacMaster - Patricia Kelso's – Sketches - MacMaster Music Inc/Linus Entertainment

Sherman Downey - Front Porch - New Beautiful - Sherman Downey

Della Mae - Bluebird Blackbird - The Butcher Shoppe (EP) - Rounder Records

Elephant Revival - Birds and Stars - These Changing Skies - Itz Evolving Records / Thirty Tigers


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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