Folk Alley Radio Show #200109

by Linda Fahey

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This week on Folk Alley, in hour one, start the year off on the right foot with host Elena See, as she introduces the Folk Alliance International Song of the Year nominees: Patty Griffin, Our Native Daughters, Josh Ritter, Dave Gunning, and Keb' Mo'; new music from Bonny Light Horseman and Aubrie Sellers; plus favorites from Slaid Cleaves, Billy Bragg, Peggy Seeger, Mipso, Blind Faith and more.

In hour two, hear a set of songs from an exclusive Folk Alley Session from 2015 with Kristin Andreassen; plus favorites from The Infamous Stringdusters, Victor Furtado, live Greg Brown, Leyla McCalla, and much more.

{Audio for this episode is no longer available.}


Artist – Title – Album – Label

Hour One:

Slaid Cleaves - One Good Year - Broke Down – Philo

John Whelan - Reels: January's Journey Medley - Flirting with the Edge - Narada

Billy Bragg - January Song - Tooth & Nail - Cooking Vinyl

Bonny Light Horseman - Jane Jane - Bonny Light Horseman - 37d03d

Peggy Seeger (Ewan MacColl) - Song Of Choice - The Folkways Years 1955-1992 - Folkways

Keb' Mo' - Put A Woman In Charge (feat. Rosanne Cash) - [single] - Kind of Blue Music

Patty Griffin - Where I Come From - Patty Griffin - PGM/Thirty Tigers

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

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

Josh Ritter - All Some Kind of Dream - Fever Breaks - Pytheas Recordings

Mipso - Servant To It - Edges Run - AntiFragile Music

Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves - Eighth of January - Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves - Free Dirt

April Verch (Hayes Griffin) - Foolish Heart - Bright Like Gold - Slab Town

Aubrie Sellers - Far From Home - Far From Home - Aubrie Sellers

Hour Two:

Billy Strings - Long Forgotten Dream – Home – Rounder

David Grier - Waiting On Daddy's Money - Ways of the World – Dreadnought

Leyla McCalla - Lavi Vye Neg - The Capitalist Blues - Pias America

Forest Sun - Knowing How It Ends - Brighter Day - ForestSunMusic

Robert Ellis & Courtney Hartman - Here I Am In Love Again - Dear John - Refuge Foundation for the Arts

Kristin Andreassen - The New Ground (in-studio) - Folk Alley in-studio session recording - Folk Alley in-studio

Kristin Andreassen - 'Simmon (in-studio) - Folk Alley in-studio session recording - Folk Alley in-studio

David Grisman's Dawg Trio - Little Bitty Town - Plays Tunes & Sings Songs - Acoustic Disc

Greg Brown - Downtown & Intro. (live) - One Night - Red House

The Honey Dewdrops - Rainy Windows - Anyone Can See - The Honey Dewdrops

Victor Furtado - Rattletrap - Dellorto Island - Patuxent Music

The Gina Furtado Project - Airplane Ride - I Hope You Have A Good Life - Mountain Home Music

The Infamous Stringdusters - Wake the Dead - Rise Sun - Tape Time Records

Tanya Tucker - Hard Luck - While I'm Livin' - Fantasy/Concord Music


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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