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 #200702

    • July 03, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, join Elena for a show featuring our Favorite Folk, Roots, and Americana Music of 2020 (so far.) Hear music from Ondara, John Moreland, Bonny Light Horseman, Jake Blount, The Mammals, Sunny War, Gretchen Peters, Eliza Gilkyson, Katie Pruitt, and William Prince; our exclusive in-studio Sessions with Kyshona and Sierra Hull from the 30A Songwriters Festival; and much more!

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200625

    • June 26, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we revisit "Folk Alley's 100 Most Essential Folk Songs," compiled from a survey of our listeners. Hear favorites from Joan Baez, Phil Ochs, Donovan, and Joni Mitchell; then see how Folk Alley listeners voted as we count down the top ten most essential folk songs. In hour two, it's new music from Freddie & Francine, Sunny War, Steve Earle, and Lori McKenna, and much more!

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200618

    • June 20, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for a special Father's Day tribute to "musical dads" and their talented offspring, with music from Woody Guthrie, Greg Brown, Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright III, Willie Nelson, Wayne Scott, and much more!

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200611

    • June 12, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, consider different perspectives with music from Ondara, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Rhiannon Giddens, and Odetta; new music from Nell & Jim Band, Sarah Jarosz, Courtney Marie Andrews, Pokey LaFarge, and Ellis Delaney; a classic from Rev. Gary Davis; plus favorites from Lula Wiles, Kaia Kater, Jorma Kaukonen, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200604

    • June 05, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, songs for kindness, action, and unity with music from Frank Turner, Mavis Staples, and Kyshona; previously unreleased archival recordings by Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton from 1962; a set of exclusive Folk Alley recordings from the 30A Songwriters Festival from Amy Ray, Chastity Brown, and John Gorka; new music by Rachel Garlin, Jake Blount, Nell & Jim Band, Ondara, Libby Rodenbough, Steve Earle & the Dukes; and much more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200528

    • May 29, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, join host Elena See for an exclusive in-studio session and interview with the Indigo Girls, recorded at this year's 30A Songwriters Festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida; new music from Seamus Egan, Sarah Jarosz, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Sierra Hull, Jake Blount, and Rachel Garlin; we go back in the Folk Alley archive for a exclusive in-studio performance by The Ditty Bops; plus favorites from Parker Millsap, Billy Strings, Amos Lee, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200521

    • May 23, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, Elena See shares new music from Jackson Browne, John Craigie, Gretchen Peters, and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit; plus Matt Smith, the managing director at Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts, joins Folk Alley host Cindy Howes for a special guest dj set and conversation about the venue's annual Campfire Festival moving "online." We also wish Bob Dylan and Rosanne Cash a "happy birthday" and much more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200514

    • May 16, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, it's an exclusive Folk Alley Session with Kim Richey, recorded at this year's 30A Songwriters Festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida; new music from Crys Matthews & Heather Mae, Indigo Girls, and Steve Forbert; favorites from Jesse Colin Young, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Jeffrey Foucault; plus listener requests in hour two!

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200507

    • May 09, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we spend some time remembering the late, great Guy Clark with music by Chatham County Line, Steve Earle, and the man himself; Lori McKenna has a new song out for this year's graduating class; more new music from Laura Marling, Jake Blount, The Mammals, and Special Consensus; plus favorites from Birds of Chicago, Slaid Cleaves and much more!

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #200430

    • May 01, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, join host Elena See for an exclusive in-studio session with songwriter Taylor Ashton, performing songs from his debut solo album, 'The Romantic'; new music from Courtney Marie Andrews, Chatham County Line, James Hyland, Lucinda WIlliams, Laura Marling and Waxahatchee; plus, we remember the tragic events that happened on May 4th, 1970 at Kent State University 50 years later with music from Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young; and more.