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 #210114

    • January 15, 2021
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we honor the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement with music by Nina Simone, Odetta, Our Native Daughters, Resistance Revival Chorus, Rhiannon Giddens, Mavis Staples, Patty Griffin, Pete Seeger, and much in hour two.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #210107

    • January 09, 2021
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, Elena See pays tribute to the great Tony Rice who passed away on Christmas Day; blues from Ma Rainey, Odetta, and Holmes Brothers; plus new music from Barry Gibb (with Jason Isbell,) Humbird, the Onlies, Sturgill Simpson, Wes Corbett, Taylor Ashton, Justin Moses, Amy Ray, and Steve Earle, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #201231

    • January 01, 2021
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we welcome in the new year and explore "all things new" as we flip the calendar and look forward to new beginnings in 2021. Hear music by The Mavericks, Bill Scorzari, Amanda Anne Platte & the Honeycutters, Upstate, Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert, Robby Hecht, The Steel Wheels, Kristin Andreassen, Che Apalache, Tom Brosseau, Seth Lakeman, and so much more!

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #201224

    • December 29, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, join host Elena See for an encore broadcast of one of our favorite shows from the past year. Hear a recap and review of the Folk Alliance International Conference that was held in January 2020 in New Orleans, LA, with a set of exclusive Folk Alley recordings from conference keynote interviewee, Ani DiFranco; plus Mavis Staples, Amythyst Kiah, and The Small Glories; more music by new discoveries from Emily Mae Winters, Oshima Brothers, the Bookshop Band, Emily Wurramara, Mariel Buckley and Tami Neilson; and we, celebrate the life of the late David Olney, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #201217

    • December 18, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, it's our annual Christmas show! Join Elena See for music from Raul Malo and The Mavericks, legends Leon Redbone and Dr. John, and Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks; new songs for the season from Calexico feat. Gaby Moreno, Dolly Parton, and Andrew Bird; more favorites by Laurie Lewis, John Hartford, Keb' Mo', The Sweetback Sisters, Kacey Musgraves, The Kruger Brothers, and Mary Gauthier; plus we celebrate the great Jorma Kaukonen on his milestone birthday; and more!

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #201210

    • December 11, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we celebrate Hanukkah with music by Finest Kind, Watkins Family Hour, and Loudon Wainwright III; a new song for the holidays by Mark Erelli; and we do the deep dive in the Best of 2020 with Folk Alley's staff, hosts, and writers favorite albums and songs of the year; plus the results of our Best of 2020 Listener Poll are in! Tune in to find out who made our lists!

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #201203

    • December 04, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, it's that time of year to look back on the "best of the best" of the year as Elena See shares her top 10 list of 2020 with music by Ondara, Steep Canyon Rangers, Gretchen Peters, Jake Blount, and more; plus, we remember the late Hal Ketchum; some "LaFavorite" friends pay tribute to the great Jimmy LaFave; new holiday music from Grant-Lee Phillips; and much more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #201126

    • November 27, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, Elena See kicks off the Holiday Music Season with new tracks from Akron, OH's favorite honky-tonk band, The Shootouts, Liz Longley, and Tami Neilson; new music from the Resistance Revival Chorus, Steve Earle, Yola & the Highwomen, The Suitcase Junket, Wesley Schultz, Sam Amidon, The Onlies, and the Evie Ladin Band; a set celebrating the great Hazel Dickens, featuring new music by Kelsey Waldon; plus favorites from Townes Van Zandt, Mamadou Diabate, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #201119

    • November 20, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week of Folk Alley, join Elena See for new music from Langhorne Slim, Nova Scotian funeral director-turned songwriter, Terra Spencer, Irish-American Danny Burns, Amanda Shires w/ Jason Isbell, Adam Hurt, Max Gomez, Dave Alvin, The Steel Wheels, Justin Moses, and Kelsey Waldon; plus favorites from The Highwomen, Della Mae, Emma Swift, Taj Mahal, Cassandra Wilson, Billy Strings, John Prine, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #201112

    • November 13, 2020
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley join Elena See for music for hope and dancing from The Mavericks, Peter Ostroushko, and Donna the Buffalo; new music by Raye Zaragoza, Joachim Cooder, Jamestown Revival, Steep Canyon Rangers, Jeff Tweedy, Adam Hurt, Danny Burns, and Ashleigh Flynn & the Riveters; plus favorites from Rayna Gellert, Aoife O'Donovan, Nickel Creek, Mandolin Orange, and much more.