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 #190207

    • February 10, 2019
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, an exclusive in-studio Session with former Stray Bird frontwoman, Maya de Vitry; in honor of Valentine's Day, we have a set for lovers and one for the lonely with songs from Mandolin Orange and Trampled By Turtles; new music from Our Native Daughters, plus a preview of some new March releases with music by The Honey Dewdrops, Over The Rhine, Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert, and Patty Griffin; and a set featuring the many talents of Jefferson Hamer including one from his new album, 'Alameda.'

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #190131

    • February 02, 2019
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, a new single from trio I'm With Her; more new music from Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Molly Tuttle, Mary Bragg, Caroline Spence, Lovers Leap, Lula Wiles, Leyla McCalla, and The Lonely Heartstring Band; a set of Beehive Productions' Field Recordings captured at The Hoot in New York State with music from Dom Flemons, The Brother Brothers, and Upstate; we say Happy Birthday to Del McCoury who turns 80 on February 1; plus favorites from Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Sierra Hull, Steve Goodman, Eric Bibb, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #190124

    • January 26, 2019
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, an exclusive Folk Alley Sessions with Boston-based trio, Lula Wiles performing songs from their just released Smithsonian Folkways debut, 'What Will We Do'; a tribute to Kate Wolf with songs from Nina Gerber, Peter Rowan & The Rowan Brothers, and the woman herself; new music from Maya de Vitry, Townes Van Zandt, Balsam Range; David Huckfelt, Hayes Carll, Patty Grififn, and more

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #190117

    • January 19, 2019
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we'll celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with songs from Eilen Jewell, Odetta, and Richie Havens; we'll hear a new single from Our Native Daughters (Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell); an exclusive Folk Alley Session from the 30A Songwriters Festival with Ruthie Foster; more new music from Pierce Pettis, Danny Burns, Dead Horses, Mandolin Orange, and Todd Snider; favorites by Claire Lynch, Guy Clarke, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #190110

    • January 13, 2019
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we gear up for the coming "super blood wolf moon" eclipse with songs from Neko Case, kd lang and Laura Veirs, Chris Kasper, and Neil Young; we'll hear new music from Balsam Range, Rachel Sumner, The Lonely Heartstring Band, Karan Casey, Bruce Springsteen, and a set from Irish-American folksinger, Danny Burns; plus favorites from Jimmy LaFave, The War and Treaty, Langhorne Slim & The Law, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #190103

    • January 05, 2019
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we look back on some of the Best Trad Albums of 2018 with music by Dom Flemons, Anna & Elizabeth, Genticorum, Evie Ladin, and Belen Escobedo; and we ring in the new year with brand new songs from Pierce Pettis, J.S. Ondara, Lula Wiles, Donna the Buffalo, and The Mammals; an exclusive Folk Alley Session recording with North Carolina-based quintet, Mipso; plus some favorites from Jon Stickley Trio, Samantha Fish, Birds of Chicago, Amy Helm, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #181227

    • December 31, 2018
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we celebrate the late, great Odetta on her birthday (December 31, 1930); a preview of some 2019 releases we're particularly excited about, including new music by The Lonely Heartstring Band, Maya de Vitry, J.S. Ondara, Yola, Peter Mulvey, and Yola; plus favorites from Rhiannon Giddens, Joy Kills Sorrow, Infamous Stringdusters, Eva Cassidy, and more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #181220

    • December 23, 2018
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, Elena See digs in to her Best of 2018 list. Find out who made her top 10 folk, roots, and Americana albums of the year. Plus an exclusive Folk Alley in-studio session with the North Carolina indie-Americana band, Mipso; and we share the artists who topped Folk Alley's Listener Poll for Best Albums of the Year.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #181213

    • December 15, 2018
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, we get into the Christmas mood with music from The Mavericks, JD McPherson, and Rodney Crowell. We'll hear from some Grammy Award nominees in the Folk and Americana categories with music by Brandi Carlile, John Prine, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, and we start digging in to our Year-End Favorites lists with picks from Folk Alley writer, Kelly McCartney and FA host, Cindy Howes' Best of 2018 lists including music by Courtney Marie Andrew, Lucy Wainwright Roche, John Prine, Kaia Kater, Ana Egge, Darlingside, The Low Anthem, and much more.

  • Folk Alley Radio Show #181206

    • December 15, 2018
    • Linda Fahey

    This week on Folk Alley, new music from Donna the Buffalo, Greensky Bluegrass, and Seth Lakeman. We'll revisit one of our favorite Folk Alley Sessions of the year featuring Anna & Elizabeth, performing songs from their 2018 release, 'The Invisible Comes To Us'; more exclusive recordings from our friends at Beehive Productions featuring The Wild Goats, Jefferson Hamer, and The Crimson Ragdolls; all this, plus we'll celebrate some of the winners of the 2018 Canadian Folk Music Awards, and more