Folk Alley's Blog Posts Tagged 'Folk Alley' (17)

Hear It First at Folk Alley - Cahalen Morrison & Eli West

by Kim Ruehl, for FolkAlley.com

Traditional old time, folk, and country-western music isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they think of Seattle. When the Emerald City gets respect for its rootsy music, it’s usually from critics praising the acoustic spirit of bands like Fleet Foxes and the Head and the Heart. But, the truth is that Seattle’s relationship with old timey music and trad country goes back far…

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Added by Folk Alley on January 30, 2014 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Hear It First at Folk Alley ~ Mindy Smith: 'Mindy Smith'

**On June 26, Mindy Smith releases her latest album, 'Mindy Smith,' and you can stream it in its entirety at FolkAlley.com until then.**

CLICK HERE to LISTEN

by Kim Ruehl, for folkalley.com

It's been eight years since Mindy Smith dropped her intensely introspective debut - One Moment More- on Vanguard Records. Since then,…

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Added by Folk Alley on June 19, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hear It First at Folk Alley ~ Chris Smither: 'Hundred Dollar Valentine'

**This 'Hear It First' album is no longer available for streaming.**

by Kim Ruehl, for folkalley.com

Two songs into his new album Hundred Dollar Valentine,Chris Smither sings, "I don't have to prove anything to anyone." Considering his entire career, that seems about right.

It's not so much an original sentiment for modern music, of course,but this is no expression of youthful angst and hubristic defiance. After all,…

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Added by Folk Alley on June 12, 2012 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Hear It First: Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer - 'Little Blue Egg'

**Audio for Little Blue Egg, the new album by Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer, is no longer available.**

By Elena See, FolkAlley.com

Have you ever watched that television show about antiques? Antiques Roadshow? Well, if you have, you're familiar with the look on people's faces when they present what they just know are priceless treasures to the antiquities experts. You know what I'm…

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Added by Folk Alley on February 11, 2012 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Review: Bearfoot ~ American Story

by Jim Blum, FolkAlley.com

 

Bearfoot

American Story

(Compass Records)

 

It all began at a music camp in Alaska years ago when the members of Bearfoot met as teenagers. Their love of music and playing together flourished and they began touring and recording. For this new…

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Added by Folk Alley on November 10, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

FolkAlley.com offers a First Listen of Joy Kills Sorrow's upcoming release, This Unknown Science

Boston-based string band Joy Kills Sorrow is set to release their sophomore studio full-length album, This Unknown Science, on Signature Sounds, this Tuesday, September 13, 2011.

 

You can hear it first HERE in its entirety before it comes out.

 

The early twenty-somethings that comprise the band deliver string-based music that reflects a zealousness for indie-rock…

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Added by Folk Alley on September 10, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Folk Alley and NPR present a First Listen of the new Gillian Welch release

Click Here to Listen to The Harrow and the Harvest in its entirety.

 

~ by Elena See, FolkAlley.com



Here's a question you probably never thought you'd hear from Gillian Welch and David Rawlings: What do you do when the songs you're writing aren't any good?



Surprisingly, that question has haunted the pair's music-making…

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Added by Folk Alley on June 27, 2011 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Folk Alley offers a First Listen of Eliza Gilkyson’s upcoming release, Roses at the End of Time

Eliza Gilkyson releases her latest album, Roses at the End of Time (Red House Records) on May 3, and you can hear it in its entirety on FolkAlley.com, before the release date.

 
 
Eliza’s music has always reflected her vivid vision of the world around her, full of joys and sorrows. The songs on Roses at the End of Time are no…
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Added by Folk Alley on April 29, 2011 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

NPR and Folk Alley present a First Listen of Alison Krauss and Union Station's new CD 'Paper Airplane'

'Paper Airplane' will stream here in its entirety until the CD release day on April 12th...Click Here to Listen!



~ by Elena See, FolkAlley.com



O, Alison Krauss and Union Station, where art thou? Krauss fans have been asking since 2004, when the group released its…

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Added by Folk Alley on April 4, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

NPR and Folk Alley present a First Listen of Lucinda Williams' new CD 'Blessed'

You can stream Blessed its entirety or each individual track separately until the CD release day on March 1

 

 Click Here to Listen!



by Elena See, FolkAlley.com



Stand back and look at Lucinda Williams' songwriting catalog, and you'll see themes that keep coming back: love, unrequited love, heartbreak,…

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Added by Folk Alley on February 21, 2011 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

NPR & Folk Alley present a First Listen of Abigail Washburn's 'City of Refuge'

NPR Music and Folk Alley present a First Listen of Abigail Washburn's highly anticipated new CD release, City of Refuge! Be among the first to hear the entire CD before its release date on Tuesday, Jan. 11th. 



CLICK HERE to listen to the complete CD, in its…

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Added by Folk Alley on January 7, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Folk Alley Listener Poll ~ Vote for the Best Folk CDs of 2010

Vote for your favorite folk releases of 2010!

 

2010 was another amazingly rich year in the folk and roots music world, with some of the best new music released in any genre. Folk Alley wants you to tell us what your favorite new folk releases were in 2010.

 

We've listed all the new CDs that were added to our library in 2010 ---- please select up to 10 CDs that you would call your favorites for the…

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Added by Folk Alley on December 15, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

FOLK ALLEY and NPR MUSIC PRESENT A LIVE WEBCAST OF THE AMA AWARDS

Join Folk Alley and NPR Music for a live webcast of the 2010 AMA Awards and Honor Show this Thursday (9/8) beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET. The webcast is hosted by veteran Americana music radio DJ Jessie Scott and will be streamed at FolkAlley.com and NPRMusic.org. Performances will also be… Continue

Added by Folk Alley on September 8, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Folk Alley and NPR Music present a First Listen: Justin Townes Earle, 'Harlem River Blues'

by Elena See, FolkAlley.com



Click here to listen to Harlem River Blues in its entirety, or sample individual tracks.



For a guy who grew up in a sort of musical royal family — he's the son of Steve Earle, and was named for Townes Van Zandt — it's surprising that Justin Townes Earle has only been making… Continue

Added by Folk Alley on August 30, 2010 at 6:59am — No Comments

NPR Music and Stations to Exclusively Webcast and Broadcast Full Concerts From George Wein's Newport Folk Festival, July 31-August 1

NPR Music, together with six partner radio stations, is exclusively live webcasting and broadcasting dozens of performances from George Wein's Newport Folk Festival and CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival, offering four days of music by some of the country's most acclaimed artists. NPR Music and WFUV New York, FolkAlley.com… Continue

Added by Folk Alley on July 27, 2010 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Folk Alley's Cooking with New Releases (Better Read This Before You Order)

NATALIE MERCHANT ~ Leave Your Sleep



Most of us remember when our parents read to us. Many parents choose to read nursery rhymes or less serious (if only on the surface) examples from literature. Natalie Merchant had an enriching experience reading to her daughter for six years but still felt that in many cases "the dried yellow parchment" needed a spark. Defining that spark led to… Continue

Added by Folk Alley on May 27, 2010 at 9:29am — 1 Comment

Folk Alley and NPR Music present a First Listen of Crooked Still's new CD, 'Some Strange Country'

Click here to stream the CD in its entirety until May 18th!



by Elena See, FolkAlley.com ~



What should we call a quintet of musicians who make traditional music and songs brand new again? Alternative folk? String-bandy? Bluegrass-esque? How about...Crooked Still?



Their new album, the group's fourth, is called Some… Continue

Added by Folk Alley on May 10, 2010 at 6:36am — 5 Comments

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