The Songcircle

The Songcircle blends songs from various eras and genres to reveal new connections, exposing forgotten artists and discovering new ones.

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The 'BOO is Alive - with the Sound of the Von Trapps!

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Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Portland's own Von Trapps sing for the 'Circle
We're delighted to welcome the Von Trapps to this week's Songcircle. They are Portland residents and, yes, the youngest generation of performers from the famous Von Trapp family depicted in the classic musical The Sound of Music. They've performed and recorded with Rufus Wainwright and Portland luminaries Pink Martini and Storm Large. The sound of the Von Trapps' own music features some of the old-fashioned innocence and sibling harmonies you might expect from the family franchise, joined to a contemporary sensibility.

Tim Buckley's lyricist, Portland's Larry Beckett, returns to The Songcircle!

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Fri, 09/25/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Tim Buckley collaborator Larry Beckett shares his new project!

The Songcircle welcomes back Portland's own Larry Beckett, lifelong friend and collaborator of the late, great Tim Buckley, who wrote the words to many of Tim's best-loved songs. He'll be joined by Stuart Anthony of England's The Long Lost Band, who have partnered with Larry on his first album-length project since his work with Buckley. They'll share songs from the release, One More Mile, in both live-on-air and studio versions.

Live music from Charleston's John Lilly and Portland's Lauren Sheehan!

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Fri, 09/11/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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John Lilly and Lauren Sheehan LIVE!
All the way from Charleston, WV, The Songcircle is pleased to welcome country-style songwriter John Lilly. And from right here in Portland, the rootsy stylings of Lauren Sheehan. (They both play Artichoke Music on Saturday night.)

The Songcircle on 09/04/15

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Fri, 09/04/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 08/28/15

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Fri, 08/28/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 08/21/15

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Fri, 08/21/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 08/14/15

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Fri, 08/14/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 08/07/15

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Fri, 08/07/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 07/31/15

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Fri, 07/31/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 07/24/15

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Fri, 07/24/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Interview with Adam Franklin of Swervedriver - by Heather Lane

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Fri, 03/06/2015

Heather says:

As a devotee of the music of Adam Franklin since my early 20s, I was thrilled to have an opportunity to interview him upon the release of Swervedriver's new album, I Wasn't Born To Lose You, their first in over 17 years. This interview also marks my return to radio after a protracted bout of illness with Lyme disease and electrohypersensitivity, combined with a complete lack of diagnosis, which left me to languish for most of a decade.

As a musician myself, I relate to Adam's creative process and share influences. My conversational interview style is a result of my excitement to speak with my favorite musician, and also due to my place on the autistic spectrum. My enthusiasm and filter-free approach were met by Adam with engaged patience and just the kind of detail I was hoping for. Please enjoy and thanks for listening.

Jane Siberry Live on KBOO

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Fri, 12/05/2014
  • Length: 19:49 minutes (18.14 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Peter Mulvey Live on KBOO

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Fri, 10/24/2014
  • Title: Peter Mulvey
  • Length: 22:31 minutes (15.46 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

Songcircle 3/4/11 Interview with John Wesley Harding/Wesley Stace

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Thu, 03/10/2011

 Singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding, a.k.a. author Wesley Stace, stopped by to discuss his new novel, Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer, about an early-20th-century opera composer whose career is cut short by a scandalous murder-suicide. Wes performed the folk ballad "Little Musgrave," which figures prominently in the novel's plot. He also shared two new tunes from his forthcoming, made-in-Portland album.

Following the approx. 50 minute interview is a brief snippet of British folk legend Nic Jones' "The Flandyke Shore"; Wes paid tribute to Jones on the great 1999 album, Trad Arr Jones, on which he first performed "Little Musgrave".


The Songcircle playlist for 10/02/2015

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Dan BernDisarmamentrecorded at KBOO, 3/2001
Cheryl WheelerIf It Were Up to MeSylvia Hotel
Pink Martini feat. Rufus Wainwright and the von TrappsGet Happy/Happy Days Are Here AgainGet Happy
Kate & Anna McGarrigleTell My Sisterself-titled
The Louvin BrothersTake the News to My MotherTragic Songs of Life
Sister SledgeMama Never Told MeThe Best of Sister Sledge
The Everly BrothersTake a Message to MaryHeartaches and Harmonies [Box Set]
"'Til I Kissed Her"
The von TrappsNext to Melive on air
"People Like Us"
"Dancing in Goldsame
The Jackson 5Feelin' AlrightLive at the Forum
The Bee GeesI've Got to Get a Message to YouIdea
Charlie ParrEvil CompanionStumpjumper
The Isley BrothersLove the One You're WithGivin' It Back
Moody Little SisterWild Placessame
Paul McCartneyTug of War (Remix)same (re-release)

The Songcircle playlist for 09/25/2015

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David BlueThese 23 Days in Septembersame
Big StarSeptember GurlsRadio City
Roseanne Cash with Johnny CashSeptember When it ComesRules of Travel
PrinceThe FutureBatman
Leonard CohenThe Futuresame
Tim BuckleyNo Man Can Find the WarLive at the Folklore Center, NYC
Larry Beckett and Stuart AnthonyParadoslive on air
The Long Lost Band feat. Larry BeckettBabylonOne More Mile
Larry Beckett and Stuart AnthonyJohn Lennonlive on air
The Long Lost Band feat. Larry BeckettWinter BluesOne More Mile
Stuart AnthonyOn the Hooklive on air
Tim BuckleySong to the Siren (From The Monkees TV show)Morning Glory: The Tim Buckley Anthology
Patty GriffinGunpowderServant of Love
Breanna Lee PruettNew LifeGypsy Bells
Talking HeadsBurning Down the HouseSpeaking in Tongues

The Songcircle playlist for 09/04/2015

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The Beau BrummelsTurn AroundBradley's Barn
The DoorsSummer's Almost GoneWaiting for the Sun
LoveAugustFour Sail
Lou ReedSeptember SongLost in the Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill
Simon & GarfunkelApril Come She WillSongs of Silence
Holcombe WallerInto the Dark Unknownsame
Jackie GreeneTrust SomebodyBack to Birth
Karyn AnnBest Intentionslive on air
Stephanie ScelzaLeave Me Alone or Take Me to Bed"
Karyn AnnAmbivalent"
Stephanie ScelzaNo Money in This Music"
"Heat Wave"
Karyn AnnAberration"
The Beach BoysLittle BirdFriends
The Beau BrummelsLittle BirdBradley's Barn
Original CastLittle Bird, Little BirdMan of la Mancha: Original Broadway Cast Recording
Elizabeth MitchellLittle Bird, Little BirdYou Are My Little Bird
Annie LennoxLittle BirdDiva
FernandoBurned Out LoveLeave the Radio On
Leonard CohenJoan of ArcCan't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour

The Songcircle playlist for 08/28/2015

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Andy J Forrest BandLet Em DieReal StoriesSlang
Andre Codrescu w/ New Orleans Klezmer All StarsLooting WalMartInto The MaelstromCoffee House Press, publisher--
Marcia BallWhere Do You GOLive
Andre Codrescu w/ New Orleans Klezmer All StarsTale of Two CitiesInto The MaelstromCoffee House Press, publisher--
GalacticHeart of SteelYa-Ka-MayAnti
Andre Codrescu w/ New Orleans Klezmer All Starsfridges to heavenInto The MaelstromCoffee House Press, publisher--
Kirk Joseph's Backyard GrooveWhat's Going OnLive
Dr. Michael WhiteCanal St BluesOur New Orleans 2005Nonesuch
Andre Codrescu w/ New Orleans Klezmer All StarsFEMA CheckInto The MaelstromCoffee House Press, publisher--
Bruce SpringsteenHow Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And LiveLive 2006Live Recording
Andre Codrescu w/ New Orleans Klezmer All Starsmother quarterInto The MaelstromCoffee House Press, publisher--
John Boutte'Louisiana 1927Live
Andre Codrescu w/ New Orleans Klezmer All StarsLet's Watch My House FloatInto The MaelstronCoffee House Press, publisher--
Preservation Hall Jazz BandWestlawn DirgeNew Orleans Preservation Vol 1Preservation Hall Recordings
Allen ToussaintWho's Gonna Help BrotherLive
Moon By YouInsatiable AlienPre-releasestudio Demo
Moon By YouEffigiesVacuum Dream MachineMoon By You
Moon By YouGot My PeopleGot My PeopleMoon By You
Phil G here, I'm filling in for Jeff Rosenberg today with a special requiem for New Orleans on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the catastrophic levee failure after Hurricane Katrina. The music is interspersed with poetry and Music from Andre Codrescu and the New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars
All of the Live Music from Jazz Fest can be found here
Thanks to Portland indie band Moon By You for coming in and talking today.

The Songcircle playlist for 08/21/2015

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Hamell on TrialArtist in AmericaThe Happiest Man in the World
Ani DiFrancoBoth Hands (Live)More Joy, Less Shame
Elliott SmithNeedle in the HayElliott Smith
The Balancing ActWonderful World TonightNew Campfire Songs
PalefaceWorld Full of CopsPaleface
Meat PuppetsLake of FireMeat Puppets II
Milky ChanceDown by the RiverSadnecessary
The UncludedThe AquariumHokey Fright
KilaRachel CorrieSuas Síos
Jim PageI'd Rather Be Dancing (Rachel's Song)Head Full of Pictures
Steve EarleAshes to AshesJerusalem
Joe Strummer and the MescalarosGet Down MosesStreetcore
Rachid TahaRock el CasbahThe Future is Unwritten: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
StewBroadwayThe Sandinista Project
The ClashJulie's Been Working for the Drug SquadGive 'Em Enough Rope
ChumbawambaBankrobberA Singsong and a Scrap
Lily Allen feat. Mick JonesStraight to HellWar Child Presents: Heroes
Joe StrummerThe Road to Rock 'n' RollMusic Millennium, Portland OR 11/2/99 (collector's recording)
Cry Cry CryCold Missouri WatersCry Cry Cry
FernandoKingdom ComeLeave the Radio On
Hamell on TrialHailTough Love
Happy Birthday, Joe Strummer! (Pictured at Music Millennium, 11/2/99)

The Songcircle playlist for 08/14/2015

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The WeepiesLearning to FlySirens
Iris DeMentFrom an AirplaneThe Trackless Woods
Rickie Lee JonesJimmy ChooThe Other Side of Desire
Frazey FordDoneIndian Ocean
SweetwaterMotherless ChildCycles: The Reprise Collection
Jackie DeShannonBette Davis EyesNew Arrangement
Dory PrevinWild Roses (Love Song to the Monster)We're Children Of Coincidence and Harpo Marx
Judith HillBeautiful LifeBack in Time
LevellersThe BoatmanLevelling the Land
Richard ThompsonThe May QueenVariations EP [Still: Deluxe Edition]
NirvanaOn a PlainUnplugged in New York
Phil OchsPretty Smart on My PartRehearsals for Retirement
RodriguezI WonderCold Fact
De La SoulMe, Myself & I3 Feet High and Rising
The SmithereensBlue Period11
Sam PhillipsI Can't Stop CryingThe Indescribable Wow
Tony FurtadoBroken Belllive on air
"Dying Language"
"Pretty Peggy-O"

The Songcircle playlist for 08/07/2015

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Jason IsbellStockholmSoutheastern
Drive-By TruckersOutfitDecoration Day
The BandWhispering PinesThe Band
Drive-By TruckersDanko/ManuelThe Dirty South
Jason IsbellFlagshipSomething More than Free
Ray Wylie HubbardConversations with the DevilCrusades of the Restless Knights
Dan BernWaffle HouseHoody
PJ HarveyDown by the WaterTo Bring You My Love
The DecemberistsDown by the WaterThe King is Dead
Connor Kennedy and MinstrelDown by the WaterLive in Utopia
MyshikinTroublelive on air
"Cor Vidae"
Buddy Miles ExpressDown by the RiverThe Best of Buddy Miles

The Songcircle playlist for 07/31/2015

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Jason IsbellSpeed Trap TownSomething More Than Free
Original CastToo Darn HotKiss Me Kate (Original Broadway Cast)
Elvis PresleyBlue MoonElvis at Sun
Big StarBlue MoonThird
BeckBlue MoonMorning Phase
Traveling WilburysNew Blue MoonVolume 3
Paul McCartneyBlue Moon of KentuckyUnplugged
Jason IsbellChildren from ChildrenSomething More Than Free
Jaime Leopold and the Short StoriesTBDlive on air
Alison KraussDown to the River to PrayO Brother, Where Art Thou? Original Soundtrack
Ray Wylie HubbardDown by the RiverThe Grifter's Hymnal
Milky ChanceDown by the RiverSadnecessary
Neil YoungDown by the RiverMassey Hall 1971

The Songcircle playlist for 07/24/2015

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Sharon MarieSummertimePet Projects: The Brian Wilson Productions
Brian WilsonSummertimeBrian Wilson Reminagines Gershwin
The Dukes of Stratosphear (aka XTC)Pale and PreciousPsonic Psunspot
Rob Wasserman w/Brian Wilson and Carnie WilsonFantasy is Reality/Bells of MadnessTrios
Rufus WainwrightWonderful/Song for ChildrenWar Child Presents: Heroes (V.A.)
Geraint WatkinsHeroes and VillainsDial "W" for Watkins
The Beach BoysSlip On ThroughSunflower
James LowTBDlive on air
"The Stars Don't Care"
Pete SeegerVictor Jara1978/07/03 Royal Albert Hall (collectors' recording)
"Estadio Chile"
Victor JaraVamos por Ancho CaminoEl Derecho de Vivir en Paz
Brian WilsonBrian WilsonLive at the Roxy Theatre
"'Til I Die"
"Can't Wait Too LongThat Lucky Old Sun
"Midnight's Another Day"
Elvis Costello and The Brodsky QuartetGod Only KnowsThe Juliet Letters [Deluxe Edition]
The Beach BoysIn the Back of My MindThe Beach Boys Today
Brian WilsonIn the Back of My Mind (1975 Demo)No Pier Pressure [Target Exclusive Deluxe Edition]

The Songcircle playlist for 07/17/2015

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The Gypsy MothsFallacyself-titled
Warren ZevonKeep Me in Your HeartThe Wind
Dave Camp and John Averill, "The Neverly Brothers"Let It Be Meinternet video
StereovisionWhat is Realself-titled
Dick GaughanSail Onsame
The BeatlesWhile My Guitar Gently Weeps (Acoustic Version)Anthology 3
Ara LeeGypsy Womanlive on air
Amy Sue BerlinOne Last Thing"
Dana LouiseAll the Pretty Boys"
Kathryn ClaireEveryone Goes Home Alone"
Ara LeeThe Art of Letters"
Amy Sue BerlinHard to Say Goodbye"
Dana LouiseSoldier's Heart"
Kathryn ClaireSweet Chariot"
Ara LeeBorn"
The Nowhere Band (feat. Dave Camp)Here Comes the SunLive for The Eugene Ballet
Solomon BurkeNone of Us Are FreeDon't Give Up on Me
Dave Camp's words:


Marie-Josee Dandeneau

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