The Songcircle

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Airs at: Fri, 04/16/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Every Friday from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Songcircle blends songs from various eras and genres to reveal new connections, exposing forgotten artists and discovering new ones, exploring connective themes and topics, or responding to the events of the day.

Studio guests have included Loudon Wainwright III, Peter Buck (REM), Rodriguez, Joe Ely, Laura Veirs, Eric Andersen, Wesley Stace (a.k.a. John Wesley Harding), Dan Bern, Richmond Fontaine, Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5/Young Fresh Fellows), Jane Siberry, Freakwater, Erin McKeown, Barry McGuire ("Eve of Destruction"), Annalisa Tornfelt, The Von Trapps, Casey Neill, Tim Buckley lyricist Larry Beckett, noted music writers Greil Marcus and Peter Guralnick, and many others, as well as phone conversations with Peter Case, Jason Isbell, Colin Blunstone and Chris White of The Zombies, Stu Cook of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Peter Asher, and Elvis Costello keyboardist Steve Nieve.

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The Songcircle on 04/09/21

Airs at: Fri, 04/09/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Talking with Wesley Stace about the Songs of John Wesley Harding

Airs at: Fri, 04/02/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle welcomes our first guest since February, 2020! And it's "returning champion" Wesley Stace, a.k.a. John Wesley Harding, with whom we Zoomed this week to talk about his new compilation released today, The Good Lyre: Songs of John Wesley Harding. The tracklist f... Read more

Wishing for a Farewell to Arms; Wishing Don Heffington a Fond Farewell

Airs at: Fri, 03/26/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Songs about the scourge of the Second Amendment from The Avett Brothers, Dan Bern, Casey Neill (a Songcircle exclusive!) and others. Then, we say goodbye to beloved Americana drummer and musical artist Don Heffington through songs he played on by Bob Dylan, Victoria William... Read more

La La La, De Da Da Da, Bomp Bomp Bomp, Sham-a-Ling-Dong-Ding

Airs at: Fri, 03/19/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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A handful of songs about how nonsense can sometimes make the most sense. Also, a freshly minted soul masterpiece from Bruno Mars' and Anderson .Paak's new project Silk Sonic, a spotlight on a classic album by The Lovin' Spoonful, brand new music from songwriting heroes Ani ... Read more

Royals, Lockdown, and Public Transportation

Airs at: Fri, 03/12/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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A set of songs about what everyone's been talking about this week - the royal family - leads off today's show, which also features songs about love and buses from 1945, 1965, and 1985, a never-released George Harrison tune, and a vintage live-at-KBOO set from the songwriter... Read more

Yes, Bob Dylan's Grandson. And Grandpa Himself - with George Harrison!

Airs at: Fri, 03/05/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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This week on The Songcircle, Jeff’s back on the air for his first all-new show in more than a month. We’ll feature recent tunes from Laura Veirs, Fleet Foxes, Blitzen Trapper and others (including, yes, Bob Dylan’s grandson, Pablo!), newly-released, archival recordings from... Read more

The Black & White Album: African-American Artists Cover The Beatles

Airs at: Fri, 02/26/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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In honor of Black History Month, and in memory of James Burke of The Five Stairsteps (who perform the second song of today's show), who died last week, we are rebroadcasting this episode which originally aired last December.   Today's program focuses mainly on materia... Read more

New and Classic Music on The SongCircle

Airs at: Fri, 02/19/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Phil G here,  this friday, 2/19, I'll be filling in for Jeff in the SongCircle and I'll be playing some new releases and reissues from Black Artists, including Roberta Flacke, Curtis Mayfield, Esperanza Spalding Jon Batiste, Bill Withers, Andra Day, and many more. We will a... Read more

It's Carnival Time in The SongCircle

Airs at: Fri, 02/12/2021 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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  Hey Now! Phil G here; It’s a Carnival Season like no other, In Louisiana and in Portland. Join me, Phil G, this Friday, 2/12, as I bring you a special 2 hours ofsome Mardi Gras Music and interviews with Members of the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus, Portland’s Mardi Gras Krewe a... Read more

New Music on The Songcircle

Airs at: Fri, 02/05/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Join guest host Dan Shramek on The Songcircle this Friday from 1:30 to 3pm as we enjoy a variety of brand new music and 2020 favorites from Emma Swift, Andrew Bird & Jimbo Mathus, Fruition, the Secret Sisters, Logan Ledger, Joan Shelley, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Ri... Read more