The Songcircle

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Airs at: Fri, 01/22/2021 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 01/15/21

Airs at: Fri, 01/15/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 01/08/21

Airs at: Fri, 01/08/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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All Is Not Quiet on New Year's Day

Airs at: Fri, 01/01/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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We start 2021 with an eclectic bang, with New Year's songs from, yes, U2 (but not in its familiar version), as well as the great Peggy Lee, B.B. King, ABBA, Otis Redding & Carla Thomas, Richard & Linda Thompson, The Zombies, Graham Parker, Death Cab for Cutie, and Slaid Cle... Read more

It's a Songcircle Christmas, with the Stumptown Soul Holiday Spectacular!

Airs at: Fri, 12/25/2020 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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For many of the past few years, it's been a holiday tradition on The Songcircle to welcome the band from the beloved annual Stumptown Soul Holiday Spectacular benefit concert. Since they can't play live for us this year, we're revisiting highlights from several years' perfo... Read more

The Songcircle on 12/18/20

Airs at: Fri, 12/18/2020 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 12/11/20

Airs at: Fri, 12/11/2020 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Black & White Album: African-American Artists Cover The Beatles

Airs at: Fri, 12/04/2020 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Today's program focuses mainly on material from the latter-day masterpieces The Beatles (a.k.a. the White Album) and Abbey Road, drawn largely from three expertly-curated compilations: 2011's Come Together: Black America Sings Lennon-McCartney, its 2016 sequel Let It Be: Bl... Read more

Ok, Music Made By Boomers IS OK on the SongCircle

Airs at: Fri, 11/27/2020 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Phil G here, This Friday, 11/27, I’ll be opening up some deluxe reissues and archival box sets. Artists include John Lennon, Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, The Doors, and Lou Reed. I’ll also be featuring the new Archival releases from Joni Mitchell and the late John Prine. Th... Read more

The Songcircle on 11/20/20

Airs at: Fri, 11/20/2020 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 11/13/20

Airs at: Fri, 11/13/2020 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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