The Songcircle

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Airs at: Fri, 01/28/2022 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 01/21/22

Airs at: Fri, 01/21/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 01/14/2022: River Songs

Airs at: Fri, 01/14/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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What's on The Songcircle this week? Songs about rivers, that's what. And who's in The Songcircle this week? Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, Paul Simon, Willie Nelson, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Nick Drake, Judy Collins, Jimmy Cliff, Tim Buckley, Den... Read more

The Songcircle on 01/07/22

Airs at: Fri, 01/07/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 12/31/21

Airs at: Fri, 12/31/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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(Doug) Yule Log: 1968-2000

Airs at: Fri, 12/24/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Bassist, organist, guitarist, and singer Doug Yule has unfairly gotten short shrift throughout the history of The Velvet Underground, ever since he replaced John Cale in the lineup of the legendary group in late 1968, and most recently in Portland filmmaker Todd Haynes' non... Read more

The Songcircle on 12/17/21

Airs at: Fri, 12/17/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 12/10/21

Airs at: Fri, 12/10/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 12/03/21

Airs at: Fri, 12/03/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Guest host: Dan Shramek Read more

Chanukah Songs, New Music, and Dave Frishberg Live

Airs at: Fri, 11/26/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Longtime Portland treasure Dave Frishberg passed away last week. The centerpiece of today's show is about a half-hour of him performing a set of his witty tunes, including two in duet with his fellow Schoolhouse Rock scribe Bob Dorough. We'll also sample a great new album o... Read more

The Songcircle on 11/19/21

Airs at: Fri, 11/19/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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