The Songcircle

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Airs at: Fri, 04/27/2018 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 different genres and topics, or responding to the events of the day.

Past guests include Peter Buck (REM), Rodriguez, Elvis Costello keyboardist Steve Nieve, Joe Ely, Wesley Stace a.k.a. John Wesley Harding, Laura Veirs, Richmond Fontaine, Jane Siberry, Freakwater, Erin McKeown, Barry McGuire ("Eve of Destruction"), Dan Bern, Annalisa Tornfelt, The Von Trapps, Casey Neill, Scott McCaughey of The Minus 5/Young Fresh Fellows, Tim Buckley lyricist Larry Beckett, noted music writers Greil Marcus and Peter Guralnick, and many others.

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Guitarist Jamie Stillway, Live! Plus: Bettye LaVette does Dylan, and a 4/20 “Drug Episode”

Airs at: Fri, 04/20/2018 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Portland instrumental whiz Jamie Stillway visits The Songcircle to share and discuss tracks from her new EP, and play some acoustic tunes live on the air. We’ll also focus on R&B legend Bettye LaVette’s knockout new album of Bob Dylan covers, and observe 4/20 with songs abo... Read more

The Songcircle on 04/13/18

Airs at: Fri, 04/13/2018 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Join us for an afternoon of psychedelic exploration with HUNGER

Airs at: Fri, 04/06/2018 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Guest host Eric Isaacson from Mississippi Records will be playing unusual psych and garage records from 1:30 to 2:00. Then, at 2:00 Portland psych legends HUNGER will be live at KBOO for an interview about the re-release of their self titled psych masterpiece  LP from 1969 ... Read more

Shook Twins in the Studio!

Airs at: Fri, 03/30/2018 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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It’s been a few years since Kaetlyn and Laurie visited The Songcircle, so we’ll have some catching up to do. Plus, of course, they’ll play us some live music! Read more

Casey Neill Album Debut Live!

Airs at: Fri, 03/23/2018 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Before our old pal Casey Neill and his crack band the Norway Rats celebrate the release of their exciting new album Subterrene with a show tonight at the Doug Fir, Casey visits The Songcircle to debut tracks from the disc and play some others live in solo acoustic form. We’... Read more

The Songcircle on 03/16/18

Airs at: Fri, 03/16/2018 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 03/09/18

Airs at: Fri, 03/09/2018 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Pretty Gritty Steps into The Songcircle!

Airs at: Fri, 03/02/2018 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Lovely vocal harmonies are the hallmark of Portland duo Pretty Gritty, making their BOO debut on today’s program. Tune in for live tunes and the premiere of their brand new single, “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore”. Plus, you know, other stuff. Read more

The Songcircle on 02/23/18

Airs at: Fri, 02/23/2018 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 02/16/18

Airs at: Fri, 02/16/2018 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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