The Songcircle



In a songcircle, songs are bandied back and forth. Perhaps around a fire. Each week on The Songcircle, we try to spark a fire and bounce artists' songs off one another in a similar way. Sometimes in service of a common theme or genre. Sometimes paying tribute to a beloved artist with rare recordings. Sometimes responding to events that impact us all. Always, we strive to present music both new and familiar in a fresh context. You might not love every song, but stay tuned - the next one might be a new favorite!

Jeff Rosenberg is a longtime KBOO DJ and contributor to the Music section of Willamette Week.

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Episode Archive

The Songcircle on 09/12/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

Artist Spotlight: Val McCallum. Session guitarist's first solo record, "At the End of the Day"

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Renowned Session Guitarist Val McCallum's first solo record, "At the End of the Day".

"Whether or not you’ve heard of Val McCallum, you’ve undoubtedly heard his work. Val is a supremely talented guitarist, singer, songwriter and studio musician who got his start recording for the legendary songwriter Harry Nilsson at age 18. After 30 years of working with such artists as Sheryl Crow, Lucinda Williams, The Wallflowers, Bonnie Raitt, Loretta Lynn and countless others, Val McCallum has just released his first solo record, At the End of the Day, a collection of spare, acoustic and grippingly intimate songs."
Sam Jones, Off Camera


Val McCallum's solo CD, "At the End of the Day" is available at CD Baby and ITunes.
http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ValMcCallum

Portland Music Great Dan Haley Visits the Songcircle!

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Special Guest Dan Haley

Portland folk-rock veteran, brilliant songwriter and all around swell fella Dan Haley joins Jeff on the Songcircle. He'll share some tunes and discuss benefit efforts for local folk legend Lynn Conover. Another Portland music hero may pop in as well.


http://danhaleymusic.com/

The Songcircle on 08/22/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle on 08/15/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle on 08/08/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle on 08/01/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 08/01/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle on 07/25/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle on 07/18/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle on 07/11/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

Audio

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

program: 
The Songcircle
program date: 
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".

Playlists

The Songcircle playlist for 09/12/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
09/12/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Dan BernWelcome (Madmen with Guns)pre-release
The Beau BrummelsTurn AroundBradley's Barn
Del AmitriLiesdigital single
Johnny CashWhite GirlBitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian
Steve EarleCusterLook Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited
Rhiannon GiddensThe Vanishing Race"
Swamp DoggAmerica, Here's My BoySong Reader
John TrudellBombs over BaghdadAKA Graffiti Man
Old Crow Medicine ShowSweet AmarilloRemedy
The Secret SistersDirty LiePut Your Needle Down
A Year AfarWitnessBetter Life
Kate BushThem Heavy PeopleThis Woman's Work, Vol. 2
Etta JamesTake It to the LimitLive from Montreux 1993 [video]
Linus of HollywoodBiographySomething Good
Kim FoxTread This World So LightlyReturn to Planet Earth
James LowCarry OnCarry On
The Balancing ActA Girl, Her Sister, and a TrainNew Campfire Songs

The Songcircle playlist for 08/29/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
08/29/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Cyndi LauperTime After Time
David Bowiethe Width of a Circlethe Man Who Sold the World
the Neville Bros.the Time Is Right1985-11-16 - Atlanta
Booker T & the MGsTime Is TightVery Best of Booker T. & the MGs
Captain BeyondThousand Days of YesterdayCaptain Beyond
" "Frozen Over" "
" "Thousand Days of Yesterday (Time Since Come and Gone)" "
Lynn Conover & GravelRag Time DevilLynnefit #1
Jeremy WilsonMaryEmpty Through Empty Spaces
Lynn ConoverGloryStrange Bird
Dan HaleyGood News2014-08-29 KBOO
Jeremy Wilsonthe Day Liz Taylor Died2014-08-29 KBOO
the Be Good TanyasOnly In the PastBlue Horse
This week DJ Sam-I-am explores time; aging, seasons, letting go of what's gone.

Later Jeremy Wilson and Dan Haley drop in to discuss The Jeremy Wilson Foundation, its mission to support musicians in need and its upcoming benefit for Portland troubador Lynn Conover, on Sunday, August 31st.

www.thejwf.org

The Songcircle playlist for 08/22/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
08/22/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Buddy and Julie MillerKeep Your DistanceBuddy and Julie MillerHightone
Continental DriftersDriftersVermillionrazor & tie
NRPSWhiskeyGypsy CowboySony
5 Chinese BrothersShe's A Waitress and You're In loveRig Rock Truck StopDiesel Only
Henry Kaiser BandThe Fishin HoleHearts DesireReckless Records
Ryan AdamsLet It RideCold RosesLost Highway
NRPSOne Too Many StoriesPanama RedSony
Amanda ShawGarden of EdenPretty Runs OutRounder
Shannon McNallyLast Lonely EagleNorth American Ghost MusicBack Porch
NRPSDown the MiddleWhere I Come FromWoodstock
Jimmy BuffettHavana DaydreamingHavana DaydreamingMCA
Ryan AdamsMagnolia MountainCold RosesLost Highway
Twang-city! Congrats to Buddy Cage on the recovery of his stolen pedal steel!

The Songcircle playlist for 08/22/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
08/22/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Buddy and Julie MillerKeep Your DistanceBuddy and Julie MillerHightone
Continental DriftersDriftersVermillionrazor & tie
NRPSWhiskeyGypsy CowboySony
5 Chinese BrothersShe's A Waitress and You're In loveRig Rock Truck StopDiesel Only
Henry Kaiser BandThe Fishin HoleHearts DesireReckless Records
Ryan AdamsLet It RideCold RosesLost Highway
NRPSOne Too Many StoriesPanama RedSony
Amanda ShawGarden of EdenPretty Runs OutRounder
Shannon McNallyLast Lonely EagleNorth American Ghost MusicBack Porch
NRPSDown the MiddleWhere I Come FromWoodstock
Jimmy BuffettHavana DaydreamingHavana DaydreamingMCA
Ryan AdamsMagnolia MountainCold RosesLost Highway
David BrombergDangermanWanted Dead or AliveColumbia
The RowansMidnight MoonlightThe RowansCOLLECTOR'S CHOICE
Junior BrownMy Wife Thinks You're DeadGuit With ItCurb
Tom RushBiloxiWrong End of the RainbowBeat Goes On
Rosslyn Mountain BoysBeen AwhileDifferent SkylineSosumi Recordings
Jeff Tweedy, Roger McGuinn, and jay BennettJames Alley BluesThe Harry Smith ConnectionSmithsomian Folkways
Emmylou HarrisTulsa QueenLuxury LinerWarner Bros
Eric AndersonDusty Boxcar WallVanguard Visionaries: Eric AndersonVangaurd
Twang-city! Congrats to Buddy Cage on the recovery of his stolen pedal steel!

The Songcircle playlist for 08/15/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
08/15/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceLittle Miss StrangeElectric Ladyland
Nina SimoneStrange Fruit
J.G. ThirlwellSexy Sultrythe Music of J.G. Thirlwell
Jane's AddictionSummertime RollsNothing's Shocking
Canned HeatRollin' and Tumblin'Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music
the Venus In FursTumbling DownVelvet Goldmine OST
Gary NumanDown in the ParkUrgh! A Music War
Neil Young & Crazy HorseDown by the RiverEverybody Knows This Is Nowhere
the NightmareRiverbottom Nightmare BandEmmett Otter's Jug Band Christmas
WingsBand on the RunBand on the Run
the Clarence Mack ExpressRunaway TrainWheedle's Groove
CreamTraintime (live at the Fillmore, Mar. 1968)Wheels of Fire
The Neville Brosthe Time is RightAtlanta 1985-11-16
Clarence Wheeler & the EnforcersRight OnWhat It Is! Funky Soul & Rare Grooves
Frank ZappaOn the BusJoe's Garage
Flight of the ConchordsBus Driver's SongFolk the World Tour
" "Song for Sally
the WhoSally SimpsonTommy
WireMoreverRed Barked Tree
For this special edition of The SongCircle, guest host DJ Sam-i-Am tries to connect a chain of music that can be broadcast mid-day, drawn from 5393 songs off of 686 albums by 275 artists. 

The Songcircle playlist for 08/01/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
08/01/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
The TemptationsDon't Let the Joneses Get You DownPuzzle People
The CoastersAlong Came JonesYakety Yak
George JonesNo-Show JonesFirst Time Live
Dusty SpringfieldWillie and Laura Mae JonesDusty in Memphis [Deluxe Edition]
Frank SinatraHave You Met Miss Jones?Swing Along with Me
Paul SiebelMiss JonesJack-Knife Gypsy
The Rolling StonesMiss Amanda JonesBetween the Buttons
Patti SmithBrian JonesSt. Mark's Church, 12/25/71
Johnny CashCasey JonesBlood, Sweat and Tears
Warren Zevon and David LindleyCasey JonesDeadicated
Pete SeegerJoe Hill's Casey JonesDangerous Songs!?
The ClashJanie JonesThe Clash
Richard ThompsonSam JonesYou? Me? Us?
Bob DylanJim JonesGood as I Been to You
The Quiet AmericanWild Bill Jonessame
Duke EllingtonStompy JonesThe Duke's Men: Small Groups Vol. 1
Irving BerlinThis is the Army, Mr. JonesThe World at War
The AlarmMr. JonesPeace Train
Jake BuggBallad of Mr. JonesJake Bugg
Mr. Jones (Live)Counting CrowsThe Best of Mountain Stage, Vol. 7
Mr. JonesTalking HeadsNaked
Billy PaulMe and Mrs. Jones360 Degrees of Billy Paul
Kool & the GangJones vs. JonesCelebrate!
Hearts and FlowersJones vs. JonesThe Complete Hearts and Flowers
Austin Lounge LizardsKeeping Up with the JonesesCreature from the Black Saloon
Keeping Up with the Joneses Edition!

The Songcircle playlist for 07/25/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
07/25/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
RadioheadKarma PoliceOK Computer
the BeatlesSexy SadieWhite Album
String Cheese IncidentPent-Up House1997-03-21 @ Rafter's, Crested Butte, CO
David Grisman QuintetSvingin' with SvendDGQ 20: 1976-1996
Spinal TapBig BottomThis Is Spinal Tap OST
CreamSunshine of Your LoveDisraeli Gears
the CarsMy Best Friend's Girlthe Cars
the BeatlesI WillWhite Album
(stay tunedfor Diablo'sset)
DJ Sam-I-am takes you to the top o' the hour exploring that special kind of mental skip where you find yourself moving seamlessly in your mind from one song to another because they share a riff or hook.

The Songcircle playlist for 07/11/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
07/11/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Bill KirchenTruckstop at the End of The WorldSeeds and StemsProper
Ron Rogers and the Wailing Windalabama ChromeCountry and EasternDoo Rag
Mary FlowerSlow Lane To GloryBridgesYellow Dog Records
Buzz HollandBroken RiverThe First 21self release
Wendy and the Lost BoysSingin in the Engine RoomRoadway Not Improvedself release
John-Alex MasonWrite Me a Few of Your LinesJook Joint ThunderclapNaked Jaybird
Tracy GrammerShadows of EvangelineFlower of AvalonSignature SOunds
Rat DogEstimated ProphetLive at RoselandGrateful Dead Productions
Little FeatWay Down underRooster RagHot Tomato
Ronnie LaneAnnieLive in AustinSideburn Records (2000, performance in 1988)
Toots and the MaytalsPressure DropLive at usic MilleniumJunketboy
Valerie JuneRain DanceHomeward Bound: A Tribute to John-Alex MasonHomeward Bound
Buzz HollandI'm Gonna Live Till I DieThe First 21self release
Wendy and the Lost BoysI WantRoadway Not Improvedself release
John-Alex MasonMy Old Lonesome HoneJook Joint ThunderclapNaked Jaybird
Big George BrockSo LongHomeward Bound: A Tribute to John-Alex MasonHomeward Bound
Little FeatMellow Down EasyRooster RagHot Tomato
Johnny LowebowMule TeamHomeward Bound: A Tribute to John-Alex MasonHomeward Bound
Bill KirchenDOwn to Seeds and Stems AgainSeeds and StemsProper
Sittin in for Jeff, playing music that features Gary Houston cover Art. Enjoy!

The Songcircle playlist for 06/27/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
06/27/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
FishboneUGLYLive on Late Show with Terry Sweeney
Violent Femmes"Violent Femmes
The CureLullabyDisentegration
Ween"La Cucuracha
Bob DylanI Want YouNew Orleans 1981-11-10
The Beatles"Abbey Road
Lee DorseyGive It UpTrue Blood
Fishbone"Lyon, France 1989-05-27
Frank ZappaApostropheApostrophe
Jimmy Smith"Home Cookin'
Iron MaidenProdigal SonKillers
Rolling Stones"Beggar's Banquet
WireMercyChairs Missing
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds"Tender Prey
James BrownSex MachineLove Power Peace
Sly & the Family Stone"Stand!

The Songcircle playlist for 06/06/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
06/06/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Spinal TapAmericaThis Is Spinal Tap
YesFragile
Klaus NomiTotal EclipseURGH! A Music War
Iron MaidenThe Number of the Beast
The J. B.'sDirty HarryFunky Good Time
GorillazDemon Days
Oscar Peterson TrioTonightBremen 1964-05-11
Iggy PopLust For Life
Lee DorseyGive It UpTrue Blood
Curtis MayfieldGive It Up
Medeski Martin & WoodDraculaShack Man
GorillazGorillaz
Jimi Hendrix ExperienceFireAre You Experienced?
Bruce SpringsteenThe Promise
Slim HarpoStrange LoveTrue Blood
Depeche ModeStrangeloveMusic for the Masses
The BeatlesI Should Have Known BetterA Hard Day's Night
Wire154
Leon ThomasEchoesSpirits Known and Unknown
Guest host DJ Slamantha Foxx continues the "Homonyms" project on the SongCircle.

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