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 10/17/14

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

The Songcircle on 10/03/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
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Fri, 10/03/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

The Songcircle on 09/26/14

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

Elvis Costello's longtime keyboardist Steve Nieve talks to the Songcircle!

Program: 
The Songcircle
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Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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An interview with, and great performances by, one of rock music's finest instrumentalists.
In advance of his appearance at Mississippi Studios on Tuesday night, Sept. 23, Elvis Costello's career-long collaborator, Steve Nieve, will speak to the Songcircle - all the way from Melbourne, Australia, no less!

Nieve's work on piano and organ helped to define Elvis Costello's style, as a member of the Attractions, and later, the Imposters. He's also toured prolifically as a duo with Elvis, and often been his right-(and left)-hand-man when collaborating with other artists.

In addition, Nieve (a nickname coined by Ian Dury) has released a string of solo albums featuring such guests as Sting, Laurie Anderson, Robert Wyatt and more, and is the co-composer of the opera Welcome to the Voice.

The Songcircle on 09/12/14

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

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

Program: 
The Songcircle
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Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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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
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Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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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

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

The Songcircle on 08/15/14

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

The Songcircle on 08/08/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 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 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.

The Songcircle playlist for 05/30/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
05/30/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Buffy Sainte-MarieGod is Alive, Magic is AfootIlluminations
DonovanRiki Tiki TaviOpen Road
Judee SillJesus Was a CrossmakerJudee Sill
Strawberry Alarm ClockThey Saw the Fat One ComingWake Up... It's Tomorrow
Mother EarthAndy's SongSatisfied
Aretha FranklinDay DreamingYoung, Gifted and Black
ChicWarm Summer NightRisque
DionPurple HazeDion
Mississippi John HurtLouis CollinsToday!
The ReplacementsKiss on the BusTim
Bob Dylan & Tom PettyI Forgot More Than You'll Ever KnowTrue Confessions Tour 1986
Little FeatTruck Stop GirlLittle Feat
Mott the HoopleI Wish I Was Your MotherMott
Sandy DennyDown in the FloodThe North Star Grassman and the Ravens
Paul & Linda McCartneyHeart of the CountryRam
George HarrisonSoft-Hearted HanaGeorge Harrison
Antonio Carlos JobinStone Flowersame
The Insect TrustDeclaration of IndependenceThe Insect Trust
Willie NileGolden Downsame
John Cougar MellencampCheck it OutThe Lonesome Jubillee
Willie NelsonBlue Eyes Crying in the RainRed Headed Stranger
Los LobosWill the Wolf Survive?How Will the Wolf Survive?
Janis JoplinFarewell Songsame
Kaleidoscope [UK]Flight from AshiyaTangerine Dream
StonegroundGet RhythmStoneground Family Album

The Songcircle playlist for 05/23/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
05/23/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Dan JonesThe Great Flood MuseumFor Your Radio
Bob DylanThis Old ManFor the Children
"Full Moon and Empty ArmsShadows in the Night [forthcoming!]
"Return to MeThe Sopranos: Peppers and Eggs - Music from the HBO Original Series
"Golden Vanitylive 1992
Mariachi El BronxLove SickChimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan
SertabOne More Cup of CoffeeMasked and Anonymous: Music from the Motion Picture
The WaterboysGirl from the North CountryFisherman's Blues [Collector's Edition]
Bettye LavetteMost of the TimeChimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan
Them featuring Van MorrisonIt's All Over Now, Baby BlueThe Story of Them
Chicago Mass ChoirPressing OnGotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan
Elvis PresleyI Shall Be Released (Informal Recording)Walk a Mile in My Shoes: The Essential '70s Masters
Sinead O'ConnorI Believe in YouBob Dylan: A 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
Mouse & the TrapsA Public ExecutionThe Fraternity Years
Bob DylanCan You Please Crawl Out Your Window?Biograph
Traveling WilburysIf You Belonged to MeVol. 3
Bob DylanA Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (Live at The Great Music Experience, Nara, Japan 1995Dignity [CD Single]

The Songcircle playlist for 05/16/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
05/16/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Linda Ronstadt and Ann SavoyAdieu False Heartsame
Kim FoxI Wanna Be a WitchMoon Hut
Neko Case and Her BoyfriendsSet Out RunningFurnace Room Lullaby
Jackson C. FrankBlues Run the GameJackson C. Frank
Willis Alan RamseyAngel EyesWillis Alan Ramsey
Wesley StaceThe Dealer's DaughterSelf-Titled
Peter CaseHidden LoveThank You St. Jude
Kelly WillisTake Me DownWhat I Deserve
Aretha FranklinA Rose is Still a Rosesame
Patty GriffinSilver Bellsame
Joe Strummer and the MescalarosGet Down MosesStreetcore
Neil YoungRevolution BluesOn the Beach
Steve EarleAshes to AshesJerusalem
EelsPoor Side of TownLive at Town Hall
The Balancing ActA Girl, Her Sister and a TrainNew Campfire Songs

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