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 10/31/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 10/31/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

The Songcircle on 10/17/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle on 10/03/14

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

The Songcircle on 09/26/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

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

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
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
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

Audio

Interview with Adam Franklin of Swervedriver - by Heather Lane

program: 
The Songcircle
program date: 
Fri, 03/06/2015

Heather says:

As a devotee of the music of Adam Franklin since my early 20s, I was thrilled to have an opportunity to interview him upon the release of Swervedriver's new album, I Wasn't Born To Lose You, their first in over 17 years. This interview also marks my return to radio after a protracted bout of illness with Lyme disease and electrohypersensitivity, combined with a complete lack of diagnosis, which left me to languish for most of a decade.

As a musician myself, I relate to Adam's creative process and share influences. My conversational interview style is a result of my excitement to speak with my favorite musician, and also due to my place on the autistic spectrum. My enthusiasm and filter-free approach were met by Adam with engaged patience and just the kind of detail I was hoping for. Please enjoy and thanks for listening.

Jane Siberry Live on KBOO

program: 
The Songcircle
program date: 
Fri, 12/05/2014
  • Length: 19:49 minutes (18.14 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Peter Mulvey Live on KBOO

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program: 
The Songcircle
program date: 
Fri, 10/24/2014
  • Title: Peter Mulvey
  • Length: 22:31 minutes (15.46 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

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 02/27/2015

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
02/27/2015
ArtistTitleAlbum
Hamell on TrialArtist in AmericaThe Happiest Man in the World
Bettye LaVetteUnbelievableWorthy
Los LobosWicked RainKiko
Peter CaseIf You've Got a Light to ShineBeeline
Pops StaplesNo News is Good NewsDon't Lose This
Neil YoungWho's Gonna Stand Up? (Solo version)Storytone
Bobbie GentryMornin' GloryChickasaw County Child: The Artistry of Bobbie Gentry
Iris DeMentMornin' GlorySing the Delta
Blood Sweat & TearsMorning GloryChild is Father to the Man
Mother EarthTonight the Sky's About to CryBring Me Home
Elvis PresleyIn the GhettoSuspicious Minds: The Memphis 1969 Anthology
Donny HathawayThe GhettoEverything is Everything
Billy PaulAm I Black Enough for Ya?Black Power: Music of a Revolution
Jimi HendrixCastles Made of SandAxis: Bold as Love
Ray ManzarekThe Crystal Shipunreleased
Robyn HitchcockThe Crystal ShipThe Man Upstairs
TrafficNo Face, No Name, No NumberHeaven Is in Your Mind
Fred NeilLittle Bit of RainBleecker & MacDougal
Steve ForbertGoin' Down to LaurelAlive on Arrival

The Songcircle playlist for 02/06/2015

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
02/06/2015
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Professor LonghairMardi Gras In New OrleansNew orleans PianoAtlantic
Charmaine NevilleSecond LineQueen of the Mardi Gras
Professor LonghairBig ChiefAlligator 20th AnniversaryAlligator
CubanismoMarie LaveauxMardi Gras Mambo
The HawettesMardi Gras MamboChess New OrleansChess
Do Watcha WannaRebirth Brass BandUltimate Mardi Gras
Sonny LandrethCongo SquareSouth of I 10
GalacticCarnival TimeCarnivale Electros
The Wild MagnoliasAll on A Mardi Gras DayLife is a Carnival
The MetersLooky Pie PieThe Best of Louisiana MusicRounder
Sugarboy CrawfordJockomoMardi Gras in New Orleans
Jimmie EdwardsYou Are My SunshineLouisiana
A Special Mardi Gras Themed Show

The Songcircle playlist for 01/30/2015

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
01/30/2015
ArtistTitleAlbum
Jessie JPrice Tag (live acoustic)Later... with Jools Holland (via YouTube)
Sleater-KinneyPrice TagNo Cities to Love
Lucinda WilliamsReal Live Bleeding Fingers and Broken Guitar StringsWorld Without Tears
"Sweet Old Worldsame
Bob DylanThe Night We Called It a DayShadows in the Night
Marvin GayeThe Shadow of Your SmileVulnerable
Elvis Costello & Bill FrisellGigiDeep Dead Blue
The RutlesWith a Girl Like YouThe Rutles
The BeatlesIf I FellA Hard Dya's Night
The DecemberistsPhilomenaWhat a Beautiful World, What a Wonderful World
"Cavalry Captain"
Lloyd Cole & the CommotionsLost Weekend (Live at Glastonbury)Live on the BBC, Vol. 2
"Are You Ready to Be HeartbrokenRattlesnakes
Lloyd ColePeriod PieceStandards
Lucinda WilliamsMetal FirecrackerCar Wheels on a Gravel Road
BeckCycle/MorningMorningPhase
Bob DylanFull Moon and Empty ArmsShadows in the Night
Bill Frisell feat. Cassandra WilsonPainted from MemoryThe Sweetest Punch: The New Songs of Costello & Bacharach
Jack McMahonA Sportscaster's LifeDay for Night

The Songcircle playlist for 01/16/2015

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
01/16/2015
ArtistTitleAlbum
Lucinda WilliamsCompassionDown Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
Bettye LaVetteEverybody Knows This is NowhereThankful 'n' Thoughtful
Paul PenaNew Trainsame
Quindon TarverEverybody's Free (To Feel Good)William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: Music from the Motion Picture
Van MorrisonTell MeBack on Top (CD single)
Chris BellI Am the Cosmossame
BeckHeart is a DrumMorning Phase
Colin BlunstoneMisty RosesOne Year
Eric AndersenMiss Lonely Are You BlueMore Hits from Tin Can Alley
Rufus WainwrightAlbatrossBorn to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins
XTCGarden of Earthly DelightsOranges and Lemons
The United States of AmericaThe Garden of Earthly DelightsThe United States of America
Patti SmithGhost DanceEaster
"JubileeLive aux Vielles Charrues 2004 (Trampin' Ltd. Ed. bonus disc)
"Spell (Footnote to Howl) (live at Crystal Ballroom, 2001)Land (1975-2002)
Los LobosVolver, Volver (live)Just Another Band from East L.A.: A Collection

The Songcircle playlist for 01/02/2015

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
01/02/2015
ArtistTitleAlbum
Happy new Year fanfare
Slaid CleavesOne Good YearBroke Down
Graham ParkerNew Year's Re
Richard & Linda ThompsonWe Sing HallelujahI Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
BeverlyHappy New YearOn Vine Street: The Early Songs of Randy Newman
U2New Year's Day (Live_)Under a Blood Red Sky
Big CountryWinter SkySteeltown [Deluxe Edition]
LevellersThe BoatmanLevelling the Land
The Everly BrothersArms of MaryBorn Yesterday
Roy OrbisonShe's a Mystery to MeMystery Girl
Nick Cave and the Bad SeedsLime Tree ArbourLive at the Royal Albert Hall
Gram ParsonsSheGP
Johnny MercerJamboree JonesMercer Sings Mercer
Dan Haley
George HarrisonBlow AwayGeorge Harrison
James BrownThere Was a TimeSoul on Top

The Songcircle playlist for 01/02/2015

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
01/02/2015
ArtistTitleAlbum
Happy new Year fanfare
Slaid CleavesOne Good YearBroke Down
Graham ParkerNew Year's Re
Richard & Linda ThompsonWe Sing HallelujahI Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
BeverlyHappy New YearOn Vine Street: The Early Songs of Randy Newman
U2New Year's Day (Live_)Under a Blood Red Sky
Big CountryWinter SkySteeltown [Deluxe Edition]
LevellersThe BoatmanLevelling the Land
The Everly BrothersArms of MaryBorn Yesterday
Roy OrbisonShe's a Mystery to MeMystery Girl
Nick Cave and the Bad SeedsLime Tree ArbourLive at the Royal Albert Hall
Gram ParsonsSheGP
Johnny MercerJamboree JonesMercer Sings Mercer
Dan Haley
George HarrisonBlow AwayGeorge Harrison
James BrownThere Was a TimeSoul on Top

The Songcircle playlist for 12/26/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
12/26/2014

Name

Artist

Album

Year

Wild and Free

Curtis Mayfield

Give it Up

 

Jokerman

Eliza Gilkyson

A Nod to Bob 2: An Artist's Tribute to Bob Dylan

2011

War On the East Coast

The New Pornographers

Brill Bruisers

2014

Country Boy

Johnny Cash

Unchained

1998

Step Right Up

Tom Waits

Tom Waits

 

Blinded By The Light

Bruce Springsteen

Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.

1973

I Just Don't Understand

Spoon

They Want My Soul

2014

07 Got The Hunger [Ticklah Remix]

Alice Russel

Pot of Gold- Remixes Disc 1 & 2

 

Sisters Of The Moon

Craig Wedren & St. Vincent

Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac

2012

01 At Least That's What You Said

Wilco

A Ghost is born

 

09 Midnight Blue - Adrian Younge 

Presents- Venice Dawn

Something About April

 

Hello In There (Kris Kristofferson)

Joan Baez

Rare, Live & Classic (Disc 2 of 3)

1993

Inside the Wind

Enzo Avitabile

Save the World

 

09 I Found Love

The Free Design

The Now Sound Redesigned

 

07 Throttle Rocket 2

Throttle Elevator Music

Throttle Elevator Music

 

Brinquen

Belmonts

4.World Beaters

1966

06 Jack Lord's Hair

The Galaxy Trio

Saucers over Vegas

 

08 My Obsession

The Rolling Stones

Between the Buttons

 

10 Be the Rain

Neil Young

Greendale

 

Nothing To Do But Dream

Jolie Holland

Springtime Can Kill You

2006

The Songcircle playlist for 11/28/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
11/28/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Rachelle van ZantenMy CountryWhere Your Garden Grows
Charlie RobisionDesperate TimesStep Right Up
CrackerAnother Song About the RainCracker
Toni PriceI Doubt if it Does to YouSwim Away
WhiskeytownIf He Can't Have YouFaithless Street
Cary Ann Hearst & Michael TrentHollowpoint BluesShovels and Rope
Uncle TupeloBlack EyeMarch 16-20, 1992
Kris KristoffersonJesus Was a CapricornJesus Was a Capricorn
Ryan AdamsTo Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High)Heartbreaker
Sallie Ford & The Sound OutsideThey Told MeUntamed Beast
Kathleen EdwardsBuffaloAsking for Flowers
The JayhawksWaiting for the SunHollywood Town Hall
Joni MitchellRiverBlue
The Rolling StonesWinterGoat's Head Soup
Rodney CrowellU Don't Know How Much I Hate UThe Houston Kid
Todd SniderThis Land is Your LandSongs for the Daily Planet
Neil YoungCampaignerDecade
Allison MoorerBring Me All Your Lovin'The Hardest Part
Old 97'sBuick City ComplexSatellite Rides
Golden SmogRadio KingStay Golden, Smog. The Best of Golden Smog

The Songcircle playlist for 11/14/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
11/14/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Stevie WonderSuperstitionOriginal Musiquarium 1
The O'Jays992 ArgumentsBack Stabbers
Bourgeois TaggMutual Surrender (What a Wonderful World)Bourgeois Tagg
Stevie WonderFront LineOriginal Musiquarium 1
Midnight OilU.S. Forces10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Max RomeoWar Ina Babylonsame
Joan ArmatradingI Love It When You Call Me NamesTrack Record
Midnight OilPower and the Passion10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Mississippi John HurtCoffee BluesToday!
Bert JanschBlackwatersideJack Orion
The YoungbloodsAll My Dreams BlueEarth Music
The BanglesLiveAll Over the Place
Alan Alda & Marlo ThomasWilliam's DollFree to Be, You and Me
Sam CookeWhen a Boy Is in LoveThe Man and His Music
Roberta FlackUntil It's Time for You to GoChapter Two
Dwight YoakamBuenas Noches from a Lonely Room (She Wore Red Dresses)Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room
Robert PlantBig LogThe Principle of Moments
XSee How We Aresame
John HiattStood UpBring the Family
Aretha FranklinDidn't I Blow Your Mind This TimeYoung, Gifted & Black

The Songcircle playlist for 11/07/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
11/07/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Neil YoungLight a CandleFork In The RoadReprise
Gov't MuleBanks of the Deep EndThe Deep End Vol 1ATO
CreamI Feel FreeThose Were The DaysPolydor
Dead Rock WestAin't No GraveBright Morning StarsRed River Records
Brian SetzerHaunted RiverThe Knife Feels Like JusticeEMI
Neil YoungSouthern PacificRe*ac*torReprise
CSNYDon't Be DeniedCSNY 1974Rhino
Bruce CockburnRumors of GloryHumansESD
CreamPoliticianThose Were The DaysPolydor
CSNYRevolution BluesCSNY 1974Thino
Queens Of The Stone AgeOutlaw BluesChimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob DylanFontana
Patti SmithDrifter's EscapeChimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob DylanFontana
John FullbrightHappySongsBlue Dirt Records
Victoria WilliamsDon't Let it Bring You DownThe BridgeCaroline
Dinosaur JrLotta LoveThe BridgeCaroline
Crazy HorseDowntownCrazy HorseReprise / Warner
Neil YoungJust Singing a SongFork In The RoadReprise
Gov't MuleWhich Way Do We RunThe Deep End Vol 2ATO
CSNYPushed It Over The EdgeCSNY 1974Rhino
Dead Rock WestAngel BandBright Morning StarsRed River Records
Remembering Rick Rosas and Jack Bruce today. Rest in Power, Bassists!

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