The Songcircle



In a songcircle, songs are bandied back and forth. Perhaps over a fire. Each week on The Songcircle, we try to 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 05/02/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 05/02/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle welcomes the Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band, feat. Mike & Ruthy of the Mammals!

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 04/25/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Live music from the Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band, featuring Mike and Ruthy!
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason found folkie fame by writing and performing the celebrated soundtrack to Ken Burns' The Civil War. Their daughter Ruth Merenda (nee Ungar) and her husband Michael Merenda were 2/3 of The Mammals (alongside Pete Seeger's grandson, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger), the state-of-the-art folk-rock band of the '90s/'00s. Both these generations of couples have joined together as the Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band.

R.I.P. Jesse Winchester

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
The songs of the late, great Jesse Winchester, sung by himself and some esteemed admirers

The Songcircle on 04/11/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 04/11/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

Legendary Texas Troubadour Joe Ely Visits The Songcircle

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Joe Ely on The Songcircle!

The Songcircle on 03/28/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle on 03/21/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 03/21/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle on 03/14/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 03/14/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle welcomes Jeremy Wilson, plus special guest Karyn Ann

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 03/07/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Live music from special guests Jeremy Wilson and Karyn Ann

Portland great Jeremy Wilson, formerly of the Dharma Bums, visits the Songcircle to talk about and share songs from his new solo album, Empty Through Empty Space, whose release he celebrates Saturday night at the Doug Fir.

We'll also hear live music from Karyn Ann, performing one of the Bob Dylan tunes she'll play at Rainy Day Women: The Vulva Underground presents Bob Dylan, tonight at Mississippi Pizza.

The Songcircle on 02/28/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 02/28/2014 - 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 11/15/2013

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
11/15/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Jules ShearThe Great Puzzlesame
Graham ParkerBack in TimeThe Mona Lisa's Sister
The Swimming Pool Q'sPurple RiversThe Swimming Pool Q's
Neko Case and Her BoyfriendsSet Out RunningFurnace Room Lullaby
Traveling WilburysCongratulationsVolume One
Nick Cave and The Bad SeedsLime Tree ArbourLive at the Royal Albert Hall
Casey Neill and The Norway RatsAll You Pretty Vandalssame
TranslatorStanding in LineEvening of the Harvest
Casey NeillHollow Boneslive on air
Casey Neill and The Norway RatsIn with a ShoutAll You Pretty Vandals
Joe Strummer & The MescalarosGet Down MosesStreetcore
Casey NeillShe Came Alivelive on air
R.E.M.The Great Beyondsingle
Casey NeillThe Dark Dividelive on air
XSee How We Aresame
Casey NeillThe Sad Bones of Her Handslive on air
Todd SniderTillamook County JailEast Nashvile Skyline

The Songcircle playlist for 11/01/2013

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
11/01/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Lou ReedThe Day John Kennedy Died (Live)Animal Serenade
"Remarks on JFKLou Reed Minus One (The Blue Mask promo interview disc)
"Into the DivinePerfect Night: Live in London
"Merry Go RoundAll Tomorrow's Dance Parties (compilation of pre-Velvets work)
"Elvis MedleyGuggenheim Museum, NYC, 07.10.1993
 (collectors' recording)
"Dirty Blvd."
Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, & John ZornPart 1 [Improvisation Excerpt]The Stone, Issue 3
Lou ReedLegendary Heartssame
"SmilesGrowing Up in Public
"Sally Can't Dance (Single Version)Sally Can't Dance (Japanese Deluxe Ed.)
"Coney Island Baby (Alternate Version)Coney Island Baby (Japanese Deluxe Ed.)
"Halloween ParadeNew York
"Fly into the SunNew Sensations
"No ChanceMagic and Loss
Lou Reed and John CaleHello It's MeSongs for Drella
Lou Reed w/Various ArtistsPerfect DayBBC Promo Version (from YouTube)
Lou ReedTarbelly and FeatherfootSweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams
"Heroin (Live)Rock 'n' Roll Animal

SongCircle playlist for 09/06/2013

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
09/06/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Swamp DoggSam StoneCuffed, Collared and Tagged
Willie NelsonJimmy's RoadWho'll Buy My Memories? The I.R.S. Tapes, Vol. 1
Rolling StonesHighwireFlashpoint
New Model ArmyHere Comes the WarGreat Expectations: The Singles Collection
Midnight OilU.S. ForcesThe Real Thing
U2SecondsWar
The DoorsThe Unknown SoldierWaiting for the Sun
Sparks(Baby, Baby) Can I Invade Your CountryHello Young Lovers
Les McCann & Eddie HarrisCompared to WhatBlack Power: Music of a Revolution
The ClashThe Call-UpSandanista!
They Might Be GiantsOne More ParadeRubiyat
P.F. SloanEve of DestructionSailover
Curtis Mayfield(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to GoCurtis
John TrudellBombs over BaghdadAKA Grafitti Man
Randy NewmanPolitical ScienceSail Away
Tom LehrerI'm Spending Hanukkah in Santa MonicaNow That Sounds Kosher!
Leonard CohenVillanelle for Our TimesDear Heather
Jason IsbellCover Me UpSoutheastern

SongCircle playlist for 08/30/2013

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
08/30/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Neko Case
The Beau BrummelsTurn AroundBradley's Barn
LoveAugustFour Sail
The DoorsSummer's Almost GoneWaiting for the Sun
Graham ParkerBack in TimeThe Mona Lisa's Sister
John TrudellBombs over BaghdadAKA Graffiti Man
Phil OchsCops of the WorldPhil Ochs in Concert
PalefaceWorld Full of Copss/t
Swamp DoggThe World BeyondTotal Destruction to Your Mind
Curtis MayfieldMove On UpCurtis
Wendy JamesPuppet GirlNow's the Time for Your Tears
The BanglesTear Off Your Own Head (It's a Doll Revolution)Doll Revolution
Paul McCartneyNewsame
Bob DylanOnly a HoboThe Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait
"Went to See the Gypsy (Alt.)"
"Highway 61 Revisited (Live at the Isle of Wight)" [Deluxe Edition]
"I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine (Live at the Isle of Wight)" "
George HarrisonBehind That Locked DoorAll Things Must Pass
Sly & The Family StoneStand! (Live at the Isle of Wight)Higher!

SongCircle playlist for 08/23/2013

Categories:
Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
08/23/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
XTCScarecrow People (acoustic)The Acoustic XTC (bootleg)
Willie NileOccupyAmerican Ride
Laura VeirsAmericaWarp and Weft
K'naanThe SeedCountry, God, Or The Girl
The Avett BrothersAnother is WaitingMagpie and the Dandelion (forthcoming)
John FogertyMystic HighwayWrote a Song for Everyone
Glen CampbellRhinestone CowboySee You There
Justin CurrieEvery Song's the SameLower Reaches
Mavis StaplesCan You Get to That?One True Vine
Ray Wylie HubbardA. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is no C)same
Graham ParkerThe Kid with the Butterfly NetStruck by Lightning
Small FacesSong of the BakerOgden's Nut-Gone Flake
The PretendersThumbelinaLearning to Crawl
Elliott SmithCare of Cell 44Live in DC 1998 (bootleg)
The ZombiesI Love YouOdessey & Oracle Revisited: The 40th Anniversary Concert
Mike Batt & Friends feat. Colin BlunstoneLosing Your Way in the RainTarot Suite
The ZombiesSummertimeBegin Here
The ZombiesHung Up on a DreamOdessey & Oracle Revisited: The 40th Anniversary Concert
Neil MacArthur (a.k.a. Colin Blunstone)Ma Non E Giusto (She's Not There: Italian Version)Into the Afterlife (Zombies compilation)
Colin BlunstoneThis is Your Captain CallingJourney
Ruthie FosterThis TimeLet it Burn

SongCircle playlist for 08/09/2013

Categories:
Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
08/09/2013
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Handsome FamilyPassenger PigeonsTwilight
LuceroBetter Than ThisLucero
Reigning SoundLove Won't Leave You A SongLove and CursesIn The Red
Guided by VoicesTrashcan Full of NailsEnglish Little LeaguePlanetary
Glass ElevatorLive at KBOOApril 15, 2013
xWhen It RainsSee How We Are
Neko Casefox confessor brings the floodFox Confessor Brings THe FloodAnti
Tegan And SaraYou Went Away
DecemberistsThe Crane WifeThe Crane Wife
WilcoI'm The Man Who Loves youYankee Hotel Foxtrot
Townes Van ZandtTwo GirlsAbsolutely NothingNormal
M. WardEnd of AmnesiaEnd of Amnesia
Laura Gibson and Ethan RoseLeaving, BelievingBridge Carols
Jonathan Richman and the Modern LoversMy Love is a Flower Beginni g
Sharon JonesMama Don't Like My Man
the BrigandsWould I still be her big man

SongCircle playlist for 08/02/2013

Categories:
Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
08/02/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
The WaterboysSeptember 1913An Appointment with Mr. Yeats
Van MorrisonCrazy Jane on GodThe Philosopher's Stone
Elvis CostelloA Drunken Man's Praise of SobrietySulky Girl [single]
Joni MitchellSlouching Toward BethlehemTravelogue
Ruthie FosterPhenomenal WomanThe Phenomenal Ruthie Foster
Boeing Duveen and the Beautiful SoupJabberwockThe Magic Rocking Horse: Rubble Vol. 14
Glass PrismThe RavenPoe through the Glass Prism
David AxelrodLondonSongs of Experience
Greg BrownThe TygerSongs of Innocence and Experience
Martha Redbone Roots ProjectThe Garden of LoveThe Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake
Greg BrownIntroductionSongs of Innocence and Experience
Martha Redbone Roots ProjectA DreamThe Garden of Love
Greg BrownInfant JoySongs of Innocence and of Experience
"Infant Sorrow"
Martha Redbone Roots ProjectA Poison TreeThe Garden of Love
The FugsHow Sweet I RoamedGolden Filth
Allen GinsbergLaughing SongHoly Soul Jelly Roll
"The Sick Rose"
Patti SmithSpell (Footnote to Howl) [live]Land (1975-2002)
BjorkSonnets, Unrealities XIMedulla
Rufus WainwrightSonnet 20All Fires the Fire: Songs for Lulu
Rufus WainwrightSonnet 29When Love Speaks

SongCircle playlist for 07/26/2013

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
07/26/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
George Harrison ~ I Dig Love ~ All Things Must Pass [Disc 2] ~ 2001Here Comes the SunLive in Japan
Ellis Paul & Vance GilbertThis MOrning I was Born AgainSide of the Road
Wailing JennysDevil's PaintbrushFirecracker
Tracy ChapmanSave Us AllOur Bright Future
Pete TownshendLet My Love Open the DoorBridge School Benefit Live
Bruce CockburnCreation DreamDancing in the Dragon's Jaw
Joni MitchellDon Juan's Don Juan's Reckless DaughterDon Juan's Reckless Daughter
Toshi ReagonJusticeJustice
Pierce PettisLegacyWhile the Serpent Lies Sleeping
Robert Earl KeenMarianoLive
James McMurtryCan't Make It HereJames McMurtry
RodriguezInner City BluesCold Fact
Eddie Vedder/Mike McReadyMastersof WarDylan 30th Anniversary Concerrt
John TrudellRich Man's WarAKA Graffiti Man
Zen Tricksters/Mickey HartIko IkoFor Rex Benefit
Franti & SpearheadEast to WestYell Fire!
Annie LennoxWomankindSongs of Mass Destruction
Rory MacLeodHarmonika Dream

Robyn Shanti    guest DJ

SongCircle playlist for 07/12/2013

Categories:
Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
07/12/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
The Esso Trinidad Steel BandI Want You BackVan Dyke Parks Presents the Esso Trinidad Steel Band
The Gil Evans OrchestraCrosstown TrafficThe Gil Evans Orchestra Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix
Geraint WatkinsHeroes and VillainsDial "W" for Watkins
Marvin GayeIt's a Desperate SitutationLove Starved Heart
Los ZafirosBossa Cubanasame
Johnny MercerJamboree JonesMercer Sings Mercer
World PartyPut the Message in the BoxGoodbye Jumbo
Randy TravisDeeper Than the HollerOld 8x10
Graham ParkerBack in TimeThe Mona Lisa's Sister
TelevisionVenusMarquee Moon
Petra HadenGoldfinger - Main TitlePetra Haden Goes to the Movies
Small FacesHave You Ever Seen Me?Small Faces
FacesToo BadThe Best of Faces: Good Boys... When They're Asleep
Ronnie LaneKuschty RyeHow Come?
FacesDebrisThe Best of Faces: Good Boys... When They're Asleep
Pete Townshend /Ronnie LaneAnnieRough Mix
Ian McLagan and the Bump BandI Will FollowNever Say Never
Small FacesAfterglowOgden's Nut-Gone Flake
George HarrisonI'd Have You AnytimeAll Things Must Pass
The Blue NileHighsame

SongCircle playlist for 06/28/2013

Categories:
Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
06/28/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Holcombe WallerInto the Dark Unknownsame
Nellie McKayI Wanna Get MarriedGet Away from Me
Rufus WainwrightMontaukOut of the Game
The Beach BoysWendyGood Vibrations: 30 Years of the Beach Boys
Funny or DieProp 8: The Musicalfunnyordie.com
Macklemore & Ryan Lewish feat. Mary LambertSame Lovesingle
Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsThis Land is Your LandNaturally
The ImpressionsThis Is My Countrysame
Gary Clark, Jr.Blak and Blusame
Ray CharlesHeaven Help Us AllA Message to the People
The TemptationsMessage from a Black ManPower to the Motown People
Mavis StaplesEyes on the PrizeHope at the Hideout
Taj MahalBourgeois BluesFolkways: A Vision Shared
Stevie WonderBig BrotherTalking Book
Smokey RobinsonJust My Soul RespondingPower to the Motown People
African National Congress ChoirUsilethela Uxolo (Nelson Mandela Gives Us Hope)Amandla! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Allen ToussaintFreedom for the StallionThe Complete Warner Recordings
Solomon BurkeNone of Us Are FreeDon't Give Up on Me
Sly & the Family StoneHot Fun in the SummertimeGreatest Hits

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