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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 Presents The Forests of Fennario Portland Mardi Gras Special

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 02/06/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
It's Mardi Gras Time!

Hi, Phil G here.

Friday Feb 6, tune in to The Songcircle from 1:30 to 3 PM for a very special edition of the Forests of Fennario, my little corner of the musical universe.

It's Mardi Gras Time in Portland and I will be having a very special show with Captain Steve Kerin, Queen Jane Manning, and King Dave Johnson of the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus, Portland's own Authentic New Orleans Style Mardi Gras Krewe.
We will be playing Mardi Gras Music and talking about the 5th annual Mysti Krewe Mardi Gras Ball.

The Songcircle on 01/30/15

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 01/30/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

Songs for the Counterculture

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 01/23/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Roots, Rock and Psychedelia, spirit-food for activists.
Leigh Anne Kranz hosts.


Playlist:

" #1 ", Toni Price, Sol Power

"Who's Gonna Stand Up?", Neil Young, Storytone

"High Low", Rachelle Van Zanten,  Oh Mother

"Something Fine", Jackson Browne, Jackson Browne

"DejaVu" (1969 Demo), Crosby Stills and Nash,  Demos

The Songcircle 1/16/15

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 01/16/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
The Songcircle 1/16/15

The Songcircle Swings with the Stumptown Soul Holiday Spectacular!

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 12/12/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Live soul music on the 'Circle!
The crew from the upcoming Stumptown Soul Holiday Spectacular will perform live in the KBOO studios, featuring Steve Kerin on piano, Mark Bowden on guitar, fiddle, bass, drums, backup singers and the whole nine funky yards!

The Songcircle welcomes Jane Siberry!

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 12/05/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Art-folk singer-songwriter Jane Siberry comes to KBOO
A hitmaker in her native Canada, contributor to several popular film soundtracks, and a respected artist the world 'round, art-folk singer-songwriter Jane Siberry's in town to perform her seasonal show, Holiday Hoes and Hosers, and we're very excited to welcome her to KBOO. We'll talk to her about her career and creative process, and she'll perform life on the KBOO piano!

An Afternoon of Roots Rock and Alt Country

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 11/28/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
An Afternoon of Roots Rock and Alt Country
Guest hosts:  Leigh Anne Kranz & Brian Erts

The Songcircle on 11/21/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle on 11/14/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 11/14/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle on 11/07/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 11/07/2014 - 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

Categories:
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 03/28/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
03/28/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Patty GriffinRain1000 Kisses
J.D. SoutherRain (Live)Rain: Live at the Belcourt Theater
Terence Trent D'ArbyRainIntroducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby
Los LobosWicked RainKiko Live
The Pogues with Joe StrummerRain StreetLive in London/30 Years [Box Set]
Linda PerhacsChimacum RainParallelograms
Christina CourtinRainyChristina Courtin
Mike Batt and Friends featuring Colin BlunstoneLosing Your Way in the RainTarot Suite
Minnie RipertonRainy Day in CentervilleCome to My Garden
Elvis CostelloMore than RainLive at New York Town Hall
Allen ToussaintIt's RainingSongbook (Deluxe Edition)
Neil YoungSee the Sky About to RainLive at The Cellar Door
Carole KingCrying in the RainThe Legendary Demos
Rim BannaHymn to the RainRevelation of Ecstacy and Rebellion
Robyn HitchcockMy RainLove from London
Ruthie FosterSet Fire to the RainLet it Burn
Elvis PresleyKentucky RainSuspicious Minds: The Memphis 1969 Anthology
Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersLouisiana RainThe Live Anthology
Peter, Paul & MaryIt's RainingPeter, Paul & Mary

The Songcircle playlist for 03/28/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
03/28/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Patty GriffinRain1000 Kisses
J.D. SoutherRainRain: Live at the Belcourt Theater
Terence Trent D'ArbyRainIntroducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby
Los LobosWicked RainKiko Live
The Pogues with Joe StrummerRain StreetLive in London/30 Years [Box Set]
Linda PerhacsChimacum RainParallelograms
Christina CourtinRainyChristina Courtin
Mike Batt and Friends featuring Colin BlunstoneLosing Your Way in the RainTarot Suite
Minnie RipertonRainy Day in CentervilleCome to My Garden
Elvis CostelloMore than RainLive at New York Town Hall
Allen ToussaintIt's RainingSongbook (Deluxe Edition)
Neil YoungSee the Sky About to RainLive at The Cellar Door
Carole KingCrying in the RainThe Legendary Demos
Rim BannaHymn to the RainRevelation of Ecstacy and Rebellion
Robyn HitchcockMy RainLove from London
Ruthie FosterSet Fire to the RainLet it Burn
Elvis PresleyKentucky RainSuspicious Minds: The Memphis 1969 Anthology
Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersLouisiana RainThe Live Anthology
Peter, Paul & MaryIt's RainingPeter, Paul & Mary

The Songcircle playlist for 03/21/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
03/21/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
MorrisseyAmerica You Are Not the WorldYou Are the Quarry
Joe Strummer and the MescalarosGet Down MosesStreetcore
Joni MitchellBig Yellow Taxi (Friends Album Version)Friends (Soundtrack)
Tracy ThornFalling off a LogOut of the Woods
The StreetsDry Your EyesA Grand Don't Come for Free
The ShinsIt's Only LifePort of Morrow
RumerTraveling BoyBoys Don't Cry
EelsRailroad ManBlinking Lights and Other Revelations
Bob SegerIf I Were a CarpenterEarly Seger Vol. 1
The LevellersThe BoatmanLevelling the Land
NirvanaJesus Doesn't Want Me for a SunbeamUnplugged in New York
Led ZeppelinTraveling Riverside BluesBBC Sessions
Karen SavocaLove is a HammerAll My Excuses
Rufus WainwrightOh What a WorldVibrate: The Best of
The Negro ProblemKenJoys & Concerns
Traveling Wilburys7 Deadly SinsVol. 3
The SmithereensMaria Elena11
The Lovin' SpoonfulFull MeasureHums of the Lovin' Spoonful
The Mamas and the PapasNo Salt on Her TailThe Mamas and the Papas
The Everly BrothersSing Me Back HomeRoots

The Songcircle playlist for 03/21/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
03/21/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
MorrisseyAmerica You Are Not the WorldYou Are the Quarry
Joe Strummer and the MescalarosGet Down MosesStreetcore
Joni MitchellBig Yellow Taxi (Friends Album Version)Friends (Soundtrack)
Tracy ThornFalling off a LogOut of the Woods
The StreetsDry Your EyesA Grand Don't Come for Free
The ShinsIt's Only LifePort of Morrow
RumerTraveling BoyBoys Don't Cry
EelsRailroad ManBlinking Lights and Other Revelations
Bob SegerIf I Were a CarpenterEarly Seger Vol. 1
The LevellersThe BoatmanLevelling the Land
NirvanaJesus Doesn't Want Me for a SunbeamUnplugged in New York
Led ZeppelinTraveling Riverside BluesBBC Sessions
Karen SavocaLove is a HammerAll My Excuses
Rufus WainwrightOh What a WorldVibrate: The Best of
The Negro ProblemKenJoys & Concerns
Traveling Wilburys7 Deadly SinsVol. 3
The SmithereensMaria Elena11
The Lovin' SpoonfulFull MeasureHums of the Lovin' Spoonful
The Mamas and the PapasNo Salt on Her TailThe Mamas and the Papas
The Everly BrothersSing Me Back HomeRoots

The Songcircle playlist for 03/14/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
03/14/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Del AmitriWhiskey RemorseChange Everything [Reissue]
Rod StewartGasoline Alleysame
LemonheadsIt's a Shame About Raysame
Patti SmithGhost DanceEaster
The Lovin' Spoonful4 EyesHums of the Lovin' Spoonful
Keith RichardsLocked AwayTalk is Cheap
Mick JaggerEvening GownWandering Spirit
Bob DylanBeyond Here Lies Nothin'Together Through Life
SpiritMorning Will ComeTwelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus
SparksMetaphorHello Young Lovers
St. VincentPsychopathSt. Vincent
Mavis StaplesDown in MississippiWe'll Never Turn Back
Swamp DoggSurfin' in Harlemsame
Simon & GarfunkelAt the ZooLive 1969
Matthew SweetDivine InterventionGirlfriend
Elvis PresleyTomorrow is a Long Timesame
RodriguezSugar ManCold Fact
Annie LennoxYou Have Placed a Chill in My HeartCold: Colder [CD Single]

The Songcircle playlist for 03/07/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
03/07/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
LoveAndmoreagainForever Changes
Ryan AdamsMy Winding WheelHeartbreaker
Paul SimonHearts and Bonessame
Karyn Ann__live on air
"Painted HillsAccept Uncertainty
"Pressing Onlive on air
Sinead O'ConnorI Believe in You (Afternoon Rehearsal)Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (Reissue)
Maria MuldaurWedding SongHeart of Mine: Maria Muldaur Sings the Love Songs of Bob Dylan
Bonnie RaittLet's Keep it Between UsGreen Light
Liv WarfieldFreedomThe Unexpected
LoveThe Red TelephoneForever Changes
Simon & GarfunkelCitizen of the PlanetOld Friends: Live on Stage
BeckTurn AwayMorning Phase
Jeremy WilsonEmpty Through Empty Spacesame

The Songcircle playlist for 02/28/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
02/28/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Sonny LandrethLouisiana 1927Sail AwaySugar Hill Records
Allen ToussaintYes We Can CanOur New Orleans 2005Nonesuch
Steve KerinOne to the BottleJoyZ'Affaire Records
Steve Kerin Interview
North Side Skull and Bonews Mardi Gras IndiansShoo Fly Don't Bother Me
Neville BrothersHey Pocky WayFiyo on the BayouA&M
GalacticHeart of SteelYa-Ka-MayAnti
The RochesAcadian DriftwoodEndless Highway429 Records
Lucinda WilliamsLafayetteHappy Woman BluesSmithsonian /Folkways
Daniel LanoisUnder a Stormy SkyAcadieOpal
Andy J Forrest BandLet Em DieReal StoriesSlang
GalacticWhen the Levee BreaksJazz Fest Live 2006
Jesse WinchesterBiloxiThe Best of Jesse WinchesterRhino
Dr JohnI Walk on Guilded SplintersMos' ScociousRhino
Preservation Hall Jazz BandI Wish I could Shimmy Like My Sister KateNew Orleans Preservation Vol 1Preservation Hall Recordings
Eddie BoWhen The Saints Go Marching InOur New Orleans 2005Nonesuch
Preservation Hall Jazz BandChocko Mo Feel No HeyNew Orleans Preservation Vol 1Preservation Hall Recordings
Wild MagnoliasBrother John Is Gone/Herc-Jolly JohnOur New Orleans 2005Nonesuch
Preservation Hall Jazz BandDo You What it Means to Miss New OrleansOur New Orleans 2005Nonesuch
A special Louisiana/Mardi Gras themed show featuring Phil G from The Forests of Fennario (KBOO Grateful Dead and Friends). Yeah you right! It's Carnival time!

The Songcircle playlist for 02/21/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
02/21/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Charlie WhiteheadSongs to SingSongs to Sing: The Anthology
John PhillipsCaptainJohn the Wolf-King of L.A.
The Lovin' SpoonfulDarling Be Home SoonYou're a Big Boy Now:The Original Sound Track Album
Don McLeanEverybody Loves Me BabyAmerican Pie
Paul & Linda McCartneyAnother DayWings' Greatest
Laurie AndersonSharkey's DayMister Heartbreak
BeckHeart is a DrumMorning Phase
Stevie WonderVisionsInnervisions
Mother EarthTemptation Took Control of Me and I FellBring Me Home
Leonard CohenIs This What You WantedNew Skin for the Old Ceremony
Graham Parker and The RumourThat's What They All SayHeat Treatment
Rabbit MacKayTendency to Be FreePassing Through
Sonny Charles & Checkmates Ltd.Black PearlPhil Spector's Greatest Hits
Van Dyke ParksDonovan's ColoursSong Cycle
Kate & Anna McGarrigleMy TownKate & Anna McGarrigle
Gene ClarkSilver RavenNo Other
Bob DylanTangled Up in BlueReal Live
Mick JaggerMemo from TurnerPerformance: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The Songcircle playlist for 02/21/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
02/21/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Charlie WhiteheadSongs to SingSongs to Sing: The Anthology
John PhillipsCaptainJohn the Wolf-King of L.A.
The Lovin' SpoonfulDarling Be Home SoonYou're a Big Boy Now:The Original Sound Track Album
Don McLeanEverybody Loves Me BabyAmerican Pie
Paul & Linda McCartneyAnother DayWings' Greatest
Laurie AndersonSharkey's DayMister Heartbreak
BeckHeart is a DrumMorning Phase
Stevie WonderVisionsInnervisions
Mother EarthTemptation Took Control of Me and I FellBring Me Home
Leonard CohenIs This What You WantedNew Skin for the Old Ceremony
Graham Parker and The RumourThat's What They All SayHeat Treatment
Rabbit MacKayTendency to Be FreePassing Through
Sonny Charles & Checkmates Ltd.Black PearlPhil Spector's Greatest Hits
Van Dyke ParksDonovan's ColoursSong Cycle
Kate & Anna McGarrigleMy TownKate & Anna McGarrigle
Gene ClarkSilver RavenNo Other
Bob DylanTangled Up in BlueReal Live
Mick JaggerMemo from TurnerPerformance: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Random Vinyl Grab-Bag Edition - all songs except #1 and the new Beck track!

The Songcircle playlist for 01/31/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
01/31/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLink
Bob DylanLay Down Your Weary TuneBiograph
Pete Seeger and the Rivertown KidsForever YoungChimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan
The AlarmThe Bells of RhymneyDeclaration (1984-1985) [Reissue]
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band w/Roger McGuinnTurn, Turn, TurnMagic Tour Highlights (iTunes EP)
Bruce Spirngsteen & Pete SeegerThe Ghost of Tom JoadSowing the Seeds: Appleseed Records 10th Anniversary
The ByrdsI Come and Stand at Every DoorFifth Dimension
Ani DiFrancoMy Name is Lisa KaveledgeWhere Have All the Flowers Gone?: The Songs of Pete Seeger
Pete SeegerGarbageBBC, Royal Albert Hall, 7/3/78
Victor Jara"
Estadio Chile"
Dick GaughanWaist Deep in the Big MuddyWhere Have All the Flowers Gone?: The Songs of Pete Seeger
Pete SeegerAll My Children of the SunYoung Vs. Old
Casey NeillOld Father Hudson/Sailing Down My Dirty RiverWhere Have All the Flowers Gone?: The Songs of Pete Seeger
Timothy HullFerry Me OverBrightness of Brightness
Jeff RosenbergThis Old Man Reaganlive on air
Pete Seeger & Lorre Wyatt w/Steve Earle and Dar WilliamsThis Old Man RevisitedA More Perfect Union
The Mammals ft. Pete SeegerIndustrial ParkEvolver
Pete SeegerTo My Old Brown Earthfrom film Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (via YouTube)youtu.be
RIP Pete Seeger. Dedicated to the memory of Alan Baily.

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