The Songcircle

The Songcircle blends songs from various eras and genres to reveal new connections, exposing forgotten artists and discovering new ones.

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The Songcircle on 06/19/15

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Fri, 06/19/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 06/12/15

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Fri, 06/12/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Scott McCaughey, Rockin' the Songcircle

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Fri, 06/05/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Scott McCaughey, Rockin' the Songcircle
Scott McCaughey - of The Young Fresh Fellows, The Minus 5, The Baseball Project, and, formerly, a little band called R.E.M. - comes to KBOO with guitar AND records to play! He'll be appearing at the Secret Society Ballroom later tonight, with Alialujah Chorus and Fernando.

The Songcircle on 05/29/15

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Fri, 05/29/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Happy Birthday Bobby! Love, Some Lovely Ladies

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Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Great female artists sing for Bob
Nina Simone, Bonnie Raitt, Marianne Faithfull, Lucinda Williams, and many more perform some of Dylan's greatest compositions. Bob turns 73 on Sunday!

The Songcircle on 05/08/15

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Fri, 05/08/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 04/24/15

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Fri, 04/24/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 04/17/15

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Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 04/10/15

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Fri, 04/10/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 04/03/15

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Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Interview with Adam Franklin of Swervedriver - by Heather Lane

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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

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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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Fri, 10/24/2014
  • Title: Peter Mulvey
  • Length: 22:31 minutes (15.46 MB)
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Songcircle 3/4/11 Interview with John Wesley Harding/Wesley Stace

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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".


The Songcircle playlist for 01/02/2015

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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

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Wild and Free

Curtis Mayfield

Give it Up



Eliza Gilkyson

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


War On the East Coast

The New Pornographers

Brill Bruisers


Country Boy

Johnny Cash



Step Right Up

Tom Waits

Tom Waits


Blinded By The Light

Bruce Springsteen

Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.


I Just Don't Understand


They Want My Soul


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


01 At Least That's What You Said


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)


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




4.World Beaters


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



Nothing To Do But Dream

Jolie Holland

Springtime Can Kill You


The Songcircle playlist for 11/28/2014

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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

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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

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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!

The Songcircle playlist for 10/31/2014

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Otis ReddingTrick or TreatRemember Me
The WhoBoris the SpiderA Quick One
The KinksWicked AnnabellaThe Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society
The WeedsYou Must Be a WitchThe Weeds a.k.a. The Lollipop Shoppe
Kim FoxI Wanna Be a WitchMoon Hut
Kristen HershYour GhostHips and Makers
Warren ZevonWerewolves of LondonExcitable Boy
Blue Öyster CultGodzillaWorkshop of the Telescopes
The Edgar Winter GroupFrankensteinThey Only Come Out at Night
Fela and Afrika 70Zombiesame
Grateful DeadCandymanAmerican Beauty
Mississippi John HurtCandy ManToday!
Rev. Gary DavisCandymanBlues & Ragtime
DonovanCandy ManSummer Day Reflection Songs
Fred NeilCandy ManBleeker & MacDougal
Siouxsie and the BansheesCandymanTwice Upon a Time - The Singles
Martha Reeves and the VandellasCandy ManSpellbound: Lost and Found
Sammy Davis, Jr.The Candy Man20th Century Masters
Ella FitzgeraldSavoy TruffleElla


Cornershop: Candyman

LL Cool J: Candyman (unreleased version)

Philip Glass: Floating Candyman

Terry Callier: Now You're Gonna Miss Your Candyman

Ella Fitzgerald: Savoy Truffle (had to fade it out early!)

John Grant: Marz (another candy litany I meant to follow the above)



The Songcircle playlist for 10/24/2014

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Joni MitchellBig Yellow Taxi (Remix) (Radio Mix)CD single
Patty GriffinLittle GodSilver Bell
Gillian WelchWayside/Back in TimeSoul Journey
Kelly WillisTake Me DownWhat I Deserve
Peter MulveyLies You Forgot You ToldSilver Ladder
"You Don't Have to Tell Melive in studio
"What Else Was ItSilver Ladder
"Where Did You Go?live in studio
"If You Shoot at a King You Must Kill Him"
Bob DylanBeyond Here Lies Nothin'Together Through Life
Elvis PresleyKentucky RainSuspicious Minds: The Memphis 1969 Anthology
The Mamas and the PapasNo Salt on Her TailAll the Leaves Are Brown: The Golden Era Collection
The KinksSweet Lady GenevievePreservation, Act 1
Scotland Barr and the Slow DragsWe Will Be Forgotten, Pt. 1We Will Be Forgotten
Procol HarumBoredomA Salty Dog

The Songcircle playlist for 10/17/2014

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Ken LonnquistFry Fish FrySlow RideMaple Twig
The RousersRunaway TrainFull Moon Bad WeatherBoat
Marques Bovre and The Evil TwinsWearyBig Strong HouseBoat
SpoonerSleep Out Under The StarsThe Fugitive DanceDali
Honor Among ThievesWhackUnited Mind WorkersExude!
Willy Porter w/ Paul PerroneDraw The TimeThe Trees Have SoulSouthwind Records
Switchtrack AlleyStranger LifeSaharaCats I
Paul Black and the Flip KingsMoo GooKing DollarHouse of Blues
Marques Bovre and The Evil TwinsSam's SongLive From Lonesome CountyCan Do
Chris PlataHurricaneFresh HorsesPonytrak
The MidwesternersCarolinaThe MidwesternersDarlingtone Records
SpoonerMean Old WorldThe Fugitive DanceBoat
Sonia DaDAJungle SongLive6/9/1993
Paul Black and the Flip KingsThe Last TimeKing DollarHouse of Blues
Honor Among TheivesI Put A Spell On YouUnited Mind WorkersExude!
Marques Bovre and The Evil TwinsBurn This TownBig Strong HouseBoat
The RousersSomewhere That's YouFull Moon Bad WeatherBoat
Marques Bovre and The Evil TwinsLonesome CountyLive From Lonesome CountyCan Do
Celebrating early 90s in Madison wisconsin
"Fry-day Night at the Crystal Corner"
Instrumental interludes by The Waterdogs live at the Crystal Corner in 1993

The Songcircle playlist for 09/26/2014

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The Quiet AmericanApple in the FallWild Bill Jones
David BlueThse 23 Days in SeptemberUnicorn Coffee House, Boston, 1967
Dan BernWelcome (Madmen with Guns)Songs of Fall
Stevie WonderBig BrotherTalking Book
MorrisseyWorld Peace is None of Your Businesssame
John GrantMarz (Live)Other Voices: Series 11, Vol. 1
Pete TownshendAnd I MovedEmpty Glass
Leonard CohenYou Got Me SingingPopular Problems
Loudon Wainwright IIIDepression BluesHaven't Got the Blues (Yet)
"The Morgue"
Dan BernJailThe Swastika EP
"Ostrich TownMy Country II
"My Country II"
The Balancing ActSearching for This ThingThree Squares and a Roof
Paul PenaJet AirlinerNew Train
Terry ReidSilver White LightSilver White Light: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970
Van MorrisonAncient HighwayDays Like This
Matt BerryFarewell Summer SunKill the Wolf

The Songcircle playlist for 09/19/2014

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Elvis Costello (w/Steve Nieve)Accidents Will Happen (Live)Live at Hollywood High
Elvis Costello & Steve NieveTemptation (Live) (arr. Nieve)Costello & Nieve: Live in Los Angeles
Elvis Costello & The AttractionsThe BeatThis Year's Model
"Inch by InchGoodbye Cruel World
"The Long HoneymoonImperial Bedroom
"Man Out of Time"
"Almost Blue"
Steve NieveInterviewlive on air from Melbourne!
Elvis Costello & The Attractions... And in Every Home (arr. Nieve)Imperial Bedroom
Elvis Costello & Steve Nieve with the North Carolina SymphonyGreen Shirt (arr. Nieve)09/13/2007 Cary, NC
Steve NieveAlison For Michael At the Music StoreLazy Point
Steve Nieve feat. Ron SexsmithHalloween (Bonfire NightToGetHer
Steve NieveStupid Thing to DoMumu
The AttractionsSingle GirlMad about the Wrong Boy
Steve Nieve, Brodsky Quartet et alUnfailing Welcome to the Voice [feat. Sting]Welcome to the Voice
"Happiness [feat. Robert Wyatt]"
Elvis Costello & Allen ToussaintClubland (Live)07/25/2007 Lucerne

A focus on pianist Steve Nieve, both with and without Elvis Costello. And an exclusive live-by-phone interview with the artist!

Here's one I didn't have time to play today: The Attractions cover Yoko Ono! One of Steve's sublime moments.


Marie-Josee Dandeneau

Have you played Marie-Josee Dandeneau? Has she played in Oregon?

Ignore the above! No longer the last Thursday.



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