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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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Episode Archive

The Songcircle on 11/27/15

The Songcircle
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Fri, 11/27/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Annalisa Tornfelt returns to The Songcircle - with her sisters, too!

The Songcircle
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Fri, 11/20/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Annalisa Tornfelt and her sisters sing live!
Annalisa Tornfelt (of Black Prairie) visits The Songcircle for the second time in 2015 - because she's just released her second album of 2015, new covers collection Search Zero. Tune in to hear her harmonize with her sisters, Emily & Kjirsten, on some of her favorite songs! Plus, a fond farewell to Sixties songwriter P.F. Sloan.

The Songcircle on 11/13/15

The Songcircle
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Fri, 11/13/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle Fifth Anniversary Special with Erin McKeown and Natalia Zukerman

The Songcircle
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Fri, 11/06/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle turns 5!
The Songcircle has aired weekly since November 5, 2010, and we're ringing in our fifth birthday with help from one of our favorite artists, all the way from Massachusets, Ms. Erin McKeown, and her touring partner, fellow singer-songwriter Natalia Zukerman!

The Songcircle on 10/30/15

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Fri, 10/30/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 10/23/15

The Songcircle
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Fri, 10/23/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 10/16/15

The Songcircle
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Fri, 10/16/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Minnesota Acoustic Gonzo Blues: Special Guest Charlie Parr. Plus: Lennon Birthday Love, Luv!

The Songcircle
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Fri, 10/09/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Charlie Parr plays The Songcircle

The 'BOO is Alive - with the Sound of the Von Trapps!

The Songcircle
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Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Portland's own Von Trapps sing for the 'Circle
We're delighted to welcome the Von Trapps to this week's Songcircle. They are Portland residents and, yes, the youngest generation of performers from the famous Von Trapp family depicted in the classic musical The Sound of Music. They've performed and recorded with Rufus Wainwright and Portland luminaries Pink Martini and Storm Large. The sound of the Von Trapps' own music features some of the old-fashioned innocence and sibling harmonies you might expect from the family franchise, joined to a contemporary sensibility.

Tim Buckley's lyricist, Portland's Larry Beckett, returns to The Songcircle!

The Songcircle
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Fri, 09/25/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Tim Buckley collaborator Larry Beckett shares his new project!

The Songcircle welcomes back Portland's own Larry Beckett, lifelong friend and collaborator of the late, great Tim Buckley, who wrote the words to many of Tim's best-loved songs. He'll be joined by Stuart Anthony of England's The Long Lost Band, who have partnered with Larry on his first album-length project since his work with Buckley. They'll share songs from the release, One More Mile, in both live-on-air and studio versions.


Interview with Adam Franklin of Swervedriver - by Heather Lane

The Songcircle
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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

The Songcircle
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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

The Songcircle
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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

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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 09/12/2014

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Dan BernWelcome (Madmen with Guns)pre-release
The Beau BrummelsTurn AroundBradley's Barn
Del AmitriLiesdigital single
Johnny CashWhite GirlBitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian
Steve EarleCusterLook Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited
Rhiannon GiddensThe Vanishing Race"
Swamp DoggAmerica, Here's My BoySong Reader
John TrudellBombs over BaghdadAKA Graffiti Man
Old Crow Medicine ShowSweet AmarilloRemedy
The Secret SistersDirty LiePut Your Needle Down
A Year AfarWitnessBetter Life
Kate BushThem Heavy PeopleThis Woman's Work, Vol. 2
Etta JamesTake It to the LimitLive from Montreux 1993 [video]
Linus of HollywoodBiographySomething Good
Kim FoxTread This World So LightlyReturn to Planet Earth
James LowCarry OnCarry On
The Balancing ActA Girl, Her Sister, and a TrainNew Campfire Songs

The Songcircle playlist for 08/29/2014

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Cyndi LauperTime After Time
David Bowiethe Width of a Circlethe Man Who Sold the World
the Neville Bros.the Time Is Right1985-11-16 - Atlanta
Booker T & the MGsTime Is TightVery Best of Booker T. & the MGs
Captain BeyondThousand Days of YesterdayCaptain Beyond
" "Frozen Over" "
" "Thousand Days of Yesterday (Time Since Come and Gone)" "
Lynn Conover & GravelRag Time DevilLynnefit #1
Jeremy WilsonMaryEmpty Through Empty Spaces
Lynn ConoverGloryStrange Bird
Dan HaleyGood News2014-08-29 KBOO
Jeremy Wilsonthe Day Liz Taylor Died2014-08-29 KBOO
the Be Good TanyasOnly In the PastBlue Horse
This week DJ Sam-I-am explores time; aging, seasons, letting go of what's gone.

Later Jeremy Wilson and Dan Haley drop in to discuss The Jeremy Wilson Foundation, its mission to support musicians in need and its upcoming benefit for Portland troubador Lynn Conover, on Sunday, August 31st.

The Songcircle playlist for 08/22/2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Spinal TapAmericaThis Is Spinal Tap
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
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
Leon ThomasEchoesSpirits Known and Unknown
Guest host DJ Slamantha Foxx continues the "Homonyms" project on the SongCircle.

The Songcircle playlist for 05/30/2014

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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


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