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 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

The Songcircle on 10/31/14

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

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

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

SongCircle playlist for 06/21/2013

Categories:
Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
06/21/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Fleet FoxesSun Giantsame
Bob DylanThat Lucky Old Sunlive 1991
Norah JonesSunriseFeels Like Home
The Beach BoysSoulful Old Man SunshineEndless Harmony Soundtrack
Jesse Harris and the FerdinandosThe Secret Sunsame
SparksOver the SummerIntroducing Sparks
Chris Stamey with Yo La TengoThe Summer SunV.O.T.E.
U2The Three SunrisesThe Best of 1980-1990/The B-Sides
XTCSummer's CauldronSkylarking
"Grass"
"The Meeting Place"
"That's Really Super, Supergirl"
"Ballet for a Rainy Day"
"1000 Umbrellas"
"Season Cycle"
"Earn Enough for Us"
"Big Day"
"Another Satellite"
"Mermaid Smiled"
"The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul"
"Dear God"
"Dying"
"Sacrificial Bonfire"

Summer Solstice Special (for Susan)

SongCircle playlist for 06/14/2013

Categories:
Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
06/14/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Jackson BrowneRock Me On the WaterSaturate Before Using
Eddie VedderBetter DaysEat, Love, Pray
Toshi ReagonMountain TopToshi
Railroad EarthMighty RiverBird in a House
Box SetBack in AmsterdamBox Set
Casey Neill TrioHallowed Be the GroundPortland West
Country Joe MacDonaldCoyoteAnimal Tracks
John TrudellCrazy HorseBone Days
Indigo GirlsBury My Heart in Wounded Knee3500 Curfews
Michael Franti & SpearheadYell Fire!Yell Fire Live
Neville BrothersLove the One You're With/Can't Always Get What You WantLive on Planet Earth
Bob MarleyLively Up YourselfBabylon By Bus
Bruce CockburnBroken WheelBruce Cockburn Live
Charlie MurphyBurning TimesBurning Times
FerronTestimonyNot a Still Life
Brewr & ShipleyWichi-Tai_toWeeds

guest host Robyn Shanti

SongCircle playlist for 06/07/2013

Categories:
Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
06/07/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Seize the DayFood n Health n HopeFood n Health n Hope
Martyn JosephWeight of the WorldVegas
Justin CurrieNo, SurrenderWhat is Love For?
Van MorrisonThe Great DeceptionHard Nose the Highway
Mary GauthierMercy NowMercy Now
Kate WolfMedicine WheelGive Yourself To Love
Joni MitchellDon Juan's Reckless DaughterDon Juan's Reckless Daughter
Brewer & ShipleyWichitaito
Allman BothersInto the MysticLive @JazzFest 2007
Patty GriffinCainLilith Fair
Joan OsbornePensacolaRelish
Michael Franti & SPearheadBomb the WorldEveryone Deserves Music
James McMurtryCan't Make It Here
MyshkinBig Wind/RosieLive on the Dharma WHeel vol2
M.C. YogiGanesh is FreshElephant Power
Patti SmithSenecaBanga

SongCircle playlist for 05/24/2013

Categories:
Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
05/24/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Mariachi El BronxLove SickChimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan
BeckLeopard Skin Pill-Box HatWar Child Presents: Heroes
Richmond FontaineFrom a Buick 6UNCUT Presents Highway 61 Revisited - Revisted
DionBaby I'm in the Mood for YouBronx Blues: The Columbia Recordings (1962-1965)
The PoguesWhen the Ship Comes In [Demo Recording]Just Look 'Em in the Eye and Say, "Pogue Mahone"!
June Tabor and OysterbandSeven CursesRagged Kingdom
Miley Cyrus (yep!)You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You GoChimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan
Maria MuldaurMoonlightHeart of Mine: Maria Muldaur Sings the Love Songs of Bob Dylan
Bonnie RaittLet's Keep It Between UsGreen Light
B.B. KingFur SlippersShake, Rattle & Roll: Original Soundtrack
Solomon BurkeStepchildDon't Give Up on Me
Suzzy & Maggie RocheClothes Line SagaA Nod to Bob: An Artists' Tribute to Bob Dylan on His Sixtieth Birthday
Jeff BuckleyMama, You Been On My MindGrace [Legacy Edition]
Michael MooreBoots of Spanish LeatherJewels & Binoculars: The Music of Bob Dylan
Elvis CostelloLicense to KillChimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan
The RootsMasters of Warlive recording
K'naanWith God on Our SideChimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan

SongCircle playlist for 05/17/2013

Categories:
Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
05/17/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Bob DylanFrankie and AlbertGood as I Been to You
Dick JusticeHenry LeeAnthology of American Folk Music
Charlie PooleWhite House BluesAnthology of American Folk Music
Lloyd PriceStagger LeeGreatest Hits
William and Versey SmithWhen That Great Ship Went DownAnthology of American Folk Music
Bascom Lamar LunsfordDry BonesAnthology of American Folk Music
Bob Neuwirth and Eliza CarthyI Wish I Was a Mole in the GroundThe Harry Smith Project
Joe McMurrianSee That My Grave is Kept Cleanlive on air
Rev. J.M. GatesO DeathAnthology of American Folk Music
Darka DustyThe Butcher Boylive on air
Ural ThomasPain is the Name of Your Gamesingle
Eric Mingus and Gary LucasO DeathThe Harry Smith Project
Bob DylanLittle Moseslive 1992
Nick CaveJohn the RevelatorThe Harry Smith Project
Buell KazeeEast VirginiaAnthology of American Folk Music
The Lovin' SpoonfulFishin' BluesDo You Believe in Magic?

SongCircle playlist for 04/26/2013

Categories:
Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
04/26/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Nick DrakePink Moonsame
Victoria WilliamsWhy Look at the MoonSwing the Statue
Richie HavensHere Comes the SunLive at the Cellar Door
George HarrisonHere Comes the MoonGeorge Harrison
Paul SimonSong About the MoonHearts and Bones
"'Twas a Sunny DayThere Goes Rhymin' Simon
Fleet FoxesSun Giantsame
Grant Lee BuffaloMighty Joe Moonsame
Neil YoungHarvest Moonsame
Glen Campbell and Jimmy WebbSunshowerIn Session
The Beach BoysThe Warmth of the SunGood Vibrations: 40 Years of the Beach Boys
"The Surfer MoonSurfer Girl
Graham ParkerWatch the Moon Come Down (Revisited)Live Alone! Discovering Japan
"The Sun is Gonna Shine AgainStruck by Lightning
Ella FitzgeraldSunshine of Your LoveLive at Montreaux
Anne WeissMi LunaCrossing the Border
Jim LauderdaleHummingbirdThe Hummingbirds
Barlow PassKerouac FootprintShadowman
Brian CuteanA Small WordParakeetfishhead
The MammalsThe Bush BoysRock That Babe
The CoupBabylet'shaveababybeforeBushdosomethingcrazyPick a Bigger Weapon

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