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 on 09/26/14

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

Elvis Costello's longtime keyboardist Steve Nieve talks to the Songcircle!

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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An interview with, and great performances by, one of rock music's finest instrumentalists.
In advance of his appearance at Mississippi Studios on Tuesday night, Sept. 23, Elvis Costello's career-long collaborator, Steve Nieve, will speak to the Songcircle - all the way from Melbourne, Australia, no less!

Nieve's work on piano and organ helped to define Elvis Costello's style, as a member of the Attractions, and later, the Imposters. He's also toured prolifically as a duo with Elvis, and often been his right-(and left)-hand-man when collaborating with other artists.

In addition, Nieve (a nickname coined by Ian Dury) has released a string of solo albums featuring such guests as Sting, Laurie Anderson, Robert Wyatt and more, and is the co-composer of the opera Welcome to the Voice.

The Songcircle on 09/12/14

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

Artist Spotlight: Val McCallum. Session guitarist's first solo record, "At the End of the Day"

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Renowned Session Guitarist Val McCallum's first solo record, "At the End of the Day".

"Whether or not you’ve heard of Val McCallum, you’ve undoubtedly heard his work. Val is a supremely talented guitarist, singer, songwriter and studio musician who got his start recording for the legendary songwriter Harry Nilsson at age 18. After 30 years of working with such artists as Sheryl Crow, Lucinda Williams, The Wallflowers, Bonnie Raitt, Loretta Lynn and countless others, Val McCallum has just released his first solo record, At the End of the Day, a collection of spare, acoustic and grippingly intimate songs."
Sam Jones, Off Camera


Val McCallum's solo CD, "At the End of the Day" is available at CD Baby and ITunes.
http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ValMcCallum

Portland Music Great Dan Haley Visits the Songcircle!

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Special Guest Dan Haley

Portland folk-rock veteran, brilliant songwriter and all around swell fella Dan Haley joins Jeff on the Songcircle. He'll share some tunes and discuss benefit efforts for local folk legend Lynn Conover. Another Portland music hero may pop in as well.


http://danhaleymusic.com/

The Songcircle on 08/22/14

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

The Songcircle on 08/15/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

The Songcircle on 08/08/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
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Fri, 08/08/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

The Songcircle on 08/01/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
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Fri, 08/01/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

The Songcircle on 07/25/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
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Fri, 07/25/2014 - 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 06/07/2013

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The Songcircle
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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

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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

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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

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The Songcircle
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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

SongCircle playlist for 04/19/2013

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The Songcircle
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04/19/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Prince and Nona GayeLove Sign1-800-NEW-FUNK
PrinceChaos and Disordersame
"Thieves in the TempleMusic from Graffiti Bridge
"Diamonds and Pearls/The Beautiful Ones/Nothing Compares 2 U (Live in Portland)One Nite Alone... Live
"Peach (Live in Portland)"
"Vicki WaitingBatman: Motion Picture Soundtrack
MartikaLove Thy Will Be DoneMartika's Kitchen
SparksNever Turn Your Back on Mother EarthPlagarism
"(Baby, Baby) Can I Invade Your Country?Hello Young Lovers
"Eaten by the Monster of LoveAngst in my Pants
"MetaphorTwo Hands, One Mouth
"The Studio CommisaryThe Seduction of Ingmar Bergman
MorrisseyFirst of the Gang to DieYou are the Quarry
Holcombe WallerNo EnemyTroubled Times
Billy BraggUpfieldWilliam Bloke
Pete Townshend & Raphael RuddLet My Love Open the DoorThe Oceanic Concerts
The Swimming Pool Q'sThe Bells RingThe Swimming Pool Q's
Norah JonesSunriseFeels Like Home
PrinceThat Girl Thang3rd Eye Girl (website)

SongCircle playlist for 04/12/2013

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The Songcircle
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04/12/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Pete WylieThe Day that Maggie Thatcher Diessingle/YouTube
HefnerThe Day That Thatcher DiesWe Love the City
Klaus NomiDing DongSimple Man
Elton JohnMerry Christmas, Mrs. ThatcherBilly Elliot: The Original Cast Recording
Newtown NeuroticsKick Out the ToriesBeggars Can Be Choosers
MekonsVengeanceSo Good it Hurts
MekonsTINAJourney to the End of the Night
Dub AlternativeNo Alternative But to Fight
Linton Kwesi JohnsonIt Dread inna InglanDread Beat and Blood
The (English) BeatStand Down Margaret (Dub)single
The TheHeartlandInfected
New Model Army51st StateThe Ghost of Cain
Billy BraggThatcheritesWilliam Bloke: Expanded Edition
ChumbawambaIntroIn Memoriam: Margaret Thatcher EP
So Long, So Long"
Pinochet"
The Day the Lady Died"
Ding Dong"
Waiting for Margaret to Go"
Sleep"
Elvis CostelloTramp the Dirt DownSpike
Robert WyattShipbuildingBespoke Songs, Lost Dogs and Detours: The Songs of Elvis Costello
Pink FloydThe Fletcher Memorial HomeThe Final Cut
MorrisseyMargaret on the GuillotineViva Hate
U2Maggie's FarmLive for Ireland

SongCircle playlist for 03/15/2013

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The Songcircle
Air date: 
03/15/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Karen DaltonSomething on Your MindIn My Own Time
Ethan JohnsThe Long Way RoundIf Not Now, Then When?
Emmylou Harris & Rodney CrowellSpanish DancerOld Yellow Moon
Samantha CrainKid Facesame
Eric BurdonInvitation to the White HouseTil' the River Runs Dry
Brandy ClarkStripes
Lucinda WilliamsChanged the LocksLucinda Williams
Patty GriffinFlaming Redsame
Sam PhillipsHolding on to the EarthThe Indescribable Wow
Mike ScottQuestionsStill Burning
Ringo StarrIt Don't Come EasyPhotograph: The Best of Ringo Starr
Redd KrossI Don't Know How to Be Your FriendThird Eye
Ruthie FosterPhenomenal WomanThe Phenomenal Ruthie Foster
Andrew CalhounHallelujah MorningLive in Studio
"Sparrow
Jorma KaukonenAnother Man Done GoneQuah
Sly and the Family StoneQue Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)Fresh

SongCircle playlist for 03/01/2013

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The Songcircle
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03/01/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
PrincePopeHits
Original CastThe Country's in the Very Best of HandsLil' Abner: Original Broadway Cast Recording
XThe New WorldMore Fun in the New World
Elvis CostelloNational Ransomsame
Tim EastonNews BlackoutAmmunition
Allen ToussaintVictims of the DarknessThe Complete Warner Recordings
World PartyShip of FoolsPrivate Revolution
Richard ThompsonPharoahCeltschmerz
Social DistortionBall and ChainSocial Distortion
Rufus WainwrightGoing to a TownRelease the Stars
June Tabor and OysterbandBonny Bunch of RosesRagged Kingdom
Patti SmithGone Again (Live on Later with Jools Holland)Summer Cannibals CD single 1
MorrisseyRedondo BeachLive at Earl's Court
Bettye LaVetteThankful 'n' Thoughtfulsame
James BrownThat's My DesireSoul on Top
Nick LoweYou Inspire MeDig My Mood
Neil DiamondFace Me12 Songs
Bobby "Blue" BlandI'll Take Care of YouTwo Steps from the Blues
Red Hot Chilli PeppersSoul to Squeezesingle
Parlor JamesSnow DoveDreadful Sorry
John Wesley HardingThe Singer's RequestTrad Arr Jones

SongCircle playlist for 02/15/2013

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The Songcircle
Air date: 
02/15/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Petra HadenSuperman ThemePetra Haden Goes to the Movies
Patti SmithApril FoolBanga
Wanda JacksonRum and Coca-ColaThe Party Ain't Over
Laura CantrellCalifornia RoseHumming by the Flowered Vine
Ashleigh FlynnProve it on MeA Million Stars
Old Crow Medicine ShowTell it to MeOld Crow Medicine Show
Ray PriceHeartaches by the NumberThe Essential Ray Price
Graham ParkerThat's What They All SayHeat Treatment
Billy JoelSleeping with the Television OnGlass Houses
Nick LoweWhat Lack of Love Has DoneDig My Mood
Buddy Miller & Jim LauderdaleI Lost My Job of Loving YouBuddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
Richard ThompsonStuck on a TreadmillElectric
SteelheadSilverlakeBlue Sun
The ResolectricsUp on the HillHigh Water
Martha WainwrightProserpinaCome Home to Mama
Linda ThompsonBeautyVersatile Heart
Paul SimonHearts and BonesHearts and Bones
Ben GuernseyOn the Road at 17
The Hangmen (a.k.a. The Reekers)What a Girl Can't DoMeet the Reekers!
Danko Fjeld AndersenBlaze of GloryDanko Fjeld Andersen

SongCircle playlist for 02/08/2013

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The Songcircle
Air date: 
02/08/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Toni PriceDean and BrandyHey
Courtyard HoundsAin't No SonCourtyard Hounds
Camper Van BeethovenSweetheartsKey Lime Pie
Lucinda WilliamsSide of the Road (Live)Lucinda Williams
Annie Humphrey w/ John TrudellDNAThe Heron Smiled
IndigenousYou Were the OneCircle
Neil YoungVampire BluesOn the Beach
Steve EarleEveryone's In Love With YouTranscendental Blues
CrackerAnother Song About the RainCracker
Robert Earl Keen w/ Margo TimminsThen Came Lo MeinPicnic
Allison MoorerGoing DownMiss Fortune
Shania TwainLeaving is the Only Way OutWoman in Me
Mindy SmithJoleneJust Because I'm a Woman, Songs of Dolly Parton
Joan OsborneDracula MoonRelish
Bonnie RaittWrite Me a Few of Your Lines/KokomoTakin' My Time
The Staples SingersSlow TrainSoul Folk in Action
Charlie RobisonLoving CountyLife of the Party
Eddie VedderLong NightInto the Wild
Joni MithchellDon't Interrupt the SorrowThe Hissing of Summer Lawns

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