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 11/21/14

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

The Songcircle on 11/14/14

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 11/14/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

The Songcircle on 11/07/14

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 11/07/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

The Songcircle on 10/31/14

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 10/31/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

The Songcircle on 10/17/14

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

The Songcircle on 10/03/14

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 10/03/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

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!

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
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"

Program: 
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

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 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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Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
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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Program name: 
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

Leigh Anne Kranz, guest host.

SongCircle playlist for 02/01/2013

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Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
02/01/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
The DoorsTell all the PeopleThe Soft Parade
Dan Penn and Spooner OldhamYou Left the Water RunningMoments from This Theatre
Bobbie GentryFancyFancy
Neko Case and Her BoyfriendsBowling GreenThe Virginian
Joan ArmatradingDrop the PilotThe Key
The JayhawksI'd Run AwayTomorrow the Green Grass
The KinksDrivingArthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire
The Magnetic FieldsThe Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side69 Love Songs
Lucinda WilliamsEssenceEssence
Mavis StaplesDown in MississippiWe'll Never Turn Back
John TrudellShadow over SisterlandJohnny Damas and Me
Yoko OnoYangyangApproximately Infinite Universe
James BrownII Don't Want Nobody to Get Me Nothing (Open up the Door I'll Get It Myself)Foundations of Funk: A Brand New Bag: 1964-1969
Gary Clark, Jr.Ain't Messin' 'RoundBlak and Blu
Jerry Joseph and the JackmormonsMile High, Mile DeepHappy Book
DionRide's Blues (For Robert Johnson)Tank Full of Blues
Madeleine Peyroux(Looking For) The Heart of Saturday NightHalf the Perfect World
Nick DrakePlace to BePink Moon
Jimmy ScottThere is No Greater LoveFalling in Love is Wonderful
Little SueChange Your MindThe Long Goodbye

SongCircle playlist for 02/01/2013

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Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
02/01/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
The DoorsTell all the PeopleThe Soft Parade
Dan Penn and Spooner OldhamYou Left the Water RunningMoments from This Theatre
Bobbie GentryFancyFancy
Neko Case and Her BoyfriendsBowling GreenThe Virginian
Joan ArmatradingDrop the PilotThe Key
The JayhawksI'd Run AwayTomorrow the Green Grass
The KinksDrivingArthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire
The Magnetic FieldsThe Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side69 Love Songs
Lucinda WilliamsEssenceEssence
Mavis StaplesDown in MississippiWe'll Never Turn Back
John TrudellShadow over SisterlandJohnny Damas and Me
Yoko OnoYangyangApproximately Infinite Universe
James BrownII Don't Want Nobody to Get Me Nothing (Open up the Door I'll Get It Myself)Foundations of Funk: A Brand New Bag: 1964-1969
Gary Clark, Jr.Ain't Messin' 'RoundBlak and Blu
Jerry Joseph and the JackmormonsMile High, Mile DeepHappy Book
DionRide's Blues (For Robert Johnson)Tank Full of Blues
Madeleine Peyroux(Looking For) The Heart of Saturday NightHalf the Perfect World
Nick DrakePlace to BePink Moon
Jimmy ScottThere is No Greater LoveFalling in Love is Wonderful
Little SueChange Your MindThe Long Goodbye

SongCircle playlist for 01/25/2013

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The Songcircle
Air date: 
01/25/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Arlo GuthrieGates of EdenLast of the Brooklyn Cowboys
Ashbury ParkThe Hard WayLive on the Dharma Wheel vol2
Avett BrothersIt Goes On and OnI and Love and You
Counting CrowsOmahaAugust and Everything After
Richard ThompsonThe Razor DanceCeltzschmerz
Allman BrothersInto the MysticLive at Jazzfest
Patti SmithFuji-Sanbanga
Sinead O'ConnorProphet Has AriseThrow Down your Arms
Bob MarleyLively Up YourselfDeluxe
Peter GabrielShaking the TreeOne World
Rory MacLeodHarmonika DreamKicking the Sawdust
Hot TunaI KNow You RiderLive
Emmylou HarrisThe RoadHard Bargain
Emmy Lou HarrisWhere Will I BeWrecking Ball
Wailing JennysDeeeper Well
Emmylou HarrisSnake SongTownes Van Zandt Tribute
Mark Knopfler & Emmylou HarrisSo Far AwayReal Live Roadrunning
Bonnie RaittRunaway

SongCircle playlist for 01/11/2013

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The Songcircle
Air date: 
01/11/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Michael HedgesAerial BoundariesAerial Boundaries
Jefferson AirplaneEmbryonic Journey
Nick DrakeCello SongWay to Blue
Richard ThompsonBeeswingMirror Blue
Forrest SunAlchemyPlenty
Bruce CockburnCreation DreamDancing In the Dragon's Jaw
Counting CrowsRain King
Justin CurrieNo, SurrenderWhat is Love For?
Martyn JosephWeight of the WorldVegas
Jesse Colin YoungDarkness, DarknessLive on the Dharma Wheel vol 1
Toshi ReaganBallad of the Broken WordJustice
James McMurtryCan't Make it Here Anymore
Patti SmithSenecaBanga
Bob DylanI & I
alpha BlondyJerusalemJerusalem
Wilson PickettMustang Sally

SongCircle playlist for 01/04/2013

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The Songcircle
Air date: 
01/04/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Michael FracassoBack to OklahomaBack to Oklahoma
John PhillipsMe and My UnclePhillips 66
Lou ReedLast Great American WhaleNew York
Joy HarjoFear PoemLetter from the End of the Twentieth Century
Loudon Wainwright IIIFear ItselfSongs for the New Depression
Jorma KaukonenAnother Man Done GoneQuah
James BrownFunky President (People It's Bad)Make it Funky: The Big Payback 1971-1975
Jerry Lee LewisMoney (That's What I Want)Live at the Star Club Hamburg
Graham ParkerDisney's America12 Haunted Episodes
John Doe (with Eddie Vedder and Corin Tucker)The Golden State RemixThe Golden State [EP]
Loretta Lynn (with Jack White)Portland, OregonVan Lear Rose
Petra Haden and Bill FrisellI Don't Want to Grow UpPetra Haden and Bill Frisell
Kirsty MacCollDaysKite
Glen Campbell and Jimmy WebbIf These Walls Could SpeakIn Session
Tom NorthcottWho Planted Thorns in Miss Alice's GardenSunny Goodge Street: The Warner Bros. Recordings
Bruce CockburnPeggy's Kitchen WallStealing Fire
Leonard CohenLover Lover LoverField Commander Cohen: Tour of 1979
Nick LoweFailed ChristianDig My Mood
Peter CaseUnderneath the StarsLet Us Now Praise Sleepy John
Jackson C. FrankBlues Run the GameJackson C. Frank
Annie LennoxA Thousand Beautiful ThingsBare

SongCircle playlist for 12/28/2012

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Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
12/28/2012
ArtistTitleAlbum
Dave Carter & Tracy GrammerHey Youin studiom performance
Martyn JosephHe Never SaidDon't Talk ABout Love
Dan BernJerusalemDog Boy Van
Dar WilliamsThe CHristians and the Paganssame as song title
George Harrison ~ I Dig Love ~ All Things Must Pass [Disc 2] ~ 2001My Sweet LordLive in Japan
M.C. YogiGanesh is FreshElephant Power
Stephan SmithIn the AirSlash and Burn
Midnight OilSpirit of the AgeThe Real Thing
John TrudellCrazy HorseBone Days
Larry LongAnna MaeIn the Spirit of Crazy Horse
Jim PageSong for Leonard PeltierIn the Spirit of Crazy Horse
Indigo GirlsBury My Heart at Wounded Knee1200 Curfews
Bruce CockburnStolen LandLive
Mike ScottBring Em All InBring Em All In
Railroad EarthMighty RiverBird in a House
Jackson BrowneRock Me on the WaterSaturate BEfore USing
Each Other's LegendPray What You NeedLive at KPFA

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