The Songcircle

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Airs at: Fri, 03/01/2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Every Friday from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Songcircle blends songs from various eras and genres to reveal new connections, exposing forgotten artists and discovering new ones, exploring connective themes and topics, or responding to the events of the day.

Studio guests have included Loudon Wainwright III, Peter Buck (REM), Rodriguez, Joe Ely, Laura Veirs, Eric Andersen, Wesley Stace (a.k.a. John Wesley Harding), Dan Bern, Richmond Fontaine, Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5/Young Fresh Fellows), Jane Siberry, Freakwater, Erin McKeown, Barry McGuire ("Eve of Destruction"), Annalisa Tornfelt, The Von Trapps, Casey Neill, Tim Buckley lyricist Larry Beckett, noted music writers Greil Marcus and Peter Guralnick, and many others, as well as phone conversations with Peter Case, Jason Isbell, Colin Blunstone and Chris White of The Zombies, Stu Cook of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Peter Asher, and Elvis Costello keyboardist Steve Nieve.

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The Songcircle on 02/23/24

Airs at: Fri, 02/23/2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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For more info and program audio, please see: https://kboo.fm/media/120255-bold-new-tunes-women-goodbyes-music-legends-and-more Read more

Bold New Tunes from Women, Goodbyes to Music Legends, and More

Airs at: Fri, 02/23/2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Today featuring new/recent music from Portland's pride Sleater-Kinney, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Rhiannon Giddens, Allison Russell, The Paranoid Style, and (a Songcircle first?) Beyonce! Plus classic tracks from Tracy Chapman (not "Fast Car"!), Joe Strummer, Richard & Linda... Read more

The Songcircle on 02/16/24

Airs at: Fri, 02/16/2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Gary sits in & plays some of his favorite music from 1984 - forty years ago! Read more

Once again, It's Carnival Time on The SongCircle

Airs at: Fri, 02/09/2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Phil G here, This week on the SongCircle, I wiill be doing two things; the first is playing two tracks from the Mother Maybelle Sessions, a new Portland Group that did a benefit CD for Rose Haven, a Day Shelter in NW Portland for Women.   The second is a celebration of Cr... Read more

The Songcircle on 02/02/24

Airs at: Fri, 02/02/2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 01/26/24

Airs at: Fri, 01/26/2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Gary subs today & plays a lot of covers of songs by the Who. Read more

The Songcircle on 01/19/24

Airs at: Fri, 01/19/2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 01/12/24

Airs at: Fri, 01/12/2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 01/05/24: A Tribute to Robyn Shanti and The Dharma Wheel

Airs at: Fri, 01/05/2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Beloved longtime KBOO broadcaster Robyn Shanti passed away peacefully December 16, 2023,  following a long illness. Robyn's popular program, The Dharma Wheel, was a KBOO highlight for many years. I had the privilege of cohosting the show with her in the late '90s and early ... Read more

The Songcircle on 12/29/23

Airs at: Fri, 12/29/2023 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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On this episode, Gary sits in & plays some of his favorite Americana from 2023. Read more