The Songcircle

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Airs at: Fri, 07/08/2022 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 07/01/22

Airs at: Fri, 07/01/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 06/24/22

Airs at: Fri, 06/24/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Black & White Album 3: Still More African-American Artists Cover The Beatles, Bonus Edition!

Airs at: Fri, 06/17/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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To help celebrate Black Music Month, we revisit our third installment in our series presenting repertoire from the latter period of The Beatles' career, interpreted by some of the finest artists in Black music, removing the pledge drive pitch breaks and making room for two ... Read more

Farewell, Kelly Joe Phelps

Airs at: Fri, 06/10/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The centerpiece of today's show is an archival recording of an appearance on The Songcircle on January 14, 2011, by Kelly Joe Phelps (who passed away on May 31, 2022), in duet with Californian singer-songwriter Corinne West. The original episode featured a variety of male-f... Read more

The Songcircle on 06/03/22

Airs at: Fri, 06/03/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Black on Blonde: African-American Artists Cover Bob Dylan

Airs at: Fri, 05/27/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Celebrating Bob Dylan's 81st birthday with an eclectic selection of interpretations from Black artists both widely- and lesser-known, from the '60s through to the 2010s. Featuring diva fireworks from Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, and Patti LaBelle; R&B power from Solomon Burk... Read more

The Songcircle on 05/20/22

Airs at: Fri, 05/20/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 05/13/22

Airs at: Fri, 05/13/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 05/06/22

Airs at: Fri, 05/06/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 04/29/22

Airs at: Fri, 04/29/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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