The Songcircle


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Airs at: Fri, 03/31/2023 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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Music of the Moment on The Songcircle

Airs at: Fri, 03/24/2023 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Hot off the presses -- vital artists respond to our tempestuous times in song. Today's Songcircle features brand-new music from Iris DeMent, Slaid Cleaves, Van Morrison, U2, The Long Ryders, Dom Flemons (formerly of Carolina Chocolate Drops), Eric Bibb, and Lonnie Holley, p... Read more

Happy St. Patrick's Day from The Songcircle!

Airs at: Fri, 03/17/2023 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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  Happy St. Patrick's Day from The Songcircle!  Friday on The Songcircle Mike Fisher, the Host of Rhythm Shack (& occasionally Pastures of Plenty), is filling in & has cued up an eclectic blend of rock, blues, soul & Americana tracks, including some great covers & live tr... Read more

Celebrating the Life of David Lindley on the SongCircle

Airs at: Fri, 03/10/2023 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Last Friday, March 3, the music community lost one of the most eclectic and inovative players of teh last 50 years. Aside from his solo career, David Lindley played on hunderds, if not thousands of sessions, for all kinds of artists. While it is impossible to cover the full... Read more

The Songcircle on 03/03/23

Airs at: Fri, 03/03/2023 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Dark Side of the Moon: Live 1974

Airs at: Fri, 03/03/2023 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic Pink Floyd album, today we present a full performance of it from London in 1974. The broadcast also features the rarely heard, officially unreleased encore from the show, a full 24-minute version of the Floyd epic "Echoes". Read more

Snow Songs, Harrisongs... and My Three Songs!

Airs at: Fri, 02/24/2023 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Songs about snow and winter start us off on today's Songcircle, including ones by Yoko Ono, who turned 90 years old this past week, and Buffy Sainte-Marie, who just turned 82. Plus a wintry classic by Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney! Then, we spend the second half of the s... Read more

Bacharach and Costello Live 1998: The Songcircle on 02/17/23

Airs at: Fri, 02/17/2023 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach in concert at London's Royal Festival Hall, October 29, 1998. Plus a bonus track of them duetting live on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and another featuring Elvis and Chrissie Hynde harmonizing on a Bacharach classic. Read more

Songcircle Carnivale

Airs at: Fri, 02/10/2023 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Hey now, Phil G here; this week on the SongCircle, I will be playing some New Orleans music for you all to get your Carnivale on! I've got some classic Mardi Gras songs plus some new Grammy™ winning tracks from Aaron Neville/Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Ranky Tanky. It's go... Read more


Airs at: Fri, 02/03/2023 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Folksinger and activist Robert Hoyt passed away this week; we say farewell with some performances recorded live in the KBOO studios. We also bid farewell to David Crosby, Tom Verlaine of Television, Motown great Barrett Strong, and Shirley herself, Cindy Williams. Read more

The Songcircle on 01/27/23

Airs at: Fri, 01/27/2023 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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