The Songcircle

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Airs at: Fri, 06/21/2024 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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Sly & the Family Stone LIVE! for Black Music Month

Airs at: Fri, 06/14/2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle is celebrating June's observance of African-American Music Appreciation Month (Black Music Month to its friends) with three consecutibe special episodes spotlighting the genius of Sly Stone and his amazing band The Family Stone.   In today's installment, we... Read more

Jazz Fest Weekend 2 on The SongCircle

Airs at: Fri, 06/07/2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Hello, Phil G here. this week I play the best mixes from week 2 of New Orleans Jazz Fest. Hot takes from Joe Krown (Featuring Papa Mali), George Porter Jr, The Batiste Brothers, an AMAZING Impromptu set with Michael Doucet, David Doucet, Bill Bennett, and Kevin Aucoin, Eric... Read more

The Songcircle on 05/31/24

Airs at: Fri, 05/31/2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Gary sits in today & plays the music of Alex Chilton as covered by artists he's influenced. Image of the star honoring Alex Chilton on the outside mural of the Minneapolis nightclub First Avenue by Christopher Bahn is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share A... Read more

Black on Blonde 2: More African-American Artists Cover Bob Dylan

Airs at: Fri, 05/24/2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Today on The Songcircle, we're celebrating Bob Dylan's 83rd birthday with a long-gestating follow-up to our popular 2022 episode featuring Black artists saluting Bob's songs. All the material on today's show comes from Bob's groundbreaking work of the 1960s, though the cove... Read more

If It's Baroque, Folk It! on The Songcircle

Airs at: Fri, 05/17/2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Today we fall under the enchanting spell of one of my favorite subgenres: '60s folkies with orchestral accompaniment, or what's sometimes referred to as Baroque Folk. Rather than a scattershot approach, we'll immerse ourselves in five cherished albums of the period: an orig... Read more

Best of JazzFest Weekend One on the SongCircle

Airs at: Fri, 05/10/2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Phil G here, I'm back from two weeks of doing audio with (among others) WWOZ rCommunity Radio at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest; I have curated some great live recordings courtesy of Jazz Fest Live. I will be playing some of my favorite tracks for you from weekend one; ... Read more

The Songcircle on 05/03/24: Return of the Homonym Songs

Airs at: Fri, 05/03/2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Legendary Ladies LIVE! Judee Sill, Karen Dalton, Kirsty MacColl

Airs at: Fri, 04/26/2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Inspired by the great new, Portland-connected documentary Lost Angel: The Genius of Judee Sill, and in celebration of our spring membership drive, The Songcircle presents a 1972 concert by Sill, followed by a four-song 1971 set by folk-jazz-blues legend Karen Dalton. We fin... Read more

The Songcircle on 04/19/24

Airs at: Fri, 04/19/2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Gary sits in today & plays a lot of new releases. Read more

The Songcircle on 04/12/24

Airs at: Fri, 04/12/2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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