The Songcircle

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Airs at: Fri, 05/24/2019 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, Peter Asher, and Elvis Costello keyboardist Steve Nieve.

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The Songcircle on 05/17/19

Airs at: Fri, 05/17/2019 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 05/10/19

Airs at: Fri, 05/10/2019 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 04/26/19

Airs at: Fri, 04/26/2019 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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New reissue reveals Van Morrison at a mid-career peak

Airs at: Fri, 04/19/2019 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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On today's Songcircle, we'll dive deep into the new, three-disc expansion of Van Morrison's 1997 album, The Healing Game, which unearths a treasure trove of rare and previously unreleased material, including collaborations with roots-music legends John Lee Hooker and Carl P... Read more

The Songcircle on 04/05/19

Airs at: Fri, 04/05/2019 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Guest host: Dan Shramek Read more

Growing Up / Dusty in Memphis @50 / Ranking Roger RIP

Airs at: Fri, 03/29/2019 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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We wish a happy half-century to Dusty Springfield's immortal Dusty in Memphis, bid farewell to Ranking Roger of The (English) Beat, and through an eclectic suite of songs, contemplate maybe actually growing up. Read more

The Songcircle on 03/22/19

Airs at: Fri, 03/22/2019 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 03/15/19

Airs at: Fri, 03/15/2019 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 03/01/19

Airs at: Fri, 03/01/2019 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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It's Carnival Time on the SongCircle

Airs at: Fri, 02/22/2019 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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 Phil G here; I'll be sitting in on the SongCircle this Friday, 2/22, and will be joined by mebers of the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus, Portland's very own Mardi Gras Krewe and Social Pleasure Club. We will be discussing Mardi Gras culture in Louisiana and whythese folks brought ... Read more