The Songcircle



In a songcircle, songs are bandied back and forth. Perhaps around a fire. Each week on The Songcircle, we try to spark a fire and bounce artists' songs off one another in a similar way. Sometimes in service of a common theme or genre. Sometimes paying tribute to a beloved artist with rare recordings. Sometimes responding to events that impact us all. Always, we strive to present music both new and familiar in a fresh context. You might not love every song, but stay tuned - the next one might be a new favorite!

Jeff Rosenberg is a longtime KBOO DJ and contributor to the Music section of Willamette Week.

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Episode Archive

The Songcircle on 04/17/15

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

The Songcircle on 04/10/15

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 04/10/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

The Songcircle on 04/03/15

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

The Songcircle on 03/27/15

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

The Songcircle welcomes singer Lilly Hiatt performing 5 songs from her recently released album "Royal Blue."

Thank you to engineers Kate Welch and Wayne Johnson.

lillyhiatt.com

The Songcircle on 03/20/15

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 03/20/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

The Songcircle on 03/13/15

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

The Songcircle on 03/06/15

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 03/06/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

The Songcircle on 02/27/15

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 02/27/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

The Songcircle on 02/20/15

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 02/20/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eclectic

The Songcircle Presents The Forests of Fennario Portland Mardi Gras Special

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The Songcircle
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Fri, 02/06/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
It's Mardi Gras Time!

Hi, Phil G here.

Friday Feb 6, tune in to The Songcircle from 1:30 to 3 PM for a very special edition of the Forests of Fennario, my little corner of the musical universe.

It's Mardi Gras Time in Portland and I will be having a very special show with Captain Steve Kerin, Queen Jane Manning, and King Dave Johnson of the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus, Portland's own Authentic New Orleans Style Mardi Gras Krewe.
We will be playing Mardi Gras Music and talking about the 5th annual Mysti Krewe Mardi Gras Ball.

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Interview with Adam Franklin of Swervedriver - by Heather Lane

program: 
The Songcircle
program date: 
Fri, 03/06/2015

Heather says:

As a devotee of the music of Adam Franklin since my early 20s, I was thrilled to have an opportunity to interview him upon the release of Swervedriver's new album, I Wasn't Born To Lose You, their first in over 17 years. This interview also marks my return to radio after a protracted bout of illness with Lyme disease and electrohypersensitivity, combined with a complete lack of diagnosis, which left me to languish for most of a decade.

As a musician myself, I relate to Adam's creative process and share influences. My conversational interview style is a result of my excitement to speak with my favorite musician, and also due to my place on the autistic spectrum. My enthusiasm and filter-free approach were met by Adam with engaged patience and just the kind of detail I was hoping for. Please enjoy and thanks for listening.

Jane Siberry Live on KBOO

program: 
The Songcircle
program date: 
Fri, 12/05/2014
  • Length: 19:49 minutes (18.14 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Peter Mulvey Live on KBOO

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program: 
The Songcircle
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Fri, 10/24/2014
  • Title: Peter Mulvey
  • Length: 22:31 minutes (15.46 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

Songcircle 3/4/11 Interview with John Wesley Harding/Wesley Stace

program: 
The Songcircle
program date: 
Thu, 03/10/2011

 Singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding, a.k.a. author Wesley Stace, stopped by to discuss his new novel, Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer, about an early-20th-century opera composer whose career is cut short by a scandalous murder-suicide. Wes performed the folk ballad "Little Musgrave," which figures prominently in the novel's plot. He also shared two new tunes from his forthcoming, made-in-Portland album.

Following the approx. 50 minute interview is a brief snippet of British folk legend Nic Jones' "The Flandyke Shore"; Wes paid tribute to Jones on the great 1999 album, Trad Arr Jones, on which he first performed "Little Musgrave".

Playlists

The Songcircle playlist for 04/17/2015

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
04/17/2015
ArtistTitleAlbum
Van MorrisonRough God Goes RidingThe Healing Game
Dan Penn and Spooner OldhamIt Tears Me UpMoments from This Theatre
Percy SledgeTrue Love Travels on a Gravel RoadSweet Soul Music: Voices from the Shadows
Paul PenaNew Trainsame
Allen ToussaintFreedom for the Stallion (Live)The Complete Warner Recordings
Bettye LaVetteHeart of GoldChild of the Seventies
Otis ReddingTon of JoyMississippi Masala: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack
TelevisionMarquee Moonsame
Stan FrebergWun'erful, Wun'erful! (Side Uh-One, Side Uh-Two)Tip of the Freberg: The Stan Freberg Collection 1951-1998
"Tele-Vee-Shun"
Procol HarumBoredomA Salty Dog
The JayhawksBlueTomorrow the Green Grass
Lucinda WilliamsBlueEssence
Joni MitchellBluesame
Sinead O'Connor'Til I Whisper You SomethingFaith and Courage
Van MorrisonYou Don't Pull No Punches, But You Don't Push the RiverVeedon Fleece

The Songcircle playlist for 04/10/2015

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
04/10/2015
ArtistTitleAlbum
Simon & GarfunkelApril Come She WillSounds of Silence
The ReplacementsPortlandAll for Nothing
"Swingin PartyTim
Buffalo SpringfieldFlying on the Ground is WrongBuffalo Springfield
The Beach BoysMountain of LoveBeach Boys Party!
The ReplacementsWaitress in the SkyTim
Brian WilsonLittle ChildrenBrian Wilson
"Sail AwayNo Pier Pressure
David GraySail AwayWhite Ladder
Neil Young & Crazy HorseSail AwayRust Never Sleeps
Randy NewmanSail AwaySail Away
Merrell FankhauserOn Our Way to HanaMaui
George HarrisonSoft-Hearted HanaGeorge Harrison
Van Morrison (with Mick Hucknall)Streets of ArklowDuets: Re-Working the Catalogue
R.E.M.Time After TimeReckoning
The BeatlesTaxmanRevolver
Nellie McKayHungry Freaks, DaddyMy Weekly Reader
R.E.M.7 Chinese BrothersReckoning
The BandThe Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Alt. Mix)The Band (reissue)
Casey Neill TrioStonewallPortland West

The Songcircle playlist for 04/03/2015

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
04/03/2015
ArtistTitleAlbum
WeenTransitionsShinola, vol. 1
Beastie BoysIll Communication
Bob MarleyWar
the Temptations
the BeatlesWaitRubber Soul
Metallicathe WaitGarage Days Re-revisited
the RamonesLet's DanceRamones
David Bowie1987-08-28 Ottawa
KaleoAll the Pretty GirlsAll the Pretty Girls
CreamDance the Night AwayDisraeli Gears
Van HalenII
CSNYHelplessDeja Vu
MetallicaGarage Days Re-revisited
Oscar Peterson TrioTonight1964-05-11 Parkhotel, Bremen
Iggy PopLust for Life
Nick Cave and theBad SeedsMermaidsPush the Sky Away
Flight Of The ConchordsFolk the World Live Album
David BowieBig Brother1987-08-28 Ottawa
Stevie WonderTalking Book
Legion of MaryThink1975-04-09 Bottom Line, NYC
Aretha Franklinthe Blues Brothers (OST)
Medeski, Martin, WoodShack Man
DJ Sam-I-Am returns for another installment of Jeff's Homonyms project.

The Songcircle playlist for 03/27/2015

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
03/27/2015
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Leon BridgesBetter Man
Steve EarleTimes Like ThisSongs for Slim
Brandi CarlileMurder in the CityFirewatcher's DaughterATO Records
Radiator KingHardwiredDocument Untold
Lilly HiattGet This RightLIVE on KBOO
Lilly HiattOff TrackLIVE on KBOO
Lilly HiattWorth ItLIVE on KBOO
Lilly HiattSomebody's DaughterLIVE on KBOO
Lilly HiattRoyal BlueLIVE on KBOO
Neil YoungHuman HighwayComes A Time
Iris DementLet the Mystery BeInfamous Outlaw
Pieta Brown fest. Amos LeeDo You KnowParadise Outlaw
The Lone BellowTake My LoveThen Came the Morning
Emmylou Harris Rodney CrowellChase The FeelingOld Yellow Moon
REMWall of DeathBeat The Retreat
Shovels and RopeThe Devil is All AroundSwimmin'Time
Secret SistersRattle My BonesPut Your Needle Down
Dolly PartonLittle Bit Slow to Catch OnJust Because I'm A Woman
Warren ZevonHeartache Spoken HereMr. Bad Example
Brandi CarlileHeroes and SongsFirewatcher's Daughter
J.D. McPhersonLet the Good Times RollLet the Good Times Roll
Live performance by Lilly Hiatt

The Songcircle playlist for 03/20/2015

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
03/20/2015
ArtistTitleAlbum
Pieta BrownLetter in HandParadise Outlaw
William Carlos WilliamsSpring and AllHarvard University; December 4, 1951 (from web)
Greg BrownSpring and AllSlant 6 Mind
Norah JonesSunriseFeels Like Home
Karen SavocaNowhere to GoSunday in Nandua
"You Just Don't Get It"
Buffy Sainte-MarieIt's My WayPower in the Blood
Lilly HiattJesus Would Have Let Me Pick the RestaurantRoyal Blue
Ralph Stanley with Gillian Welch and David RawlingPig Pen
Seth Avett and Jessica Lea MayfieldBallad of Big NothingSeth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith
The Left BankeI Haven't Got the NerveThere's Gonna Be a Storm: The Complete Recordings 1966-1969
EelsPretty BallerinaLive at Town Hall
The Left BankeSomething's On My Mindsee above
Richard Thompson (with Teddy Thompson)She May Call You Up TonightCeltschmertz
The Left BankeShadows Breaking over My Headsee above
The Four TopsWalk Away, ReneeThe Definitive Collection
Los LobosKiko and the Lavender MoonKiko Live
"La Pistola y El Corazonsame
"Mas y MasOne Time, One Night: Live Recordings, Vol. 1
Carlene CarterLonesome Valley 2003Carter Girl
Amy AnnelleOver the RainbowSurgery

The Songcircle playlist for 03/20/2015

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
03/20/2015
ArtistTitleAlbum
Pieta BrownLetter in HandParadise Outlaw
William Carlos WilliamsSpring and AllHarvard University; December 4, 1951 (from web)
Greg BrownSpring and AllSlant 6 Mind
Norah JonesSunriseFeels Like Home
Karen SavocaNowhere to GoSunday in Nandua
"You Just Don't Get It"
Buffy Sainte-MarieIt's My WayPower in the Blood
Lilly HiattJesus Would Have Let Me Pick the RestaurantRoyal Blue
Ralph Stanley with Gillian Welch and David RawlingPig Pen
Seth Avett and Jessica Lea MayfieldBallad of Big NothingSeth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith
The Left BankeI Haven't Got the NerveThere's Gonna Be a Storm: The Complete Recordings 1966-1969
EelsPretty BallerinaLive at Town Hall
The Left BankeSomething's On My Mindsee above
Richard Thompson (with Teddy Thompson)She May Call You Up TonightCeltschmertz
The Left BankeShadows Breaking over My Headsee above
The Four TopsWalk Away, ReneeThe Definitive Collection
Los LobosKiko and the Lavender MoonKiko Live
"La Pistola y El Corazonsame
"Mas y MasOne Time, One Night: Live Recordings, Vol. 1
Carlene CarterLonesome Valley 2003Carter Girl
Amy AnnelleOver the RainbowSurgery

The Songcircle playlist for 03/20/2015

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
03/20/2015
ArtistTitleAlbum
Pieta BrownLetter in HandParadise Outlaw
William Carlos WilliamsSpring and AllHarvard University; December 4, 1951 (from web)
Greg BrownSpring and AllSlant 6 Mind
Norah JonesSunriseFeels Like Home
Karen SavocaNowhere to GoSunday in Nandua
"You Just Don't Get It"
Buffy Sainte-MarieIt's My WayPower in the Blood
Lilly HiattJesus Would Have Let Me Pick the RestaurantRoyal Blue
Ralph Stanley with Gillian Welch and David RawlingsPig PenMan of Constant Sorrow
Seth Avett and Jessica Lea MayfieldBallad of Big NothingSeth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith
The Left BankeI Haven't Got the NerveThere's Gonna Be a Storm: The Complete Recordings 1966-1969
EelsPretty BallerinaLive at Town Hall
The Left BankeSomething's On My Mindsee above
Richard Thompson (with Teddy Thompson)She May Call You Up TonightCeltschmertz
The Left BankeShadows Breaking over My Headsee above
The Four TopsWalk Away, ReneeThe Definitive Collection
Los LobosKiko and the Lavender MoonKiko Live
"La Pistola y El Corazonsame
"Mas y MasOne Time, One Night: Live Recordings, Vol. 1
Carlene CarterLonesome Valley 2003Carter Girl
Amy AnnelleOver the RainbowSurgery

The Songcircle playlist for 03/13/2015

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
03/13/2015
ArtistTitleAlbum
Johnny CashThirteenAmerican Recordings
Freedy JohnstonThe Lucky OneCan You Fly
Alison Krauss & Union StationThe Lucky OneNew Favorite
Neil YoungDon't Take Your Love Away From MeLucky Thirteen
Mother EarthTemptation Took Control of Me and I FellBring Me Home
"Mother EarthLiving with the Animals
Emmylou HarrisDeeper WellWrecking Ball
Anne Weiss & LaRhonda Steelelive in studio
"Up Above My Head"
Mary FlowerGoin' To Sit Down On The Banks Of The RiverMisery Loves Company
Anne Weiss & LaRhonda Steelelive in studio
""
Ruthie FosterSecond ComingPromise of a Brand New Day
Dolly PartonLittle SparrowLittle Sparrow
Judy RoderickRock Me BabyWoman Blue
Mary Margaret O'HaraWhen You Know Why You're HappyMiss America
Friday the 13th! Live music from Anne Weiss and LaRhonda Steele

The Songcircle playlist for 03/06/2015

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
03/06/2015
ArtistTitleAlbum
LoveAlone Again OrForever Changes
The DecemberistsCavalry CaptainWhat a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World
Bill FayThis WorldLife is People
Iris DeMentThe Night I Learned How Not to PraySing the Delta
Black PrairieNowhere, MassachusetsA Tear in the Eye is a Wound in the Heart
Jose GonzalezOpen BookVestiges & Claws
Butch WalkerAutumn LeavesAfraid of Ghosts
Seth Avett & Jessica Lea MayfieldBallad of Big NothingSeth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sings Elliott Smith
Annalisa TornfeltFound a Songlive on air
"Nothingness to Me"
"____"
Robert Plant & Alison KraussStick with Me BabyRaising Sand
The Rolling StonesGimme ShelterLet it Bleed
SwervedriverSetting SunI Wasn't Born to Lose You
"Lone Star (excerpt)"
Adam FranklinEnd CreditsSpent Bullets
Rufus WainwrightGrey GardensPoses
Live music from Annalisa Tornfelt, performing at Alberta Rose Theatre Sat. Mar. 14!
annalisatornfelt.com

Tribute to late filmmaker Albert Maysles!

Highlights from interview with Adam Franklin of UK band Swervedriver, performing at the Doug Fir Mon. Mar. 9!
swervedriver.com
adamfraklin.bandcamp.com
FULL INTERVIEW HERE! kboo.fm/songcircle/swervedriver

The Songcircle playlist for 02/27/2015

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
02/27/2015
ArtistTitleAlbum
Hamell on TrialArtist in AmericaThe Happiest Man in the World
Bettye LaVetteUnbelievableWorthy
Los LobosWicked RainKiko
Peter CaseIf You've Got a Light to ShineBeeline
Pops StaplesNo News is Good NewsDon't Lose This
Neil YoungWho's Gonna Stand Up? (Solo version)Storytone
Bobbie GentryMornin' GloryChickasaw County Child: The Artistry of Bobbie Gentry
Iris DeMentMornin' GlorySing the Delta
Blood Sweat & TearsMorning GloryChild is Father to the Man
Mother EarthTonight the Sky's About to CryBring Me Home
Elvis PresleyIn the GhettoSuspicious Minds: The Memphis 1969 Anthology
Donny HathawayThe GhettoEverything is Everything
Billy PaulAm I Black Enough for Ya?Black Power: Music of a Revolution
Jimi HendrixCastles Made of SandAxis: Bold as Love
Ray ManzarekThe Crystal Shipunreleased
Robyn HitchcockThe Crystal ShipThe Man Upstairs
TrafficNo Face, No Name, No NumberHeaven Is in Your Mind
Fred NeilLittle Bit of RainBleecker & MacDougal
Steve ForbertGoin' Down to LaurelAlive on Arrival

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