The Songcircle

The Songcircle blends songs from various eras and genres to reveal new connections, exposing forgotten artists and discovering new ones.

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The Songcircle on 04/03/15

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Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 03/27/15

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Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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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.

The Songcircle on 03/20/15

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Fri, 03/20/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 03/13/15

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Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 03/06/15

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Fri, 03/06/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 02/27/15

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Fri, 02/27/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 02/20/15

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Fri, 02/20/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle Presents The Forests of Fennario Portland Mardi Gras Special

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Fri, 02/06/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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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.

The Songcircle on 01/30/15

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Fri, 01/30/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Songs for the Counterculture

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Fri, 01/23/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Roots, Rock and Psychedelia, spirit-food for activists.
Leigh Anne Kranz hosts.


" #1 ", Toni Price, Sol Power

"Who's Gonna Stand Up?", Neil Young, Storytone

"High Low", Rachelle Van Zanten,  Oh Mother

"Something Fine", Jackson Browne, Jackson Browne

"DejaVu" (1969 Demo), Crosby Stills and Nash,  Demos


Interview with Adam Franklin of Swervedriver - by Heather Lane

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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

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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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Fri, 10/24/2014
  • Title: Peter Mulvey
  • Length: 22:31 minutes (15.46 MB)
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Songcircle 3/4/11 Interview with John Wesley Harding/Wesley Stace

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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".


The Songcircle playlist for 02/05/2016

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Judy Collins w/Willie NelsonWhen I GoStrangers Again
Brianna Lee PruettShine for YouGypsy Bells
Birds of ChicagoEstrella GoodbyeReal Midnight
Iris DeMentThe Night I Learned How Not to PraySing the Delta
Bettye LaVetteWhen I Was a Young GirlWorthy
SweetwaterMotherless ChildCycles: The Reprise Collection
Earth, Wind & FireDevotionGratitude
Ashleigh FlynnSweet Grass and Sagelive on air
"Winter Song"
"BarrowThe Low Arc of the Sun
"Play a Train Songlive on air
Van MorrisonHere Comes the Knight (live)Live for Ireland
ThemHere Comes the NightThe Complete Them
Van MorrisonGypsy Queen (Take 3)His Band and the Street Choir (2015 reissue)
The ClashHatefulLondon Calling
LoveBe Thankful for What You GotReel to Real

The Songcircle playlist for 01/29/2016

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Professor LonghairMardi Gras In New OrleansYouTube clip
GalacticCarnivale TimeCarnivale Electros
The Neville BrothersFiyo on the BayouFiyo on the Bayou
Dr JohnMardi Gras DayMos' Scocious
Steve Riley and the Mamou PlayboysDanse de Mardi Gras
Savoy-Doucet Cajun BandMardi Gras Jig
Allen ToussaintCertain Girl>New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalJazz FEst
Mother in Law>
Fortune Teller>
Working in a Coal Mine>
Certain Girl
Fernest ArceneauxZydeco Boogaloo
Blue RunnersStringbean
Wild MagnoliasLife is a CarnivalYouTube clip
Bonsoir CatinBaby Please Don't Go
Dr JohnBig ChiefYouTube clip
Today's Show features Captian Steve Kerin and Queen Ilana Rembelinsky of the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus/Portland Mardi Gras Krewe. The Krewe puts on an authentic Louisiana Mardi Gras Ball in Portland every year plus holds a Parade on Mardi Gras Day. Information here <>
During the show I'll play some live Allen Toussaint from Jazz and Heritage Festival 2007

The Songcircle playlist for 01/15/2016

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Elvis PresleyBlack Starunreleased/out-of-print
Peter CaseLong Time GoneHwy 62
Bert JanschCluck Old HenL.A. Turnaround
Peter CaseWater from a StoneHwy 62
Los LobosSong of the SunGates of Gold
Keith RichardsRobbed BlindCrosseyed Heart
Don HenleyShe Sang Hymns out of TuneCass County
Chris RobleyAnonymousThe Great Make Believer
Bob DylanTombstone Blues (Live at the Contemporary Songs Workshop, Newport Folk Festival, Freebody Park, Newport, Rhode Island - July 24, 1965)50th Anniversary Collection: Live 1965 Copyright Extension
"Tombstone Blues (with The Chambers BrothersMichael Bloomfield: From His Head to His Heart to His Hands
Barbara Dane and The Chambers BrothersIt Isn't NiceBarbara Dane and The Chambers Brothers
The Chambers BrothersWhen Will I Be Loved [EDIT]Live at The Ash Grove 8/7/64
Phil EverlyWhen I'm Dead and GonePhil Everly
Peter CaseThe Long Good TimeHwy 62
The Balancing ActA Girl, Her Sister and a TrainNew Campfire Songs
Moby GrapeHey GrandmaMoby Grape
Eugene McDanielsSusan JaneHeadless Heroes of the Apocalypse
ThemHere Comes the Night (Live on the BBC)The Complete Them
Go see today's featured artist, Peter Case, next Wednesday 1/20 at 8 PM at Dante's!

The Songcircle playlist for 01/08/2016

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MelaniePurple HazeRuby TuesdayMBH
Jim LauderdaleI'm Looking Through YouLet Us InReviver
Jonathan EdwardsDon't Cry BlueJonathan EdwardsATCO
Blues ProjectViolets of DawnThe Blues Project Anthologychronicles/polygram
Buddy MillerYellow SubmarineLet Us InReviver
Gov't MuleBlue SkyLive 12/31/
Neil DiamondRed Red Wine
Creedence Clearwater RevivalGreen RiverGreen RiverFantasy
Creedence Clearwater RevivalI Put A Spell On YouCreedence Clearwater RevivalFantay
John FullbrightAll The Time In THe WOrldFrom The Ground UpThirty Tigers
Amy HelmGood NewsDidn't It RainWoodstock
David LindleyCopperhead RoadDavid Lindleyself-released
Buddy and Julie MillerRock Salt and NailsBuddy & Julie MillerHightone Records
Amy HelmDidn't It RainDidn't It RainWoodstock
The McCrary Sisters w/Amy HelmLet it BeLet Us InReviver
John FullbrightHappySOngsThirty Tigers
John FullbrightWhen You're HereSongsThirty Tigers
Dave Clark 5Glad All OverThe History of the Dave Clark FiveHollywood Records
Dave Clark 5Catch Us If You CanHistory of the Dave Clark FiveHollywood Records
Hot TunaSleep SongAmerica's ChoiceRCA
Blue Oyster CultThe Revenge of Vera GeminiAgents of FortuneColumbia
David Lindley and Wally IngramI Am A PatriotTwango Bango DeluxeUlftone
A hodgepodge show with a colorful start!
Gov't Mule live downloads at <>

The Songcircle playlist for 01/01/2016

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Patti SmithRedondo BeachHorsesArista
Eric Mingus and Gary LucasOh Death, Where is thy Sting?The Harry Smith ProjectShout Factory
Patti SmithBlack PeterStolen Roses: Songs of the Grateful DeadArista
Nick CaveJohn the RevelatorHarry Smith ProjectShout Factory
Lou ReedSee That My Grave is Kept CleanHarry Smith ProjectShout Factory
Patti SmithLandHorsesArista
Ry CooderSmackdab in the Middlelive
Ry CooderDown in the Boondockslive
CAMPBELL BROTHERSThe Storm is Passing OverRallytime! live in New OrleansTulip Records LLC
Levon HelmBlind Willie McTelllive 6/6/10
Dennis Locorriere, Margo Buchanan, &Steve LangeRock and Roll StewDear Mr FantasyEagle Records
Marianne FaithfulSpike Driver BluesHarry Smith ProjectShout Factory
Levon Helm BandAll On A Mardi Gras Daylive 6/6/10
Shawn ColvinWall of Deathlive
Smiths: Patti and Harry. Happy New Year!

The Songcircle playlist for 12/25/2015

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Gov't MuleLay of the SunflowerThe Deep End Vol 2ATO
Fleetwood MacThe ChainTusk DeluxeWarner Brothers
Bad CompanyBurnin' SkyRock 'n' Roll FantasySwan Song
Bob RiversI Am Santa ClausI Am Santa Clausundefined
The BandAcross the Great DivideThe Band (2000 reissue of 1969 LP)Capitol
Little FeatFramedHoy HoyWarner Brothers Records
Son VoltWindfallTrace (Deluxe)Warner Bros Records
Son VoltLooking at the World Through a WindshieldTrace (Deluxe)Warner Bros Records
The Black LilliesThe FallRunaway Freeway BluesNorth Knox Records
Dead Rock WestRocket From the CryptHoney and SaltPopuluxe Records
Fleetwood MacOh WellTusk DeluxeWarner Bros Records
Fleetwood MacBrown Eyes (w/ Peter Green)Tusk DeluxeWarner Bros Records
YesI've Seen All Good peopleThe Word Is LiveElektra
Fleetwood MacRhiannonTusk DeluxeWarner Bros
Jorma KaukenonBar Room Crystal BallAin't In No HurryRed House
Larry Campbell and Theresa WilliamsKeep Your Lamps Trimmed and BurningLarry Campbell and Teresa WilliamsRed House
Gov't MuleBanks of the Deep EndDeep End Vol 1ATO
Special Xmas Show of the FOrstes of Fennario, my little corner of the musical universe. Today, we listened to some tracks from Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk" Deluxe reissue, Son Volt's "Trace" 20th Anniversary Deluxe release, and an assortment of my faves plus a few cute Xmas songs

The Songcircle playlist for 12/18/2015

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The Velvet UndergroundRock & Roll (demo)Re-Loaded 3Cotillion/Atlantic/Rhino
The Velvet UndergroundWho Loves the SunRe-Loaded 1Cotillion/Atlantic/Rhino
The Velvet UndergroundAll Tomorrow's PartiesLive MCMXCIIISire
John CaleHeartbreak HotelSeducing Down The DoorRhino
Cale/EnoOne WordWrong Way UpOpal
The Velvet UndergroundSweet JaneRe-Loaded 4 (Live at Max's Kansas City)Cotillion/Atlantic/Rhino
The Velvet UndergroundNew AgeRe-Loaded 1Cotillion/Atlantic/Rhino
The Velvet UndergroundSatellite of Love (Demo)Re-Loaded 3Cotillion/Atlantic/Rhino
The Velvet UndergroundWaiting For The ManWhite Light/White Heat 45th Anniversary DeluxePolydor
The Velvet UndergroundRun Run RunWhite Light/White Heat 45th Anniversary DeluxePolydor
The Velvet UndergroundOcean (demo)Re-Loaded 3Cotillion/Atlantic/Rhino
Lou ReedOceanLou ReedSony
The Velvet UndergroundPale Blue EyesRe-Loaded 4 (Live at Max's Kansas City)Cotillion/Atlantic/Rhino
The Velvet UndergroundThe GiftLive MCMXCIIISire
The Velvet UndergroundFemme FataleGoldPolydor Chronicles
The Velvet UndergroundAfter HoursLive MCMXCIIISire
Cotillion/Atlantic/Rhino has relased Loaded: Re-Loaded, a 5cd/1audio DVD box set celebrating the 45th Anniversary of Loaded, Lou Reed's final Rcord with the Velvet underground. Today we will explore this set as well as some other music by members of the velvets. To help you navigate, I will post a pic of the back of he set, with all the track listings. Included int eh set is the classic "Live at Max's Kansas City" re-mastered...

The Songcircle playlist for 12/04/2015

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Nancy GriffithListen to the RadioStormsMCA
Tracy Chapmanbaby Can I Hold YouGreatest HitsElecktra
Ry CooderLet's Work TogetherThe UFO Has LandedRhino
Marc StoneWhatever You DoPoison and MedicineLouisiana Red Hot
Rice, Rice, Hillman, PedersenFriend of the DevilRice, Rice, Hillman, and PedersenRounder
Box SetLydiaLIVE at KBOO!
Box SetRed Wing BlackbirdLIVE at KBOO!
Box SetThinking About John HartfordLIVE at KBOO!
The RascalsI AIn't Gonna Eat Out My Heart AnnymoreThe VEry Best of the RascalsRhino (1993)
The RascalsA Beautiful MorningBest of the RascalsRhino (1993)
Richard ThompsonOops I Did it again1000 Years of Popular MusicBeeswing
The RascalsGroovinBest of the RascalsRhino (1993)
Tracy ChapmanAll That You Have is your soulGreatest HitsElecktra
Rice, Rice, Hillman, PedersenHearts OverflowingRice, Rice, Hillman, and PedersenRounder
Special Guests Jim and Ben from Box Set durig this membership drive show!

The Songcircle playlist for 11/20/2015

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TinariwenTamatant TilayAman Iman: Water is Life
Amadou & MariamLa RealiteDimanche a Bamako
Ali Farka ToureBaliky LaloRed & Green
Fela KutiViva NigeriaThe '69 LA. Sessions
Jimmy WebbP.F. SloanArchive
Red RockersEve of DestructionSchizophrenic Circus
P.F. Sloan w/Lucinda WilliamsSins of the FamilySailover
P.F. SloanHalloween MaryAnthology
The SearchersTake Me for What I'm WorthThe Best of The Searchers
The Grass RootsWhere Were You When I Needed You?The Complete ABC-Dunhill Singles
P.F. SloanKarmaAnthology
"A Day in the CountryMy Beethoven
Annalisa Tornfelt and the Tornfelt SistersAdorelive on air
"The Overview Effect"
"Pale Blue Eyes"
"Sara Smile"
Jeff BuckleyMedley: Je Rien Connais Pas la Fin/Hymne a L'Amour (Live)Live from the Bataclan

The Songcircle playlist for 11/13/2015

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Allen ToussaintOld RecordsSongbook
The Pointer SistersYes We Can CanRolling With The Punches - The Allen Toussaint Songbook
Allen ToussaintEverything I Do Gonh Be FunkyWhat is Success: The Scepter and Bell Recordings
"Pelican ParadeThe Complete 'Tousan' Sessions
"Medley: A Certain Girl/Mother-in-Law/Fortune Teller/Working in the Coal Mine/A Certain GirlLive at the 2005 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Elvis Costello & Allen ToussaintWho's Gonna Help Brother Get Further?The River in Reverse
Allen ToussaintGet Out of My Life, WomanSongbook
"Last TrainSouthern Nights
Elvis Costello & Allen ToussaintOn Your Way DownThe River in Reverse
Allen ToussaintVictims of the DarknessLife, Love and Faith
"Freedom for the StallionThe Complete Warner Recordings
"Computer LadyConnected
"Am I Expecting Too MuchLife, Love and Faith
"Brickyard BluesThe Complete Warner Recordings
Elvis Costello & Allen ToussaintWhat Do You Want the Girl To Do?Live in Toronto 2006 [collectors' recording]
Allen ToussaintSt. James InfirmarySongbook
Allen Toussaint & Elvis CostelloAmerican TuneHommage a Paul Simon
Allen ToussaintSouthern NightsSongbook
Rest in peace, Allen.


Marie-Josee Dandeneau

Have you played Marie-Josee Dandeneau? Has she played in Oregon?

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