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 09/26/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

Elvis Costello's longtime keyboardist Steve Nieve talks to the Songcircle!

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
An interview with, and great performances by, one of rock music's finest instrumentalists.
In advance of his appearance at Mississippi Studios on Tuesday night, Sept. 23, Elvis Costello's career-long collaborator, Steve Nieve, will speak to the Songcircle - all the way from Melbourne, Australia, no less!

Nieve's work on piano and organ helped to define Elvis Costello's style, as a member of the Attractions, and later, the Imposters. He's also toured prolifically as a duo with Elvis, and often been his right-(and left)-hand-man when collaborating with other artists.

In addition, Nieve (a nickname coined by Ian Dury) has released a string of solo albums featuring such guests as Sting, Laurie Anderson, Robert Wyatt and more, and is the co-composer of the opera Welcome to the Voice.

The Songcircle on 09/12/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

Artist Spotlight: Val McCallum. Session guitarist's first solo record, "At the End of the Day"

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Renowned Session Guitarist Val McCallum's first solo record, "At the End of the Day".

"Whether or not you’ve heard of Val McCallum, you’ve undoubtedly heard his work. Val is a supremely talented guitarist, singer, songwriter and studio musician who got his start recording for the legendary songwriter Harry Nilsson at age 18. After 30 years of working with such artists as Sheryl Crow, Lucinda Williams, The Wallflowers, Bonnie Raitt, Loretta Lynn and countless others, Val McCallum has just released his first solo record, At the End of the Day, a collection of spare, acoustic and grippingly intimate songs."
Sam Jones, Off Camera


Val McCallum's solo CD, "At the End of the Day" is available at CD Baby and ITunes.
http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ValMcCallum

Portland Music Great Dan Haley Visits the Songcircle!

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Special Guest Dan Haley

Portland folk-rock veteran, brilliant songwriter and all around swell fella Dan Haley joins Jeff on the Songcircle. He'll share some tunes and discuss benefit efforts for local folk legend Lynn Conover. Another Portland music hero may pop in as well.


http://danhaleymusic.com/

The Songcircle on 08/22/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle on 08/15/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle on 08/08/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle on 08/01/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 08/01/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

The Songcircle on 07/25/14

Program: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Short Description: 
Eclectic

Audio

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 03/21/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
03/21/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
MorrisseyAmerica You Are Not the WorldYou Are the Quarry
Joe Strummer and the MescalarosGet Down MosesStreetcore
Joni MitchellBig Yellow Taxi (Friends Album Version)Friends (Soundtrack)
Tracy ThornFalling off a LogOut of the Woods
The StreetsDry Your EyesA Grand Don't Come for Free
The ShinsIt's Only LifePort of Morrow
RumerTraveling BoyBoys Don't Cry
EelsRailroad ManBlinking Lights and Other Revelations
Bob SegerIf I Were a CarpenterEarly Seger Vol. 1
The LevellersThe BoatmanLevelling the Land
NirvanaJesus Doesn't Want Me for a SunbeamUnplugged in New York
Led ZeppelinTraveling Riverside BluesBBC Sessions
Karen SavocaLove is a HammerAll My Excuses
Rufus WainwrightOh What a WorldVibrate: The Best of
The Negro ProblemKenJoys & Concerns
Traveling Wilburys7 Deadly SinsVol. 3
The SmithereensMaria Elena11
The Lovin' SpoonfulFull MeasureHums of the Lovin' Spoonful
The Mamas and the PapasNo Salt on Her TailThe Mamas and the Papas
The Everly BrothersSing Me Back HomeRoots

The Songcircle playlist for 03/21/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
03/21/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
MorrisseyAmerica You Are Not the WorldYou Are the Quarry
Joe Strummer and the MescalarosGet Down MosesStreetcore
Joni MitchellBig Yellow Taxi (Friends Album Version)Friends (Soundtrack)
Tracy ThornFalling off a LogOut of the Woods
The StreetsDry Your EyesA Grand Don't Come for Free
The ShinsIt's Only LifePort of Morrow
RumerTraveling BoyBoys Don't Cry
EelsRailroad ManBlinking Lights and Other Revelations
Bob SegerIf I Were a CarpenterEarly Seger Vol. 1
The LevellersThe BoatmanLevelling the Land
NirvanaJesus Doesn't Want Me for a SunbeamUnplugged in New York
Led ZeppelinTraveling Riverside BluesBBC Sessions
Karen SavocaLove is a HammerAll My Excuses
Rufus WainwrightOh What a WorldVibrate: The Best of
The Negro ProblemKenJoys & Concerns
Traveling Wilburys7 Deadly SinsVol. 3
The SmithereensMaria Elena11
The Lovin' SpoonfulFull MeasureHums of the Lovin' Spoonful
The Mamas and the PapasNo Salt on Her TailThe Mamas and the Papas
The Everly BrothersSing Me Back HomeRoots

The Songcircle playlist for 03/14/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
03/14/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Del AmitriWhiskey RemorseChange Everything [Reissue]
Rod StewartGasoline Alleysame
LemonheadsIt's a Shame About Raysame
Patti SmithGhost DanceEaster
The Lovin' Spoonful4 EyesHums of the Lovin' Spoonful
Keith RichardsLocked AwayTalk is Cheap
Mick JaggerEvening GownWandering Spirit
Bob DylanBeyond Here Lies Nothin'Together Through Life
SpiritMorning Will ComeTwelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus
SparksMetaphorHello Young Lovers
St. VincentPsychopathSt. Vincent
Mavis StaplesDown in MississippiWe'll Never Turn Back
Swamp DoggSurfin' in Harlemsame
Simon & GarfunkelAt the ZooLive 1969
Matthew SweetDivine InterventionGirlfriend
Elvis PresleyTomorrow is a Long Timesame
RodriguezSugar ManCold Fact
Annie LennoxYou Have Placed a Chill in My HeartCold: Colder [CD Single]

The Songcircle playlist for 03/07/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
03/07/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
LoveAndmoreagainForever Changes
Ryan AdamsMy Winding WheelHeartbreaker
Paul SimonHearts and Bonessame
Karyn Ann__live on air
"Painted HillsAccept Uncertainty
"Pressing Onlive on air
Sinead O'ConnorI Believe in You (Afternoon Rehearsal)Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (Reissue)
Maria MuldaurWedding SongHeart of Mine: Maria Muldaur Sings the Love Songs of Bob Dylan
Bonnie RaittLet's Keep it Between UsGreen Light
Liv WarfieldFreedomThe Unexpected
LoveThe Red TelephoneForever Changes
Simon & GarfunkelCitizen of the PlanetOld Friends: Live on Stage
BeckTurn AwayMorning Phase
Jeremy WilsonEmpty Through Empty Spacesame

The Songcircle playlist for 02/28/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
02/28/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Sonny LandrethLouisiana 1927Sail AwaySugar Hill Records
Allen ToussaintYes We Can CanOur New Orleans 2005Nonesuch
Steve KerinOne to the BottleJoyZ'Affaire Records
Steve Kerin Interview
North Side Skull and Bonews Mardi Gras IndiansShoo Fly Don't Bother Me
Neville BrothersHey Pocky WayFiyo on the BayouA&M
GalacticHeart of SteelYa-Ka-MayAnti
The RochesAcadian DriftwoodEndless Highway429 Records
Lucinda WilliamsLafayetteHappy Woman BluesSmithsonian /Folkways
Daniel LanoisUnder a Stormy SkyAcadieOpal
Andy J Forrest BandLet Em DieReal StoriesSlang
GalacticWhen the Levee BreaksJazz Fest Live 2006
Jesse WinchesterBiloxiThe Best of Jesse WinchesterRhino
Dr JohnI Walk on Guilded SplintersMos' ScociousRhino
Preservation Hall Jazz BandI Wish I could Shimmy Like My Sister KateNew Orleans Preservation Vol 1Preservation Hall Recordings
Eddie BoWhen The Saints Go Marching InOur New Orleans 2005Nonesuch
Preservation Hall Jazz BandChocko Mo Feel No HeyNew Orleans Preservation Vol 1Preservation Hall Recordings
Wild MagnoliasBrother John Is Gone/Herc-Jolly JohnOur New Orleans 2005Nonesuch
Preservation Hall Jazz BandDo You What it Means to Miss New OrleansOur New Orleans 2005Nonesuch
A special Louisiana/Mardi Gras themed show featuring Phil G from The Forests of Fennario (KBOO Grateful Dead and Friends). Yeah you right! It's Carnival time!

The Songcircle playlist for 02/21/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
02/21/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Charlie WhiteheadSongs to SingSongs to Sing: The Anthology
John PhillipsCaptainJohn the Wolf-King of L.A.
The Lovin' SpoonfulDarling Be Home SoonYou're a Big Boy Now:The Original Sound Track Album
Don McLeanEverybody Loves Me BabyAmerican Pie
Paul & Linda McCartneyAnother DayWings' Greatest
Laurie AndersonSharkey's DayMister Heartbreak
BeckHeart is a DrumMorning Phase
Stevie WonderVisionsInnervisions
Mother EarthTemptation Took Control of Me and I FellBring Me Home
Leonard CohenIs This What You WantedNew Skin for the Old Ceremony
Graham Parker and The RumourThat's What They All SayHeat Treatment
Rabbit MacKayTendency to Be FreePassing Through
Sonny Charles & Checkmates Ltd.Black PearlPhil Spector's Greatest Hits
Van Dyke ParksDonovan's ColoursSong Cycle
Kate & Anna McGarrigleMy TownKate & Anna McGarrigle
Gene ClarkSilver RavenNo Other
Bob DylanTangled Up in BlueReal Live
Mick JaggerMemo from TurnerPerformance: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The Songcircle playlist for 02/21/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
02/21/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Charlie WhiteheadSongs to SingSongs to Sing: The Anthology
John PhillipsCaptainJohn the Wolf-King of L.A.
The Lovin' SpoonfulDarling Be Home SoonYou're a Big Boy Now:The Original Sound Track Album
Don McLeanEverybody Loves Me BabyAmerican Pie
Paul & Linda McCartneyAnother DayWings' Greatest
Laurie AndersonSharkey's DayMister Heartbreak
BeckHeart is a DrumMorning Phase
Stevie WonderVisionsInnervisions
Mother EarthTemptation Took Control of Me and I FellBring Me Home
Leonard CohenIs This What You WantedNew Skin for the Old Ceremony
Graham Parker and The RumourThat's What They All SayHeat Treatment
Rabbit MacKayTendency to Be FreePassing Through
Sonny Charles & Checkmates Ltd.Black PearlPhil Spector's Greatest Hits
Van Dyke ParksDonovan's ColoursSong Cycle
Kate & Anna McGarrigleMy TownKate & Anna McGarrigle
Gene ClarkSilver RavenNo Other
Bob DylanTangled Up in BlueReal Live
Mick JaggerMemo from TurnerPerformance: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Random Vinyl Grab-Bag Edition - all songs except #1 and the new Beck track!

The Songcircle playlist for 01/31/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
01/31/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLink
Bob DylanLay Down Your Weary TuneBiograph
Pete Seeger and the Rivertown KidsForever YoungChimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan
The AlarmThe Bells of RhymneyDeclaration (1984-1985) [Reissue]
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band w/Roger McGuinnTurn, Turn, TurnMagic Tour Highlights (iTunes EP)
Bruce Spirngsteen & Pete SeegerThe Ghost of Tom JoadSowing the Seeds: Appleseed Records 10th Anniversary
The ByrdsI Come and Stand at Every DoorFifth Dimension
Ani DiFrancoMy Name is Lisa KaveledgeWhere Have All the Flowers Gone?: The Songs of Pete Seeger
Pete SeegerGarbageBBC, Royal Albert Hall, 7/3/78
Victor Jara"
Estadio Chile"
Dick GaughanWaist Deep in the Big MuddyWhere Have All the Flowers Gone?: The Songs of Pete Seeger
Pete SeegerAll My Children of the SunYoung Vs. Old
Casey NeillOld Father Hudson/Sailing Down My Dirty RiverWhere Have All the Flowers Gone?: The Songs of Pete Seeger
Timothy HullFerry Me OverBrightness of Brightness
Jeff RosenbergThis Old Man Reaganlive on air
Pete Seeger & Lorre Wyatt w/Steve Earle and Dar WilliamsThis Old Man RevisitedA More Perfect Union
The Mammals ft. Pete SeegerIndustrial ParkEvolver
Pete SeegerTo My Old Brown Earthfrom film Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (via YouTube)youtu.be
RIP Pete Seeger. Dedicated to the memory of Alan Baily.

The Songcircle playlist for 01/24/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
01/24/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Los LobosDon't Worry BabyHow Will the Wolf Survive?
The Beach Boys"various
Jackson 5I Want You BackLive at the Forum
Hoodoo Gurus"Stoneage Romeos
PrinceThe FutureBatman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Leonard Cohen"The Future
Leonard CohenSuzanneSongs of Leonard Cohen
Randy Newman"The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 2
The Isley BrothersFreedomGet into Something
Jimi Hendrix"First Rays of the New Rising Sun
Moby GrapeChangesMoby Grape
Phil Ochs"Phil Ochs In Concert
Lucinda WilliamsJacksonCar Wheels on a Gravel Road
Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash"Keep on the Sunny Side: June Carter Cash; A Musical Tribute
Jim LauderdaleHummingbirdThe Hummingbirds
Leon Russell"Leon Russell
Freedy JohnstonThe Lucky OneUnlucky
Alison Krauss & Union Station"New Favorite
John Lee Hooker w/Van MorrisonI Cover the WaterfrontMr. Lucky
Billie Holiday"Lady in Autumn: The Best of the Verve Years
Blood, Sweat & TearsHouse in the CountryChild is Father to the Man
The Kinks"Face to Face
Bruce SpringsteenHigh HopesHigh Hopes
Frank Sinatra"various
Homonym Songs: Songs that share the same title, but are otherwise distinctly different!

The Songcircle playlist for 01/17/2014

Program name: 
The Songcircle
Air date: 
01/17/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Miles Davis QuintetI Have a DreamThe Complete Columbia Studio RecordingsColumbia Records
Richie HavensFreedomWoodstock: 3 Days of Peace & MusicWarner?
Edwin StarrCloud NinePower to the Motown People
TemptationsWar
Daniel KahnConey IslandRiver Mouth
Martha & the VandellasI Should Be ProudPower to the Motown People
Iron Maiden2 Minutes to MidnightPowerslaveEMI - Capitol Music
The Mothers of InventionUncle Bernie's FarmAbsolutely FreeVerve
SlayerMandatory SuicideSouth of HeavenDef American
Yesthe Gates of DeleriumYesshowsAtlantic
MetallicaDisposable HeroesMaster of PuppetsElektra
DJ Sam-I-am returns with another special edition of the SongCircle, this time exploring the less-covered themes of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's activism: war, its economic and geopolitical implications, and who bears the brunt of its consenquences.

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