The Songcircle

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Airs at: Fri, 03/12/2021 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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Yes, Bob Dylan's Grandson. And Grandpa Himself - with George Harrison!

Airs at: Fri, 03/05/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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This week on The Songcircle, Jeff’s back on the air for his first all-new show in more than a month. We’ll feature recent tunes from Laura Veirs, Fleet Foxes, Blitzen Trapper and others (including, yes, Bob Dylan’s grandson, Pablo!), newly-released, archival recordings from... Read more

The Black & White Album: African-American Artists Cover The Beatles

Airs at: Fri, 02/26/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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In honor of Black History Month, and in memory of James Burke of The Five Stairsteps (who perform the second song of today's show), who died last week, we are rebroadcasting this episode which originally aired last December.   Today's program focuses mainly on materia... Read more

New and Classic Music on The SongCircle

Airs at: Fri, 02/19/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Phil G here,  this friday, 2/19, I'll be filling in for Jeff in the SongCircle and I'll be playing some new releases and reissues from Black Artists, including Roberta Flacke, Curtis Mayfield, Esperanza Spalding Jon Batiste, Bill Withers, Andra Day, and many more. We will a... Read more

It's Carnival Time in The SongCircle

Airs at: Fri, 02/12/2021 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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  Hey Now! Phil G here; It’s a Carnival Season like no other, In Louisiana and in Portland. Join me, Phil G, this Friday, 2/12, as I bring you a special 2 hours ofsome Mardi Gras Music and interviews with Members of the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus, Portland’s Mardi Gras Krewe a... Read more

New Music on The Songcircle

Airs at: Fri, 02/05/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Join guest host Dan Shramek on The Songcircle this Friday from 1:30 to 3pm as we enjoy a variety of brand new music and 2020 favorites from Emma Swift, Andrew Bird & Jimbo Mathus, Fruition, the Secret Sisters, Logan Ledger, Joan Shelley, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Ri... Read more

The Songcircle on 01/29/21

Airs at: Fri, 01/29/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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It's a New Dawn, It's a New Day, and We're Feeling Good

Airs at: Fri, 01/22/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Welcoming in the new President (and kicking the old one to the curb) with help from Nina Simone, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, Maya Angelou, Tom Jones (covering Todd Snider!?), Janis Ian, Simon & Garfunkel, Dan Bern, Chumbawamba, Anti-Flag, and more, including two breat... Read more

The Songcircle on 01/15/21

Airs at: Fri, 01/15/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 01/08/21

Airs at: Fri, 01/08/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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All Is Not Quiet on New Year's Day

Airs at: Fri, 01/01/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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We start 2021 with an eclectic bang, with New Year's songs from, yes, U2 (but not in its familiar version), as well as the great Peggy Lee, B.B. King, ABBA, Otis Redding & Carla Thomas, Richard & Linda Thompson, The Zombies, Graham Parker, Death Cab for Cutie, and Slaid Cle... Read more