Eric Alan

Music, Arts & Culture Host

Eric Alan is KLCC’s music, arts and culture host. The music performances he hosts on KLCC air during Q; his interviews and features air during The Takeaway, The World and other programs. He joined KLCC in 2010 as a host of the music program Fresh Tracks. He then became the host of the music, arts and culture program Living Large, which brought 800 performances and interviews to the airwaves in 2011-2013. In 2014, he was awarded second place in the "Best Interview" category for his story "Vietnam: An Inner View" at the national convention of the Public Radio News Directors, Incorporated in Washington, DC. Previously, he spent seventeen years at Jefferson Public Radio in Ashland, where he was music director and host of the daily music show Open Air; he also served there as editor and primary feature writer for The Jefferson Monthly magazine, Morning Edition host and producer of The Questing Feast (a food show). He is a nationally published author and photographer with three books to his credit, ranging from nature spirituality to major league baseball. He also works with National Geographic photographer Dewitt Jones, regularly contributing words and photographs to the project “Celebrate What’s Right with the World.” He is an accomplished lyricist as well, with credits ranging from international recording artists Gypsy Soul to the Oregon Cabaret Theatre.

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Tsunami Books
3:14 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Caldera Songwriters Benefit Concert for the Egan Warming Center

Beth Wood in the KLCC studios.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

The Caldera Songwriters present their third annual group concert as a benefit for the Egan Warming Center, at Tsunami Books in Eugene on Friday, December 19th at 7:30 p.m. As well as featuring a large array of local songwriters, plus haiku and holiday cheer, the annual event gathers needed supplies for the homeless. In the KLCC studios, Beth Wood performed live, including a new song about Major Thomas Egan, for whom the Egan Warming Center is named; and Charley Harvey of St.

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WOW Hall
6:00 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Darol Anger & the Cascadia All-Stars, Keepin' It In the Family Holiday Show

Darol Anger and the Cascadia All-Stars

Master violinist Darol Anger presents his 2nd Annual “Keepin’ It In the Family” Holiday Show with the Cascadia All-Stars at the WOW Hall in Eugene on Sunday, December 21st. Darol talks with Eric Alan about the West Coast acoustic sound, as applied to winter spiritual holidays and the Grinch. The Cascadia All-Stars include Darol Anger, Emy Phelps, Alex and Tatiana Hargreaves, Wes Corbett, Jake Joliff, Mila Phelps-Friedl and Ethan Jodziewicz.

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Lincoln City Cultural Center
6:00 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Sound of Nature, Sound of Art: Celebrating Cascade Head Scenic Research Area

Cascade Head

“Sound of Nature, Sound of Art” will merge live chamber music from the Three Centuries Ensemble with live painting by three visual artists, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area. Eric Alan speaks with violinist Jonathan Dubay, creator of the unique celebration.  The interview includes excerpts of music from Gabriel Faure's Piano Trio Opus 120 and Oregon composer Bryan Johanson's "The Wave Sings Because It Is Moving."

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WOW Hall
3:20 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Finnish Folk Masters Arto & Antti Jarvela Live at KLCC

Left to right: Antti Jarvela, Arto Jarvela, KLCC's Eric Alan
Credit Photo by Michael Canning

Arto and Antti Jarvela are cousins from Finland, part of a family with some of the deepest folk music traditions in the land. As well as participating in a wide variety of bands, they’ve released their first CD as a duo this past year, Os Fera Liluli, which presents traditional Finnish fiddle tunes and originals. Before teaching a workshop and performing at the WOW Hall in Eugene on Wednesday, December 10th, they visited the KLCC studios for songs and conversation with Eric Alan.

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Tower Theatre, Hult Center
6:00 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Christmas with Mariachi Sol de Mexico

Mariachi Sol de Mexico

For over thirty years, Jose Hernandez has led Mariachi Sol de Mexico, the first mariachi band to be nominated for a Grammy Award. Jose Hernandez speaks to Eric Alan about mariachi music for the holidays, as Mariachi Sol de Mexico performs in Eugene and Bend.

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Wildish Theater
6:00 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Why Shakespeare is Relevant in the Age of Homer Simpson and Bill Cosby

Credit Photo by Chris White

After over two decades in academia, the New Shakespeare Showcase goes public with a performance at the Wildish Theater in Springfield. Judith “Sparky” Roberts and Matt Keating speak with Eric Alan about the modern relevance of Shakespeare, including how his plays relate to Homer Simpson and the troubles of Bill Cosby.

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Sam Bond's Garage
3:36 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Shook Twins & John Craigie Live at KLCC

Left to right: Katelyn Shook, Laurie Shook, Niko Dauossis. (Not pictured: Kyle Volkman, John Craigie.)
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Identical twins Laurie & Katelyn Shook return to the KLCC studios for a live performance, along with songwriter John Craigie, and band members Niko Dauossis and Kyle Volkman. They celebrate two nights of concerts at Sam Bond's Garage in Eugene, on Wednesday December 3rd and Thursday December 4th.  Musical and philosophical topics included spraying dollar bills with water, people who claim to have written Bob Dylan's lyrics, and what the bathroom situation might have been like on Noah's Ark.

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Wildish Theater
3:19 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Classical Guitarist Scott Kritzer Live at KLCC

Scott Kritzer
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Scott Kritzer has become one of America’s leading classical guitarists, along a path that has taken him from Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, from solo recordings to collaborative performances, and teaching experience that includes the creation of his own guitar training method. He is in residence with Chamber Music Amici for a week of performances through December 8th, and he joined us in the KLCC studios for performance and conversation.

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John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
3:37 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Black Prairie Live at KLCC

Black Prairie "in the round" in the KLCC studios.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

The band Black Prairie began as a spin-off from the Decemberists, but has developed an equal life of its own. The band’s sound has moved from instrumental string-band roots into edgier rock territory and vocals in recent times, especially on their fourth and newest CD, Fortune.

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Linn-Benton Community College
6:00 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Bringing Voice to Voiceless Veterans through Tango Mike

A scene from the Sanctuary Stage production of Tango Mike

Tango Mike is a play developed from the stories of local veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and their families’ struggles with PTSD upon their return. Writer and director Dan Stone speaks with Eric Alan, as the play opens at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany.

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