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. 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 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.


KLCC Microbrew Festival
3:16 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Sol Seed Live at KLCC

Sky Guasco of Sol Seed with his oak didgeridoo
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

The KLCC Microbrew Festival kicks off at the Lane Events Center Friday afternoon, February 6th at 5 p.m., featuring 175 beers from over 70 breweries, as well as a giant music sale and other festivities. The featured band Friday evening will be Eugene’s own Sol Seed, who start at 7:30 p.m. They’ll also perform at the Kenneth B. Gallery in Florence on Saturday, February 7th. They visited the KLCC studios to perform two songs live, and spin one from their CD Family Tree.

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Lane Events Center
6:00 am
Thu February 5, 2015

Jelly Bread at the KLCC Microbrew Festival

Jelly Bread

The featured band on Saturday night at KLCC’s Microbrew Festival is Jelly Bread, a high-energy band from Reno who merge funk with rock and Americana. Guitarist Dave Berry speaks with Eric Alan about their unique and funky musical stew.  Jelly Bread also performs in Bend on Friday evening, at the Volcanic Theatre Pub.

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McDonald Theatre
3:13 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Jesse Cook Live at KLCC

Jesse Cook
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Guitarist, composer and producer Jesse Cook has been merging aspects of flamenco music with a globally diverse range of textures, since his first CD Tempest launched his international career twenty years ago. About ten albums and 11 Juno Nominations later, he performs at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene on Wednesday, February 4th, in advance of the release of his new album One World in April. He joined Eric Alan in the KLCC studios, along with second guitarist Nick Hernandez.

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WOW Hall
3:24 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Las Cafeteras Live at KLCC

Las Cafeteras at KLCC (five of the seven band members pictured).
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Las Cafeteras is a band merging the sounds and traditional instruments of the Son Jarocho folk music of Mexico with the feel of the modern East Los Angeles streets. They’re bringing their socially and politically conscious urban folk music to the WOW Hall in Eugene this Wednesday evening, February 4th, and all seven of them joined us in the KLCC studios for songs and stories.

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Beall Hall, UO
6:00 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Claire Wells and the Oregon Mozart Players' Young Soloists Showcase

Claire Wells

13-year-old violinist Claire Wells, winner of the junior division of the Oregon Mozart Players’ first Young Soloist Competition, speaks to Eric Alan before performing at Beall Hall on January 31st. She has already performed with ten orchestras in four countries.

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Axe and Fiddle, Tsunami Books
3:25 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Alice DiMicele Live at KLCC

Alice DiMicele (right) and Mikey Stevens (left) at KLCC.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Alice DiMicele celebrates the release of her thirteenth album, Swim, with a couple of performances in the KLCC listening region, including Thursday evening, January 29th at the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove, and Friday evening, January 30th at Tsunami Books in Eugene.  Alice DiMicele stopped by the KLCC studios, along with Mikey Stevens, to perform three songs off of Swim.

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Cottage Theatre
6:00 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Shakespeare Goes to Havana

Tony Rust (left) and Earl Ruttencutter (right) in a scene from the Cottage Theatre's production of 12th Night

The Cottage Theatre merges Shakespeare’s classic comedy 12th Night with the music and culture of Havana, Cuba in the 1950s. Director Tony Rust speaks with Eric Alan about the creative merger, and whether or not the theatre can affect foreign policy.

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Riverboat Building
6:00 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Palladine Studios: A New Performance and Media Hub in Newport

Carly Bryann Young

Palladine Studios is a new community hub for performance art and media in Newport, created by sisters Carly and Audrey Bryann Young, who are in their early twenties. Carly Bryan Young speaks with Eric Alan about their vision, and why swordfighting is involved.

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Hult Center
6:00 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Branford Marsalis with the Eugene Symphony

Branford Marsalis
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

The Eugene Symphony welcomes one of this era’s pre-eminent instrumentalists, as saxophonist Branford Marsalis arrives this week for a performance and educational residency. He will perform with the Eugene Symphony on Thursday, January 22nd on Jacques Ibert’s Concertino da camera and John Williams’s Escapades. He will also teach master classes for middle and high school students, lead discussions at the UO, and coach both the UO and LCC jazz bands. Branford Marsalis joins Eric Alan in the KLCC studios.

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Spring Creek Project
8:31 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Global Warming, Extinction and the Call to Life

Kathleen Dean Moore

Philosopher and nature writer Kathleen Dean Moore will merge her words with the music of Rachmaninoff, as performed by concert pianist Rachelle McCabe, in an event called Rage, Rage Against the Dying: Global Warming, Extinction and the Call to Life at the Corvallis-Benton Public Library on Wednesday evening, January 21st. Kathleen Dean Moore speaks with Eric Alan.

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