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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Art and the Vineyard
3:25 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Zac Wolfe Live at KLCC

Zac Wolfe at KLCC.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Eugene guitarist Zac Wolfe blends jazz, Latin and pop styles, and recently had the opportunity to make his debut album, Hello, with one of his inspirations, the great drummer Stix Hooper of the Crusaders. Before performing at Art and the Vineyard in Alton Baker Park in Eugene on Friday, July 4th with his full band, he visited the KLCC studios in duo form with Brazilian percussionist Valter Da Silva, for songs and conversation.

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Cozmic
3:23 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Hey Marseilles Live at KLCC

Hey Marseilles. Left to right: Philip Kobernik, Jacob Anderson, Samuel Anderson, Matt Bishop, Nick Ward, Colin Richey
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

The six-piece Seattle ensemble Hey Marseilles merges orchestral and pop textures, and have been featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, among other places. They've released two acclaimed albums to date, including the most recent one Lines We Trace. They joined us in the KLCC studios to share two new songs and one older one, before performing at Cozmic in Eugene on July 2nd.

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Eugene, Bend, Springfield
3:18 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Ashleigh Flynn Live at KLCC

Ashleigh Flynn at KLCC.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Portland songwriter Ashleigh Flynn returns to her former home of Eugene for a house concert on Friday evening, June 27th, as well as performing in Bend at McMenamins on Wednesday, July 2nd and at Planktown in Springfield on Thursday, July 3rd, with her band the Back Porch Majority. Her most recent CD is called A Million Stars, produced by Chris Funk from the Decemberists. The album’s songs primarily involve female Wild West characters. She joined Eric Alan in the KLCC studios for songs and conversation.

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Oregon Bach Festival
10:21 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Oregon Bach Festival Special Broadcast: Jonathan Manson and Simon Martyn-Ellis Live at KLCC

Jonathan Manson on cello and Simon Martyn-Ellis on theorbo in the SELCO Performance Hall of the KLCC studios.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

KLCC and the Oregon Bach Festival continued their annual collaborative tradition by celebrating the opening of the year's festival with a special hour-long performance in the SELCO Performance Hall of the KLCC studios, on Wednesday evening, June 25th. This year's performance featured cellist Jonathan Manson and lutenist Simon Martyn-Ellis--two of the world's top players on their respective instruments--with a live studio audience. The broadcast was hosted by KLCC's Eric Alan, and co-hosted by John Steinmetz from the Oregon Bach Festival. It was a truly memorable evening.

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The Bookmine, Art and the Vineyard
6:00 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Jan Eliot, Stone Soup

Another Stone Soup summer sets in.
Credit By Jan Eliot

Syndicated cartoonist Jan Eliot talks with Eric Alan about her strip Stone Soup and the changing nature of the comics business. The tenth Stone Soup collection, It Seemed like a Good Idea at the Time, has just been published, and Jan Eliot will have booksignings in Cottage Grove and at Art and the Vineyard in Eugene.

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Oregon Bach Festival
6:00 am
Wed June 25, 2014

The Next Generation: Oregon Bach Festival's New Artistic Director Matthew Halls

Matthew Halls

The Oregon Bach Festival’s new artistic director Matthew Halls speaks with Eric Alan about this year’s festival, and his vision for both the artistic and educational components in future years to come.

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Cozmic
3:19 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Elias Kauhane Live at KLCC

Elias Kauhane in Hawaii.

Elias Kauhane is an Oahu native who will be the featured performer at this month’s Aloha Friday at Cozmic in Eugene, bringing Hawaiian culture to the Willamette Valley in an evening that also features "Hello Summer Songs" and a quiz on the birds of Hawaii. Elias Kauhane joins Eric Alan in the KLCC studios for music and conversation about the shifting culture of Hawaii, including the newly enlivened movement around Hawaiian sovereignty.

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Cozmic
3:27 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Tyler Fortier Live at KLCC

Tyler Fortier
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Eugene musician Tyler Fortier has been busy lately, both as a producer and a songwriter. He’ll celebrate both aspects this Saturday, June 14th at Cozmic in Eugene. It’s a CD release party for his own new CD, Black and White Heart, and for Beth Wood’s new release, Sometimes Love, which he produced. He visited the KLCC studios for two live songs and one from his new CD.

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Jaqua Concert Hall
6:00 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Chamber Music Amici Merges Dvorak with Lane County History

Chamber Music Amici

Chamber Music Amici brings an unusual multi-media presentation to the Jaqua Concert Hall in Eugene on Wednesday, June 11th and to a house concert in Cottage Grove on Thursday, June 12th. They’ll perform Dvorak’s American String Quartet, synchronized to slides from Looking Back: Lane County and the Lane Historical Society.  They'll also perform music from Gershwin and Mozart. Violinist and artistic director Sharon Schuman joins Eric Alan in the KLCC studios to share music and descriptions of the slides.

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Downtown Eugene Public Library
6:00 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Lindsay Hill, Sea of Hooks

Lindsay Hill
Credit Photo by Anna Daedalus

Portland-based author Lindsay Hill has created an unusually structured novel called Sea of Hooks that follows his protagonist through a series of traumas and transformations, taking him from youth in San Francisco to an adulthood search in Bhutan. The book’s spiritual insights and literary power have brought it national acclaim, including being named by Publishers Weekly as one of the ten best books of 2013. Lindsay Hill speaks with Eric Alan, before giving a reading at the Downtown Eugene Public Library on Wednesday, June 11th.

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