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. 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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Axe and Fiddle
3:32 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Whitney Monge Live at KLCC

Whitney Monge, live at KLCC.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Seattle soul songwriter Whitney Monge visited the KLCC studios to perform a few songs, in advance of her show at Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove on Thursday evening, January 7th. Here she plays live, and talks with Eric Alan about busking in Seattle, her impending trip to the Redwoods, and refining her sound in the studio in the process of creating her new album.

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Eugene Opera
6:00 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Eugene Opera's La Traviata

Leah Partridge stars as Violetta in Eugene Opera's La Traviata.

Verdi’s once-controversial opera La Traviata has become an enduring standard. Eric Alan speaks with Andrew Bisantz  and Mark Beudert  about the Eugene Opera’s presentation of La Traviata, including the star power of soprano Leah Partridge, and why Verdi’s musical approach was revolutionary.

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The Jazz Station
3:31 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Halie Loren Live at KLCC

Halie Loren at KLCC, with Mark Schneider on bass. (Not pictured: Matt Treder on keyboards.)
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Halie Loren and her band perform two holiday concerts at The Jazz Station in Eugene, on Friday, December 20th. She’s been out touring behind her new release Simply Love, which quickly reached number one on the Billboard Jazz Charts in Japan, as well as reaching high in the national radio charts in Canada and the U.S. She joined us live in the KLCC studios, along with Matt Treder on the keyboards and Mark Schneider on the bass.

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Tsunami Books
3:28 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Caldera Songwriters Beth Wood and John Shipe Live at KLCC

Beth Wood and John Shipe talk songwriting before playing at KLCC.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

The Caldera Songwriters present their second annual benefit concert for the Egan Warming Center, on Friday December 20th at Tsunami Books in Eugene. Two of the many performers that evening, Beth Wood and John Shipe, stopped by the KLCC studios to play a few songs, and talk about the Caldera group and how the concert will assist the homeless served by the Egan Warming Center.

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Albany Public Library
6:00 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Dylan Tomine, Closer to the Ground

Dylan Tomine and his kids.

Author Dylan Tomine’s new book Closer to the Ground details time spent reconnecting his family to nature via foraging, cooking and eating from the woods and sea. He speaks with Eric Alan about why kids prefer food they find, and the resulting sense of stewardship instilled in them.

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Oregon Mozart Players
6:00 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Oregon Mozart Players Candlelight Baroque

Kelly Kuo

The Oregon Mozart Players present their annual Candlelight Baroque concerts on Thursday and Friday, December 19th and 20th in Eugene. Artistic director and conductor Kelly Kuo speaks with Eric Alan about baroque music, candlelight, and how it all connects to current pop culture. Music is included in the interview, ranging from Albinoni to Corelli.

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Tsunami Books
3:20 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

The Klezmonauts Destroy Tsunami

The Klezmonauts

The Klezmonauts have been putting their eclectic international spin on klezmer music for a couple of decades now, and they’re celebrating the release of their new CD, The Klezmonauts Destroy Tsunami. Before holding a CD release concert at Tsunami Books in Eugene on Sunday afternoon, December 15th,  Klezmonauts Jeremy Wegner and Ken Sokolov joined Eric Alan in the KLCC studios to spin a couple of tunes and talk about the music.

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John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
10:24 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Looking Ahead at the Shedd

Christmas at the Shedd.

The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts hosts Camelot and Christmas at the Shedd, as well as continuing an active role in concert presentation and music education. Jim and Ginevra Ralph look ahead with Eric Alan to the holiday shows and the year ahead at the Shedd.

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Eugene Register-Guard
10:20 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Bob Welch Retires as a Columnist

Bob Welch

After twenty-four years at the Eugene Register-Guard, columnist Bob Welch has stepped down to pursue other interests. He reflects with Eric Alan about the people met and experiences gathered over the course of writing two thousand columns about our local region.

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Eugene Symphony
10:25 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Pink Martini with the Eugene Symphony

Pink Martini

Pink Martini and the Eugene Symphony will join forces for a unique, multi-denominational holiday concert at the Hult Center on December 14th. Music from Pink Martini’s Joy to the World and Get Happy CDs, as Pink Martini’s Thomas Lauderdale speaks with Eric Alan about collaborating with Phyllis Diller, why everyone should have a doppelganger, and why young people can’t sing well about love.

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