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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University of Oregon
6:00 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Slow News: A Manifesto for the Critical News Consumer

Peter Laufer

Peter Laufer discusses his new book Slow News: A Manifesto for the Critical News Consumer, which parallels the Slow Food movement and Michael Pollan’s guidelines in that arena. Peter Laufer is the James Wallace Chair in the School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon, and has led a distinguished career as an author, journalist, and broadcaster.

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Washington Jefferson Skate Park
6:00 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Skate Park Artist Esteban Camacho

Esteban Camacho

The new Washington Jefferson Skate Park in Eugene will feature murals by Esteban Camacho, who speaks with Eric Alan about his creative vision, and the interaction of art with skaters to create a dynamic, living place. Esteban Camacho will be at the park on Saturday, May 31st as part of a public art wash and barbecue.

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Axe and Fiddle, Bombs Away Cafe
3:26 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Run Boy Run Live at KLCC

Run Boy Run. Left to right: Grace Rolland, Jen Sandoval, Bekah Sandoval Rolland, Matt Rolland, Jesse Allen.

Run Boy Run is a progressive bluegrass band from Arizona, weaving occasional elements of classical and jazz into their sound at times. Their first full-length CD, So Sang the Whippoorwill, was released last year, with liner notes by Garrison Keillor. A new CD called Something to Someone will be out this fall. Run Boy Run stopped by the KLCC studios for songs and conversation, before perform at the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove on Friday, May23rd.They will return to the KLCC listening region on Wednesday, May 28th for a show at Bombs Away Café in Corvallis.

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Oregon Arts Commission
6:00 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Oregon's New Poet Laureate, Peter Sears

Peter Sears

Oregon has just named its new Poet Laureate, Corvallis poet Peter Sears. He speaks with Eric Alan about his goals in expanding the program’s diversity, the role of imagination, and his forthcoming collection of new and selected poems. 

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John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
6:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

She Sings Women's A Cappella Festival

Honey Whiskey Trio

The second annual She Sings women’s a cappella festival brings headlining performers, showcase concerts and workshops to the Shedd Institute on Friday and Saturday. Co-director Evynne Hollens shares music from The Riveters, Honey Whiskey Trio and Divisi as part of the conversation.

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Oregon State University
6:00 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Author Tobias Wolff Receives OSU's Stone Award for Lifetime Achievement

Tobias Wolff

Tobias Wolff has been recognized as one of America's greatest authors of memoirs and short stories. Before visiting OSU in Corvallis to receive the Stone Award for Lifetime Achievement, he speaks with Eric Alan about the power of the short story, of reading itself, and why the Pacific Northwest remains a creative touchstone for him. 

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WOW Hall
3:25 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Ben Sollee Live at KLCC

Ben Sollee at KLCC
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Kentucky native Ben Sollee has uniquely combined cello and songwriting, in his eclectic career. After his 2012 release Half-Made Man, he’s also produced the limited-edition release The Hollow Sessions, is the featured cellist in a forthcoming movie with John Travolta and Robert DeNiro, wrote a score for the documentary film Maidentrip, performed on two other motion picture soundtracks and two ballet performances, taught workshops and more.

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Tower Theatre
3:34 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Betty and the Boy Live at KLCC

Bettreena Jaeger and Josh Harvey of Betty and the Boy
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Betty and the Boy are now a string quintet, led by Bettreena Jaeger and Josh Harvey, joined by Michelle Whitlock (violin), Nanci McDonald (cello) and Jon Conlon (upright bass). They have just released their second CD, The Wreckage, produced by Billy Barnett at Gung Ho Studios in Eugene. Before performing CD release shows in Bend at the Tower Theatre on Saturday, May 17th, and in Eugene on May 24th, they visited the KLCC studios for three live songs and one from the new album.

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Eugene Saturday Market
6:00 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Stick Against Stone: Eugene Saturday Market Recording Released After 30 Years

The Pittsburgh band Stick Against Stone merged punk with global rhythms. They moved to Eugene in the mid-1980s, and recorded a show at Eugene’s Saturday Market in 1985 just now being released on CD as The Oregon Bootleg Tapes. Now a new version of the band, the Stick Against Stone Orechestra, is getting national attention. Eric Alan talks to Will Kreth about the music and politics then and now. 

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Cozmic
3:32 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Patchy Sanders Live at KLCC

Patchy Sanders. Left to right: Jacqui Aubert, Dan Sherrill, Dani Aubert, Sara Wilbur, Ian Van Ornum, Eric Jones
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Patchy Sanders is a folk orchestra based in Ashland, Oregon. In the first year of their existence, they've already recorded their debut album, Patchy Sanders and the Wild Peach Forest, with producer Sylvia Massy (responsible for albums ranging from Tool to Prince to Johnny Cash). They're also looking forward to a busy summer of west coast festivals and beyond. Before performing at Cozmic in Eugene on Thursday, May 15th, they visited the KLCC studios for a few songs and conversation with Eric Alan. 

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