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.

Ways to Connect

  KLCC continues a year-end look at the local State of the Arts with arts journalist and photographer Bob Keefer, creator of Eugene Art Talk. He gives his views on the strengths of the local classical music offerings and theater; and weighs in on the challenges facing the visual arts community in the face of gallery closures. 

  KLCC begins a year-end look at the local State of the Arts, featuring interviews with cultural leaders focusing on the many strengths and challenges of the arts scene, and on ways to improve it in 2016. Eric Alan interviews Terry Way about the visual arts, including the imminent closure of the Jacobs Gallery in Eugene. The series will continue through the last two weeks of December. 

Photo by Eric Alan

  Fiddler extraordinaire Darol Anger will convene his third annual “Keep It In the Fam Holiday Show” at the Hi-Fi Music Hall in Eugene tonight, Friday, December 18th at 8 p.m.

Photo by Eric Alan

  Vocal ensemble Vox Resonat will celebrate the season with two performances of their concert “Christmas in Germany,” which will include songs from the 16th and 17th century. They’ll perform first in Roseburg on Saturday, December 12th at the First Presbyterian Church, and then in Eugene on Sunday, December 13th at Central Lutheran Church.

Photo by Eric Alan

  Peia Luzzi has traveled the globe to gather and preserve songs of ancient and diverse cultures lineages, including Medieval chant, Bulgarian and Celtic Folk music, medicine songs from indigenous cultures in North and South America, and Indian classical raga.

  Actresses Kim Fairbairn and Storm Kennedy speak with Eric Alan about Love, Loss and What I Wore, a play regarding the connection between clothes and female identity. The Very Little Theatre’s Stage Left production of the play runs December 4th through 13th in Eugene. 

  As part of Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project, the Downtown Eugene Public Library will host “Northwest Mixtape: Hip Hop Culture and Influences,” an illustrated talk and conversation with Donnell Alexander on Wednesday, December 2nd. He speaks with Eric Alan about Oregon’s unique hip-hop culture. 

Photo by Ron Verzuh

  Photographer Ron Verzuh  presents Street Rhythms, an exhibit of street corner photographs taken across the globe, on display at the Downtown Eugene Public Library through December 20th. He speaks with Eric Alan about a photographic and personal journey that has included being an author, historian and head of the international solidarity program of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. 

  Kindista is a social generosity network that aims to assist people by connecting them through sharing. The first Kindista Holiday Market: Buy Nothing and Share Freely will be held on the Friday after Thanksgiving at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Eugene. Benjamin Crandall, co-founder of Kindista, speaks with Eric Alan. 

  Dr. Charlotte Peterson is a child psychologist whose new book is The Mindful Parent: Strategies from Peaceful Cultures to Raise Compassionate, Competent Kids. It integrates her findings from forty years of traveling the world exploring parenting strategies in indigenous cultures, particularly finding lessons in the Tibetan, Bhutanese and Balinese. She’ll be giving a talk at Tsunami Books in Eugene on Sunday, November 22nd, and speaks with Eric Alan in the KLCC studios.