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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Axe and Fiddle
3:20 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Rebecca Lomnicky and David Brewer Live at KLCC

Rebecca Lomnicky
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Rebecca Lomnicky is a Scottish fiddler originally from Corvallis. In 2009, she won the Glenfiddich International Scottish Fiddle Championship in Scotland, after previously winning the junior division of the US National Scottish Fiddle Competition in 2005. Joining her in duo at the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove on August 28th is the equally accomplished piper David Brewer, another Oregon native. He leads the Celtic band Molly’s Revenge, and has played with many top ensembles, including the Chieftains.

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Oregon Wild
6:00 am
Thu August 28, 2014

The Wilderness Act Turns Fifty

A view of Oregon's Mt. Jefferson Wilderness.
Credit Photo by Alastair Rose

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act. Chandra LeGue, Western Oregon Field Coordinator for Oregon Wild, reflects on the law’s successes and challenges, and on Oregon’s meager wilderness protection compared to neighboring states. A week of local events will celebrate the law's fiftieth anniversary.

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Dexter Lake Club
6:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Animal House of Blues

Katherine Wilson with John Belushi on the Animal House set, 1977

Animal House of Blues is a documentary film that focuses on the making of the original Animal House in 1977. Filmmaker Katherine Wilson joins Eric Alan in the KLCC studios, for conversation and previously unreleased music from Curtis Salgado and John Belushi.

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Majestic Theatre
6:00 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Earl Thomas and the Blues Cabaret

Vocalist Earl Thomas debuts music recorded the previous night, merging the blues with Broadway styles. He also reflects with Eric Alan about the role of blues in overcoming oppression, and moving the musical form into the 21st century. Earl Thomas brings The Blues Cabaret to the Majestic Theatre in Corvallis on Friday evening. 

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Eugene Celebration
6:00 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Queen Professor Bulbus Slimbledore Begins His "Rain"

Queen Professor Bulbus Slimbledore, surrounded by old S.L.U.G. Queens at his coronation.

Eugene’s new S.L.U.G. Queen, Daniel Borson—a.k.a. Queen Professor Bulbus Slimbledore—speaks with Eric Alan about wizardry, environmental education, and the centrality of a downtown celebration. 

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Cuthbert Amphitheatre
6:00 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Huey Lewis, Still Making the News

Huey Lewis and the News recreate their album cover for Sports, thirty years later.
Credit Photo by Jay Blakesberg

Huey Lewis has a wide-ranging conversation with Eric Alan about his enduring songs, interpreting Otis Redding, pop songs as Haiku, and the evolutions of the News and music business. The interview includes classic music and recent live material. Huey Lewis and the News perform at the Cuthbert Amphitheatre in Eugene on Saturday, August 16th.

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Wildish Theater
6:00 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Downtown Languages: A Ten-Year Celebration of Diversity

Pre-Hispanic and Mexican Folk Dance will be presented by thisTepeyac-Olincalli Ballet Folclórico group.

Downtown Languages celebrates ten years of providing language and life-skills classes to adult immigrants and their families in Lane County, with an evening of folkloric dance and music at the Wildish Theater in Springfield. Eric Alan speaks with Paulina Romo Villasenor, Executive Director of Downtown Languages, and folkloric musician Alessandro.

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City of Eugene, "Summer in the City"
6:00 am
Wed August 13, 2014

The Art of Local Fashion, Sidewalk to Catwalk

Credit Photo by Papermoon, with model Star

The art of local fashion will be celebrated in “Sidewalk to Catwalk,” in the Hult Center Lobby on Wednesday evening. Grace McNabb and Mitra Chester speak with Eric Alan about fashion as a conversation, its reflection of regional culture, and the inspiration it gives in return.

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Tsunami Books
6:00 am
Tue August 12, 2014

How Rescuing Owls Inspired a Family

Melissa Hart with Bodhi the barred owl.

Melissa Hart, author of Wild Within: How Rescuing Owls Inspired a Family, speaks with Eric Alan of her journey from bird rehabilitation to adoptive motherhood, and her renewed joy for the world as a result. She gives a reading and slide show at Tsunami Books in Eugene on August 16th. 

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Sam Bond's Garage
3:21 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Sweet Ghosts Live at KLCC

Sweet Ghosts at KLCC. Left to right: Colin Shook, Ryan Alfred, Katherine Byrnes.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Sweet Ghosts is a band led by Katherine Byrnes and Ryan Alfred, with beautiful harmonies and atmospheric textures merged with acoustic roots, on their deubt CD Certain Truths. Ryan Alfred is best known for his work as the bassist in Calexico, and Katherine Byrnes has sung in Amos Lee’s touring band, as well as leading the University of Arizona’s big band, and maintaining her own solo career. Before appearing at Sam Bond's Garage in Eugene on Wednesday, August 6th, they performed in the KLCC studios in trio form, joined by Colin Shook on the bass.

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