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.


Oregon Festival of American Music
6:00 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Siri Vik and Shirley Andress Interpret the Songs of Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland

Shirley Andress and Siri Vik

As part of the Oregon Festival of American Music 2014, Siri Vik  and Shirley Andress interpret the songs of Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland. Their interview with Eric Alan includes recorded music from both Monroe and Garland, and a live a cappella taste of “Get Happy.”

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Tower Theatre
6:00 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Shawn Colvin, from Steady On to the Simpsons

Shawn Colvin
Credit Photo by Michael Wilson

Grammy-award winning songwriter Shawn Colvin speaks with Eric Alan about music from Steady On to her new release All Fall Down, as well as her collaboration with Steve Earle and her appearance on The Simpsons. She will perform at the Tower Theatre in Bend on Tuesday, August 5th.

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Sam Bond's Garage
3:21 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit Live at KLCC

Left to right: Paul Benoit, Jarrod Kaplan, Chris Chandler, Eric Alan
Credit Photo by Tiffany Eckert

Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit have uniquely merged performance poetry and storytelling with roots music, over the course of countless shows and two CDs together, the latest of which is Matadors. Chris Chandler also has a new book collection out, called Avoiding Godot. They performed live in the KLCC studios along with percussionist Jarrod Kaplan of My Father's Ghost, before appearing at Sam Bond's Garage in Eugene on Thursday, July 31st.

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Create Eugene
6:00 am
Wed July 30, 2014

#Instaballet: Choreography for the Twitter Age

#Instaballet is a creation of dancers Suzanne Haag and Antonio Anacan, featuring choreography and instant performance of a ballet based on audience instructions. Antonio Anacan speaks with Eric Alan about the process, about why children’s questions often drive it, and how the dance relates to everyday life.

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Newberry Event, LaPine
6:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Music, Nature and Healing with Guitarist Craig Chaquico

Craig Chaquico
Credit Photo by Julia Moore

Guitarist Craig Chaquico has led an exceptionally diverse career, from his early days as the lead guitarist for the multi-platinum selling Jefferson Starship, to a Grammy-nominated, million-selling solo career including success in the realms of smooth jazz, New Age, and lately blues. He’s now working with one of Oregon’s fine young vocalists, Shaeny Celine Johnson, and will be the headlining performer this Saturday at the three-day Newberry Event Music & Arts Festival, a multiple sclerosis benefit in La Pine. He speaks with Eric Alan.

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Lane County Fair
6:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Shredding Phone Books to Inspire Better Living

Mama Lou -- American Strong Woman

Mama Lou claims to be the only professional strong woman performer in the Northern Hemisphere. She visits the KLCC studios to rip a phone book in half and explain why her feats of strength provide inspiration for living a strong and beautiful life. She appears at the Lane County Fair every day through Sunday.

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6:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Absolute Harmony Live at KLCC

Absolute Harmony

A live in-studio performance at KLCC from Absolute Harmony, a five-piece all-women a cappella ensemble from Corvallis. They perform an original song, then cover Steve Martin, and talk with Eric Alan about being inspired by everything from South African freedom songs to their children.

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Axe and Fiddle
3:33 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

3 Leg Torso Live at KLCC

Only 3 Leg Torso can properly take advantage of the shoe sale at Lazar's in Eugene. (Left to right: Courtney Von Drehle, Bela Balogh, T.J. Arko, and Mike Murphy. Not present: Gary Irvine.)
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

The band 3 Leg Torso has been making eclectic music for nearly two decades, integrating elements of chamber music, tango, Gypsy music, Latin, klezmer and more. Their music has found its way into several films as well as on recordings. They’re currently working on two new albums, as well as hitting the road for the live shows that they love. They joined Eric Alan in the KLCC studios, on their way to the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove.

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Eugene Film Society
6:00 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Creativity Under Pressure: 72 Hour Music Video Competition

The Eugene Film Society 72-Hour Music Video Competition will challenge local videographers to create videos for the songs by this year’s finalists for the Eugene Weekly’s Next Big Thing contest. Eric Alan speaks with Joshua Purvis, founder and Director of operations of the Eugene Film Society.

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Arts & Culture
7:20 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Oregon Country Fair Interview - John Perkins: Economist, Author & Activist

John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman.

At the Oregon Country Fair Friday, KLCC's Eric Alan & John Cooney spoke with John Perkins. He's the author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman. He's the founder and board member of Dream Change, as well as co-founder of Pachamama Alliance.

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