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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AT&T Park, Dodger Stadium
6:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Where Music, Baseball and Healing from Violence Converge

Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe on stage in Mill Valley, CA. (Left to right: Shawn Rohlf, Brent McClain, Tim Flannery, Dennis Caplinger, Turi McClain, Jeff Berkley, Randi Driscoll. Not shown: Doug Pettibone, Barbara Nesbitt...)
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

March 31st marks the 3rd anniversary of one of baseball’s most tragic fan violence cases: the Opening Day beating of Bryan Stow in the Dodger Stadium parking lot.  It also marks one of the most unusual musical benefit efforts in response. Eric Alan travels with Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe—a band led by the San Francisco Giants third-base coach—to explore the place where music, baseball and healing from violence converge.

 

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Lane Community College Art Gallery
6:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Jonathan Swanz, Vibrant Matter and Right of Passage

Jonathan Swanz

Glass sculptor Jonathan Swanz is doing installations at Lane Community College called Vibrant Matter and Right of Passage, the latter of which is paired with a dance performance by Bonnie Simoa and Sarah Nemecek. Jonathan Swanz joins Eric Alan to talk about light, the social behaviors of glass and people, and the relationship of portals and pilgrimage.

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Downtown Eugene Public Library
6:00 am
Fri March 28, 2014

The Art of the Possible: Jazz and Community Building

Tim DuRoche

The Downtown Eugene Public Library presents “The Art of the Possible: Jazz and Community Building,” on Saturday March 29th. It’s a community conversation led by Tim DuRoche, a jazz musician and scholar, who joins Eric Alan to talk about the changing landscapes of music and society. 

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Shedd Institute
4:10 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Solas Plays Live At KLCC

Solas with Eric Alan in the KLCC studios. (Left to Right: Eric Alan, Noriana Kennedy, Winifred Horan, Mick McAuley, Eamon McElholm, Seamus Egan.)
Credit Photo by Michael Canning

The Irish-American band Solas stopped by the KLCC studios for an interview/performance with KLCC's Eric Alan. They are touring the Pacific Northwest in support of their latest project, Shamrock City. Solas plays the Shedd Institute in Eugene tonight (3/27), and in Sisters, Or. on Saturday night (3/29).

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Crows Feet Commons, Sam Bond's Garage
3:24 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra Live at KLCC

Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra. Left to right: Chris Lynch (fiddle), Marty O'Reilly (vocals and resonator guitar), Jeff Kissell (bass).
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra bring vintage Delta Blues influences to original music, along with other eclectic influences. The Orchestra is a trio that includes including Marty O’Reilly on vocals and resonator guitar, Chris Lynch on the fiddle, and Jeff Kissell on double bass. They performed live in the KLCC studios before playing in Bend at Crows Feet Commons on Friday, March 21st and then on Wednesday, March 26th at Sam Bond’s Garage in Eugene.

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John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
3:27 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Hanneke Cassel Live at KLCC

Left to right: Mike Block (cello), Hanneke Cassel (fiddle), Christopher Lewis (guitar).
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Scottish fiddler Hanneke Cassel returns to her native Oregon from the Boston area, bringing her eclectic trio to KLCC before performing at the Jaqua Concert Hall in Eugene and a house concert in Bend on March 19th and 20th, respectively. She’s out touring behind her most recent CD, Dot the Dragon’s Eyes, along with Mike Block on cello and Christopher Lewis on guitar. They perform three eclectic instrumental tunes, and speak with Eric Alan about everything from touring in China to growing up in Port Orford.

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J. Michael's Books
6:00 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Freedom and Dialogue in a Polarized World

Sharon Schuman has just released a new book called Freedom and Dialogue in a Polarized World, which looks at our definitions of freedom and how they may contribute to divisions between us. She explores that both through literature and current topics. She speaks with Eric Alan, before a book signing at J. Michael’s Books in Eugene on Saturday, March 22nd.

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Dexter Lake Club, Sisters High School Auditorium
3:30 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Martyn Joseph Live at KLCC

Martyn Joseph performs a new song, "Let Yourself Trust," which is also the name of his new nonprofit foundation.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Welsh songwriter Martyn Joseph has recorded over thirty albums in a recording career spanning over thirty years, as well as keeping a focus on global activism the whole time. He joined Eric Alan for a few songs in the KLCC studios, before performing a St. Patrick's Day show at the Dexter Lake Club in Dexter, and another concert at the Sisters High School Auditorium in Sisters on Tuesday evening, March 18th as part of the Sisters Folk Festival’s winter concert series.

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Cozmic Pizza
3:32 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Aloha Friday with Keoki Kahumoku, Herb Ohta Jr., and Chino Montero

Left to right: Keoki Kahumoku, Herb Ohta Jr. and Chino Montero
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Herb Ohta Jr., Chino Montero, and Keoki Kahumoku, along with hula dancer Christina Wong, are on tour, bringing their Made in Hawaii tour to the mainland. Before performing at Aloha Friday at Cozmic in Eugene, they stopped by the KLCC studios to play a few songs, and talk about Hawaiian culture, including sustainable pig farming.

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Eugene Opera
12:39 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Emily Pulley, The Girl of the Golden West

Emily Pulley

Eugene Opera presents Puccini’s The Girl of the Golden West at the Hult Center in Eugene, starring the Metropolitan Opera’s Emily Pulley. The opera is part of a larger citywide celebration of the women of the pioneer American West. Emily Pulley speaks with Eric Alan about her role, the cinematic score, and the universal themes of the Wild West.

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