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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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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Eugene House Concert
3:41 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Wes Corbett and Jacob Jolliff Live at KLCC

Jacob Jolliff (left, on mandolin) and Wes Corbett (right, on banjo) perform live in the KLCC studios.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Wes Corbett and Jacob Jolliff have been playing together for a decade on banjo and mandolin, respectively, most recently in the Boston string band Joy Kills Sorrow . Jacob Joliff also won the National Mandolin Championship in 2012. Wes Corbett teaches banjo at Berklee College of Music, where Jacob was the first full-scholarship mandolin student. They stopped by the KLCC studios to perform a few songs before presenting a duo show at a house concert in Eugene.

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Wildish Theater
6:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Sprout Film Festival Breaks Down Barriers, Furthers Inclusion

Full Access Community Outreach Coordinator Laura Weil-Noppenberger and client Nickolas Kaasa in the KLCC studios.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

The Sprout Film Festival features short films about people with intellectual disabilities, at the Wildish Theatre in Springfield on Friday, March 14th. Laura Weil-Noppenberger, Community Outreach Coordinator for Full Access, and client Nickolas Kaasa talk with Eric Alan about the festival’s role in breaking down barriers and furthering inclusion.

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Downtown Eugene Public Library
6:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

The Big Read for 2014: The Great Gatsby

The Eugene Public Library is partnering with the Springfield Public Library, Oregon Contemporary Theatre and others for 2014’s Big Read—a month-long series of events around F. Scott’s Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby. Historian David Turner talks about how Willamette Valley culture compares to Fitzgerald’s 1920s, while Big Read coordinator Allison Arnold details the month’s events. 

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UO School of Music and Dance
6:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Mick Moloney at the Irish Cultural Festival

Tenor banjo master, vocalist and Irish folklorist Mick Moloney.

Mick Moloney opens the 11th annual Irish Cultural Festival in Eugene on Friday, March 7th. Moloney has recorded over forty albums of traditional Irish music, and was the recipient of the National Heritiage Award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Mick Moloney speaks with Eric Alan about Irish music and culture, traditional and modern.

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University Theatre
6:00 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Ecstasy: A Water Fable

A scene from University Theatre's production of Ecstasy: A Water Fable.

Egyptian-American playwright Denmo Ibrahim based her play Ecstasy: a Water Fable on an ancient Sufi tale. At the UO, it’s directed by Michael Najjar , and includes live music from the band Americanistan. Ibrahim and Najjar talk with Eric Alan about how an ancient fable is relevant to modern immigration issues, and to repairing a sense of disconnection shared across cultures and eras.

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WOW Hall
3:35 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Martin Sexton at KLCC

Martin Sexton
Credit Eric Alan

Singer/Songwriter Martin Sexton first made a name for himself playing on the Boston streets, after moving there from his initial home of Syracuse, New York. More than twenty years and ten albums later,  he's built a loyal following for his expressive and inventive vocals and fine guitar playing. He stopped by the KLCC studios to perform a few songs before his show on March 5th t at the WOW Hall in Eugene.

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John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
3:49 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Vasen Live at KLCC

Vasen performing live at KLCC. (Left to right: Mikael Marin, viola; Olov Johansson, nyckelharpa; Roger Tallroth, 12-string guitar.)
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

The Swedish trio Vasen is celebrating twenty-five years of making instrumental music together. They’re touring behind their most recent CD, Mindset, and before  performing in the Jaqua Concert Hall of the Shedd Institute in Eugene, they joined Eric Alan live in the SELCO Performance Hall of the KLCC studios, including Olov Johansson on nyckelharpa, Mikael Marin on viola, and Roger Tallroth on 12-string guitar.

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