Frank Gosar

Saturday Cafe Host

Frank Gosar grew up in a house without a radio in rural Wisconsin.  He made up for lost time in college, discovering "Simply Folk" on Wisconsin Public Radio and "A Prairie Home Companion" on MPR.  Eventually he joined the ranks of public radio volunteers, writing and telling children's stories (and eventually writing and recording songs) for WLSU/La Crosse's "Earticklers."

When he came to Eugene for graduate school in 1985, he became a fan of KLCC's folk music programs, especially The Saturday Cafe.  Since 1990, he's hosted the show.

Frank is a full-time potter, selling his work at the Eugene Saturday Market and other art and craft fairs, and previewing folk music for KLCC in his clay studio.  He lives on River Road with his wife Denise, two cats, and a great number of teddy bears.

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
7:21 am
Sun December 7, 2014

"A Child's Christmas" on the Saturday Cafe

David Stuart Bull, Linda Danielson and Chico Schwall have been performing Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales with musical accompaniment for nearly three decades. How do they keep their Celtic Holiday of story and song fresh?

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
3:20 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Charlotte Thistle on the Saturday Cafe

Charlotte Thistle's newest project is a series of stories and songs inspired by her late mother's unpublished memoirs. She drops in on a family Thanksgiving Saturday Cafe to give us a preview.

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
4:44 pm
Sat June 7, 2014

Dorian Michael on the Saturday Cafe

  Dorian Michael has been playing guitar for forty-six years.  He says folk, blues, jazz, rock, all have found their way into his music.

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
10:32 pm
Sat May 10, 2014

Misty River on KLCC

Misty River is Carol Harley, Laura Morin, Dana Abel and Chris Kokesh

  In 1997, a mother and daughter, with another friend and one of the mother's guitar students, took the stage at an open mic in Portland.  Seventeen years, five CDs and a DVD later, Misty River gets back together to celebrate Mother's Day and music with a tour that includes The Saturday Cafe.

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
6:08 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

Ungar/Mason Family Band on KLCC

Ruthy Ungar Merenda, Jay Ungar, Molly Mason and Mike Merenda

Jay Ungar, his wife Molly Mason, daughter Ruthy and son-in-law Mike Merenda are continuing a great folk music tradition: the traveling family band. With two small children and any number of musical instruments in the mini-van, the Ungar/Mason Family Band bring good times and music to the Shedd in Eugene.  Awaiting their arrival: a double bass and a babysitter...  

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
12:57 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Claudia Schmidt on the Saturday Cafe

Claudia Schmidt has been a touring professional musician for over four decades, with nineteen albums of mostly original songs, exploring folk, blues, and jazz and spoken word. Her spring tour brought her to Salem and Eugene with her new Red House release, New Whirled Order.

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
12:43 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Marx(ist) Brothers on the Saturday Cafe

Live music should always be so lively!  Andy Cohen, Chico Schwall and Mark Ross begin their first Northwest tour as the Marx(ist) Brothers with a rousing send-off on the Saturday Cafe.

 

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
5:35 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

Babes With Axes

It's been 14 years since the last Babes With Axes show at the WOW Hall. Now Laura Kemp, Katie Henry, Debbie Diedrich and TR Kelley are reuniting for a 20th anniversary show Saturday, March 8.  Three fourths of the Babes (Katie lives out-of-state) join Frank on the Saturday Cafe to talk about what the passage of time has wrought. (Hint: all the songs get capo'd to a lower key...)

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
2:29 pm
Sat February 15, 2014

Eliot Grasso, Uilleann piper

Uilleann piper Eliot Grasso and guitarist Glen Waddell.

Ulleann (Irish) piper Eliot Grasso grew up with a houseful of Chieftains records and a family fascinated with traditional music.  He'll be sharing the stage with Scottish fiddler Brandon Vance and guitarist Glen Waddell Tuesday, Feb. 18 at Beall Hall and Thursday, Feb. 20 at Hope Christian Church in Eugene.

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
5:37 pm
Sat February 8, 2014

Roy Zimmerman

Roy Zimmerman considers evidence of climate change in front of the KLCC studios

Political satirist and songwriter Roy Zimmerman has been delighted to find enclaves of progressive activity in conservative states.  His "Connecting the Blue Dots" tour made an unexpected weather detour to Eugene en route to the Lincoln City Cultural Center

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