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.


Live on the Saturday Cafe
10:50 am
Sun December 22, 2013

Kathryn Claire on KLCC

Kathryn Claire

So much of the music we hear this time of year seems to come from the British Isles:  Christmas, Solstice, songs to drive cold winter away.

Kathryn Claire, Ara Lee and Zak Borden bring a few more songs to the Saturday Cafe on their way to a Winter Solstice show at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Eugene.

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
11:10 am
Sun December 15, 2013

A Celtic Christmas

David Stuart Bull, Linda Danielson and Chico Schwall

If the hallmark of a great Christmas story is shared experience, future generations will tell of hearing A Child's Christmas in Wales performed by David Stuart Bull with musicians Chico Schwall and Linda Danielson.

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
1:42 pm
Sat November 16, 2013

The Gloria Darlings and the Gin Jars

Touring south for the winter, the Gloria Darlings swing by the Saturday Cafe, and show how, with the change of one musician (and their entire repertoire) they magically become the Gin Jars.

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
1:58 pm
Sat November 9, 2013

Tom Rawson

Folksinger and storyteller has also been a teacher for 20 years ("Real musicians have day jobs," he says.) We talk about the benefits of music on learning, and he cues us in on the latest tool of the folk process: YouTube.

Rawson performs with a capella group In Acchord Saturday, Nov. 9, 7 pm at the Eugene Friends Meeting House, 2274 Onyx St., Eugene.

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
1:27 pm
Sat October 5, 2013

Mina Wegner on the Saturday Cafe

Mina Wegner

Mina Wegner first stepped on stage with the Sugar Beets at age 11.  Tonight she celebrates her 18th birthday opening for them at Cozmic in Eugene.  She and her father Jeremy join Frank live on the Saturday Cafe.


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Saturday Cafe

Mostly acoustic, folk and singer songwriter music, with a preference for songs that tell a story, or introduce listeners to people or places they may never have been before.

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