McDonald Theatre

For the past twenty-five years, the Sugar Beets have been one of this region’s most eclectic and popular bands, and they will be hosting a 25th anniversary Silver Ball at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene on Saturday, October 24th, as well as releasing an album of live material, called Live and 25.

Photo by Eric Alan

Keller Williams has walked a uniquely eclectic musical path, frequently accompanied in his live shows by only his guitar and loop machines, though his band collaborations have been diverse and many. He’s about to release his twentieth CD, Vape, which includes appearances by Sam Grisman and the Travelin' McCourys.  At the moment, he’s touring with the Infamous Stringdusters, who reach adventurously beyond bluegrass. Their double bill stops at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene on Thursday, March 5th. Keller Williams joined us in the KLCC studios for songs and conversation.

Jesse Cook Live at KLCC

Feb 4, 2015
Photo by Eric Alan

Guitarist, composer and producer Jesse Cook has been merging aspects of flamenco music with a globally diverse range of textures, since his first CD Tempest launched his international career twenty years ago. About ten albums and 11 Juno Nominations later, he performs at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene on Wednesday, February 4th, in advance of the release of his new album One World in April. He joined Eric Alan in the KLCC studios, along with second guitarist Nick Hernandez.

Shook Twins Live at KLCC

May 2, 2014
Photo by Eric Alan

Identical twins Laurie and Katelyn Shook are celebrating the release of the new Shook Twins CD, What We Do, with a performance at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene on Friday, May 2nd. They dropped by the KLCC studios to perform a few songs, along with Anna Tivel on violin and Niko Dauossis on mandolin (on Niko's birthday). A good time was had by all, especially with the magnifying glass.

Photo by Isabel A. Zacharias

Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro stopped by the KLCC studios for a live performance and interview before his appearance at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene on Friday, April 25th. He played songs ranging from traditional Hawaiian and Japanese music, to his signature cover of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." He talked about adapting music to the ukulele, and the odd experience of being the subject of the documentary film Life on Four Strings.