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Banning Eyre is a multi-faceted creative artist, including his roles as author, guitarist, and senior editor and producer of the syndicated public radio program AfroPop Worldwide. His latest book is Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo and the Music that Made Zimbabwe—focused on an African cultural icon who is now in exile, and a resident of Eugene.

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The Arielle Deem Band blends elements of alternative jazz with soul and blues and popular song forms. They’re based in Los Angeles, but are out touring the Pacific Northwest behind their debut release No Place Like Now. They’ll bring their “Northern Soul Tour” to the Jazz Station in Eugene this evening, June 10th, and after successfully making their way down from Seattle, they’re joined us in the KLCC studios for songs and conversation.

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The band Great Lake Swimmers is a Canadian quintet led by songwriter Tony Dekker, who've gained acclaim for their melodic folk rock, including a nomination for a Juno award. Their newest release,  A Forest of Arms, was recorded in part in a cave in Canada. Before performing at Cozmic in Eugene on Monday, June 8th, they visited the KLCC studios for songs and conversation.

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Portland songwriter Casey Neill has brought his socially conscious and eclectic music to the world for twenty years now, and his current band the Norway Rats are touring behind their most recent CD All You Pretty Vandals, produced by Chris Funk of the Decemberists. Before bringing a full-band show to the Axe and Fiddle tonight in Cottage Grove on Friday, May 22nd, they visited the KLCC studios for songs and conversation.

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The Evangenitals are a thoroughly eclectic band founded by playwright and director Juli Crockett, along with jazz and gospel vocalist Lisa Dee. They make music that has been described as ranging from truck-stop lullabies to Klezmer-punk-jazz, ballads & barn-burners to hillbilly stomp. On their new album, Moby Dick: Or, the Album, they’ve brought Herman Melville’s classic novel into the musical realm.

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Tony Furtado brings new songs, and his mastery of slide guitar and banjo to a house concert in Eugene tonight, May 15th, where he'll joined by bassist Sam Howard. Tony is celebrating the release of his seventeenth album, The Bell. Tony Furtado and Sam Howard visited the KLCC studios for songs and conversation.

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Fiddler Hanneke Cassel returns to the Shedd in Eugene on Friday evening, May 8th, for a trio performance with Christopher Lewis on guitar and Mike Block on cello, who’s performed with everyone from Yo-Yo Ma to Bobby McFerrin and Mark O’Connor. Hanneke Cassel’s trio merges Scottish style instrumentals with influences from the American to the Chinese, and a Chinese saying provides the title to their latest release, Dot the Dragon’s Eyes. They performed live in the KLCC studios.

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The Eugene Concert Choir completes its 40th anniversary season by featuring Celtic Spring with the Willis Clan on Saturday, April 25th at the Hult Center in Eugene. The Willis Clan includes twelve siblings from Nashville who merge Irish music and song and dance. They’ve gained international attention through winning the Today Show Sound of Music Singing Family Contest on NBC, and placing first in the 2013 International Irish Music Festival Competition in Dublin.

Oboist Allan Vogel and flutist Janice Tipton are renowned for their work with the Oregon Bach Festival, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and Bach’s Circle, among many other credits. They’re currently in residency with Chamber Music Amici for a week educational offerings and performances that will culminate in a Baroque performance with Chamber Music Amici at the Shedd in Eugene on Monday, April 27th.

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The Brothers Comatose bring their high-energy string-driven sound to Sam Bond’s Garage in Eugene this evening, April 8th, and to the Belfry in Sisters on Thursday evening, April 9th. They visited the KLCC studios as a six piece band, including Ben Morrison (guitar and vocals), Alex Morrison (banjo and vocals), Ryan Avellone (mandolin), Gio Benedetti (bass), Philip Brezina (fiddle) and Josh Rabbe (fiddle). Songs and laughter abounded.

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