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Photo by Johanna Prechtel

Martin Prechtel is the author of The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise, which brings his Indigenous perspectives to a path for the embrace of grief, and a way to transform it to a healthy praise for life. He speaks with Eric Alan, before a book release event at Tsunami Books on Tuesday, June 30th.

Photo by Eric Alan

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.

Carl Falsgraf had a distinguished career as an educator, but at age 55, he left it behind. He bought a used Toyota pick-up truck, packed his guitar and a few other belongings, and spent two months on the road looking inward and outward. His book Highway Blues tells the tale of that journey, and he speaks with KLCC’s Eric Alan in advance of a book release event on June 28th at Tsunami Books in Eugene.

Shari Ulrich Live at KLCC

Mar 12, 2015

Shari Ulrich has been one of Canada’s pre-eminent folksingers and multi-instrumentalists, since emigrating from California during the time of the Vietnam War. She’s a two-time JUNO Award winner, inducted into the British Columbia Entertainment Hall of Fame, and was named the 2014 Songwriter of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. She will perform at Tsunami Books in Eugene on Friday, March 13th, with her children Julia Graff and Mike Magee; she’ll also perform in Corvallis on March 19th in the Southtown Concert Series.

Photo by Eric Alan

The Bee Eaters are a trio merging elements ranging from chamber music to bluegrass, jazz, pop and beyond. They include Grand National Fiddle Champion Tashina Clarridge, her brother Tristan Clarridge, cellist and five-time Grand National Fiddle Champion, and Simon Chrisman, a master of the hammer dulcimer. They have two CDs out, including their self-titled debut and its follow-up, Oddfellows Road. Before performing at Tsunami Books in Eugene on Friday, February 20th, and visited the KLCC studios for a live performance.

Photo by Eric Alan

Alice DiMicele celebrates the release of her thirteenth album, Swim, with a couple of performances in the KLCC listening region, including Thursday evening, January 29th at the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove, and Friday evening, January 30th at Tsunami Books in Eugene.  Alice DiMicele stopped by the KLCC studios, along with Mikey Stevens, to perform three songs off of Swim.

David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach have been combining their musical talents in the roots and blues world for some years now, and after the success of their previous live album, Live from the Left Coast, they’ve decided to make another live one. They’re in the midst of recording several shows across Oregon, with a few special guests joining them along the way. Before recording at Tsunami Books in Eugene both Friday and Saturday night, January 16th and 17th, they came by KLCC for songs and conversation.

Crazy is a young adult novel by Linda Vigen Phillips, based on her experience of growing up in Klamath Falls with a mother suffering mental illness. She speaks to Eric Alan about overcoming the fear of mental illness, and how her book can help the conversation. She will appear in Eugene at Barnes and Noble on October 24th and at Tsunami Books on November 1st, and at the Book Bin in Corvallis on October 25th.

Melissa Hart, author of Wild Within: How Rescuing Owls Inspired a Family, speaks with Eric Alan of her journey from bird rehabilitation to adoptive motherhood, and her renewed joy for the world as a result. She gives a reading and slide show at Tsunami Books in Eugene on August 16th. 

Photo by Dean Rea

Author Bill Sullivan, best known for his definitive Oregon hiking guides, has a new book of short stories out about Oregon's most quirky places and people. It's called The Oregon Variations, and its literary structure parallels the musical structures of Bach's Goldberg Variations. He speaks with Eric Alan before bringing his related slide show Oregon for the Curious to Eugene, Bend and Sunriver.