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Photo by Eric Alan

Ladysmith Black Mambazo has brought their joyful vocal music from South Africa to the world for over half a century, their music rising from isicathamiya, the music of the mines. That tradition is respected and extended on the new Ladysmith Black Mambazo CD, Walking in the Footsteps of Our Fathers. 

Photo by Eric Alan

  Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist have been making music together as Over the Rhine for over twenty-five years . 

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  “Twobadours on the Run” is the name of David Ryan Harris and Gabe Dixon’s current tour, which stops at the WOW Hall in Eugene on Friday, December 2nd, and in Bend at the Astro Lounge on Monday, December 5th.

  A multi-faceted celebration takes place at the WOW Hall in Eugene tonight, April 20th, as David Gans, the Garcia Birthday Band, various Merry Pranksters and others gather to celebrate Oregon’s first legal 4/20, and whatever else feels worth celebrating. David Gans has been a part of related celebrations for decades, as a musician, author, storyteller, and proprietor of the nationally-syndicated Grateful Dead Hour.

  South African vocal ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo has been making music for over fifty years, and will appear at the WOW Hall in Eugene on Tuesday evening, January 26th.

Wild Child, Live at KLCC

Oct 15, 2015
Photo by Eric Alan

The band Wild Child from Austin, Texas, is touring behind their brand-new CD Fools, their third release. Their sound has earned them attention in places as diverse as NPR, the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and a Purina Cat Chow commercial. Before performin in full seven-piece electric form at the WOW Hall in Eugene on Thursday, October 15th, they’re came by the KLCC studios in acoustic quintet form for songs and conversation. 

Photo by Eric Alan

The Icelandic band Arstidir is making their first tour through the United States, after becoming a sensation in their home country shortly after their formation in 2008, right after the stock market crash there. Undeterred by economic troubles, volcanic eruptions and so forth, they’ve found a worldwide audience for their music—including one song having more than four million views on YouTube. Arstidir’s music includes an emphasis on vocal harmony, and influences from classical to folk and rock.

Photo by Eric Alan

Canadian guitarist Ewan Dobson brings his “Acoustic Metal” tour to the WOW Hall in Eugene Wednesday night, March 25th, with local guitarist Will Brown opening. After his initial inspirations in the worlds of heavy metal and hard rock, Ewan has won major competitions in genres from classical to fingerstyle, and his influences run even farther into the world’s traditional music, techno, trance, and video game music. He’s become a YouTube sensation as well, with tens of millions of views. He joined us live in the KLCC studios for songs and conversation.

Photo by Eric Alan

Las Cafeteras is a band merging the sounds and traditional instruments of the Son Jarocho folk music of Mexico with the feel of the modern East Los Angeles streets. They’re bringing their socially and politically conscious urban folk music to the WOW Hall in Eugene this Wednesday evening, February 4th, and all seven of them joined us in the KLCC studios for songs and stories.

Photo by Matthias Clamer

W. Kamau Bell uniquely merges comedy with perspectives on racial justice and other tough topics. His FX comedy series Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell was executive produced by Chris Rock; his album Face Full of Flour made many top ten lists. He was recently named an Ambassador of Racial Justice by the ACLU, and serves on the board of the racial justice think tank Race Forward.Before bringing his “Oh, Everything!” tour to the WOW Hall on January 22nd, he spoke to Eric Alan about the value of awkward conversations, what he’d say to Dr.

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