KLCC Live Performances

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The Sixth Annual Caldera Songwriters benefit concert for the Egan Warming Center will be this evening, December 8th, at Tsunami Books in Eugene. All proceeds will benefit the warming center, which ensures that homeless people have shelter during extreme cold weather. Donations of clothing and toiletries will also be accepted. Three of the many songwriters performing this evening are here in the KLCC studios, including Anna Tivel, Jeffrey Martin and Beth Wood. 

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Welsh singer/songwriter Martyn Joseph has 32 albums to his credit over the past three decades, including his most recent one, Sanctuary. Lately, he’s also founded a non-profit organization called “Let Yourself Trust,” been nominated for “Hardest Working Artist” in the UK’s Independent Music Awards, and written music for Parliament’s “Sweet Liberties” project, celebrating 800 years of British democracy. 

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After touring with her music for over two decades, Dar Williams has developed unique perspectives on community as well as music. That’s reflected in her new book, What I Found in a Thousand Towns, which takes a close look at what makes communities thrive. She’s touring behind the book, integrating reading and music. Before appearing at Tsunami Books in Eugene on Tuesday, September 12th, she visited the KLCC studios for community conversation and music, hosted by Eric Alan. 

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The North American Jaw Harpists host the 22nd North American Jew’s Harp Festival, at the Cottage Grove Armory on Friday and Saturday, August 11th and 12th, presented by the nonprofit organization Music Money.

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KLCC's annual special broadcast celebrating the opening of the Oregon Bach Festival was held in KLCC's SELCO Performance Hall on Tuesday, June 27th. Featured were  two masterful performers: Tenor Charles Daniels and lutenist Simon Martyn-Ellis. Charles Daniels performs the role of the Evangelist in Bach's St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion in this year's festival, and gives the Hinkle Distinguished Lecture. Simon Martyn-Ellis has built a worldwide reputation as a master on lute, theorbo, and baroque guitar, beginning in his native Australia, and performs as part of the OBF company.

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The Delgani String Quartet will close their second season with a performance called Evolving Elements, featuring the percussive side of string quartet music.

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The band Las Cafeteras blends elements of traditional Son Jarocho Afro-Mexican folk music with the roots of East Los Angeles streets, in a socially conscious and highly danceable way. They’ve just released a new album called Tastes Like L.A., Before performing at the WOW Hall in Eugene on Thursday, April 20th, they came by the KLCC studios for songs and celebration, in a set hosted by Eric Alan. 

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  Jake Shimabukuro has become the world’s foremost ukulele player, taking the instrument into a wild range of musical realms beyond its Hawaiian origins. His most recent CD, Nashville Sessions, is an electric trio release with bassist Nolan Verner and percussionist Evan Hutchings. He returns to Eugene for a performance at the Jacqua Concert Hall of the Shedd Institute tonight, March 3rd, and he’s here live in the KLCC studios. 

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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. 

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  On Tuesday evening, December 13th, KLCC presented a special hour-long broadcast with one of the new small ensembles of the Oregon Mozart Players. Violinists Della Davies and Alice Blankenship and cellist Eric Alterman performed a variety of music (listed below) for a live in-studio audience in KLCC's SELCO Performance Hall. The broadcast celebrated OMP's candlelight baroque concerts at the First Christian Church in Eugene on Friday, December 16th through Sunday, December 18th. Co-hosting the broadcast were KLCC's Eric Alan and OMP's Kelly Kuo. Here is the broadcast in its entirety. 

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  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.

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  Midnight North has been building a following in recent years with their three-part harmonies and eclectic grooves. As well as regular touring across the landscape and recorded releases that include the latest ones Scarlet Skies and Stayin’ Single, Drinkin’ Doubles, they hold down a weekly gig at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael California, webcast to the world. 

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  Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Leyla McCalla has focused on her solo career since leaving the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. 

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  The Eugene Symphony and KLCC celebrated the opening of the symphony's 51st season with an hour-long special live broadcast from KLCC's SELCO Performance Hall on Monday, September 19th. 

 KLCC and the Oregon Bach Festival continued their annual tradition of celebrating the festival's opening with an hour-long special live broadcast from KLCC's SELCO Performance Hall on Tuesday, June 21st. Baroque violin duo Alice Blankenship and Alison Luthmers Tessier treated a live studio audience to a varied program of music ranging from Bach and Telemann to traditional and modern Swedish folk music. The evening was co-hosted by KLCC's Eric Alan, and OBF Executive Director Janelle McCoy. 

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  Ruth Moody’s music has made its way into the world from Winnipeg, whether it’s her solo CDs, her key part in the band the Wailin’ Jennys, or touring and recording with Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits. Her most recent CD is These Wilder Things, and she’s touring with her quartet, the Ruth Moody Band. They’ll appear at Tsunami Books tonight, Thursday, June 9th, with Jeffrey Martin opening the show at 7:30 p.m. They also perform on Friday and Saturday in the Dalles and Portland, and in Bend on Sunday, June 12th as part of the House Concerts in the Glen at Newport Hills.

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  Songwriter Ben Bochner splits his time between Eugene and Austin, Texas. He’s been a finalist at Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, has been working on recordings with David Jacobs-Strain, and was infamously known as the Rogue Reader after being a controversial part of Ken Kesey’s group novel-writing project at the University of Oregon. 

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  The Dema Ensemble is a new group that weaves drumming, dancing, singing and other forms of visual and physical storytelling from a variety of African cultures. 

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  Shawn James and the Shapeshifters are an Arkansas quintet whose music has crossed many boundaries of rock and folk, blues and soul.

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  Anna Tivel and Beth Wood came by to perform live in the KLCC studios. They’ll perform live at Tsunami Books in Eugene on Saturday, May 7th beginning at 7:30 p.m. It’s a dual CD release event, celebrating Anna Tivel’s new CD Heroes Waking Up and Beth Wood’s new one, Spring Tide.

  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.

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  The Ballroom Thieves are a trio with Boston roots, whose music merges fine harmony and acoustics with more electric and experimental edges—including recent collaboration with the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra. Their debut CD A Wolf in the Doorway has brought them national attention, and they were a sensation at the Sisters Folk Festival last September. They begin their West Coast Tour tonight, April 6th, at Sam Bond’s Garage in Eugene, and then they’ll perform on Saturday, April 9th at Sisters High School in Sisters. Both are a double bill with the duo Tall Heights.

Quetzal, Live at KLCC

Feb 24, 2016
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  The Grammy-winning ensemble Quetzal has come out of East L.A.’s Chicano community to create a vision that integrates music, dance and community activism in truly global ways.

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  The Westerlies are a New York-based brass quartet with Seatte roots that blurs the borders between chamber music, folk music and jazz. Their acclaimed debut album in 2014 explored the music of keyboardist and composer Wayne Horvitz, and their forthcoming album is a collaboration with GRAMMY-winning producer Jesse Lewis. They’re on a west coast tour that includes a Eugene performance on Friday, February 19th, as part of the Broadway Avenue House Concerts series. They came in to perform live in the KLCC studios. 

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  Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn are the ultimate banjo family, who individually and together have challenged and expanded the boundaries of the instrument, whether in duo, within their Sparrow Quartet or with an array of their other bands and projects.

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  Dreos is a trio that features Eliot Grasso on uillean pipes and flute, Glen Waddell on guitar and bouzouki, and Brandon Vance on fiddle, integrating Irish and Scottish musical traditions. Though they have vast international credits in other contexts, they released their first CD together in October, and will perform in Eugene on Friday, January 29th at the New Hope Center Auditorium in Eugene.  Eliot Grasso brought his uillean pipes to the KLCC studios for a solo performance, and to share music from the new Dreos CD, The Clearing

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  Pretty Gritty is the musical duo of Sarah Wolff and Blaine Heinonen, who began their musical partnership in Maryland some years ago, before relocating to Portland. Since releasing a self-titled debut album in 2012 that featured a guest appearance by Keller Williams, they have been turning heads nationwide with their soulful Americana.

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Country Hammer is a band with a broad take on American music, with particular roots in both early country music and modern, but sometimes reaching into elements of Motown, Mexican Norteno music and roots rock. After releasing their debut full-length CD, The Flower of Muscle Shoals, in 2014, they brought songs from their forthcoming CD Weight of the World to the KLCC studios as well. They perform at Sam Bond’s Garage on Wednesday, January 6th, in Eugene. 

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  Larry Pattis has brought a uniquely eclectic sound to solo fingerstyle guitar, integrating elements ranging from classical to folk, Celtic to jazz and country. He was named one of the Top 10 Best Acoustic Music Artists of the Decade by the International Acoustic Music Awards, was a founder of American Guitar Masters tours, and has released three CDs along the way. He’ll begin 2016 by performing at Tsunami Books in Eugene on Saturday, January 2nd, and he’s stopped by the KLCC studios for songs and stories. 

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