KLCC Live Performances

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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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  Fiddler extraordinaire Darol Anger will convene his third annual “Keep It In the Fam Holiday Show” at the Hi-Fi Music Hall in Eugene tonight, Friday, December 18th at 8 p.m.

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  Vocal ensemble Vox Resonat will celebrate the season with two performances of their concert “Christmas in Germany,” which will include songs from the 16th and 17th century. They’ll perform first in Roseburg on Saturday, December 12th at the First Presbyterian Church, and then in Eugene on Sunday, December 13th at Central Lutheran Church.

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  Peter and Will Anderson are identical twins from the jazz world of New York City, where they have performed on sax and clarinet as headlining performers in venues ranging from Jazz at Lincoln Center to the Blue Note. They’re graduates of Julliard who have four albums out as bandleaders, and many credits as collaborators. Their trio includes Alex Wintz on guitar, and before performing at the Wildish Theater in Springfield on Friday, October 30th, they stopped by the KLCC studios to play a few classics and talk about the healthy state of modern jazz. 

Red Chamber, Live at KLCC

Oct 23, 2015
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The University of Oregon World Music Series presents a performance by the quartet Red Chamber on Friday evening, October 23rd, in Beall Hall on the UO campus. Red Chamber blends the ancient traditions of Chinese plucked string repertoire with modern influences, from bluegrass to jazz fusion and global folk music.

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Dar Williams returns to our listening region with a concert tonight, October 20th, at the Jaqua Concert Hall of the Shedd Institute in Eugene. She’s touring behind her new release, Emerald—her first independent release after a long tenure with Razor and Tie Records. She’s also been busy with other creative and social projects, writing and teaching on subjects as diverse as what allows towns to prosper, music movements in a capitalist democracy, and of course, songwriting. She visited the KLCC studios for songs and conversation.

  

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David Myles is a songwriter from Nova Scotia with extensive Canadian success. He has nine CDs out, including the latest one, So Far, which is his first release in the US. His music has influences that range from folk to jazz, vintage to modern. But his collaboration with rapper and producer Classified on a song called “Inner Ninja” won him a JUNO award for best rap song in 2013—now the best-selling rap song in Canadian history. He hosts a weekly radio show for the CBC, has a political science degree, and has studied in China.

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Violinist Bella Hristova visits the KLCC studios to perform a solo piece from her native Bulgaria, and to talk about her performance on Saturday, October 3rd with the Oregon Mozart Players, where she will be the featured soloist on Mozart’s “Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major.” She has achieved international stardom before the age of thirty.   

Run Boy Run, Live at KLCC

Sep 24, 2015
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Run Boy Run returns to the KLCC listening region from Arizona, bringing a progressive take on bluegrass that  weaves elements of everything from old-time Americana to classical and jazz. Garrison Keillor wrote the liner notes for their debut So Sang the Whippoorwill, and their second CD Something to Someone was recorded in the Pacific Northwest, and recently released on vinyl. Run Boy Run performs on Thursday, September 24th, at the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove, and they visited the SELCO Performance Hall of the KLCC studios for songs and conversation.

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Lane Arts Council presents Fiesta Cultural, a county-wide initiative that celebrates Latino arts and culture. It will include events in Eugene, Springfield and Cottage Grove, beginning with the First Friday Art Walk on September 4th.

Degenerate Art Ensemble is a Seattle-based performance ensemble which integrates such diverse media as live music, dance, theater, light and sound. They create pieces inspired by equally diverse influences, including punk, comics, cinema, fairy tales and nightmares. As part of the new Oregon Performance Lab at Lane Community College, Degenerate Art Ensemble will present a workshop performance of an evolving work called Predator Songstress at LCC this Friday and Saturday, August 28th and 29th before its official world premiere in San Francisco in November.

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Keith Greeninger returns to the KLCC listening region with a few solo performances. Friday, August 21st he’ll be at the Barn at Yellow Bird Farm, west of Cottage Grove. Then he’ll perform at Fir Street Park in downtown Sisters on Saturday, August 22nd, and give a house concert in Bend on Monday, August 24th. His most recent CD is Soul Connection, which features Bonnie Raitt’s rhythm section, and Bill Payne from Little Feat on the keyboards. Keith came by the KLCC studios to share music on a beautiful Friday afternoon.

Whetherman, Live at KLCC

Aug 20, 2015
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Whetherman is the stage name of Nicholas Williams, who has released six CDs in recent years on an independent path, including his latest CD Seeds for Harvest. He’s also been touring relentlessly during those years as well, whether it’s with a full band or solo. He’s continuing that touring with two performances in the KLCC listening region, including August 20th at Cozmic in Eugene, and on Friday night, August 21st at Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove. He stopped by the KLCC studios for songs and stories.

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Langhorne Slim and the Law will release their second album as a unit, The Spirit Moves, this Friday, August 7th, bringing another set of soulful, vulnerable and joyful songs to the world. As part of the tour behind it, they’ll appear at the Hi-Fi Music Hall in Eugene, August 4th, and Langhorne Slim came by the KLCC studios for solo versions of a few of his new songs.

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Steven Graves brings his American roots music and a full band to the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove on July 31st, and to Cozmic in Eugene on Saturday evening, August 1st. Both shows are free. The band is touring behind the sixth and newest Steven Graves CD, Mission Bell, which includes appearances from longtime KLCC friends Keith Greeninger and Dayan Kai, who co-produced the CD with Steven. The Steven Graves Band visited the KLCC studios for songs and conversation on a hot Friday afternoon.

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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.

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Halie Loren celebrates the American release of her new album Butterfly Blue--which has already been #1 on the Billboard Jazz Charts in Japan—with a concert at the Wildish Theater in Springfield on Friday, July 17th. The CD release concert will feature every musician who appeared on the album, supporting Halie’s continued merger of originals and jazz standards. She came to the KLCC studios in duo with Daniel Gallo, to perform live and to share a little music from the album.

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Dirty Bourbon River Show bring their high energy mix of New Orleans styles to Sam Bond’s Garage in Eugene tonight, July 9th, merging everything from brass to piano ballads, blues and rock edges. They’re touring from New Orleans behind their latest CD, Important Things Humans Should Know, and they brought the full six-piece ensemble to the KLCC studios for songs, stories, and even a little sage advice. 

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Over the course of fourteen albums and a decade of touring the world, John Craigie has merged wit and observation in his mix of music and storytelling, which continues in his latest CD Working on My Farewell. He has several upcoming local appearances, including at the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove tonight, July 8th, at the Oregon Country Fair, and in Florence at the Kenneth B. Gallery on July 15th. He’ll also be up at Horning’s Hideout for the Northwest String Summit on July 17th. He visited the KLCC studios for songs and conversation.

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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.

Eugene Ballet Company concludes its season with the world premiere of Tommy the Ballet, at the Hult Center in Eugene on Saturday, April 11th and Sunday, April 12th. It merges the Who’s classic rock opera with the original choreography of Toni Pimble, dancing pinball machines, and a live band That entire band visited the KLCC studios, live, along with Eugene Ballet Company’s artistic director and choreographer Toni Pimble, for songs and celebration.

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