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Sam Bond's Garage
3:22 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Two Man Gentlemen Band Live at KLCC

The Two Man Gentlemen Band, left to right: Fuller "The Councilman" Condon, Andy Bean, and Brian Kantor.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

The Two Man Gentlemen Band merge vintage swing and other acoustic styles with a wild sense of humor.  Recently, they’ve had their music used on This American Life with Ira Glass, created music for the Disney cartoon series Wander Over Yonder, and released their seventh CD, Enthusiastic Attempts at Hot Swing & String Band Favorites. The two original gentlemen of the band, Andy Bean and Fuller “The Councilman” Condon, were joined by Brian Kantor on percussion in the KLCC studios before performing at Sam Bond's Garage on October 22nd.

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Grassroots Books and Music
3:17 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Blue Collar Nomad: Jake Kaida and Matthew Tavis Johnson Live at KLCC

Jake Kaida (left) and Matthew Tavis Johnson in the KLCC studios.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Jake Kaida and Matthew Tavis Johnson offer an unusual combination of literature and music through their project Blue Collar Nomad. The book by Jake Kaida is subtitled The Literary Reflections of a Grassroots Pilgrim, and features place-based essays and poems from his years on the road as everything from organic farmhand to mentor for at-risk youth. A soundtrack called Wandering by pianist Matthew Tavis Johnson is being released in parallel to the book, and they’re traveling together weaving words and music live.

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Eugene, Lincoln City, Newport, Yachats
3:29 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Blaze and Kelly Live at KLCC

Blaze and Kelly: Mo Kelly (left) and Niccole Blaze (right) in the KLCC studios.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Blaze and Kelly are a duo from Idaho that includes Niccole Blaze on guitar and vocals, and Mo Kelly on bass and vocals. They came in to the KLCC studios for songs and conversation in the midst of an Oregon tour, including upcoming appearances at the Arts Northwest Booking Conference, Nana's Irish Pub in Newport, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, and the Drift Inn in Yachats.

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John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
3:16 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Chris Smither Live at KLCC

Chris Smither recommends supporting KLCC with a pledge, on the final day of KLCC's Fall Radiothon.
Credit Photo by Michael Canning

Chris Smither has been performing and writing songs for a remarkable fifty years now, and on the occasion of that, he’s released a new album called Still on the Levee that showcases new versions of songs from across his career. A tribute CD called Link of Chain has also been released, with people from Bonnie Raitt to Josh Ritter covering Chris Smither’s songs. Before performing at the Jaqua Concert Hall of the Shedd Institute in Eugene tonight at 7:30 p.m., and stopped by the KLCC studios for a performance and interview with Eric Alan.

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Cozmic
3:45 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Mother Falcon Live at KLCC

Mother Falcon in the SELCO Performance Hall of the KLCC studios.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Mother Falcon is an independent rock orchestra from Austin Texas, who are breaking down boundaries between genres, performing everything from original vocal songs to Stravinsky and Radiohead covers. After being voted “Best None of the Above” in Austin three years in a row, they were featured in an NPR Tiny Desk concert last year.  Before appearing at Cozmic in Eugene on September 10th, they performed live in the SELCO Performance Hall of the KLCC studios.

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Axe and Fiddle, Sisters Folk Festival
3:50 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Jeffrey Martin Live at KLCC

Jeffrey Martin

Songwriter Jeffrey Martin performs live in the KLCC studios, as well as introducing the recorded title track of his brand new CD, Dogs In the Daylight. He'll perform at Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove on Thursday, September 4th, and at the Sisters Folk Festival September 5th to 7th. 

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Axe and Fiddle
3:20 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Rebecca Lomnicky and David Brewer Live at KLCC

Rebecca Lomnicky
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Rebecca Lomnicky is a Scottish fiddler originally from Corvallis. In 2009, she won the Glenfiddich International Scottish Fiddle Championship in Scotland, after previously winning the junior division of the US National Scottish Fiddle Competition in 2005. Joining her in duo at the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove on August 28th is the equally accomplished piper David Brewer, another Oregon native. He leads the Celtic band Molly’s Revenge, and has played with many top ensembles, including the Chieftains.

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Sam Bond's Garage
3:21 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Sweet Ghosts Live at KLCC

Sweet Ghosts at KLCC. Left to right: Colin Shook, Ryan Alfred, Katherine Byrnes.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Sweet Ghosts is a band led by Katherine Byrnes and Ryan Alfred, with beautiful harmonies and atmospheric textures merged with acoustic roots, on their deubt CD Certain Truths. Ryan Alfred is best known for his work as the bassist in Calexico, and Katherine Byrnes has sung in Amos Lee’s touring band, as well as leading the University of Arizona’s big band, and maintaining her own solo career. Before appearing at Sam Bond's Garage in Eugene on Wednesday, August 6th, they performed in the KLCC studios in trio form, joined by Colin Shook on the bass.

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Sam Bond's Garage
3:21 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit Live at KLCC

Left to right: Paul Benoit, Jarrod Kaplan, Chris Chandler, Eric Alan
Credit Photo by Tiffany Eckert

Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit have uniquely merged performance poetry and storytelling with roots music, over the course of countless shows and two CDs together, the latest of which is Matadors. Chris Chandler also has a new book collection out, called Avoiding Godot. They performed live in the KLCC studios along with percussionist Jarrod Kaplan of My Father's Ghost, before appearing at Sam Bond's Garage in Eugene on Thursday, July 31st.

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Corvallis
6:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Absolute Harmony Live at KLCC

Absolute Harmony

A live in-studio performance at KLCC from Absolute Harmony, a five-piece all-women a cappella ensemble from Corvallis. They perform an original song, then cover Steve Martin, and talk with Eric Alan about being inspired by everything from South African freedom songs to their children.

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