KLCC Live Performances

Photo by Eric Alan

Identical twins Laurie & Katelyn Shook return to the KLCC studios for a live performance, along with songwriter John Craigie, and band members Niko Dauossis and Kyle Volkman. They celebrate two nights of concerts at Sam Bond's Garage in Eugene, on Wednesday December 3rd and Thursday December 4th.  Musical and philosophical topics included spraying dollar bills with water, people who claim to have written Bob Dylan's lyrics, and what the bathroom situation might have been like on Noah's Ark.

Photo by Eric Alan

Scott Kritzer has become one of America’s leading classical guitarists, along a path that has taken him from Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, from solo recordings to collaborative performances, and teaching experience that includes the creation of his own guitar training method. He is in residence with Chamber Music Amici for a week of performances through December 8th, and he joined us in the KLCC studios for performance and conversation.

Photo by Eric Alan

The band Black Prairie began as a spin-off from the Decemberists, but has developed an equal life of its own. The band’s sound has moved from instrumental string-band roots into edgier rock territory and vocals in recent times, especially on their fourth and newest CD, Fortune.

Photo by Alan Messer

Mississippi native Steve Forbert has been crafting albums since 1978’s Alive on Arrival first announced his arrival in New York. It’s now been thirty-five years since the follow-up Jackrabbit Slim brought his greatest hit, “Romeo’s Tune,” and he’s celebrating that anniversary with a tour that stops at Tsunami Books in Eugene this Saturday evening, November 15th. He dropped in to perform live in the KLCC studios.

Photo by Eric Alan

PROJECT Trio is one of this nation’s most unusual chamber ensembles, merging flute, cello and double bass in ways that extend beyond genres, including elements of classical, jazz, rock, beatboxing and more. They  arrived in Eugene from Brooklyn for a concert at the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts in Eugene on Thursday, November 6th. We welcomed PROJECT Trio into the KLCC studios for a performance, including Greg Pattillo on flute, Eric Stephenson on cello, and Peter Seymour on double bass.

Photo by Eric Alan

Calico, the band, is an Americana trio that includes songwriters Kirsten Proffit, Manda Mosher and Aubrey Richmond. They’re bringing their California country influences to Oregon in several upcoming shows, on tour behind their debut CD Rancho California. In our listening region, they’ll appear in Cottage Grove, Bend and Salem. They’ll also perform in Pistol River, Portland and Hood River, and they joined us live in the KLCC studios.

Photo by Eric John Kaiser

Eric John Kaiser plays a style of music he calls Parisian Americana, reflecting his French origins and his current Portland residence. He’s touring behind a new CD of songs called Idaho, inspired by his American travels.  Before performing an album release concert at Sylvan Ridge Winery in Eugene on October 30th, he joined us live in the KLCC studios.

Photo by Eric Alan

Phusiri Marka is a band from the Chilean Andes, whose name translates as “Town of Wind Players.” They have been performing traditional panpipe, tarka and orquestra music since 1976. Before performing in Beall Hall on the UO campus on Friday, October 24th, a smaller version of the ensemble came to play in the KLCC studios. They were joined by Juan Eduardo Wolf, assistant professor of ethnomusicology at the UO and head of the UO World Music Series.

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.

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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