The Songcircle

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Every Friday from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Songcircle blends songs from various eras and genres to reveal new connections, exposing forgotten artists and discovering new ones, exploring connective themes and topics, or responding to the events of the day.

Studio guests have included Loudon Wainwright III, Peter Buck (REM), Rodriguez, Joe Ely, Laura Veirs, Eric Andersen, Wesley Stace (a.k.a. John Wesley Harding), Dan Bern, Richmond Fontaine, Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5/Young Fresh Fellows), Jane Siberry, Freakwater, Erin McKeown, Barry McGuire ("Eve of Destruction"), Annalisa Tornfelt, The Von Trapps, Casey Neill, Tim Buckley lyricist Larry Beckett, noted music writers Greil Marcus and Peter Guralnick, and many others, as well as phone conversations with Peter Case, Jason Isbell, Colin Blunstone and Chris White of The Zombies, Stu Cook of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Peter Asher, and Elvis Costello keyboardist Steve Nieve.

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Black on Blonde: African-American Artists Cover Bob Dylan

Airs at: Fri, 05/27/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Celebrating Bob Dylan's 81st birthday with an eclectic selection of interpretations from Black artists both widely- and lesser-known, from the '60s through to the 2010s. Featuring diva fireworks from Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, and Patti LaBelle; R&B power from Solomon Burk... Read more

The Songcircle on 05/20/22

Airs at: Fri, 05/20/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 05/13/22

Airs at: Fri, 05/13/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 05/06/22

Airs at: Fri, 05/06/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 04/29/22

Airs at: Fri, 04/29/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Fresh Tunes on The Songcircle

Airs at: Fri, 04/15/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Join guest host Dan Shramek on The Songcircle this Friday at 1:30pm as we hear the latest from Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Jamestown Revival, Anais Mitchell, Ian Noe, John R. Miller, and Emily Scott Robinson, as well as favorites from Levon Helm, Waxahatchie, Richard Thom... Read more

Keeping Up with the Joneses!

Airs at: Fri, 04/08/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Re-broadcasting one of my very favorite episodes of The Songcircle this week. True giants of music make up much of the playlist: Great American Songbook composers Irving Berlin and Johnny Mercer sing their own songs; plus, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Pete Seeger, Johnny Cash,... Read more

The Songcircle on 04/01/22

Airs at: Fri, 04/01/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 03/25/22

Airs at: Fri, 03/25/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Yes, a Yoko Ono Special.

Airs at: Fri, 03/18/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Artist, poet, musician, activist, and still, all these years later, a figure of endless fascination and (oft-ill-informed) debate. Among many other things, Yoko Ono has been the focus of two multi-artist tribute albums over the years, including the brand-new Ocean Child: So... Read more