The Songcircle

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Airs at: Fri, 12/02/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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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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Memphis Skyline

Airs at: Fri, 11/25/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Traveling to mighty Memphis, Tennessee for the holiday, via a slew of songs about that great music town. We'll hear from such giants of old as Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Chuck Berry, and Roy Acuff, through Bob Dylan, Solomon Burke, John Hiatt, The Band,... Read more

Sequels & Antonyms

Airs at: Fri, 11/18/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Sequel Songs: Bob Dylan answers Merle Haggard, Paul Simon echoes Van Morrison, U2 follows up John Lennon, plus David Bowie, The Kinks, The Monkees, and more. Then, Antonym Songs (as opposed to our regularly featured "homonym songs"), featuring a spotlight on a master of the... Read more

The Songcircle on 11/11/22

Airs at: Fri, 11/11/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 11/04/22

Airs at: Fri, 11/04/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Beatles’ Revolver in Black & White — and Living Colour! Sessions and Covers

Airs at: Fri, 10/28/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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We're deep-diving on the Beatles' greatest(?) album, Revolver, with a baker's dozen of the best tracks from the brand new super-deluxe box set out today, including incredible demos and early or alternate takes of many classic songs. Then, we'll feature a mini-installment of... Read more

The Songcircle on 10/21/22

Airs at: Fri, 10/21/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 10/14/22

Airs at: Fri, 10/14/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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The Songcircle on 10/07/22

Airs at: Fri, 10/07/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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“Igul Shira” (“Songcircle” in Hebrew): A High Holidays Special

Airs at: Fri, 09/30/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Celebrating Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur with some fascinating intersections of Jewish music and Sixties rock, including a wild 1968 album by The Electric Prunes and a vintage 1967 religious service combining poetry, prayer, and song. Plus some relevant tunes from Nina Simon... Read more

Insurrection Blues, Living, Dying, and Unfinished Business

Airs at: Fri, 09/23/2022 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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  It's Fall, and we're looking forward to the return of our favorite TV shows -- like the January 6th Hearings! We'll hear a bunch of tunes on that and related topics, a set of songs pondering living and dying, and some stray tracks that didn't fit into a couple of other r... Read more