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Eric Alan
Host Eric Alan
Living Large concluded its run on KLCC June 28, 2013. 

Eric Alan and Michael Canning continue to shine a light on the arts with interviews and performances airing within other KLCC programs.

Hosted by Eric Alan
Produced by Michael Canning
October 2011 - June 2013





6/28/13 - Friday on the final edition of Living Large, two live in-studio performances. Mood Area 52 will perform live in the SELCO Performance Hall. Also Madeleine Peyroux will join us, before appearing at the Jaqua Concert Hall in Eugene.

6/27/13 - Thursday on Living Large, Carrie Rodriguez will join us in the KLCC studios. She’s performing at the Jaqua Concert Hall in Eugene. Music from Darden Smith, from his new release Love Calling.

6/26/13 - Wednesday on Living Large our guest will be Brandi Fergeson with the McKenzie River Trust. She will preview the  2013 Living River Celebration- 10 years on Green Island. The celebration is this Saturday. Also a new song from Robert Randolph and the Family Band.

6/25/13- Tuesday on Living Large, Music to Die For, the free concert series at Hope Abbey Mausoleum. We’ll have a live in-studio performance from Mike and Carleen McCornack, who launch the 2013 series on June 30th. Also, music from Bronze Radio Return’s new release U

6/21/13 - Friday on Living Large, our guest will be Stacy Totland, festival promoter of the 4 Peaks Music Festival, at Rockin A Ranch in Bend this weekend. Music includes the new release from Mavis Staples, One True Vine.

6/20/13 - Thursday on Living Large, a live in-studio performance from the Coffis Brothers, a folk-rock ensemble who perform at Cloud and Kelly’s in Corvallis. Also, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art celebrates Oregon artists with a new exhibit. Our guest will be Danielle Knapp, McCosh Associate Curator. Music includes Guy Clark’s new release, My Favorite Picture of You.

6/19/13 - Wednesday  on Living Large, the SheSings Women’s A Cappella Festival, at the Shedd Institute in Eugene. Our guest will be vocalist Evynne Hollens. Also, Niles Schartz, chair of the Springfield Arts Commission, with the upcoming community art show, “Worlds within Worlds.” Music includes Bob Schneider’s new release, Burden of Proof.

6/18/13 - Tuesday on Living Large, Eric Alan talks to Travis Palmer of the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce about the summer concerts in the park series in Coiner Park. Also we'll hear a new CD by Eugene's own David Jacobs Strain.

6/17/13 - Monday on Living Large, Michael Canning hosts a live in-studio performance from the cutting edge Danish folk ensemble, the Blum-Haugaard Quintet who perform at the Jaqua Concert Hall in Eugene. Also new music from the bluegrass quintet Della Mae’s new release, This World Oft Can Be.

6/14/13 - Friday on Living Large, a live in-studio performance from 3 Leg Torso, who combine everything from chamber music to klezmer in a benefit concert at the Elkton Community Education Center. Also, Eric Stern from Vagabond Opera, who kick off their summer tour at the WOW Hall in Eugene. And new music from the Soul of John Black, with A Sunshine State of Mind.

6/13/13 - Thursday on Living Large, a live in-studio performance from satirical songwriter Roy Zimmerman, who performs Thursday evening at the UU Church in Eugene. Also, Barbara Healy joins us to celebrate the release of her new CD with her band Groove Too, Shades of Blues. She performs at Cozmic in Eugene on Friday.

6/12/13 - Wednesday on Living Large, the Cottage Theatre’s production of Much Ado About Nothing, with director Tony Rust. Also, summer walks and talks at the Des Chutes Historical Museum in Bend. Our guest is museum manager Vanessa Ivey. And Tommy Malone of the Subdudes returns with his first solo CD in a dozen years, Natural Born Days.  

6/11/13 - Tuesday on Living Large, the Roving Park Players with the play The Critic. Our guests are director Vicki Harkovitch and actors Nicholas Hewitt and Chava Kronen. Also, we’ll talk with Niki Price about the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s return to Lincoln City. And Susan Werner returns to Iowa roots on her new release Hayseed.  

6/10/13 - Monday on Living Large, we’ll explore the upcoming Siletz Bay Music Festival with executive director Sue Parks-Hilden. Also, music from Joseph Arthur’s new release The Ballad of Boogie Christ.  

6/7/13 - Friday on Living Large, guitarists Frank Vignola and Vinnie Raniolo give a live in-studio performance, before their evening show at the Jaqua Concert Hall in Eugene. New music from both the Tedeschi Trucks Band and Mavis Staples.

6/6/13 - Thursday on Living Large, the 2nd Annual Spring Forward Concert for Nima's Wish Foundation, a two-day benefit at Cozmic in Eugene on Saturday and Sunday. Our guest is Nima’s Wish board member Kent Goodman. Also, music from Melissa Ferrick’s new CD, The Truth Is.

6/5/13 - Wednesday on Living Large, the Shedd’s production of the classic musical No, No, Nanette. We’ll be joined by actors Evynne Hollens and Galen Schloming, and choreographer Laura Hiszczynskyj.  Also, a preview of KT Tunstall’s new summer release, Invisible Empire/Crescent Moon.

6/4/13 - Tuesday on Living Large, Dana Abel from the acoustic Americana band Misty River, who present reunion concerts this weekend in Corvallis and Eugene. Also, director Karen Scheeland from the Very Little Theatre’s production of Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. Music from the National’s new release, Trouble Will Find Me. 

6/3/13 - Monday on Living Large, jazz vocalist Kathy Kosins who will appear with a quartet at a fundraiser for the Oregon Coast Jazz Party in Newport, and then with the Swing Shift Big Band at the Wildish Theater in Springfield. Also, songs from blues harmonica legend James Cotton, with an all-star roster of guests on Cotton Mouth Man.

5/31/13 - Friday on Living Large, artist Su Kwak, whose retrospective exhibit “Light Journey: An Odyssey in Paint,” has its West Coast Premiere at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene. Also songs from the new Willie Nile CD, American Ride.

5/30/13 - Thursday on Living Large, a live in-studio performance from Tarmac Adam, an Australian band that has included members of Crowded House. New music from the Boston string band Joy Kills Sorrow, who have a summer release called Wide Awake.

5/29/13 - Wednesday on Living Large, a live in-studio performance from fiddler and songwriter Laura Cortese, who performs at Sam Bond’s Garage. Also, Yachats Trail Development leader Joanne Kittel joins us, as Yachats celebrates National Trails Day with the dedication of a new trail. Music includes a new release from City and Colour, The Hurry and the Harm.

5/28/13 -  Tuesday on Living Large, our guest is Jon Bellona of the arts collective Harmonic Laboratory. They present “Four Corners,” an evening of dance, music and digital art at the Hult Center in Eugene. They’ll be joined onstage by electronic bands Medium Troy and Hamilton Beach, eight dancers and a string octet.  

5/27/13 - Monday on Living Large, an interview with Jonathan Haidt, acclaimed author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. He’ll speak on Wednesday at the University of Oregon as part of the Oregon Humanities Center’s year long theme of “Being Human/Human Being.”

5/24/13 - Friday on Living Large, we’ll explore the lineup of Roseburg’s free summer concert series, Music on the Half Shell, with Kelly Leonard and Rachelle (“ruh-shell”) Carter. Also, the play Breaking the Code at University Theatre. Our guests will be director Joseph Gilg (hard “G”s) and actor Jason Rowe

5/23/13 - Thursday on Living Large, two live performances. First we’ll have two fingerstyle guitarists at once, as Brooks Robertson and John Standefer join us, before performing at Cozmic in Eugene. Then Mare Wakefield brings her songs to the studio, before a gig at Cozmic on Friday.

5/22/13 - Wednesday on Living Large, a live performance from the Black Lillies, an Americana band from Tennessee who will perform at Cozmic in Eugene. New music from Austin Texas with the Wheeler Brothers, merging bluegrass, rock and more on Gold Boots Glitter.

5/21/12 - Tuesday on Living Large, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art celebrates its 80th anniversary with the exhibit “Living Legacies,” an exhibit that features art collectors and collections in the community. Our guests will be curator Danielle Knapp, and JSMA Communications Manager Debbie Williamson-Smith. New music by another living legacy, Booker T. Jones, from Sound the Alarm.

5/20/13 - Monday on Living Large, sculptors Anna Stehle and Justin Stuck, with their exhibit “Out of Round” at the Lane Community College Art Gallery on the main Eugene campus. Also, songs from Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a musical and theatrical collaboration between novelist Steven King, John Mellencamp, T-Bone Burnett and an all-star group of musicians.

5/17/13 - Friday on Living Large, live performance from Strange Dessert, part of “Give Me Sight,” a benefit concert for the World Vision missions of Dr. John Haines. Also, the UO Spring Concert at the Hult Center, featuring the University Symphony, University Singers, and Oregon Wind Ensemble. Our guest is professor Sharon Paul.

5/16/13 - Thursday on Living Large, two live performances. First, Casey Neill, before a solo show at Tsunami Books. Then the Track Town Trombones bring science-fiction and fantasy movie themes to KLCC. They’ll play at Beall Hall on Monday. Also, the harmonies of the new English band Treetop Flyers, on their debut The Mountain Moves.

5/15/13 - Wednesday on Living Large, the Welcome Home David Oaks Music Concert, with our guests David Rogers and David Zupan. Also, Arts Umbrella celebrates its 80th season by redefining its mission and name, as the Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras. Our guest will be executive director Michele Pound.

5/14/13 - Tuesday on Living Large, an interview with jazz vocalist Jaclyn Guillou, who appears at the Jazz Station on Saturday. Also, John Jantzi of the Eugene Gleemen, who conclude their season with a country and western jamboree.

5/13/13 - Monday on Living Large, Holland Phillips, principal viola with the Eugene Symphony, who will be featured on Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 at the Hult Center on Thursday. Also a live in-studio performance by the Louisiana band Super Water Sympathy, who merge anthemic rock with symphonic textures. And music from Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks, from her new solo CD Mother.

5/10/13 - Friday features a special edition of Living Large, as KLCC broadcasts live the address of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from the Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Reporter Rachael McDonald will attend the talk, and bring back stories for All Things Considered, later in the afternoon.

5/9/13 - Thursday on Living Large, legendary roots musician Peter Rowan will perform live in the studios, before headlining the Tibetan Peace Concert at the Hult Center in Eugene. Also, local NAACP president and bassist Eric Richardson joins us, in connection with a benefit event at the Jazz Station. And songs from Jason Isbell’s new release Southeastern. 

5/8/13 - Wednesday on Living Large, a live in-studio performance from Brooklyn songwriter Rebecca Pronsky, who plays Sam Bond’s Garage in Eugene. Also, Dr. Steven Kelly and the extraordinary significance of a concert by Joan Baez, fifty years ago this week. Music from the London duo Still Corners, on Strange Pleasures. 

5/7/13 - Tuesday on Living Large, blues harmonica player Hank Shreve joins us to spin songs from his new CD I’ve Had It, in advance of several local live shows. Also, the season finale of the Oregon Mozart Players, with our guests artistic director Kelly Kuo and bassoonist Helena Spencer. And music from Mood Area 52’s new release Company Town.

5/6/13 - Monday on Living Large Eric Alan will talk to Diane Retallack about the Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble, and their " Renaissance Mayfest Dinner" coming up this month. Eric will also spin songs from the brand new recording by Joshua Radin. It's called Wax wings.

5/3/13 - Friday on Living Large, Michael Canning hosts as Skip Jones visits, to celebrate the release of his new CD Skip Jones Spirit of New Orleans: Snapshot. Also new music from Bobby McFerrin, on SpiritYouAll.  And the 7th Annual Native Plant Nursery Open House and Plant Sale at Buford Park.

5/2/13 - Thursday on Living Large, Ballet Fantastique’s “Pride & Prejudice: A Parisian Jazz Ballet” with choreographer Hannah Bontrager, and Gerry Rempel of the Jazz Cats. Also, the 60th annual Oakridge Tree Planting Festival. Our guest is committee chair Bob Wilson. Music includes a new one from Aoife O’Donovan of Crooked Still, called Fossils. 

5/1/13 - Wednesday on Living Large, Hawaiian duo Hapa will perform live in our studios, before their evening concert at the Shedd in Eugene. Also, Liora Sponko and Jessica Watson with the Lane Arts Council’s First Friday Artwalk. And new music from the band Junip, featuring Swedish musician Jose Gonzalez.

4/30/13 - Tuesday on Living Large, a live in-studio performance from the band Steel Wool, celebrating the release of their new CD All the Love in the World, with a concert at the Vet’s Club Ballroom. Also, the 11th annual Sasquatch Brew Festival, with our guests Doug Fuchs and Steve Bittner. Music from a new band called Shinyribs, led by Kevin Russell of the Gourds.

4/29/13 - Monday on Living Large, our guest will be Misa Joo of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, with the premiere of the documentary film Dancing Salmon Home at the Bijou Art Cinemas, and the Third Annual Wild Salmon Run at Alton Baker Park in Eugene.

4/26/13 - Friday on Living Large, Paul Tough, bestselling author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character. He'll speak at the UO Law Center. Also, bassist Reid Anderson of the jazz trio the Bad Plus, who perform at the Jaqua Concert Hall. And songs from The Music is You, an all-star tribute to John Denver.

4/25/13 - Thursday on Living Large, Michele Major, artistic director of Pacific Classical Ballet, presenting Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty at the Wildish Theater in Springfield. Also, we’ll explore the DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon. New blues from Ana Popovic, from Can You Stand the Heat?  

4/24/13 - Wednesday on Living Large, Joanne Rand performs live. She celebrates the release of her new CD Stories from the Inside Out with house concerts in Eugene and Corvallis. Also poet Carter McKenzie and Lisa Arkin of Beyond Toxics, with the benefit event Voices of Witness/Poetry of Power. And music from She and Him’s new CD, Volume 3.

4/23/13 - Tuesday on Living Large, Eugene’s fifth annual Bike Music Festival, featuring pedal-powered entertainment at the EMU Amphitheater and Cozmic. Our guest is Dave Villalobos from the UO Outdoor Program. Also, Dianne Retallack of the Eugene Concert Choir, bringing classic Broadway show tunes to the Hult Center Stage. We’ll also feature music from Paula Cole’s new release Raven.

4/22/13 - Monday on Living Large, Happy Humor Hour at the Siletz Grange, a benefit featuring Lincoln County’s comedic and musical talents. Our guest is Elizabeth Kosydar of Acting Out Theater. Also, the Very Little Theatre’s production of The Cleaning Man, with director Richard Leinaweaver. New music from Boz Scaggs and Laura Marling.

4/19/13 -
Friday on Living Large, live Hawaiian music from Ka’amea, who’ll perform at the Hodgepodge Hawaiian Grill in Eugene. Also, a celebration of International Dance Day with our guest Elizabeth Artemis Mourat, who brings Turkish dance courtesy of The Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene. New music from Boz Scaggs and Laura Marling.

4/18/13 - Pre-empted for NPR coverage of the Boston situation.

4/17/13 -
Wednesday on Living Large, an interview with blues and roots great Taj Mahal, who appears at the Hult Center in Eugene with Shemekia Copeland. Also, the UO Repertory Dance Company’s annual home concert. Our guests are dance department chair Jenifer Craig, and Walter Kennedy. And music from southern songwriter Randall Bramblett’s new release, The Bright Spots.

4/16/13 - Tuesday on Living Large, our guest is Alito Alessi, artistic director of DanceAbility International. He and Karen Daly have been selected by the State Department to be Arts Envoys to three Asian countries. Music includes songs from the new Iron & Wine CD, Ghost on Ghost.

4/15/13 - Monday on Living Large, live Irish music and step dancing with Brog Crua, who give a house concert in Eugene. Also Jan Harper-Haines, author of Cold River Spirits. She reads at the Eugene Public Library, the LCC Longhouse and the UO Many Nations Longhouse. More from Patty Griffin’s new release American Kid as well.

4/12/13 - Friday on Living Large, our guest is marimba artist, composer and educator Pius Cheung. He performs at Beall Hall on the UO campus on Tuesday. Music includes a new one from the Mavericks, called In Time.

4/11/13 - Thursday on Living Large, the 10th Annual Pacific City Birding and Blues Festival, this weekend in Pacific City. Our guest will be Jeremy Strober. Music includes songs from the new collaboration between Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, called Love Has Come for You.  

4/10/13 - Wednesday on Living Large, an interview with one-man band Keller Williams, who will perform at the WOW Hall in Eugene on Thursday evening. Also Toni Pimble, Eugene Ballet’s founder and resident choreographer, presenting Mowgli: the Jungle Book Ballet.  New music from Amy Speace, and her new release How to Sleep in a Stormy Boat.

4/9/13 - Tuesday on Living Large, actress, vocalist and author Molly Ringwald, who will perform jazz standards at the Shedd in Eugene and the Tower Theatre in Bend. Also, poet Drew Myron, leading the 7th annual Off the Page celebration in Yachats, where writers give voice to their words. And new music from The Lone Bellow, a trio from Brooklyn.  

4/8/13 - Monday on Living Large, the play The Bridegroom of Blowing Rock, presented by Lane Community College Performing Arts. Our guest is director Dr. Brian Haimbach, the new theatre program lead instructor at LCC. Also, new music from Shannon McNally, backed by Dr. John, Derek Trucks and others on her new release Small Town Talk.

4/5/13 - Friday on Living Large, an interview with violinist Colin Jacobsen of the string quartet Brooklyn Rider, who perform in the Chamber Music at Beall series on Sunday. Also, the legacy of Pacific Northwest painter Morris Graves, celebrated this weekend at the White Lotus Gallery, the UO Knight Library and the Jordan Schnitzer museum of Art. Our guests are Vicki Halper and Lawrence Fong. Music includes new songs from Michael Franti and Kim Richey.

4/4/13 - Thursday on Living Large, Paul Biondi is our guest, in connection with a benefit concert fundraiser for jazz drummer Kenny Reed at the Vet’s Club Ballroom on Sunday. Also, Dorothy Velasco reviews “King Lear” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.

4/3/13 - Wednesday on Living Large, McKenzie Memories, a benefit for McKenzie River Trust featuring storytelling, music and rare historic films. Our guests will be Randy Dersham and Joe Moll. Also, the opening of the Saturday Market season in Eugene, with Kim Still. And new music from the Los Angeles band Dawes, from a new CD called Stories Don’t End.

4/2/13 - Tuesday on Living Large, screenwriter Mike Rich, whose film Finding Forrester will have a special screening as part of the Visiting Writers Series at OSU in Corvallis. Also, professional musical fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon’s benefit concert at the U of O. Our guests include Leila Hawana playing marimba. Also a new song from Patty Griffin called “Ohio.”

4/1/13 Eric Alan returns on Monday' Living Large. he talks with veteran singer/songwriter Janis Ian, who plays the WOW Hall on Thursday, April 4. Also, we'll climb into the funk bag with a new recording from the Greyboy Allstars.

3/29/13 Friday on Living Large we'll have a visit from an old friend, Brian Cutean. He's a keen observer of the modern world. Brian has a Welcome Spring concert this Saturday night at Tsunami books. Also, blues and soul music with new CD's by Robert Bradley and the debut national recording by Blue Eyed Soul singer Jesse Dee

3/28/13- Thursday on Living Large a live music set from the Brothers Comatose. They're playing in Elkton on Thursday night. Also an Ashland Review of "My Fair Lady" from Dorothy Valesco. And some new music from British singer/songwriter Billy Bragg.

3/27/13 - Wednesday on Living Large Michael Canning has a story of cultures moving closer together through the study of African dance. Also new music from Ron Sexsmith, and the band Cayucas.

3/26/13 - Tuesday on Living Large Michael Canning talks with Steve Lariccia about the New Zone Gallery "Zone for All" show coming up in April. The intake date for the non-juried show is this Saturday. We will also listen to a couple of tracks from the new CD by "The Milk Carton Kids", who were featured last Saturday on NPR's Weekend Edition.

3/25/13 Monday on Living Large, Michael talks with Indra Stern and "Jello Queen" Diane McWhorter about iJello, the 2013 Jello Art Show fundraiser at the Maude Kerns Art Center. We'll also hear new music from Beth Hart.

3/22/13 - Friday on Living Large, Michael Canning hosts, and interviews songwriter Mary Gauthier, who performs in Roseburg, Sisters and Eugene. He also speaks with Niki Price from the Lincoln City Cultural Center about the 100th birthday celebration for Tom McCall, and the Festival of Illusions.

3/21/13 - Thursday on Living Large, artist and musician Rick Bartow, honored by the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts with the 2013 Community Legend award. He and his band the Backseat Drivers will perform at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Also, Dorothy Velasco reviews August Wilson’s play Two Trains Running at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. And music from Madeleine Peyroux’s new release The Blue Room.

3/20/13 - Wednesday on Living Large, live Chicago bluegrass in the studios from Henhouse Prowlers, who will perform at Sam Bond’s Garage in Eugene. Also, Eric Mentzel from Vox Resonat, who feature Renaissance masterpieces for Lent and Passiontide in performances in Eugene and Mt. Angel. New music from JJ Grey and Mofro, with a CD called This River.   

3/21/13 - Tuesday on Living Large, a live in-studio performance from Fishtank Ensemble, who have concerts in Eugene and Cottage Grove. Also, director Michael Watkins from the Very Little Theatre’s production of La Cage Aux Folles (“la kazh aw fohl”). And a new song from Iron and Wine called “Grace for Saints and Ramblers.” 

3/18/13 - Monday on Living Large, Gardel’s Line, the Tango play at the Wildish Theatre in Springfield. Our guest is director Russ DesAulnier (“Des-own-yea”). Also, Blues Vespers in Eugene, merging blues, poetry and reflection with Dave Brown.  And new music from the Seattle band Pickwick, from a CD called Can’t Talk Medicine.

3/15/13 - Friday on Living Large, two live in-studio performances. First, guitarist Todd Clouser, who performs at Diablo’s Downtown Lounge in Eugene. Then Karen Savoca, who performs a house concert in Eugene. Also, music from Brooklyn folk artist Rebecca Pronsky’s new release Only Daughter. 

3/14/13 - Thursday on Living Large, “Laughs for Lighthouses” featuring comedian Matt Baker in Newport. Our guest will be Lauren Craven from Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses. New music from Harry Manx, from Om Suite Ohm. And Dorothy Velasco reviews The Taming of the Shrew at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. 

3/13/13 - Wednesday on Living Large, Judy MacKenzie from the Actors’ Table of Eugene, presenting a comedy performance with an all-female cast called “Potluck: T.A.T.E.’r  Salad” at Tsunami Books. Also, filmmaker and actor Patrick Wang, whose film In the Family screens at the Bijou Art Cinemas this weekend. And new music from Bobby Long’s CD Wishbone.  

3/12/13 - Tuesday on Living Large, Eugene Opera Director Mark Beudert and music director Andrew Bisantz presenting Dead Man Walking as part of Prisons, Compassion and Peace. Also Mark McConnell with the Jazz Stars Reunion, benefitting the Newport Performing Arts Center’s acoustical system.

3/11/13 - Monday on Living Large, filmmaker Loren Sears, with “The Haight Ashbury Quartet” and other documentaries, screened as part of Schnitzer Cinema. Also playwright Catherine Trieschmann, whose play How the World Began is at Oregon Contemporary Theatre. Music includes The Civil Wars & T-Bone Burnett, collaborating on the soundtrack to the documentary on hunger called A Place At the Table.

3/8/13 Friday on Living Large, blues vocalist Barbara Healy, part of Eugene Women in the Blues, a fundraiser for Womenspace on International Women’s Day. Also, Paul Solomon, Executive Director of Sponsors, presenting the art exhibit “Visions from Within” as part of Prisons, Compassion and Peace. New music from the Fabulous Thunderbirds, who lead Blues at the Crossroads 2 at the Hult Center. 

3/7/13 - Thursday on Living Large, Virginia Morell, author of Animal Wise: the Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures. She speaks Thursday evening in Corvallis. Also, an acoustic in-studio performance from string band Fast Rattler, who are live in Eugene Thursday night.  

3/6/13 - Wednesday on Living Large, University Theatre’s production of 9 Parts of Desire. Our guest will be director Michael Najjar and playwright Heather Raffo. Also, Aleta McGee of the Umpqua Valley Arts Association details the exhibit Animal Attraction at the Hallie Brown Ford Gallery. And music from the New York duo Barnaby Bright, from their new release The Longest Day.

3/5/13 - Tuesday on Living Large , a live in-studio performance from Erin McKeown, who’s out touring behind her new release Manifestra. Also, Corvallis artist Julie Green, whose installation “The Last Supper” is on display at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene. And music from Canadian vocalist Serena Ryder’s new CD Harmony.

3/4/13 - Monday’s Living Large includes an interview with best-selling author Lauren Oliver, who’ll celebrate the release of Requiem, the final book of her Delirium trilogy, with an appearance at the Downtown Eugene Public Library on March 9th. Also, new music from Steve Earle and the Dukes (and Duchesses), from a CD called The Low Highway.

3/1/13 - Friday on Living Large, a live in-studio performance from the Portland band Strangled Darlings, who take folk, country and jazz back to bawdy roots at the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove. Also, jazz clarinetist Ken Peplowski, who brings an evening of standards to the Shedd in Eugene. And new music from the Austin, Texas duo Sons of Fathers, from their new CD Burning Days.

2/28/13 - Thursday on Living Large, Sophia Sanctuary’s 10th Annual International Women’s Day Celebration, which will take place in Eugene on Saturday. Our guest will be Donella-Elizabeth Alston. We’ll also feature songs from the new Josh Rouse CD, The Happiness Waltz.

2/27/13 - Wednesday on Living Large, Nathan James, with his homemade instruments and his band the Rhythm Scratchers, who perform at Cozmic in Eugene. Also vocalist Siri Vik, who brings the Lorenz Hart tribute My Funny Valentine to Florence, Corvallis and Eugene. New music from the Portland band Y La Bamba, from a CD called Oh February.  

2/26/13 Tuesday on Living Large, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the Newport Performing Arts Center, with artistic director Jody Hanna. Also, Dianne Retallack of the Eugene Concert Choir, presenting their Lyrical Romanticism concert locally and at Carnegie Hall. Music includes a new release from Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell called Old Yellow Moon.

2/25/13 Monday on Living Large, Nora & Delia Ephron’s play Love, Loss and What I Wore, exploring the relationship between what women wear and who they are, at the Majestic Theatre in Corvallis. Our guests will be director Leigh Matthews Bock, and actress Storm Kennedy. Music includes a new one from Gypsy Soul called The World is My Country.


About the Host

 Eric Alan joined the KLCC staff as a part-time host of Fresh Tracks after returning home to Cottage Grove in 2010. Previous to that, he spent over fifteen years as a key staff member at Jefferson Public Radio, a network of 21 stations in southern Oregon and northern California. Since 1997, he was music director there and daily host of the eclectic music program Open Air, becoming a repeat winner of regional reader's polls as the area's favorite DJ.

Among his other radio roles, he was a morning newscaster and regional host of NPR's Morning Edition, while also serving as editor and primary feature writer for JPR's Jefferson Monthly magazine.

His music business experience also includes tenures at three different record labels, including service as national promotions director for Kaleidoscope Records, the label that launched the David Grisman Quintet, Kate Wolf and others.

He is also an accomplished author, photographer and lyricist, with three published and nationally distributed books ranging in topic from nature spirituality to major league baseball. His lyrical collaborations include music with international recording artists Gypsy Soul, and the Oregon Cabaret Theater.

More information is available at www.ericalan.com  

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