Monday through Friday with hosts Liz Wise, Michael Canning and Eric Alan
Fresh Tracks Discoveries (submitted by KLCC listeners in honor of our 20th Anniversary!)
9/27/10 - Canadian musician Sarah Harmer talked with Liz. This mesmerizing singer songwriter is touring the US with her band in support of her release oh little fire.
9/10/10 - Pia and Jason Robbins are The Comforters. Their CD Two Piece Orchestra has just been released. They joined Eric Alan for an in studio interview and performance.
Eugene native and current New York artist, Tracy Bonham visited the KLCC studio last May for a conversation and music with Fresh Tracks host Liz Wise. Tracy's new release is called "Masts Of Manhatta," and she is back in town this weekend.
9/1/10 - Laura Kemp, Mare Wakefield & Nomad visited with Liz on Fresh Tracks this afternoon . Eugene based singer/songwriter Laura Kemp and Nashville Americana duo Mare Wakefield and Nomad are joining forces this summer bringing a mix of rootsy folk and alt-country twang to the West Coast. Audiences can expect heavenly harmonies and lots of fun collaboration between the two acts. They were in the KLCC studios before their Cottage Grove and South Beach and Eugene performances this weekend.
8/27/10 - Singer and songwriter Sara Watkins joined Eric Alan for a performance and interview. She is in town with Garrison Keillor for a Cuthbert performance Friday evening.
8/25/10 - Beth Wood sat in with Liz on Fresh Tracks. Some call her music folk, pop, folk-pop, country-folk, Americana, etc. Beth preferes to say it is soulful, organic, free-range, barefoot music delivered through a high energy communicator of joy. Call it what you will, but listen with mind and heart wide open, and you may just find yourself transformed. Liz also interviewed Beth last Fall during Radiothon.
8/10/10 - Brooke Parrot will play in the SELCO Performance Hall at 11 a.m. Brooke is a local singer/songwriter who moved to London England a couple of years ago to pursue a career in music. Michael Canning interviewed her before she left and will be doing a follow up with her today.
8/5/10 - Guy Davis will be at KLCC at 2 p.m. Mr. Davis is a fine acoustic blues player who we have been spinning on Fresh Tracks and Blues Power for many years. He has guested on A Prairie Home Companion, and Mountain Stage among many others. He is in town to play at Tsunami Books the same night at 8PM. Liz wise will conduct the interview.
7/31/10 - Alex Hargreaves and Grant Gordy. Alex Hargreaves of Corvallis, Oregon, plays a wide variety of styles including jazz, bluegrass, new acoustic, Texas style, western swing and classical. Denver-based guitarist Grant Gordy received the gift of an A&L acoustic guitar from his blues/R&B guitar-playing, flat-picking composer father, and shares time and technique through Led Zeppelin rock and Grateful Dead roll. His continuous study includes time in bands, mastering improvisation, loving the blues and discovering bebop, modern jazz, straight-ahead bluegrass and the classics of Bach and Beethoven. They will make an appearance on Saturday Cafe with host Frank Gosar on Saturday morning, before their double CD release party at Cozmic Pizza, 8 p.m. on 7/31/10.
7/30/10 - Steve Poltz. Quirky and very talented singer/songwriter from San Diego. We have played Steve's music on Fresh Tracks and the occasional Folk play for the past 6 or seven years. One of his claims to fame is he co-wrote a tune called "You Were Meant For Me" with Jewell. That tune (YWMFM) went on to set a record for longest running stay on the Billboard top 100 songs chart. Steve is on his way from Portland to play the Brandborg Winery in Elkton, the same night (7/30/10). Steve Poltz has a new CD called "Dreamhouse." Eric Alan is in for Liz Wise that day, and will conduct the interview during Fresh Tracks.
7/16/10 - Corinne West & Kelly Joe Phelps. Corinne West is a very good songwriter and singer out of the SF bay area. Kelly Joe Phelps is out of the Pacific Northwest (Sumner Wa) and for many years made Portland his home base. He is a very fine lap guitar player, and has written & sang many original tunes to quite a bit of critical and popular acclaim. The two recently joined forces to tour. They have also released a 6 song CD called "Magnetic Skyline". We are playing it on Fresh Tracks. Corinne West & Kelly Joe play Tsunami books on 7/16/10 starting at 8PM. Don Hein is sitting in for Liz Wise and will conduct the interview.
6/25/10 - Joanne Rand will visit with Liz Wise on Fresh Tracks at 1pm. She is performing a solo show at Tsunami books that night, touring behind new record Snake Oil and Hummingbirds.
6/10/10 - Dangermuffin, the sand-blasted roots rock band with a sweet jam spread from Folly Beach SC, stopped by KLCC on their way to perform at the Kennedy School in Portland. They will back in Eugene for a show at Luckey's on June 19.
17 year old virtuoso fiddle player Alex Hargreaves talks about his new recordings on Fresh Tracks 89.7 FM.
Devil Makes Three front man Pete Bernhard has a new solo cd called "Straight Line". He dropped by the KLCC studio for an interview and performance with Fresh Tracks host Liz Wise.
Arcata Ca. Singer Songwriter Joanne Rand visits Fresh Tracks with Michael Canning.
Vienna Teng and Alex Wong join host Don Hein in Studio A for a couple songs and some conversation about the world songwriters live in.
Singer/Songwriter Mare Wakefield and her husband Nomad visit the KLCC studios during Fresh Tracks with Liz.
Liz Wise talked with The Love Sisters, Barbara Healy and Deb Cleveland about their new recording Share the Love.
Visit jonathanbyrd.com for more information about this up and coming folk artist from Chapel Hill, NC.
Interview with Curtis Salgado about the benefit "Concert for Curtis" on April 29. The Concert helped support his recovery from a recent liver transplant.
A special account has been created for donations and can be made for the "Curtis Salgado fund" at any US Bank or can be mailed to US Bancorp, 2550 NW 188th Avenue, Hillsboro OR 97124.
Anyone wishing to send a card or note to Curtis may do so by writing to Odaglas LLC, 6105 NE Alder St. Ste. L, Hillsboro OR 97124
SOME OF THE MANY ARTISTS WHO HAVE VISITED KLCC DURING FRESH TRACKS