[EDITOR'S NOTE: We don't usually do this kind of thing, but longtime WW/LocalCut freelancer Jeff Rosenberg has a pretty solid event coming up, so we wanted him to use LocalCut to pimp it.]
Just thought I'd use this forum to let everyone who may be interested know that Willy Vlautin and an as-yet-undetermined number of other Richmond Fontaine members will performing an acoustic set on my monthly KBOO show, The SongCircle, from one to 1:30 pm this Thursday afternoon. I'll also talk to Willy about the reception his first novel has been getting, and how their just-finished European tour went. KBOO is at 90.7 FM on your terrestrial radio dial, and streams live on KBOO's website (link below).
"Opening" for the guys will be talented Virginia songwriter Devon Sproule, who will perform on-air at 12:30 pm (and who will appear with Myshkin's Ruby Warblers at the Mississippi Studios that night). The show itself starts at noon, and airs from 12-1:30 pm the last Thursday of every month.
Next month (June 28) the show will focus on Laura Veirs, featuring rare tracks and a live phone interview. I'll remind y'all about that when it gets closer.
On a personal note, this month's show--and indeed, this very week--marks my tenth anniversary as a Portlander, and as a KBOO DJ. I started out as a guest co-host on my friend Robyn Shanti's show The Dharma Wheel. It was the week that Bob Dylan was in the hospital with that potentially fatal infection, and right after we got the news that he'd be ok, Jeff Buckley drowned in the Mississippi. I still wonder sometimes whether the rock gods claimed Jeff instead, after the world's prayers persuaded them to spare Bob. Anyway, it was quite a week to land here for a young(ish) songwriter also named Jeff who worshiped them both and felt like he was being blessed with starting a whole new life. Thanks for a great decade, Portland!
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