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Front Porch Revue

A live radio broadcast featuring music, spoken word and comedy with the emphasis on music!

The Front Porch Revue is an extension of the Sunday afternoon program Front Porch Dan Plaster hosts an old style radio show broadcast LIVE with an edited rebroadcast usually to follow.  The Front Porch Revue showcases local and regional talent, bringing together the past and present in a celebration of Americana!

The program debuted in November of 2008 with a small crew, the Porch Band,  Dan Bilderback,  Rich Spence and Scoop McGuire, along with Corrina Bilderback, Virginia Cohen and a band of intrepid engineers.

Now in its fifth season on KLCC, the Front Porch Revue has an ever expanding ensemble cast.  The Revue Crew currently features Rich on mandolin, guitar, harmonica and vocals, Scoop on Bass, Jon Neher on steel, Dobro, sax and vocals,  Linda Danielson on fiddle, Sharon Rogers on accordion, guitar and vocals, Jim Dotson on banjo, guitar and vocals, Sean Brennan on percussion, the Twins, Kris Crowley & Kathy Burleson w/ guitar, fiddles and vocals and our newest member, Maurya Kaarhus joining us w/ her accordion, guitar and sweet vocals.  The crew is rounded out by stalwart engineers, Ed Weston, Buck Mueller, Doug Anders, Jane Sinclair, Dale Etherton and Spence Hollinger with support coming from KLCC alumni Pete LaVelle.

The Front Porch Revue explores the huge pool of talent in our area, as broad and varied as KLCC’s vast listening area.  From popular local dance bands to the more reclusive Porch pickers, we’ll bring you the best in regional musicians as well as touring artists visiting from afar. 

With the help of these guests, the Revue Crew will take you on an eclectic tour through the American Songbook, past to present, and look to the future as we present new, original music with a Northwest twist!

Poems, drama and skits add to the variety and expand our exploration of American music, history and culture.  Fred Crafts' Radio Redux will join us again and the 2113 season brings new collaboration w/ the Radio Americana Players!  Join us LIVE from KLCC's SELCO Performance Hall, Sundays 3:30-5:00pm.

2013 Season

February 17
The Texas Toasters  and  The Radio Americana Players

April 21  Fred Crafts' Radio Redux Players
Menouche Noir  and  Elizabeth Yandel

May 26
John Hicks  and  The Lovebirds (from SanDiego)

July 21  Fred Crafts' Radio Redux Players
Satori  Bob  and  Karass

September 15
Jim Liberato  and  Tara Stonecipher & The Tall Grass

November 17
Dan & Corrina Bilderback, The Porch Band and Carl Woideck Project

2012 Guests

Halie Loren w/ Matt Treder & Mark Schneider
Laura Kemp  and  Brook Adams
Craig Chee  and  Misner & Smith (Bay Area Artists)
Kelly Thibodeaux & Acoustic Etouffee  and  The Lovebirds (from SanDiego)
The Huckleberrys  and  Loren Franklin
Barbara Healy & Friends
Rob Tobias & Northwest Express  and  Douglas County Daughters
Laura Golden  and  David Gross
Leela Grace  and  Franklin Ladies Aid Society
Sisters Of Squeeze  and  David Jacobs-Strain & The Crunk Mountain Boys

2011 Guests

The June & Joren Rushing Band  and  Hudson Ridge
Gumbo  and  Mike Denny & Richard Leebrick
Beth Wood  and  Den Ramsey
Concrete Loveseat  and  The Sisters
Red Pajamas  and  Chico Schwall
Chris & Nate Hanks  and  RICHWOOD
WhaHoo! and  Sweet Papa Lowdown
Heliane Ferreira Pinto, John Hicks & Friends  and  The Infamous Stringdusters
Edison Elementary School Choir,  Dan & Corrina Bilderback and The Porch Band!

 2010 Guests

Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers  and  Wild Hog In The Woods
Opal Creek  and  David Gross
Bill & Kate Isles  and  Sharon Rogers
Jerry Zyback  and  Laura Shane Newbury & The Hi-Fi Ramblers
Ali Losik  and  Rusty Still
The Dick Danger Band  and  Mood Area 52
Rich, Payne & the Pennyless  and  The Conjugal Vistors
The Don Latarski Trio  and  Melissa Ruth
The Low Tide Drifters  and  The Comforters
TR Kelley & The Raventones,  Mark Ross and Jim Dotson

2009  Guests

The Blair St. Mugwumps  and  The Comforters 
Tom McCreesh w/ John Hicks and Virginia Cohen w/ Tony Figoli
Walker T. Ryan & Papa Soul, Deb Cleveland and The Swingin' Marmalukeys
Halie Loren w/ Matt Treder, Ezra Tishman and Al Rivers & Friends 
Sam Jones & Friends  and  Brooks Robertson 
The Slow Ponies  and  He Mele 'Ukelele
Laura Kemp  and  Peter Wilde
Carl Woideck Trio/Quartet  and  Po' Girl
The Traceys  and  The Klezmonauts