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11:15 minutes Al Pitrelli of Trans-Siberian Orchestra talks to Iris about the new TSO show!

Portland gets two TSO shows on the Sunday after Thanksgiving! That's like a big old Christmas present delivered by Santa himself! This year, we have a new show from Al Pitrelli and the TSO western touring band and we couldn't be happier. Here's the conversation with Iris and Al.

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14:38 minutes Iris talks to Rickey Medlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd!

Lynyrd Skynyrd have released an incredible album called "Last of a Dyin' Breed" and the WHOLE album just rocks! Guitarist, Rickey Medlocke, takes a moment to talk about the album, the hurricanes that were brewing at the time, and what a Lynyrd Skynyrd cruise is like.

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15:19 minutes Iris catches up with Portland's own Duffy Bishop!

Duffy Bishop is a local treasure. She has shared a stage with the likes of Ruth Brown, John Lee Hooker, Lou Rawls, Bonnie Raitt, Shemekia Copeland, Bobby Blue Bland, Bill Champlin, and Bo Diddley who said "She's dangerous" when he played the Crystal Ballroom on his 75th birthday. Duffy and husband Chris Carlson are part of the rich musical landscape of Portland, and they have played KGON events through the years. Again, I'm coming into this as a fan, and I hope you enjoy catching up with her as much as I did!
Cheers,
Iris

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11:51 minutes Supertramp's Roger Hodgson talks to Iris Harrison

Ever since the Crime of the Century album, I've been a huge Supertramp fan! Roger Hodgson talks about his time with the band, the main reason he left and took a break before the solo albums and tours. Also how it was to work with Ringo in the All Starr Band. The tour that is heading to the Oregon Zoo is going to be incredible! Prepare to be amazed.

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8:00 minutes Ian Hunter talks to Iris Harrison about his new album "When I'm President" and tour.

Ian Hunter, lead singer for Mott the Hoople, has a new solo album on the way called "When I'm President" and it's more than just political! He explains the title, talks about his tour which will hit Portland on September 1st at the Aladdin, and tells great stories about how Great White got his song "Once Bitten Twice Shy" instead of Guns 'N' Roses, and why Cleveland ROCKS!

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10:40 minutes Iris talks to Graham Nash!

Graham Nash is a true artist in every respect of the word. He's a musician, an amazing photographer, and also works with paint and pastels. We talk about all of those things, plus the upcoming live CSN CD/DVD release, and their show at the Schnitzer on September 12, 2012.

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9:49 minutes Mickey Hart talks to Iris before the show at the Crystal Ballroom

Mickey Hart is the busiest man in the world....the universe maybe. He's involved in so many projects that it's hard to keep track of him. Here's our conversation about music in space, a cool music camp he's doing, and his memories of the Crystal Ballroom with the Dead.

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10:47 minutes Joe Walsh talks to Iris Harrison

Joe Walsh is not only one of my favorite rock stars, but a hero for going public with his addictions and recovery. He has always been so honest in his work, solo or with the James Gang and The Eagles. We talk about all of this as the single Analog Man hits the airwaves on KGON, and wait for the whole album's release on June 5th. I also beg him to come to Oregon. Hope it works.

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16:26 minutes Greg Kihn talks to Iris Harrison about his new release.

In 1999, I was asked to join a group of radio folks on a once in a lifetime journey to London to broadcast at Abbey Road Studios, and much to my surprise, Greg Kihn, the rock star, was now in radio doing a morning show and was also on the trip. We had amazing days going to the studios and interviewing celebrities, and also had a chance to just hang out and enjoy London. Greg is funny, talented, and very cool to be around. He's still working for KFOX in the Bay Area, and we now work for the same company, Entercom.

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9:34 minutes Iris talks to Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Donovan

April 2012, and I finally get to talk to one of my favorite rock artists, Donovan. His music has inspired me for years and the song Wear Your Love Like Heaven still gives me such a lift when I hear it. We talk about his music, spirituality, and the Hall of Fame. Plus, he's coming to Oregon this summer. I'll be there!

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