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Brian Foxworth enjoying playing with the Roseland Hunters. Aladdin Theater 3/2/2015<br/>Photo by Anthony Pidgeon
Brian Foxworth enjoying playing with the Roseland Hunters. Aladdin Theater 3/2/2015
Photo by Anthony Pidgeon

Brian Foxworth: Coffeeshop Conversation #44 – the Oregon Music Hall of Fame

by Tom D'Antoni

Hi there, we’re back in the coffeeshop this week…that being World Cup Coffee and Tea at Northwest 18th and Glisan in Portland. This time…in the days before he will be inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame…drummer Brian Foxworth is with us.

A member of the Curtis Salgado band for the past five years, also a member of the Roseland Hunters where he shows off his vocal skills…he plays with a lot of people and constantly.

He also plays in church…a lot. And he’s helping put together a reunited, rejuvenated version of the famed Portland Soul band Pleasure. And that isn’t half of it.

Coming soon…Inessa does an interview with me in this space. Like I’m not all over this enough…but she asked. Also in the coffeeshop, Jaime Leopold, an original member of Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks and survivor of the summer of love.

Right now, let’s talk with Brian Foxworth.




The Oregon Music Hall of fame Induction show is Saturday, 7pm,  October 10 at the Aladdin Theater. Tony Starlight will be MC and official wise-cracker.

Performing will be Storm Large, the Delines, The Kingsmen and friends in a tribute to “Louie Louie” singer Jack Ely, and others.

Here are the new inductees in the order they were announced from the stage in July at Tony Starlight’s by Terry Currier, OMHOF President:

The musicians


A four-piece band which included Elliott Smith with a four year run beginning in 1992.

Jerry Joseph

He of the Jackmormons, Little Women, Stockhom Syndrome and lots of work with Widespread Panic.



Portland’s first all-female Rock band. Early Punk 1978-1983.

Bill Rhoades

Blues harmonica player and Party King as well as broadcaster. Most people thought he was already in the HOF.

Ellen Whyte

Versatile singer known mostly for Blues but sings Soul, Rock, Jazz, even Bluegrass. In the Muddy HOF also.

Dave Captein

Bass player’s bass player in a state of internationally known bass players. Only ventriloquist in the OMHOF.

Brian Foxworth

Drummer, percussionist, singer of Soul, Blues, Jazz, Gospel and Rock. Currently with Curtis Salgado, Roseland Hunters and What’s Your Pleasure. Current go-to guy for lots of bands.

From the industry

Marc Baker

Of the Church of N.W. Music on the radio. Managed Crazy 8s. Former OMHOF board member.

John Chassaing

Sold or rented instruments to Oregon Musicians for decades at his ground-breaking Showcase Music store.

Artist of the Year

Storm Large

Say no more.

Album of the Year

The Delines “Colfax”

Started by OMHOF band Richmond Fontaine’s Willy Vlautin. Working-class tunes have recieved world-wide attention.

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