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Ryan Meagher: Coffeeshop Conversations #156 Montavilla Jazz Festival 2018 curator tells us who's who

07/19/2018 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Ryan Meagher, one of the curators of the Montavilla Jazz Festival (August 18 & 19) talks about ALL of the performers!

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Amanda Stark: Coffeeshop Conversations #155 The Old Church Concert Hall reborn

07/11/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Amanda Stark, Executive Director of The Old Church Concert Hall talks about the process of restoration and new directions.

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Dylan Magierek: Coffeeshop Conversations #154 / Celebrating 20 years of Badman Records

06/27/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Badman Records founder Dylan Magierek on 20 years of running a record label and their 20th Anniversary celebration at Doug Fir on 6/30.

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Art Levine: Coffeeshop Conversation #153 OMN's National Editor has a new book!

06/21/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // OMN's National Editor has a shocking new book out "Mental Health, Inc.". And, of course we'll talk music too.

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Alex Addy: Coffeeshop Conversation #152 / Keeping Obo's legacy alive

06/14/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Okropong, part of the Obo Addy Legacy Project, will perform at the Waterfront Blues Festival on Thursday, July 5. Alex is one of Obo's sons.

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Eddie Martinez: Coffeeshop Conversations #151 / On his long-awaited new album

06/07/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Eddie Martinez new album Akosua drops June 15. It was well worth the wait. 

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Calvin Walker: Coffeeshop Conversations #113 - Tales from the Funk Trail / A Coffeeshop Encore

05/31/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Oregon Music Hall of Famer regales, teaches, brings the funk...stories, stories, stories. First published August 17, 2017

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Stephen Rutledge: CC#150 Prolific is putting it mildly

05/24/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Stephen Rutledge writes for The WOW Report (World of Wonder)....more prolifically than anyone has a right to!

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Tim Connell: Coffeeshop Conversations #149 / Lisa Helfer talks to the virtuoso mandolinist.

05/17/2018 | 0 comments

By LISA HELFER // Tim Connell tells Lisa Helfer how he has created a sophisticated and original global mandolin style.

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Ben Jones: Coffeeshop Conversations #148 / Big Ben the bass man has a lot to say.

05/10/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // One of Portland's busiest bass players talks about playing with the Nevilles, in his own bands and everyone else's!

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Paul Mazzio: Coffeeshop Conversations 147 / Jazz trumpeter takes a solo

05/03/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Paul Mazzio, a mainstay in the Oregon Jazz world for a long time. He has his own ensembles but he’s also known as one of those go-to guys when fine players want to add a trumpet ...

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Photo by Bruce Feely

Andrew Paul Woodworth: Coffeeshop Conversations #146 Hurricane APW hits the Coffeeshop

04/26/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Andrew Paul Woodworth pays another visit to the Coffeeshop, new album and upcoming release gig in hand.

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Robert Parish and Teri Briggs Coffeeshop Conversation #145; Musicians Rising Up!

04/19/2018 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Recording Oregon musicians'  “…live performances to heal and inspire a confused and angry nation."

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David Monette: Coffeeshop Conversation #144 - Portland's Stradivari of the trumpet

04/12/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // David Monette is the maestro of trumpet-making. Why are his instruments played world-wide and built in Portland?

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Peter Dammannn: Coffeeshop Conversation #143 The lowdown on the 2018 Waterfront Blues Festival

04/05/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Waterfront Blues Festival Artistic Director Peter Dammann tells us about all of the bands he booked for this year's party at the river.

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Nicholas Harris: Coffeeshop Conversations #142 / The best Soul'd Out Festival Preview you'll find

03/29/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Nicholas Harris, who booked all the performers at 2018's Soul'd Out Festival tells us about them...all of them.

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Kevin Burke: Coffeeshop Conversations #140 / The globe-trotting Irish fiddler at home in Portland

03/13/2018 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Kevin Burke has a solo concert at Alberta Rose Theatre on Saturday, March 17. St. Paddy's day of course!

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Terry Currier: Coffeeshop Conversations #139 A Music Millennium anniversary but mostly two guys talking about music.

03/08/2018 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Music Millennium's 49th anniversary is March 15. Terry Currier has been there for 46 of them. He owns the joint! What's new? 

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photo by Shaun Mendiola

WORTH: Coffeeshop Conversations #138 / The Evolution of a Singer-Songwriter

03/01/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Christopher Worth is a serious man.

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Suzanne Nance: Coffeeshop Conversations #137 All Classical Portland's star is now CEO

02/22/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Suzanne Nance is the new CEO at All Classical Portland. How is that executive chair feeling?

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