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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!


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? 


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.


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?


Scott Magee/DJ Cooky Parker: Coffeeshop Conversations #136 / They're the same guy

02/15/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // He's a drummer and band leader as Scott Magee. He's a Soul/R&B DJ in clubs and on KMHD as Cooky Parker. 


Alan Hager: Coffeeshop Conversations #135 / On having a hit album with Curtis Salgado

02/07/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Rough Cut, his album with Curtis has produced one of the most memorable songs of all time. Hear it at the end of the conversation.


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Ron Buel: Coffeeshop Conversations #134 / Willamette Week's founder on the state of journalism in Oregon

01/31/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // What is required to fill the hard news void in Oregon? A unique perspective from someone who's seen it all...and participated.


Steve Kerin: Coffeeshop Conversation#133 - The Krewe's 2018 Mardi Gras Ball is here!

01/25/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Misti Krewe of Nimbus annual Mardi Gras bustout is Saturday, February 10.


Art Abrams: Coffeeshop Conversations #132 / The Portland Jazz Master's Perpetual Coolness

01/17/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // His Swing Machine big band kicks off the Portland Jazz Festival on Tuesday, February 15 at Revolution Hall.


Wayne Harrel: Coffeeshop Conversations Mini-episode #6 - Making Musical Theater out of Paul deLay

01/15/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Wayne wrote the book. Paul wrote the music. Keeping the spirit of Bubba alive in 2018!


Reggie Houston: Coffeeshop Conversations #131: Life in Fats Domino's band

01/11/2018 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Reggie Houston was in Fats Domino's band for twenty years. This is his first interview after Fats' death.


Randy Porter: Coffeeshop Conversations #130 / That's the Grammy nominated Randy Porter

01/04/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // "Porter Plays Porter" his album with Nancy King is up for a Grammy. Cole Porter never sounded so good.


Jennifer Batten: Best of 2017 Coffeeshop Conversations / 58 minutes of the Batten volcano

12/28/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Legendary guitarist sits still long enough to talk about her career, including Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck, tapping, the road and everything else Batten.


Best of 2017 Coffeeshop Conversations: Bobby Torres: #120 Playing Woodstock with Joe Cocker

12/21/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // First of 2 CC Best of 2017: What really happened when Bobby played Woodstock in Joe Cocker's band...and discover their deep friendship.


Don Lucoff: Coffeeshop Conversations #129 The best preview you'll ever hear of the 2018 Portland Jazz Festival

12/14/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Don Lucoff, Portland Jazz Festival Executive Artistic Director talks about EVERY PERFORMER!


At Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival 2014. Photo by Kat Rose

Rae Gordon: Coffeeshop Conversations #128 A fabulous 2017!

12/07/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Blues Singer Rae Gordon won two Muddy Awards, finished 3rd in the International Blues Challenge and had a new album. 


Michael Gibbons: Coffeshop Conversations #127 Secrets to running a music venue in a restaurant

11/30/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Why did he decide to put music in Jo Bar, a restaurant? Why is he enjoying it so much?


Rebecca Sanborn: Coffeeshop Conversations #126 - A new baby due in January, oh and a new album

11/24/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // A new Swansea album might be the headline...but not with a baby due in January!


Liv Warfield: Coffeeshop Conversations #125 / A visit to Portland and all about her new band with Heart's Nancy Wilson

11/09/2017 | 2 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Liv Warfield and Heart's Nancy Wilson front Roadcase Royale, their new band. But there's so much more to catch up with! Post-Prince Liv has found her footing in a big way. Welcome home ...


Robin Jackson: Coffeeshop Conversations #124 - Strolling through a drippy afternoon

11/02/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // A new album from the March Fourth, Vagabond Opera member who just finished five years running a musical circus for kids. 


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