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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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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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