We’ve got a saxophone playing tap dancer on this episode of Oregon Music News’ Coffeeshop Conversations. His is known as Shoehorn. His real name is Michael Conley.
I’m with him in the cupping room at World Cup Coffee and Tea at Northwest 18th and Glisan which is where we do all of these things. Sometimes baristas come in and have to grind coffee, but you know, we’re in a coffeeshop.
Glad you decided to spend some time with us again this week. You have seen Shoehorn, I betcha. Yes, he plays clubs and concerts, but you also might find him busking on the street, something he’s done all over the world. He has a new album and dvd out called Wingin’ It. It’s got some of Oregon’s best Jazz musicians on it, plus one of his daughters. His other daughter did the album jacket design.
He’ll have his album release gig on Tuesday, August 18 at Jimmy Mak’s, 6:30pm, $8. Featuring pianist Gordon Lee, percussionists Miguel Bernal and Scott Wardinsky, young tap sensation Elizabeth Abel, Irish dancer Maldon Meehan, and from Japan, singer/songwriter Kaori,
Next time, you’ll meet OMN publisher Ana Ammann and find out the many OTHER sides to her life. For now let’s meet Michael MC Shoehorn Conley.