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Thara Memory at Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival 2014. Photo by John Rudoff

Thara Memory, Oregon music icon, dead at 69

06/18/2017 | 2 comments

Word began spreading on social media around 11pm Saturday night. Details to follow.

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Nicholas Harris: Coffeeshop Conversations #105 - Running Portland's newest club

06/15/2017 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // He's the inspiration behind the Jack London Revue, the new Jazz/Soul/Funk club in the Rialto. Get the lowdown.

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Photo by Diane Russell

Duffy Bishop: Coffeeshop Conversations #104 : Busting back in town for some blazing shows

06/07/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // A band reunion at Alberta Rose Theatre on June 18 and the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival among others

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Jean Luc Ponty

Jean Luc Ponty at the Aladdin Theater on 05/30/17 - Photos

06/01/2017 | 0 comments

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Lisa Mann: Coffeshop Conversations Mini-episode #4 - Singing against the storm.

05/30/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // She's a part of Robert Parish's "Musicians Rising Up" series...and she's been playing all over the world!

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Norman Sylvester: Coffeeshop Conversations Mini Espisode #3 His "Phenomenal Concert"

05/24/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The Boogie Cat stops by to tell us about his upcoming "Phenomenal Concert" and his busy summer.

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Stephen Blackman: Coffeeshop Conversations #99 /

05/03/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // He's a guitarist, producer, engineer, a full-time attorney and a member of the OMN family.

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Julian Lage in Coversation: The Greenest Grass

04/19/2017 | 0 comments

By NATHAN RIZZO //  Unconcerned with dogma, willing to trust his compass as an artist, and why he can shed his assigned identity,

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JD Stubenberg: Coffeeshop Conversation mini-episode #1: The Jimmy Mak Scholarship Concert

04/19/2017 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The lowdown from everyone's favorite bartender about the big show Sunday, April 23 at Roseland Theater.

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Peter Dammann: Coffeeshop Conversations #97 / The curator talks about every band!

04/13/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // He's the guy who picked them all, now he tells us all about them!

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Moon Hooch - Something Else (Live at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine)

04/12/2017 | 0 comments

From the subways of New York to playing internationally...and playing and recording in Portland.

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Ruthie Foster: Finding joy one song at a time

04/11/2017 | 0 comments

By SCOTT CUNNINGHAM // Ruthie Foster's new album is a magnificent package of blues, soul, and gospel

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Sheila Wilcoxson: Coffeeshop Conversation #95 / The return

03/30/2017 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // She was the queen of the blues in Portland and then she disappeared. Now she's back. Find out why.

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Amina Claudine Myers: Jazz Conversation / Portland Jazz Festvial

03/24/2017 | 0 comments

With OMN's Tom D'Antoni at Classic Pianos on Sunday, February 19

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Walter Trout with Tommy Odetto

Walter Trout with Tommy Odetto at the Aladdin Theater on 03/16/17

03/21/2017 | 0 comments

By BRENT ANGELO // Back and blasting again.

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Photo by Andrea Canter

Mike Doolin: Coffeeshop Conversations #94 / Why play a seven-string guitar?

03/17/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The guitarist going full blast while the luthier in him makes a comeback

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Safeway Watertront Blues Festival 2017 announces preliminary lineup

03/06/2017 | 0 comments

30th anniversary celebration takes place June 30 - July 4,2017 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park and benefits Oregon Food Bank.

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Photo by Diane Russell

James Blood Ulmer and Tom D'Antoni / Jazz Conversation / Portland Jazz Festival 2017

03/02/2017 | 0 comments

Many secrets of Harmolodia revealed, and a glimpse at a unique personality.

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Karen Lovely: Coffeeshop Conversations #92 / A new album ready to go

02/28/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Following up her hit album from 2015. Listen to a track!

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