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06/15/2016

Liv Warfield on dealing with the loss of Prince and coming back to PDX for the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival

By TOM D'ANTONI // Coffeeshop Conversations #68: See her at the WFB on Sunday, July 3, 9pm on the Brewery Stage.

Coffeeshop conversations is back. I’m OMN’s Tom D’Antoni and today we’re not in our usual spot, the cupping room at World Cup Coffee and Tea and that’s because our guest is in Los Angeles where she had a gig last night.

Liv Warfield, as most of you know, had a great run while she was living in Portland, Growing as an artist and a person. Then she was enfolded in purple as a singer with Prince. He shepherded her solo album, The Unexpected, and was the most important factor in her emergence as a powerful solo artist.

When Prince died, the first thing on the mind of many Portlanders was…how is Liv? How will this affect her career…more importantly, her life.

She’s not far into the healing and dealing process and she’s hardly talked to anyone about it.

She and I go way back. Let’s find out.

At the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, she'll be performing "A Perrforrnance Dedicated to PrinceI -- What Prince Taught Us" featuring Prince's NPG horns and members of her Portland band who recorded The Unexpected with her. Sunday, July 3. Time TBA.

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