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Acoustic/Folk

Bill Valenti: On being a protest singer in the age of Trump / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #209

08/29/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // How do you deal with what's before our eyes every day? Bill Valenti writes songs.

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Kate Power and Steve Einhorn back at Artichoke / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #208 - Our FIRST VIDEO episode!

08/21/2019 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Coffeeshop Conversations on VIDEO from Artichoke Music with former Artichoke owners and beloved musicians Kate Power and Steve Einhorn. The debut of the our first video episode. ...

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Marv Ross: Two projects down, two new projects working / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #207

08/15/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Marv Ross of Quarterflash and The Trail Band (and Rindy) didn't retire after all. He's got two new projects, one with John Koonce and Doug Fraser (you can hear a track after the conversation) ...

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Moody Little Sister's Naomi Sparrow: New Mexico, new life, new album / Coffeeshop Conversation @ Catfish Lou's #199

06/13/2019 | 2 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Two years after moving to New Mexico Naomi Sparrow and Rob Stroup aka Moody Little Sister are back in Portland for a week of gigs...and a new album.

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The night I interviewed Leon Redbone / Audio

05/31/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Leon Redbone passed away this week. Here's a radio phoner I did with him c.1989 for the American Radio Network. I asked him, "Leon, people want to know 'where are you at?'"

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Mary Flower: Coffeeshop Conversation #179: A big announcement and a new DVD!

01/17/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Guitarist/composer/singer Mary Flower has a new instructional DVD out but there's even bigger news!

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John Sebastian at Aladdin Theater on 1/16/2019 - Photos

01/17/2019 | 0 comments

By DIANE RUSSEL //

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Inessa talks with Jonathan Warren & The Billygoats / Audio

10/08/2018 | 0 comments

By INESSA // Love, Loss, Redemption, Hope

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John Doe: Coffeeshop Conversations #163 / X-man's Folk Trio comes to Portland

09/05/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // John Doe's Folk Trio at the Old Church Concert Hall, September 22 & 23. Yes, they'll do some X tunes.

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Bob Howard: Coffeeshop Conversations #162 / Guiding Artichoke Music into a new era

08/30/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Artichoke Music has been in their new location for one year. Here's Bob Howard, one of the people entrusted with it's magic legacy.

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Photo by Teri Briggs

Heart Hunters talk with Inessa: Carving Out the Bardic Tradition / Audio Q&A

08/13/2018 | 0 comments

By INESSA // What inspires the current music making thoughts of Bri and Drew, to the political world and how to navigate it, to plans for the long view in their family and musical life, ...

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Chris Elkorek of Tempest Gold talks to Inessa / audio

06/13/2018 | 0 comments

By INESSA // Surprising new singer Chris Elkorek of Tempest Gold sits down and talks with Inessa about his life and music.

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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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I m with Her

I’m with Her is a “Kimchi-Eating Band”

04/27/2018 | 0 comments

By LISA HELFER // Review of I'm with Her's show in Portland's Revolution Hall.   

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Eric Andersen on The Yankees, Songwriting, Good Wine, and Life at 75

04/09/2018 | 1 comments

Q&A with singer songwriter, Eric Anderson about the release of his new Sony/Legacy Recordings and Real Gone Music 2-CD set titled, “The Essential Eric Andersen,” his upcoming Grammy ...

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Pretty Gritty's "Seven Year Itch" drops day after Portland gig

03/27/2018 | 1 comments

By LOU FLESH // Sarah Wolff and Blaine Heinonen sing songs that feel alive, like make-out sessions on warm lake sand. Pretty Gritty CD release at Mission Theatre Thursday, March 29

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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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