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Jerry Joiner aka Girlfriends: After 10 years of silence, the multi-instrumentalist teases hopeful new content

11/07/2020 | 0 comments

By GAVIN MAJESKI // Will Jerry Joiner/Girlfriends' new album drop in December? Maybe. Maybe not.

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Quinn Brown aka Quiet Bison: A blend bending toward the future

10/26/2020 | 0 comments

By GAVIN MAJESKI // Quiet Bison's latest 2019 EP, “Nightfall” was inspired by the artist’s struggle with insomnia and is encapsulated beautifully with seven atmospheric, and densely textured ...

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The Next Stage: Six months after the industry shutdown, Oregon musicians reflect on the return of live performances

09/22/2020 | 0 comments

By RACHEL GOOD // Several Oregon musicians and their deep feelings about performing and not performing.

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June Millington // Photo by Per Grandin

Fanny Celebrates Fifty: Q&A with June Millington

09/13/2020 | 0 comments

By ANA AMMANN // Before the Go-Go's or Sleater-Kinney, Fanny was the first all-female band to release an album on a major label. We checked in with band founder, June Millington, on the 50th anniversary ...

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Lee Fields: A Soul man in his own right / Audio

09/02/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Go deep with Soul singer Lee Fields. A Coffeeshop Conversation without the coffeeshop.

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OMN Legacy story: Inessa dives into the dream-state mind of Tempest Gold / audio

08/31/2020 | 0 comments

By INESSA // Two interviews by Inessa plus three videos with Chris Elorek and his Tempest Gold./ Originally published on August 19, 2018

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Binge: Cherie Johnson makes Pasta Carbonara with Greg Slim Lively Johnson / Marti's Music Kitchen EP #20

08/24/2020 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // Cherie Johnson, music promoter and curator of Cherie’s Blues Highway makes homemade pasta and her famous Pasta Carbonara with hubby, Greg Slim Lively Johnson, President of ...

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We Got Next Empowers the Next Generation of Portland DJs

08/16/2020 | 1 comments

By RACHEL GOOD // Jené Etheridge and Shira Dennis (DJs Black Daria and Shi Shi) are helping to shape the Portland DJ community.

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Binging with Marti: All Classical's Suzanne Nance makes quiche with Marti: Marti's Music Kitchen

08/14/2020 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // Portland’s Queen of Classical, Suzanne Nance is an award-winning broadcaster, amazingly talented soprano, President and CEO of All-Classical Portland and host of Sunday ...

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Photo by Ashley Walters

Blossom + Sanctuary Produce Farms : R&B singer stops to smell (and grow) the cauliflower

07/24/2020 | 0 comments

By RACHEL GOOD// Share the land: singer Blossom reimagines community supported agriculture at Sanctuary Produce Farm.

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Remembering John Callahan: Our coverage of his life and death ten years later

07/24/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // John Callahan died on July 24, 2010. An acerbic, hilarious cartoonist and a Portland icon and a musician, too. Here's how we covered his death the next day and the days that followed. ...

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Allen Toussaint 2015 Waterfront Blues Festival / Photo by Anthony Pidgeon

Allen Toussaint: Familiar songs and brand new tunes at the 2015 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival - video interview and review

07/01/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Allen Toussaint played the 2015 Waterfront Blues Festival on July 3. He died the following November. Here's a video interview from a few weeks before the festival.Plus coverage of the ...

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Denson at the 2013 Waterfront Blues Festival Photo by Jon T. Cruz

Karl Denson: Waterfront Blues Festival, July 5, 2013 / Audio interview

06/30/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Karl Denson fills a very important place in the Jazz/Funk nexus. His tunes are complex enough to make any Jazz fan happy, but funky enough to make you dance. This was the original function ...

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The best Jazz gig ever: Heat, humidity, Dianne Reeves and a little girl

05/29/2020 | 0 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // One memorable night with Dianne Reeves, a little girl and cigarettes.

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Joe Henderson

The Worst Jazz Gig Ever!

05/25/2020 | 0 comments

Bill Royston spins the tale of the worst Jazz gig ever...including No Show Joe Henderson.

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Giving Emily Remler her due, thirty years later

05/10/2020 | 2 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // The tales and trials of the late guitarist Emily Remler.

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Tales of the late Richie Cole who died at 72 on May 2

05/04/2020 | 0 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // Remembering a few wild adventures with the Alto Madness of Richie Cole

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Jan Garbarek

Bill Royston: Vivid memories of his International Jazz Days / Part 2

05/03/2020 | 0 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // Memories, musings and opinions from past International Jazz Days. Including Anthony Braxton in 90 degree weather wearing a heavy overcoat and a long muffler wrapped around his neck.

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Commentary: Thoughts on the passing of John Prine

04/08/2020 | 1 comments

By SCOTT CUNNINGHAM // Our heroes become beacons and today John Prine shines brighter than ever

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Through the Eyes of a Child: Skillet

03/02/2020 | 1 comments

By SYDNEY AND MIKE LEWIS // Seven year-old Sydney Lewis's adventures with Skillet. Plus a new video from her.

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