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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.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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.


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


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 ...


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.


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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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.


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. ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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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