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

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.

Here we are at World Cup Coffee & Tea at NW 18th & Glisan for another OMN Coffeeshop Conversation.

We’ve got Bob Howard, the CEO of Artichoke Music, an institution around here. As you may know, they moved out of their home for decades on Hawthorne Boulevard to a new place on Powell.

What’s different? What’s the same? How has the move been for them? What’s in their future?

And how to I play this goddamned ukulele? Ok, I’m not going to ask, but if I really wanted to know, I could learn at Artichoke. I could buy instruments there and hear live music, too.

The other question is, who is Bob Howard and what are his plans for Artichoke Music.

Let’s meet him.

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