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Darka Dusty: Has Ukrainian music ever meant as much? Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #360

11/25/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Singer/composer/accordionist, etc...Darka Dusty has been known for her Ukrainian songs. Even moreso since the war began. She's got a lot to say yet somehow remains delightful.


Photo: Brent Angelo at OMN 10th Ann at Goodfoot Lounge

Arietta Ward: MzEtta goes to Europe / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #359

11/18/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Follow MzEtta (Arietta Ward) as she gets ahold of European audiences in an unusual manner. She brings iight to the Artichoke Cafe.


Photo by Diane Russell at the Montavilla Jazz Festival 2022

Kerry Politzer: The Pianist/Composer's new album / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #358

11/10/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // In a Heartbeat is her new album on the PJCE label. Find out all about it and hear the title track from pianist/composer Kerry Politzer.


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Jeremy Wilson: The Foundation, His music, The Next Waltz / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music # 357

11/03/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The Next Waltz concerts are coming up Friday thru Sunday 11/25-27 at the Alberta Rose Theater. They benefit the Jeremy Wilson Foundation. Jeremy visits the Artichoke Cafe to talk about ...


James Latham: The Tom Waits Tribute Show - Coffeeshop Conversations #356

10/28/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // James Latham, the mastermind behind the Tom Waits Tribute on Sunday, November 6 at Alberta St. Theater says why and how.


Arthur Moore's harmonica parties don't stop / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #355

10/20/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Arthur Moore has been playing his harmonicas and throwing harmonica parties for decades. He's landed at Artichoke Music once a month. He'll play some for us here.


Cheryl Pawelski of Omnivore Recordings: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #354

10/14/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Omnivore Recordings' Cheryl Pawelski returns with a shitload of new releases.


Photo by Artichoke Music

Peter Bilotta on Chamber Music NW's full 2022 season: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #353

10/06/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Listen to Chamber Music NW's  Executive Director Peter Bilotta detail the new season.


The return of Miz Kitty (and her parlour)! Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #352

09/30/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Miz Kitty's Parlour vaudeville show is back from pandemic exile. Miz kitty herself (aka Lisa Marsicek) tells us all about it.


Bob Stark: The Life of a Recording Engineer in 2022 / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #351

09/22/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Recording engineer Bob Stark relocated his studio a couple of times during the pandemic. Catch up with what he's working on.


Photo by Artichoke Music

Pepe Raphael: A delight with or without the Bottle Blondes / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #350

09/15/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Pepe talks about his current ensemble The Vegan Carnivores and....well, everything including his handlebar moustache.


Tim DuRoche: Displaying his multi-talents in a four-week residency. Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #349

09/07/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Kicking off the fall music season, Tim DuRoche starts a four-week residency at Turn! Turn! Turn! and plays on the new album with Ezra Weiss  and Jon Shaw.


Tyrone Hendrix: One busy musician/club owner / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #348

09/01/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // We caught drummer Tyrone Hendrix just before he went on the road. He's got a million things going all at once. Find out what.


Paul Ward: New Artichoke honcho takes the reins / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #347

08/25/2022 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Meet Paul Ward, new Executive Director at Artichoke Music.


Reggie Houston at Laurelthirst Pub 8/17/22 / Photo by Diane Russell

Reggie Houston returns to Portland: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #346

08/18/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Reggie Houston returns to Portland for a visit (and eventual live-in return). And we return in-person to the Cafe at Artichoke Music. It's classic Reggie Houston storytelling.


Coffeeshop Conversations #1: Mary-Sue Tobin / OMN's first episode from December 4, 2014

08/12/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The first of OMN's 'Coffeeshop Conversations.' Spend an hour with Mary-Sue Tobin, one of the busiest, most versatile saxophonists in Oregon. You know her from the Quaraphonnes, Soul ...


Art Levine and Tom D'Antoni: Our favorite interviews : Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #345

08/02/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // OMN's National Editor and my life-long friend Art Levine and I talk about our favorite interviews with musicians and some others. Both funny and surprising. James Brown, Ruth Brown, ...


Ryan Meagher on the 2022 Montavilla Jazz Festival / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music

07/29/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Guitarist/composer Ryan Meagher is the Programming Director of the Montavilla Jazz Festival. He tells us about ALL of the players in this year's Festival August 19-21....in  Portland's ...


Margaret Slovak: The guitarist's saga continues with a new album / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #342

07/15/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Former Portland/now Austin guitarist, composer's long saga to her return to health, her career, a move to Austin, a husband and a new album dedicated to him.


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