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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.


Jimmie Herrod: A voice like no other...from PSU to Paris / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #198

06/05/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Just back from a short world tour with Pink Martini, the unique singer/composer Jimmie Herrod lets us in on his world.


Larry Colton: Author and still a "Battered Bastard" / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #197

05/30/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // After a Pulitzer nomination and lots of books written, he's still known as one of the "Battered Bastards of Baseball" -- a Portland Maverick (and a Portland maverick).


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Karen Lovely: A new hip and her spectacular return to performing / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #196

05/23/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Karen Lovely was missing for a couple of months while recovering from a hip replacement. Now she's back. Look out world!


Sarah Tiedemann: Artistic Director at Third Angle previewing next season / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #195

05/15/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Sarah Tiedemann is just finishing up her first full season as Artistic Director at Third Angle New Music. How did it go? What's in store for next season?


Shawn Levy: A new book about Chateau Marmont Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #194

05/09/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Shawn Levy talks about his new book, “Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art and Scandal at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont.”


Peter Dammann's 2019 Waterfront Blues Festival preview / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #193

05/02/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Waterfront Blues Festival Artistic Director Peter Dammann tells you about alll of the great artists he's booked for this year's festival.


Enrique Ugalde aka Soriah on a spectacular upcoming throat singing concert / Coffeeshop Conversation @ Catfish Lou's #192

04/25/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Soriah aka Enrique Ugalde talks about his upcoming concert at the Old Church with Chirgilchin (from Tuva) and the ethereal world of throat-singing.


Edwin Coleman III: Drummer, groove maker, cellist (yeah cellist) Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #191

04/18/2019 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Drummer Edwin Coleman III was with Soul Vaccination for a long time. Now he's in demand all over the place, including as a part of Louis Pain Organ Trio.


Kit Taylor: Striving to be a Pop songwriting star / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #190

04/11/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // You remember him from Intervision. He's made Love + Pain, the album of his life to send him on his way to pop heaven.


Michelle Medler: A Quadraphonne with a new funky album of her own / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #189

04/04/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Michelle Medler, still a Quadraphonne, drops an album of funky Jazz.


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Louis Pain: One day out of the hospital after a major heart attack...and a new album Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #188

03/28/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Louis Pain had a major heart attack on a gig over the weekend, but he's here to talk about his new album and a couple of new stents.


Andy Stokes: The rest of the world has discovered what we knew all along in Portland. Coffeeshop Conversations@ Catfish Lou's #187

03/21/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // It took a long time, but Andy Stokes is now a hitmaker. He's grateful to his fans in Portland.


Casey McBride: Drummer and Mafia Historian / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #186

03/14/2019 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Casey McBride has combined a career in music with his job as Mafia historian. Find out how.


Lloyd Jones - A new record with some Nashville Cats Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #184

02/28/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Listen to the tale of his trip to Nashville where he recorded with some serious cats....as only Lloyd Jones can tell it.


Diane Russell: Painter of musicians and OMN photographer / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #183

02/21/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Painter and photographer Diane Russell has a huge show up in the Art Bar for the 2019 Portland Jazz Festival...and you can see lots of her photo galleries right here on OMN!


Terry Robb's new album: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #182

02/13/2019 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Terry Robb visits Catfish Lou's, our new home for Coffeeshop Conversations. He has a new album and lots of gigs around it.


OMN's Coffeeshop Conversations moving to Catfish Lou's!

02/07/2019 | 0 comments

Catfish Lou's, a new location for where we record OMN's Coffeeshop Conversations won Muddy Awards in 2017 and 2018 for Best Venue.


Terry Currier: Coffeeshop Conversations #181: Music Millennium's 50th Anniversary!

02/07/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Music Millennium's Terry Currier has big plans for their 50th Anniversary in March


Bruce Fife: Coffeeshop Conversations #180 - What does the Musicians Union do?

01/24/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Did you know there is a Musicians Union? Any idea what it does? Find out from Local 99 President Bruce Fife.


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