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Cheryl Pawelski: Yet another Grammy in her pocket / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #412

02/28/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Once again Cheryl Pawelski has another Grammy, this time for Written In Their Soul: The Stax Songwriter Demos for Best Historical Album. She revisits the Cafe at Artichoke ...


Lisa Lipton: New Executive Director of 45th Parallel Universe / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #411

02/09/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Lisa Lipton has added another Executive Director title to her vast list of accomplishments, this time with 45th Parallel Universe. She visited the Artichoke Cafe on her first day on ...


Miz Kitty Returns! Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #410

02/05/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Lisa Marsicek, also known as Miz Kitty brought her Parlour to the Mission Theater


Photo by Ryan Meagher/PJCE

Dan Balmer on his new album "When the Night" / Coffeeshop Conversations #409

01/23/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Guitarist, composer, educator Dan Balmer's new album When the Night is out. What's it all about? Dan has been a virtuoso for a long time and is still at the top of his game....conversation-wise ...


Chris Doss, Portland Jazz Festival honcho on all of the 2024 headliners / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #408

01/10/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Biamp Portland Jazz Festival (February 16-March 2) Executive Director Chris Doss on every single headliner in this year's festival.


Best of Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music 2023 / Four of them

01/01/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // I gave up trying to pick one so I picked four and regretted that I limited myself to only four. There were dozens. The four are: (alphabetically) Dennis Caiazza, China Forbes, Tina Granzo ...


Sydney Lewis OMN's 11 year-old photographer who specializes in Metal bands / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #406

12/27/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Sydney Lewis (with a hand from her dad Mike) began shooting for OMN when she was seven. She's eleven now and has a mind of her own. If she has enough courage to get into the photo pit  ...


Galen Clark's New Year's Eve show: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #406

12/11/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Outer Orbit and Greaterkind will be playing separately and together at the Kennedy School on New Year's Eve in one great way to usher in 2024.


Steve Wilkinson on his first solo album Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #405

11/30/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Steve Wilkinson just released his first solo album, recorded in New Mexico at Rob Stroup's studio. You know him from Gravel Pit, Mission 5 and Wilkinson Blades. 


Jeremy Wilson and his friend Mic

Jeremy Wilson on the Next Waltz, the Foundation and the music / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #404

11/21/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Jeremy Wilson is here to let us in on the preparations for this weekend's annual The Next Waltz concert and how the Foundation is doing and what's up with him?


Ben Darwish's First Portland concert in eight years / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #403

11/20/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Portland native now Los Angelino returns for a concert of "High Energy Jazz" at Mississippi Studios on Tuesday, November 21.


John Waters on his annual holiday show / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #402

11/13/2023 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // John Waters returns to Portland this week for his annual "A John Waters Christmas" show at the Aladdin Theater. It is sold out. He's had quite a year.


Arietta Ward brings light and inspiration: Looking forward to another 400 episodes of Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #401

11/06/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // As we begin another 400 episodes of the podcast, MizEtta is at Artichoke with her own special brand of light and inspiration 


Photo by Amanda Gresham

Dave Fleschner: The courage to endure rehab. Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #400

10/30/2023 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Pianist Dave Fleschner's tale of spending time fighting addiction.


Sarah Tiedemann: Third Angle's 2023-24 season. The Artistic Director gives us a preview / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #399

10/14/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Third Angle New Music's Artistic Director Sarah Tiedemann on each of the exciting new season, already in progress.


Darrell Grant's latest honors the Jacksons, Milt and Carlton / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #398

10/03/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // A new album Our Mister Jackson honoring Milt of the MJQ and the late Carlton, beloved Portland drummer who plays on it. The album release concert takes place at Hallowed ...


Doug MacLeod: Blues stringer and storyteller / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #397

09/22/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The legendary Mr. MacLeod is coming to Artichoke Music on Saturday, October 7.


Anthony Pidgeon: OMN photographer...how he does it / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #395

08/24/2023 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Meet OMN photographer Anthony Pidgeon who has been capturing musical moments for us for a decade. Discover life in the photographer's pit.


Tevis left, Shoehorn right.

Shoehorn talks with Tevis Hodge Jr. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #395

08/10/2023 | 0 comments

By Michael Shoehorn Conley // Shoehorn sits in the anchor chair for this episode and talks with Bluesman Tevis Hodge, Jr who he has played with. Listen to two musicians talk about their music.


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