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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.


Eddie Montejo and Swing Dancing in Portland / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #394

08/03/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Swing dancing remains a popular thing to do. Drummer/Bandleader Eddie Montejo is right in the middle of it with his Rhythm Wreckers Dance Band.


Photo by Jason Quigley

Skip vonKuske on leaving Oregon: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #393

07/20/2023 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Why is Skip vonKuske moving to the east coast? PLUS EXCLUSIVE! At the end of our conversation, listen to AFT, a new tune just recorded on July 19! It will release at The Cello Goodbye ...


Rita Rega on this year's Cathedral Park Jazz Festival / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #392

07/12/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Once again it's time for the free Cathedral Park Jazz Festival under that beautiful bridge in St. Johns. Jazz Society of Oregon's Rita Rega tells us all about everyone who is playing ...


The return of Andy Stokes NW's King of Soul: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #391

06/30/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Northwest King of Soul Andy Stokes is back being busy and productive and sounding better than ever, if that's possible. He's playing at the Waterfront Blues Festival on Monday, July ...


Painting by Diane Russell

BLUES FESTIVAL ENCORE: Peter Dammann on nearly all of the 2023 Waterfront Blues Festival Lineup. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music

06/22/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Waterfront Blues Festival Artistic Director returns for his annual visit to tell us all about who's playing and why.


Dr. John at the 2016 Waterfront Blues Festival / Photo by John Rudoff

Jack Heyrman: How he produced Dr. John's first and only solo albums / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #390

06/16/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // In 1981 Jack Heyrman ran a small label in Baltimore, Maryland called Clean Cuts. Here's the story of how he convinced Dr. John to make his first solo album, Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack. It ...


Amelia Lukas on SoundsTruck NW, a new mobile music venue / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #389

06/08/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Amelia Lukas talks about SoundsTruck NW, a brand new mobile stage, complete with concerts which  begins its inaugural season on Sunday, June 18 at Cathedral Park


Tina Granzo on collaborating with Ryan Meagher on AftEarth: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #389

06/01/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Tina Granzo did the drawings which accompany Ryan Meagher's music on their evocative AftEarth project. How does that work? How did one affect the other?


Nicole Lane: What does a music publicist really do? Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music 387

05/25/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Hear Chamber Music Northwest's Nicole Lane explain what a publicist does and how she does it. With a real-time example.


Ryan Meagher: An unforgettable new mix of music and fine art Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #386

05/22/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Composer/guitarist Ryan Meagher and fine artist Tina Granzo have combined to capture in a new album/book what life was like during the Covid lockdown. It will be a lasting document of ...


Larry Colton: Author, Portland Book Festival founder, baseball pitcher returns to the podcast. Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music#385

05/12/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // A very funny, breezy Coffeeshop Conversation which has nothing to do with music, except for the time that two members of Metallica spent the night as his house.


Dennis Caiazza on the bass and braciole - Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #384

05/04/2023 | 0 comments

By Tom D'Antoni // Meet ace bassist Dennis Caiazza, all around smart guy, fellow Orioles fan and East-coast compare He’s generally not the headliner in the band but he is indispensable ...


Mieke Bruggeman: Bari sax queen, teacher and queen bee / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #383

04/28/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // You've seen Mieke Bruggeman playing baritone sax with the Quadraphonnes, But she also teaches, is Education Coordinator with Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble among other schools. She ...


China Forbes: Singing with the Symphony, a new album and (well) Pink Martini / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #379

04/14/2023 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // China Forbes has a lot going on. Her new album is in the works. She's preparing to sing with the Oregon Symphony and then there's Pink Martini, more than a full time job.


Gordon Lee: Catching up with the pianist/composer / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #378

04/07/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The always busy Gordon Lee has a new album coming and is appearing at the David Ornette Cherry Tribute at Alberta House on Thursday, April 13.


Shelley Garrett: Challenges/Opportunities for new Artichoke Exec / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #377

03/31/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Meet new Artichoke Music Executive Director at a critical time in the music center's existence.


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