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Ticket Tomato's Amy Maxwell on the Live Nation situation and all things tickets / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #422

06/10/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI //  Buying tickets to hear music is not fun and also very expensive. Amy Maxwell, founder of Ticket Tomato knows the whats and whys of the business. What's the lowdown on the Live ...


Adam East : Meet the person who brings the talent to the Alberta Rose / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music # 421

06/03/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI //  Long-time musician Adam East has been the talent buyer at the Alberta Rose Theater since before it started in 2010. Find out what he does and has done to help make it one of the ...


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David Monette: A new book on transcendence in life and music / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #420

05/18/2024 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Known world-wide for his trumpets, he has just published his first book, Calculus of Life: A Practical Guide to Transcendence. What does that have to do with music? He explains. ...


Lo Steele: Singer, Composer, Actor, Daughter to LaRhonda and Mark / Coffeeslhop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #419

05/12/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Lo (aka Lauren) Steele is a multi-talented, multi-genered singer and composer and actress, many times working all of her talents at the same time. Being the daughter to LaPhonda and ...


Eddie Martinez: The Great Guitarist Talking Deep Music / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #418

04/29/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The multi-genre guitarist who has graced Soul, Rock, Hip-Hop and other major and memorable hits opens his memory bank and out comes nearly an hour of inspired conversation.


Peter Dammann tells us about the 2024 Waterfront Blues Festival Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #417

04/26/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Peter Dammann, Artistic Director of the Waterfront Blues Festival talks to us about who's playing in 2024 and how the lineup has evolved over the years.


JENNIFER CARRIZO: What does a talent buyer do? Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #416

04/18/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Ever wonder just what a music talent buyer does? Meet the person responsible for booking the Crystal Ballroom and the Mission Theater. Find out about the changes in the Mission. Meet ...


Anandi: On her latest album, "A Better Way" Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #415

04/10/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Singer-Songwriter Anandi has A Better Way, an inspiring album as her latest release. Find out what inspired her to be so inspiring. Listen to a track from it at the end of our conversation. She'll be ...



Joanie Fox: Directing a documentary on the life and death of Derek Rieth / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #414

03/30/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Joanie Fox is the director of Beatlore the upcoming documentary on the life and death of Derek Rieth. There is a fund-raiser at Pink Martini World Headquarters on Thursday, April ...


Gordon Lee receives First Carlton Jackson Award at Seaside Festival 2024 / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #413

03/25/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Gordon Lee is surprised with the first annual Carlton Jackson Award at the 2024 Seaside Jazz and Blues Festival.


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


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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?


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