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Norman Sylvester: He sings, talks about virtual Bravo Orchestra project / Coffeeshop Conversations #289

04/15/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The Boogie Cat, Norman Sylvester on Sunday, April 18th's Bravo Youth Orchestra's Crossing Borders event....he'll also sing a little for us.


Dino Paris: A therapist's take on creativity during the pandemic / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #288

04/08/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Has your creativity taken a nose-dive during the pandemic? Therapist Dino Paris explains why and offers some ways out


December Carson: All about Siren Nation's Billie Holiday Tribute show / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #287

04/01/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM DANTONI // Siren Nation's Artistic Director December Carson on their 14th Annual Billie Holiday Tribute show, Saturday, April 3.


Jimmy Mak s painting by Diane Russell

JD Stubenberg: No...Jimmy Mak's is not a dead issue / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #286

03/25/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // JD Stubenberg and Lisa Boyle are still at work on the new Jimmy Mak's four years after it closed. That's a ray of hope in bad times for music and musiciains. JD tells us about it.


Dave Fleschner: That funky keyboardist you've always heard / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #285

03/18/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Keyboardist Dave Fleschner talks about his years playing Soul, Funk and Blues including six years with Curtis Salgado.


Photo by Oded Shulsinger

George Colligan: New album as leader and drummer / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #284

03/11/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // George Colligan, Jazz composer, pianist and teacher has a  new album as a leader and drummer with his band Theoretical Planets


March Fourth's John Averill / 18th Anniversary show - Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #283

03/01/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // John Averill, March Fourth bandleader and founder talks about Thursday's streaming 18th anniversary show featuring the best of MF's last three Crystal Ballroom anniversary shows.


Curtis Salgado rocks on: A new album, Damage Control / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #282

02/25/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Curtis Salgado's new album Damage Control is a brilliant, inspiring, funkCurtis Salgado rocks on: it's a rocking, inspiring, funky, Bluesy work of art. Perhaps his best. Listen ...


Chris Doss PDX Jazz ED on every performance in the 2021 Portland Jazz Festival / Cofffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music 273

02/19/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // PDX Jazz Executive Director tell us about all the music in the 2021 Portland Jazz Festival February 17-27. Listen to him run down the whole festival. All the guide you'll ever need.


Singer/songwriter Carl Solomon: Soldier Songs and Voices / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #281

02/18/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Meet singer/songwriter Carl Solomon. He's part of Soldier Songs and Voices an Artichoke weekly online ZOOM event.


Guitarist John Stowell: A new album and a busy schedule despite / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #280

02/11/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // John Stowell has not missed a beat, a new album, lots of teaching and gigs including one on Saturday 2/20 at The Sea Crab House in Seaside.


Jeff Langston: From to Berklee to Antony and the Johnsons to returning to Oregon. Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music#280

02/04/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Jeff Langston can play in any genre on his bass and has toured the world with Antony and the Johnsons. Back in his home in Oregon he has built a following playing with a lot of others ...


Moses Barrett: The Left Door Streaming story / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #279

01/28/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Moses Barrett is the Junebugs' band leader. Listen to how that led to helping to found Left Door Streaming, one of the most active live-streaming companies in Oregon.


Jarrod Lawson: A new album - relevant and funky / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #278

01/21/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Oregon's Jarrod Lawson has a new album called Be the Change. If you've been waiting for a new album from Jarrod, he'll tell you all about it. Includes the title tune at the end ...


Ben Landsverk: Telling stories in music and film / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #277

01/08/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Ben Landsverk is one-half of Wonderly with Jim Brunberg. They make music for films...just about for everything. They have new music and videos out now. He also is co-founder of Low Bar ...


Andrew Durkin /Mary-Sue Tobin and the new Quadraphonnes collaboration. Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #276

01/07/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Composer Andrew Durkin and Saxophonist Mary-Sue Tobin on the long-awaited release of the Quadraphonnes/Dukin collaboration. Listen to a track at the end of the conversation.


Best of 2020: Tony Coleman on BLM, the times and BB King / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #251

12/31/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The second of our two best Coffeeshop Conversations of 2020. Tony (TC) Coleman, BB King's drummer for 35 years talks about BLM, racism, Mr. King and a whole lot more. Gather 'round ...


Storm live-streaming on her back porch. 
Photo by John Rudoff

Best of 2020: Storm Large in the Time of Covid / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #240

12/23/2020 | 0 comments

From April of 2020, Storm Large right in the thick of the first wave of Covid-19. First of two best-of' 2020 Coffeeshop Conversations. Next one runs New Year's Day..


Jason Alberger: : Artichoke Store Manager and friend to Coffeeshop Conversations #275

12/17/2020 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Final new episode for 2020 with someone who has been facilitating our recordings at Artichoke, and a musician himself...Jason Alberger.


Jana Cushman of Darkswoon on writing dark in dark times / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #274

12/08/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Jana Cushman of Darkswoon on....well, a million things. You'll like her, dark though she may be.


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