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Farewell to Artichoke's retiring Bob Howard / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #337

05/19/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Bob Howard just retired as Artichoke Music's Executive Director. Therin lie some tales.


Hanging with the one and only Lloyd Jones / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #336

05/11/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // A fun hang with Lloyd Jones. And he brought his guitar.


Meg Morrow of the PJCE and Meg Samples of KMHD. It's the same person Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #355

05/04/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Meg Morrow was recently named Executive Director of the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble. She is also KMHD's Meg Samples. Find out her plans for putting her stamp on PJCE and her dream ...


Jeni Wren Stottrup: Gritty Birds 2.0 and podcast therapy / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #334

04/21/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Jeni Wren Stottrup is a podcaster, podcast and voice coach, singer, composer and a lot of other things. Find out where Gritty Birds, the name of her podcast came from.


Peter Dammann on the 2022 Waterfront Blues Festival / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #333

04/15/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The Waterfront Blues Festival returns to its traditional home on the July 4 weekend...all four stages and lots of music. Artistic Director/Ace guitarist Peter Dammann explains it all.


Evan Shlaes: Rising from the ashes, literally. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #332

04/11/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // As if the pandemic weren't enough, Evan Shlaes' store burned down. The store has reopened at a different location and his bands are gigging again.


Shawn Levy: A great new book on female comedians / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #331

03/31/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Another new book by Shawn Levy, the former Oregonian movie critic. This time it's In On the Joke on the lives of the early female standup comedians, from Moms Mabley to Joan ...


Maria Muldaur: From Marin with Soul / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #330

03/24/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Soul, Blues, Folk, Jazz....Maria Muldaur can do and has done it all. She's coming to Oregon on April 8 and 9. Look out!


Rachel Brashear and Aaron Tomasko make latkes - Marti's Music Kitchen

03/22/2022 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // We’re taking a trip to NE Portland to visit new friends Rachel Brashear and Aaron Tomasko at their food-cart, Sweet Lorraine’s Latkes and More. 


A Coffeeshop Conversation with Inessa from 2015

03/14/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Listen to a Coffeeshop Conversation  between Inessa and I. From March 2015


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Phil Baker: A tribute to McCoy concert while on break from Pink Martini / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music#329

03/10/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Pink Martini's bass player, Phil Baker will lead a concert in tribute to McCoy Tyner on Saturday, March 12 at The Old Chuch with some of our finest Jazz musicians. He'll talk about that ...


Jim Brunberg and Ben Landsverk: A new(ish) Wonderly album / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #328

03/03/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Wonderly is Jim Brunberg and Ben Landsverk. Their new album release is Friday, March 18 at the Show Bar at Revolution Hall. That's what they talk about.


Rachel Brashear on her upcoming Twin Peaks show / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #327

02/25/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Rachel Brashear goes Lynchian at Alberta Abbey on Saturday, March 5 with her band doing music from Twin Peaks. Special solo video preview included.


Kim Field about his new book 2022 on Billy Boy Arnold // Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #326

02/17/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Blues harmonica player Kim Field on his amazing new book, "The Blues Dream of Billy Boy Arnold." Kim spent many months recording conversations with him and this remarkable first-person ...


Joey Prude: Life among the dive bars / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #325

02/10/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Joey Prude is a drummer, DJ and books bands into our favorite dive bars, like the Lay Low Tavern.


Andrew Paul Woodworth - 2022 edition / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #324

01/27/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Our usual visit full of jokes and sarcasm has had a new emotional addition.....Mr. Woodworth's baby boy. It has effected everything....in the best way possible. 


Best of 2021: Stephanie Schneiderman and Tony Furtado: Video episode / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #301

01/11/2022 | 0 comments

Everybody is doing their best-of 2021’s and why should we be any different? We’re not. We’re as exhausted at the twists and turns doled out by 2021 as anyone, and gearing up for more ...


Cheryl Pawelski of Omnivore Recordings: Geeking out with a Grammy winner / BEST OF Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music 2021

12/27/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM DANTONI // Semi-Portland-based Omnivore Recordings won a Grammy for It’s Such A Good Feeling: The Best of Mister Rogers. Meet label co-founder Cheryl Pawelski and prepare to ...


Marti and Chef Josef making something delicious.

Marti Mendenhall, Excited about 2022/ Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #323

12/16/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // What does Marti Mendenhall have in store for us in season three of the Marti's Music Kitchen podcast?


Courtney Von Drehle and friends with a big holiday show / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #322

12/09/2021 | 0 comments

BY TOM D'ANTONI // Courtney Von Drehle and fellow Meester Bela Balogh are back with a huge holiday show at Alberta Rose Theater, Saturday and Sunday December 18 and 19.


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