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Third Angle Artistic Director Sarah Tiedemann: A new festival and 2021 plans / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #298

06/17/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Artistic Director Sarah Tiedemann, gives us the lowdown on what Third Angle has been up to and the happy rundown of their Fresh Air Fest coming on Sunday, July 11 at Sauvie Island. Extra-added: ...


Dr. Kaufman at age 8. She says,  To paraphrase poet William Wordsworth,  The Child is Mother of the Woman. ”

Dr. Diane Kaufman: A song to help stop suicide. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #297

06/10/2021 | 2 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Child psychiatrist Diane Kaufman, also a poet and artist, has a suicide prevention song for those struggling with those issues.


The Blues Festival as we remember it.  / Painting by Diane Russell

Peter Dammann on the 2021 Waterfront Blues Festival / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #296

06/03/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The Waterfront Blues Festival returns and Artistic Director  and ace guitarist Peter Dammann is here to tell us all about it.


Jim Brunberg on Oregon Arts Recovery and saving our venues. Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #295

05/26/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Jim Brunberg is part of a new organization called Oregon Arts Recovery. Venues big and small have united to get federal money that Oregon already has in order to help our music venues ...


Karen Lovely: Singer/composer/first responder / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #294

05/20/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Karen Lovely hasn't been making much music during the pandemic. She has been (and still is) a full-time first responder/advocate for victims of domestic violence.


Kris Deelane: Alchemy Shed a place for live music / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #293

05/13/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Singer-guitarist Kris Deelane has re-opened her lovely outdoor music venue, Alchemy Shed. First shows are this weekend!


Lennox Kendall Woodworth says  Hello world!

Andrew Paul Woodworth: Making music and having a baby during the pandemic / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #292

05/06/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Andrew Paul Woodworth returns near the end of the pandemic as he did at the beginning, to bring a smile and show off the work he and his wife did during that time.....a son named Lennox. ...


Marcia Hocker: Multi-talented and ready for the next big thing. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #291

04/29/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Marcia Hocker...Jazz educator, KBOO radio host, singer and a lot more. Ready for her next major role.


Photo by Greg Allen

Cheryl Pawelski of Omnivore Recordings: Geeking out with a Grammy winner / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #290

04/22/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // 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 geek-out ...


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.


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