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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 ...


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.


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

12/03/2020 | 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.


Catón Lyles: Walk a Mile In His Shoes / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #272

11/27/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Catón Lyles, percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, actor visits Cafe Artichoke for a genre-bending conversation.


Gary Houston: The music posters man / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #271

11/19/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Gary Houston, one of the greatest music poster artists, is in one of his busiest selling seasons. Shows/sales at Music Millennium and Aladdin Theater.


Ticket Tomato's Amy Maxwell: The future of concerts / Coffeeshop Conversations at Artichoke Music # 270

11/12/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // If there are no concerts, there are no tickets to concerts to sell. Ticket Tomato's Amy Maxwell gets us up to date on the future of her company and concerts in general.


Tom D'Antoni: OMN'S 11th Anniversary Coffeeshop Conversations #269

11/05/2020 | 0 comments

Tom D'Antoni solo on the occasion of OMN's eleventh anniversary


Jon Neufeld: Master guitarist and master of mastering / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #268

10/28/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Guitarist Jon Neufeld is in the Artichoke Cafe bringing a sunny disposition in spite of it all.


Ramsey Embick: Composer/Pianist/Unique individual / Coffeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #267

10/22/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Ramsey Embick is a composer, pianist, producer in multiple genres...and an all around unique individual. Find our why.


Charlie Brown III: Keyboardist for all seasons / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #265

10/08/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Keyboardist Charlie Brown III plays Funk, Jazz, Gospel, Hip Hop, Indie....he plays it all. Find out where it all comes from.


Owen Carey Photography

Vicki Green: What is a Performing Artist Coach? / Coffeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #264

10/01/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Vicki Green is a Performing Artist Coach. She tells us what she does and how she does it.


Sarah Clarke: Finding much meaningful activity while shut town / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #263

09/24/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI /// Sarah Clarke, Dirty Revival's singer has helped form Musicians In Solidarity and People Records...and that's not all.


Michael Quinby: Hunting for new game / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #263

09/17/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Michael Quniby, the leader of The funky Roseland Hunters is up to new things while keeping a revival a possibility.


Steve Berlin of Los Lobos: Learning how to play all over again Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #262

09/10/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Los Lobos saxophonist Steve Berlin has spent the quarantine re-learning how to play his instrument. Also, find out about the new Los Lobos album!


Tucker Martine: The Producer/Recordist in his studio / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #261

09/03/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Tucker Martine is known throughout the world for his producing and recording talents. His list of collaborators is astounding. His studio is in Portland. He's got a lot to say.


Jackpot Records' Isaac Slusarenko reissues FOUR Martin Denny LP's / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #260

08/27/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Jackpot Records' Isaac Slusarenko has a spectacular LP reissue for this year's Record Store Day on Saturday, August 29, FOUR Martin Denny Albums


Lisa Lipton: A busy clarinetist and executive with a concert on her birthday / Coffeeshop Conversations at Artichoke Music #256

08/20/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Lisa Lipton,  clarinetist , executive, conductor and all-around music whirlwind (and woodwind) tells us about her upcoming and wildly diverse concert and well, a lot of things.


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