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Sheila Baraga: Making a(nother) new beautiful place / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #220

11/14/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // If you were ever in The Green Room, The Empire Room, Saffire Hotel, or Maiden in the Mist, you’ve been in one of her places. She just opened The Emerald Line, a cafe in NW ...


Arietta Ward: Now it's Miz. Etta's time / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #219 Audio

11/07/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Arietta Ward, who is Janice Scroggins' daughter has come into her own after a great reluctance to perform. From singing backup at the famed Dookie Jam, to fronting some of our greatest ...


LaRhonda and Mark Steele: Soulful together / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #218

10/30/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Singer/composer LaRhonda Steele and her husband keyboardist Mark Steele visit Cafe Artichoke to talk about combining marriage and career. They perform two songs, too. Hosting this episode ...


Jennifer Folker: Back from L.A. with a new band / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #217 / Audio

10/24/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // You knew Jennifer Folker when she was in Dahlia. She moved back to Portland not long ago and has a new band.


Shelly Rudolph and Chance Hayden: Married in music / Video episode of Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #216

10/17/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Guitarist-composer Chance Hayden and singer/composer Shelly Rudolph are married and perform together and with others. How do they juggle very busy careers and raise a talented seven ...


The Goodfoot. Neil isn t in this picture. He s shy.

Neil Leeborg: Getting on the Goodfoot (Lounge) / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #215

10/10/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Neil Leeborg is co-owner of the Goodfoot Lounge. And therein lie some tales


Kim Field: Harmonica player and harmonica historian Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #214 / Audio

10/03/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Harmonica player and writer Kim Field has one of the hottest Blues bands in town, the Perfect Gentlemen. Plus listen to his story of tracking down Deford Bailey, the first African-American ...


Lisa Mann and Allen Markel: Marriage is a two-bass hit / VIDEO Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #213

09/25/2019 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Lisa Mann and Allen Markel were married on stage at the Waterfront Blues Festival ten years ago. They both play bass. How does that work? Another VIDEO episode! Watch them perform two ...


Alex Steininger: Secrets of a music publicist/manager Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #212

09/19/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Alex Steininger is a music publicist/manager. Find out what that really means on this episode of OMN's Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music.


Andrew Paul Woodworth: Pez, apples, lunchables and Trump on the toilet / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #211

09/12/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The return of Andrew Paul Woodworth who came bearing gifts straight from 7-11. We even talk about music a little. Funny stuff. NSFW


Ezra conducting at Montavilla Jazz Festival 2019 / Photo by Diane Russell

Ezra Weiss: On leaving a musical record of these times for his children / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #210

09/05/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Composer/pianist Ezra Weiss wrote an album of music to help his children to emotionally understand, when they get older, the current times in which we live. But it didn't start that ...


Bill Valenti: On being a protest singer in the age of Trump / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #209

08/29/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // How do you deal with what's before our eyes every day? Bill Valenti writes songs.


Kate Power and Steve Einhorn back at Artichoke / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #208 - Our FIRST VIDEO episode!

08/21/2019 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Coffeeshop Conversations on VIDEO from Artichoke Music with former Artichoke owners and beloved musicians Kate Power and Steve Einhorn. The debut of the our first video episode. ...


Marv Ross: Two projects down, two new projects working / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #207

08/15/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Marv Ross of Quarterflash and The Trail Band (and Rindy) didn't retire after all. He's got two new projects, one with John Koonce and Doug Fraser (you can hear a track after the conversation) ...


Nora Meier: Launching a career this minute / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #206

08/08/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Singer/composer/pianist Nora Meier has settled on a professional name as she heads off to Berklee after just graduating from high school. She's got a story to tell already!


Ryan Meagher: Everything about the 2019 Montavilla Jazz Festival / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #205

08/01/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Montavilla Jazz Festival Artistic Director Ryan Meagher tell us all about all of the performers in the 2019 Festival--August 17 & 18.


Michelle Bean: Catfish Lou's / Coffeshop Conversation #204

07/25/2019 | 1 comments

By SCOTT CUNNINGHAM // Michelle Bean of Catfish Lou's joins us this week talking about the venue's first two years on the PDX music scene and their upcoming move to the west side.


Tyrone Hendrix: A new album / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #203

07/18/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Drummer Tyrone Hendrix is back with a new album. He's one of the funkiest drummers on earth. Listen to a track at the end of our conversation.


Photo by Bob Howard

Ron Blessinger: 45th Parallel's new season and the secret signals of symphony orchestra musicians / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #202

07/10/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Ron Blessinger heads up 45th Parallel, a new music organization while holding down a violin chair in the Oregon Symphony. He returns to the podcast to let us in on what he's up to and ...


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