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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.


Cappella Romana, Mark Powell far left

Mark Powell: Cappella Romana has a hit! Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #266

10/14/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // After 39 years of performing early and contemporary sacred classical music in the Christian traditions of East and West, the replication of sounds from an ancient Byzantine cathedral ...


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.


Photo by Anthony Pidgeon

Let's binge Rebecca Sanborn on Coffeeshop Conversations

08/11/2020 | 0 comments

Composer/keyboardist/vocalist Rebecca Sanborn has been a frequent visitor to the coffeeshop over the years, beginning in 2015. Here are all of her conversations including one seemingly moments before she ...


Mural by Alex Chiu, Photo by Adolfo Cantu Villarreal

Darrell Grant: A new composition and a new music video for our time. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #256

08/06/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Darrell Grant, composer, pianist and teacher has a new composition, "Take Flight," which he says, "offers hope, solace, and inspiration to forge a new way forward." Hear him talk about ...


Dennis Carter: No stopping him after 35 years of Falcon Recording Studios / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #255

07/30/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Dennis Carter has recorded Pink Martini, Curtis Salgago, Mel Brown, Terry Robb and hundreds more Oregon musicians in his 35 years of running Falcon Recording Studios in Portland. What ...


Tony Ozier: It helps to be multi-talented during a pandemic. Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #255

07/23/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and scenemaker Tony Ozier just finished a run of 20 new tunes in 20 consecutive weeks...in the middle of a pandemic. How does he do it?


Lady A at the Waterfront Blues Festival / OMN photo

Lady A: The singer not the group. Her story. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #254

07/14/2020 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Blues/Soul singer Lady A has been calling herself that for decades. Recently Lady Antebellum got suddenly woke and changed their name to hers. Singer Lady A talks about the battle for ...


Farnell Newton, a new label of his own and keeping very busy in the time of covid / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #253

07/09/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The unstoppable trumpeter, composer, producer, label owner with a new album on his own label lofijazzsoul.


Photo by Stephanie Neil

Skip vonKuske: The cellist at work during a pandemic / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #252

06/24/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Although Portland Cello Project, Groovy Wallpaper and Skip vonKuske's other projects, solo and otherwise are prevented from in-person appearances, he's had a busy spring.


Photo by Stephanie Neil

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

06/18/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Tony (TC) Coleman, BB King's drummer for 35 years talks about BLM, racism, Mr. King and a whole lot more. Gather 'round children.


Andrea Algieri: Mbrascatu from Calabria to Portland / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #250

06/11/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Andrea Algieri of Mbrascatu will perform at 6pm on Sunday, June 14 as part of the OMN Live series on the OMN Facebook Page.


Bob and Tom social distancing.  Photo by Nora Meier

Artichoke's Bob Howard: Coffeeshop Conversations (BACK) @ Artichoke Music #249

06/03/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // OMN's podcast returns home to Artichoke Music after nearly three months in Covid exile to talk with Artichoke's CEO Bob Howard about their re-opening plans and the plans of other music ...


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