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Terry Currier: Keeping Music Millennium afloat Coffeeshop Conversations (Not) @ Artichoke Music #246

05/14/2020 | 2 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Music Millennum's Terry Currier has kept the store open, to a degree and is fighting to keep things going.

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Stephanie Salvey: A life in the music industry and still a rocker / Coffeeshop Conversations (Not) @ Artichoke Music #245

05/07/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Stephanie Salvey has been a club owner, band manager, and original OMN writer and now produces movies. She's got a lot to say.

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Shelly Rudolph: A new album and worth the wait. / Coffeeshop Conversations (Not) @ Artichoke Music #244

04/27/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Shelly Rudolph's new album has been long in the making, but it's finally here. She talks about it and reads a poem, too. Hear a track at the end.

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Art Levine: The streaming internet performance phenomenon / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #242

04/22/2020 | 0 comments

OMN National Editor Art Levine and Tom D'Antoni talk about the proliferation of online performances in the age of Covid. Lots of links to music and comedy online.

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Gideon Freudmann (Not A) Coffeeshop Conversation (Not) at Artichoke Music #243 / About his new album

04/22/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Remembering a conversation with cellist/composer about his new album Sasquatch with Lord Russ. Just out.

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Jim Brunberg: A new coalition of venue owners and the musician's life during Covid / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #241

04/15/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Musician and venue owner Jim Brunberg on the new coalition of venue owners and struggle to remain afloat when the doors are closed.

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Photo by John Rudoff

Storm Large in the Time of Covid Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #240

04/08/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Just because Storm Large not performing world-wide at the moment doesn't mean she's not busy with a million things, some music, some not....all to bring a healing.

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The return of Andrew Paul Woodworth: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #239 NSFW

04/02/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // A Skype to Skype with Andrew Paul Woodworth. Just the break we needed. Yes it's NSFW. It's Andrew Paul Woodworth.

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Jasnam Daya Singh: Composing music for unity / Cofeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #238

03/24/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Jasnam Daya Singh, formerly Weber Iago has a timely new album  of Jazz: Ekta: The Unity Project

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Jeremy Wilson on the COVID-19 Oregon Musician's Relief Fund: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #237

03/19/2020 | 0 comments

Jeremy Wilson talks about launching the COVID-19 Musicians Relief Fund

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Jujuba's Norjeem Isisi and his talking drum: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #236

03/13/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Jujuba's leader, Norjeem Isisi has brought his talking drum to Artichoke Music.

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Photo by Diane Russell @ Portland Jazz Festival, Revolution Hall 2/20/2020

Liv Warfield: She runs away and joins the circus! Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #235

03/05/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Liv Warfield is having a busy year with great performances and plans....including the circus.

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Resolectrics / Tate left

Tate Peterson of the Resolectrics: Taking it at your own pace Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #234

02/27/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Tate Peterson is the guitarist and one of the founders of the popular Soul/Americana/Rock band The Resolectrics. They've got longevity. Find out why.

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Rob Shoemaker: Bass player to the Boogie Cat / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #233

02/20/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Rob Shoemaker has been playing bass with Norman Sylvester for decades. Let's finally meet him.

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Photo by Bob Howard

New PDX Jazz Executive Director Chris Doss on ALL of the performers in the 2020 PDX Jazz Festival / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #221

02/17/2020 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Chris Doss is the new Executive Director at PDX Jazz. He's here to tell you about every performer in the 2020 Portland Jazz Festival which runs from February 19 to March 1.

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Andrew Oliver is moving back to Portland: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #232

02/13/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Pianist/composer Andrew Oliver is moving back to Portland, his hometown, after 6+ years in the U.K. focusing on Traditional Jazz and playing with  the greats in that genre in the ...

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Brian Davis: Pink Martini Percussionist makes a visit / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #230

02/06/2020 | 2 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Brian Davis has been a percussionist in Pink Martini for over twenty years and was founder of Portland's Lions of Batucada Brazilian marching band. He's played all over the world. We ...

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Cal Scott: A career built on versatility / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #229

01/30/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // He's written music for TV shows, documentaries; he's a singer/songwriter, he was Musical Director for the Oregon Trail Band. It's his versatility that has built a career for Cal Scott.

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Photo by Bob Howard

Martin Zarzar has a new album: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #228

01/23/2020 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Percussionist, composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer....and Martin Zarzar does them on on his new album El Jardin to Mi Abuela.

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Reel Music Festival 37: NW Film Center's Ben Popp gives us the rundown. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #228

01/17/2020 | 0 comments

It's time for Northwest Film Center's annual festival of music and movies, Reel Music 37. NWFC's Ben Popp tells us all about it. / Audio

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