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Ural Thomas: Coffeeshop Conversation #165 / A new album, an overnight sensation at age 77

09/20/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Soul man Ural Thomas has been a fixture in the Portland music community for decades. His new album The Right Time lets the rest of the world in on the secret.

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Lisa Marsicek: Coffeeshop Conversation #164 Miz Kitty's Parlour's new season

09/13/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Lisa Marsicek aka Miz Kitty brings Miz Kitty's Parlor back to the Mission Theater on Saturday, October 13 for a new season of saucy fun and nouveau vaudeville.

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John Doe: Coffeeshop Conversations #163 / X-man's Folk Trio comes to Portland

09/05/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // John Doe's Folk Trio at the Old Church Concert Hall, September 22 & 23. Yes, they'll do some X tunes.

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Bob Howard: Coffeeshop Conversations #162 / Guiding Artichoke Music into a new era

08/30/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Artichoke Music has been in their new location for one year. Here's Bob Howard, one of the people entrusted with it's magic legacy.

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George Mitchell: Coffeeshop Conversation #161 / Combining playing with Diana Ross and Jazz piano

08/23/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // George Mitchell has been Diana Ross' pianist since 1980...and has been playing Jazz around here since before that. What's that like?

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Tony Starlight's 25th Anniversary: Coffeeshop Coversation #160 / How a star was born

08/16/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // He's been Tony Starlight for 25 years and he's having a big anniversary show at Alberta Rose Theatre on Saturday, September 22.

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Steveland Swatkins: Coffeeshop Conversations #159 / Soulfully positive and funky

08/09/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Steveland Swatkins is funky, funky, funky. You've heard the name, now meet him. Includes his new music video.

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Lloyd Jones: Coffeeshop Conversations #158 / The guitar slinger abides

08/02/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // There's only one Lloyd Jones, the great Blues and Soul singer/guitarist/composer comes by the coffeeshop to shoot the shit.

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Travis Magrane of Youth Music Project: Coffeeshop Conversation #157 Picking up where public schools dropped the ball

07/26/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // West Linn's Youth Music Project teaches music to hundreds of our children. Meet Travis Magrane, its Executive Director.

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Ryan Meagher: Coffeeshop Conversations #156 Montavilla Jazz Festival 2018 curator tells us who's who

07/19/2018 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Ryan Meagher, one of the curators of the Montavilla Jazz Festival (August 18 & 19) talks about ALL of the performers!

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Amanda Stark: Coffeeshop Conversations #155 The Old Church Concert Hall reborn

07/11/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Amanda Stark, Executive Director of The Old Church Concert Hall talks about the process of restoration and new directions.

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Dylan Magierek: Coffeeshop Conversations #154 / Celebrating 20 years of Badman Records

06/27/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Badman Records founder Dylan Magierek on 20 years of running a record label and their 20th Anniversary celebration at Doug Fir on 6/30.

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Art Levine: Coffeeshop Conversation #153 OMN's National Editor has a new book!

06/21/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // OMN's National Editor has a shocking new book out "Mental Health, Inc.". And, of course we'll talk music too.

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Alex Addy: Coffeeshop Conversation #152 / Keeping Obo's legacy alive

06/14/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Okropong, part of the Obo Addy Legacy Project, will perform at the Waterfront Blues Festival on Thursday, July 5. Alex is one of Obo's sons.

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Eddie Martinez: Coffeeshop Conversations #151 / On his long-awaited new album

06/07/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Eddie Martinez new album Akosua drops June 15. It was well worth the wait. 

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Calvin Walker: Coffeeshop Conversations #113 - Tales from the Funk Trail / A Coffeeshop Encore

05/31/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Oregon Music Hall of Famer regales, teaches, brings the funk...stories, stories, stories. First published August 17, 2017

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Stephen Rutledge: CC#150 Prolific is putting it mildly

05/24/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Stephen Rutledge writes for The WOW Report (World of Wonder)....more prolifically than anyone has a right to!

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Tim Connell: Coffeeshop Conversations #149 / Lisa Helfer talks to the virtuoso mandolinist.

05/17/2018 | 0 comments

By LISA HELFER // Tim Connell tells Lisa Helfer how he has created a sophisticated and original global mandolin style.

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Ben Jones: Coffeeshop Conversations #148 / Big Ben the bass man has a lot to say.

05/10/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // One of Portland's busiest bass players talks about playing with the Nevilles, in his own bands and everyone else's!

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Paul Mazzio: Coffeeshop Conversations 147 / Jazz trumpeter takes a solo

05/03/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Paul Mazzio, a mainstay in the Oregon Jazz world for a long time. He has his own ensembles but he’s also known as one of those go-to guys when fine players want to add a trumpet ...

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