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Steve Wilkinson on his first solo album Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #405

11/30/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Steve Wilkinson just released his first solo album, recorded in New Mexico at Rob Stroup's studio. You know him from Gravel Pit, Mission 5 and Wilkinson Blades. 


Jeremy Wilson and his friend Mic

Jeremy Wilson on the Next Waltz, the Foundation and the music / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #404

11/21/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Jeremy Wilson is here to let us in on the preparations for this weekend's annual The Next Waltz concert and how the Foundation is doing and what's up with him?


Ben Darwish's First Portland concert in eight years / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #403

11/20/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Portland native now Los Angelino returns for a concert of "High Energy Jazz" at Mississippi Studios on Tuesday, November 21.


John Waters on his annual holiday show / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #402

11/13/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // John Waters returns to Portland this week for his annual "A John Waters Christmas" show at the Aladdin Theater. It is sold out. He's had quite a year.


Arietta Ward brings light and inspiration: Looking forward to another 400 episodes of Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #401

11/06/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // As we begin another 400 episodes of the podcast, MizEtta is at Artichoke with her own special brand of light and inspiration 


Photo by Amanda Gresham

Dave Fleschner: The courage to endure rehab. Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #400

10/30/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Pianist Dave Fleschner's tale of spending time fighting addiction.


Sarah Tiedemann: Third Angle's 2023-24 season. The Artistic Director gives us a preview / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #399

10/14/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Third Angle New Music's Artistic Director Sarah Tiedemann on each of the exciting new season, already in progress.


Darrell Grant's latest honors the Jacksons, Milt and Carlton / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #398

10/03/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // A new album Our Mister Jackson honoring Milt of the MJQ and the late Carlton, beloved Portland drummer who plays on it. The album release concert takes place at Hallowed ...


Doug MacLeod: Blues stringer and storyteller / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #397

09/22/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The legendary Mr. MacLeod is coming to Artichoke Music on Saturday, October 7.


Anthony Pidgeon: OMN photographer...how he does it / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #395

08/24/2023 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Meet OMN photographer Anthony Pidgeon who has been capturing musical moments for us for a decade. Discover life in the photographer's pit.


Tevis left, Shoehorn right.

Shoehorn talks with Tevis Hodge Jr. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #395

08/10/2023 | 0 comments

By Michael Shoehorn Conley // Shoehorn sits in the anchor chair for this episode and talks with Bluesman Tevis Hodge, Jr who he has played with. Listen to two musicians talk about their music.


Eddie Montejo and Swing Dancing in Portland / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #394

08/03/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Swing dancing remains a popular thing to do. Drummer/Bandleader Eddie Montejo is right in the middle of it with his Rhythm Wreckers Dance Band.


Photo by Jason Quigley

Skip vonKuske on leaving Oregon: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #393

07/20/2023 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Why is Skip vonKuske moving to the east coast? PLUS EXCLUSIVE! At the end of our conversation, listen to AFT, a new tune just recorded on July 19! It will release at The Cello Goodbye ...


Rita Rega on this year's Cathedral Park Jazz Festival / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #392

07/12/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Once again it's time for the free Cathedral Park Jazz Festival under that beautiful bridge in St. Johns. Jazz Society of Oregon's Rita Rega tells us all about everyone who is playing ...


The return of Andy Stokes NW's King of Soul: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #391

06/30/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Northwest King of Soul Andy Stokes is back being busy and productive and sounding better than ever, if that's possible. He's playing at the Waterfront Blues Festival on Monday, July ...


Painting by Diane Russell

BLUES FESTIVAL ENCORE: Peter Dammann on nearly all of the 2023 Waterfront Blues Festival Lineup. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music

06/22/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Waterfront Blues Festival Artistic Director returns for his annual visit to tell us all about who's playing and why.


Dr. John at the 2016 Waterfront Blues Festival / Photo by John Rudoff

Jack Heyrman: How he produced Dr. John's first and only solo albums / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #390

06/16/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // In 1981 Jack Heyrman ran a small label in Baltimore, Maryland called Clean Cuts. Here's the story of how he convinced Dr. John to make his first solo album, Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack. It ...


Amelia Lukas on SoundsTruck NW, a new mobile music venue / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #389

06/08/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Amelia Lukas talks about SoundsTruck NW, a brand new mobile stage, complete with concerts which  begins its inaugural season on Sunday, June 18 at Cathedral Park


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