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Art Levine and Tom D'Antoni: Our favorite interviews : Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #345

08/02/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // OMN's National Editor and my life-long friend Art Levine and I talk about our favorite interviews with musicians and some others. Both funny and surprising. James Brown, Ruth Brown, ...


Ryan Meagher on the 2022 Montavilla Jazz Festival / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music

07/29/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Guitarist/composer Ryan Meagher is the Programming Director of the Montavilla Jazz Festival. He tells us about ALL of the players in this year's Festival August 19-21....in  Portland's ...


Margaret Slovak: The guitarist's saga continues with a new album / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #342

07/15/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Former Portland/now Austin guitarist, composer's long saga to her return to health, her career, a move to Austin, a husband and a new album dedicated to him.


Bobby Smith: On Summer of Sound and what's up at XRAY / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music

07/07/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Bobby Smith is Archivist/Producer at Albina Music Trust. They're having a "Summer of Sound" festival. He's also a DJ at XRAY and he has some news about that.


Peter Dammann on the 2022 Waterfront Blues Festival / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #333

06/30/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The Waterfront Blues Festival returns to its traditional home on the July 4 weekend...all four stages and lots of music. Artistic Director/Ace guitarist Peter Dammann explains it all.


King Louie and his wife, business partner and Queen Tracy Turner-Pain

King Louie: All about the Hammond B3 / CC#340

06/07/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Louis Pain aka King Louie knows more about the Hammond B3 organ than nearly anyone. He's a master of playing and he also is the source for finding one to play since he runs a rental ...


Sarah Tiedemann: Third Angle's Artistic Director's new season / Coffeeshop Conversatons @ Artihoke Music C#338

05/26/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Third Angle New Music's Artistic Director Sarah Tiedemann is in the Cafe to tell us all about their new and exciting 2022-23 season.


Photo by Elizabeth Campbell

Farewell to Artichoke's retiring Bob Howard / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #337

05/19/2022 | 2 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Bob Howard just retired as Artichoke Music's Executive Director. Therin lie some tales.


Hanging with the one and only Lloyd Jones / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #336

05/11/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // A fun hang with Lloyd Jones. And he brought his guitar.


Meg Morrow of the PJCE and Meg Samples of KMHD. It's the same person Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #355

05/04/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Meg Morrow was recently named Executive Director of the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble. She is also KMHD's Meg Samples. Find out her plans for putting her stamp on PJCE and her dream ...


Jeni Wren Stottrup: Gritty Birds 2.0 and podcast therapy / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #334

04/21/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Jeni Wren Stottrup is a podcaster, podcast and voice coach, singer, composer and a lot of other things. Find out where Gritty Birds, the name of her podcast came from.


Evan Shlaes: Rising from the ashes, literally. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #332

04/11/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // As if the pandemic weren't enough, Evan Shlaes' store burned down. The store has reopened at a different location and his bands are gigging again.


Shawn Levy: A great new book on female comedians / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #331

03/31/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Another new book by Shawn Levy, the former Oregonian movie critic. This time it's In On the Joke on the lives of the early female standup comedians, from Moms Mabley to Joan ...


Maria Muldaur: From Marin with Soul / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #330

03/24/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Soul, Blues, Folk, Jazz....Maria Muldaur can do and has done it all. She's coming to Oregon on April 8 and 9. Look out!


Rachel Brashear and Aaron Tomasko make latkes - Marti's Music Kitchen

03/22/2022 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // We’re taking a trip to NE Portland to visit new friends Rachel Brashear and Aaron Tomasko at their food-cart, Sweet Lorraine’s Latkes and More. 


A Coffeeshop Conversation with Inessa from 2015

03/14/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Listen to a Coffeeshop Conversation  between Inessa and I. From March 2015


Photo by Attila Jurecska

Phil Baker: A tribute to McCoy concert while on break from Pink Martini / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music#329

03/10/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Pink Martini's bass player, Phil Baker will lead a concert in tribute to McCoy Tyner on Saturday, March 12 at The Old Chuch with some of our finest Jazz musicians. He'll talk about that ...


Jim Brunberg and Ben Landsverk: A new(ish) Wonderly album / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #328

03/03/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Wonderly is Jim Brunberg and Ben Landsverk. Their new album release is Friday, March 18 at the Show Bar at Revolution Hall. That's what they talk about.


Rachel Brashear on her upcoming Twin Peaks show / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #327

02/25/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Rachel Brashear goes Lynchian at Alberta Abbey on Saturday, March 5 with her band doing music from Twin Peaks. Special solo video preview included.


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