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

11/21/2019 | 0 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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Seeking Redemption With Terry Robb At Inessa's Robin Road / audio

11/11/2019 | 0 comments

By INESSA // There’s a new album from Terry. He was able to do EVERYTHING he does as a player, and put it all into this new record, Confessin’ My Dues. And as any fan will attest, ...

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Arietta Ward: Now it's Miz. Etta's time / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #219 Audio

11/07/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Arietta Ward, who is Janice Scroggins' daughter has come into her own after a great reluctance to perform. From singing backup at the famed Dookie Jam, to fronting some of our greatest ...

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Steve Pringle, Portland Blues Radio DJ, passes away from cancer

11/04/2019 | 0 comments

Steve Pringle, beloved radio jock, passed away on Sunday morning. What was originally a Sunday, November 24th fund raiser at the Crystal Ballroom to help keep him alive will now be a celebration of his ...

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LaRhonda and Mark Steele: Soulful together / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #218

10/30/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Singer/composer LaRhonda Steele and her husband keyboardist Mark Steele visit Cafe Artichoke to talk about combining marriage and career. They perform two songs, too. Hosting this episode ...

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Frankie Redding, Jr. 1946-2019: A remembrance

10/21/2019 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN" CONLEY // Frankie Redding will be missed, not only for his music, but his cheerful demeanor and quiet good humor, which brought a peaceful energy to the room. The Portland ...

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Join the OMN 10th Anniversary Celebration - Sunday, Oct 20th at the Goodfoot / Free

10/18/2019 | 0 comments

Join OMN staff and contributors to celebrate 10 years of supporting the local music scene! Ken DeRouchie Band, Arietta Ward and Metts, Ryan and Collins. Free at the Goodfoot Lounge 5-9pm, Sunday, October ...

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Keb' Mo' at Revolution Hall on 10/04/2019 - Photos

10/06/2019 | 1 comments

By DIANE RUSSELL //

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Sheila Wilcoxson, Frankie "Funkmaster" Redding RIP / Sheila's Coffeeshop Conversations appearance Audio

10/04/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Two of Oregon's best-loved Blues/Soul/Jazz musicians passed away in the last weeks. Singer Sheila Wilcoxson had a major run as a Blues belter and closet Jazz singer, and Frankie "Funkmaster" ...

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Kim Field: Harmonica player and harmonica historian Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #214 / Audio

10/03/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Harmonica player and writer Kim Field has one of the hottest Blues bands in town, the Perfect Gentlemen. Plus listen to his story of tracking down Deford Bailey, the first African-American ...

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Lisa Mann and Allen Markel: Marriage is a two-bass hit / VIDEO Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #213

09/25/2019 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Lisa Mann and Allen Markel were married on stage at the Waterfront Blues Festival ten years ago. They both play bass. How does that work? Another VIDEO episode! Watch them perform two ...

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Gary Clark Jr. @ Edgefield on 09/13/2019 - Photos

09/14/2019 | 0 comments

By DIANE RUSSELL //

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Ezra conducting at Montavilla Jazz Festival 2019 / Photo by Diane Russell

Ezra Weiss: On leaving a musical record of these times for his children / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #210

09/05/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Composer/pianist Ezra Weiss wrote an album of music to help his children to emotionally understand, when they get older, the current times in which we live. But it didn't start that ...

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Chris Thomas King and Art Levine talk deep Blues History / Audio

08/29/2019 | 0 comments

By OMN National Editor ART LEVINE // Chris Thomas King, blues trailblazer and iconoclast, hits nation's capital this week. Guitar hotshot also challenges Blues scholars and purists: Everything ...

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