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greaterkind live-streaming on OMN Live Sunday at a special time - 3pm

09/19/2020 | 0 comments

greaterkind will be spreading love and inclusivity through the medium of music and agriculture as they live-stream On OMN Live Sunday September 20 at 3pm on the OMN Facebook page.

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Skip vonKuske live-streams on OMN Live Sunday September 13 6pm

09/12/2020 | 0 comments

See cellist Skip vonKuske perform live on the OMN Faceook page, Sunday at 6pm on the OMN Facebook page as part of the weekly OMN Live series.

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Lisa Lipton: A busy clarinetist and executive with a concert on her birthday / Coffeeshop Conversations at Artichoke Music #256

08/20/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Lisa Lipton,  clarinetist , executive, conductor and all-around music whirlwind (and woodwind) tells us about her upcoming and wildly diverse concert and well, a lot of things.

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A new video from Toots and the Maytals: "Got To Be Tough"

07/01/2020 | 0 comments

The album won't be out until the end of August but here's a taste from one of Reggae's originators.

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Skip vonKuske: The cellist at work during a pandemic / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #252

06/24/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Although Portland Cello Project, Groovy Wallpaper and Skip vonKuske's other projects, solo and otherwise are prevented from in-person appearances, he's had a busy spring.

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See Joe Kye perform on Sunday's OMN Live at 6pm

06/18/2020 | 0 comments

Joe Kye sings, composes, plays violin with and without loops. He'll perform Sunday, June 21 OMN Live on the OMN Facebook page.

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Andrea Algieri: Mbrascatu from Calabria to Portland / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #250

06/11/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Andrea Algieri of Mbrascatu will perform at 6pm on Sunday, June 14 as part of the OMN Live series on the OMN Facebook Page.

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See Martin Zarzar on this week's OMN Live - Sunday at 6pm

06/03/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Former member of Pink Martini and our own resident multi-lingual, multi-instrumentalist performs at 6pm on the OMN Facebook page as part of the OMN Live series.

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Tony Starlight: The entertainer no quarantine could hold / Coffeeshop Conversations (Not) @ Artichoke Music #248

05/28/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Think Tony Starlight hasn't been busy during the tribulations? Then you don't know Tony Starlight. Here is his full plate.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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