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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.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


Photo by Bob Howard

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.


Heilung at the Roseland Theater 01/013/2020 / Photos and review

01/19/2020 | 0 comments

Photos and story by MIKE LEWIS // It’s quite easy to get lost in what Heilung brings as performers to the stage at the Roseland. This isn’t something that is merely a concert but instead ...


Neil Innes: The Bonzos, The Rutles and world domination / R.I.P

12/30/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Neil Innes of the Bonzo Dog Band and the Rutles plus Monty Python passed away on Sunday, December 29 at 75. He was as silly as he was talented musically. Here's an OMN interview from ...


(From L to R) The poster for the first Femme Fatale Productions show, by @kayapapayyaa; Femme Fatale s first logo, by @kill3r.kraft; Event poster, by @staceyfromrussia

Killer, Badass, Edgy: Femme Fatale Productions leaving Oregon

12/29/2019 | 3 comments

By C. FRANCIS O’LEARY // Femme Fatale Productions is leaving Eugene after almost a year of uplifting and centering marginalized voices in the Eugene area, but founder Rhuby Noriyuki plans to continue ...


Photo by Bob Howard

Ron Blessinger: 45th Parallel's new season and the secret signals of symphony orchestra musicians / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #202

07/10/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Ron Blessinger heads up 45th Parallel, a new music organization while holding down a violin chair in the Oregon Symphony. He returns to the podcast to let us in on what he's up to and ...


Jimmie Herrod: A voice like no other...from PSU to Paris / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #198

06/05/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Just back from a short world tour with Pink Martini, the unique singer/composer Jimmie Herrod lets us in on his world.


Shoehorn's Introduction to Electronic Tap Dancing: MIDI Triggering / Part 1

06/04/2019 | 0 comments

by MICHAEL 'SHOEHORN' CONLEY // How Shoehorn does what he does, and how you can learn how to make it happen.


Kishi Bashi: "Marigolds" / OMN Featured audio

06/03/2019 | 0 comments

Kishi Bashi's concert at The Old Church Concert Hall on June 14th is sold out. Listen to "Marigolds"


The night I interviewed Leon Redbone / Audio

05/31/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Leon Redbone passed away this week. Here's a radio phoner I did with him c.1989 for the American Radio Network. I asked him, "Leon, people want to know 'where are you at?'"


Ani DiFranco Speaks at Revolution Hall / Photos

05/16/2019 | 0 comments



Sarah Tiedemann: Artistic Director at Third Angle previewing next season / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #195

05/15/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Sarah Tiedemann is just finishing up her first full season as Artistic Director at Third Angle New Music. How did it go? What's in store for next season?


Photo by Diane Russell

Lynn Darroch: "Toys for the Buddha" - a new story set to music / audio

05/01/2019 | 1 comments

"Magical realism to show that Portland today is just as weird as it always was - and how the past has remained with us. Plus there’s a riddle about the Buddha and a suitcase full of toys." -- ...


Enrique Ugalde aka Soriah on a spectacular upcoming throat singing concert / Coffeeshop Conversation @ Catfish Lou's #192

04/25/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Soriah aka Enrique Ugalde talks about his upcoming concert at the Old Church with Chirgilchin (from Tuva) and the ethereal world of throat-singing.


Soul'd Out Festival starts this week! Here's everything you need to know

04/15/2019 | 0 comments

Get the schedule and listen to the curator talk about EVERY performer at the Soul'd Out Festival which starts this week!


Savion Glover’s All FuNK’d Up, The Concert at the Schnitz / Preview

04/08/2019 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN" CONLEY // See tapdancer Savion Glover April 9th and 10th, 2019 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland


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