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Mac Gollehon: Experimental Musical Dimensions - An Interview

05/04/2022 | 0 comments

By MIKE LEWIS // For decades Mac Golllehon has been recording and performing with some of the biggest names in the business. The trumpeter has found himself working alongside artists including Duran ...


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

04/15/2022 | 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.


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 ...


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.


Best of 2021: Stephanie Schneiderman and Tony Furtado: Video episode / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #301

01/11/2022 | 0 comments

Everybody is doing their best-of 2021’s and why should we be any different? We’re not. We’re as exhausted at the twists and turns doled out by 2021 as anyone, and gearing up for more ...


Boone Johnson of Moon and Bike: Ambient meets Americana / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #319

11/11/2021 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // A new duo made up of guys who have been playing together for decades. Moon and Bike combine acoustic and electric guitars. The gigs are starting to happen. Next one is Friday, December ...


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Reed Wallsmith: Blue Cranes make a masterpiece / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #318

11/04/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // After a long wait, the new Blue Cranes album is out and it's magnificent. Individual vocal collaborations. Reed Wallsmith talks about it. Track at the end.


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Music at the 2021 Portland Marathon

10/07/2021 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL CONLEY// An inside look at music at the 2021 Portland Marathon from Michael Conley, aka Shoehorn, a musician who played it.


Noah Kite: Chamber Folk and a new album / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #307

08/19/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Noah Kite calls what he does "Chamber Folk." Find out what it is and all about his new album, Drunk Lil Guy, our this week.


Ryan Meagher: All about the 2021 Montavilla Jazz Festival / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #305

08/11/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Everything you want to know about the 2021 Montavilla Jazz Festival, August 20-22 from guitarist/composer/co-curator Ryan Meagher.


Galen Clark: Outer Orbit to Trio Subtonic / Coffeeshop Conversations at Artichoke Music #303

07/23/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Galen Clark of Outer Orbit, Trio Subtonic and other ensembles talks about juggling multiple bands and emerging from the pandemIc.


Third Angle Artistic Director Sarah Tiedemann: A new festival and 2021 plans / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #298

06/17/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Artistic Director Sarah Tiedemann, gives us the lowdown on what Third Angle has been up to and the happy rundown of their Fresh Air Fest coming on Sunday, July 11 at Sauvie Island. Extra-added: ...


Eric Stern plays "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" (Stride Piano Part 1) / Jukebox Radio #7

01/11/2021 | 0 comments

JUKEBOX RADIO EPISODE 7-STRIDE PIANO Part 1! While it IS all about the bass, to really learn about Stride Piano, you first gotta learn about Ragtime, and to learn about Ragtime you gotta learn about the ...


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