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Darrell Grant: A new composition and a new music video for our time. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #256

08/06/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Darrell Grant, composer, pianist and teacher has a new composition, "Take Flight," which he says, "offers hope, solace, and inspiration to forge a new way forward." Hear him talk about ...

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Original photo by Norm Eder

Arietta Ward performs Sunday July 26 OMN Live 6pm on the OMN Facebook page

07/25/2020 | 0 comments

The OMN Lve series continues with Soul/Gospel/Hip Hop vocalist Arietta Ward life-streaming on Sunday, July 26 at 6pm on the OMN Facebook page.

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Photo by Ashley Walters

Blossom + Sanctuary Produce Farms : R&B singer stops to smell (and grow) the cauliflower

07/24/2020 | 0 comments

By RACHEL GOOD// Share the land: singer Blossom reimagines community supported agriculture at Sanctuary Produce Farm.

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Tony Ozier: It helps to be multi-talented during a pandemic. Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #255

07/23/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and scenemaker Tony Ozier just finished a run of 20 new tunes in 20 consecutive weeks...in the middle of a pandemic. How does he do it?

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Lady A at the Waterfront Blues Festival / OMN photo

Lady A: The singer not the group. Her story. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #254

07/14/2020 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Blues/Soul singer Lady A has been calling herself that for decades. Recently Lady Antebellum got suddenly woke and changed their name to hers. Singer Lady A talks about the battle for ...

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Farnell Newton, a new label of his own and keeping very busy in the time of covid / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #253

07/09/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The unstoppable trumpeter, composer, producer, label owner with a new album on his own label lofijazzsoul.

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Allen Toussaint 2015 Waterfront Blues Festival / Photo by Anthony Pidgeon

Allen Toussaint: Familiar songs and brand new tunes at the 2015 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival - video interview and review

07/01/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Allen Toussaint played the 2015 Waterfront Blues Festival on July 3. He died the following November. Here's a video interview from a few weeks before the festival.Plus coverage of the ...

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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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Denson at the 2013 Waterfront Blues Festival Photo by Jon T. Cruz

Karl Denson: Waterfront Blues Festival, July 5, 2013 / Audio interview

06/30/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Karl Denson fills a very important place in the Jazz/Funk nexus. His tunes are complex enough to make any Jazz fan happy, but funky enough to make you dance. This was the original function ...

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Waterfront Blues Festival 2020: Enjoying past festivals online and on TV and radio...and your front yard

06/27/2020 | 0 comments

Since there's no festival this year, you can see and hear past festivals on KOIN-TV and KBOO and through the Bluesfest Bandwagon.

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The New Normal: Quarantine Can’t Stop Tyrone Hendrix

06/24/2020 | 1 comments

By RACHEL GOOD // Drummer/composer Tyrone Hendrix has been busy during the pandemic. Here's proof.

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Gregory Porter - "Mr Holland" / A song for today's world

06/16/2020 | 0 comments

Gregory Porter's new tune, "Mr. Holland" a song about equality.

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Ain't No Mountain High Enough — Portland Musicians for COVID-19 Relief

04/07/2020 | 0 comments

In support of Jeremy Wilson Foundation's GoFundMe campaign for its COVID-19 Oregon Musicians’ Relief Fund to offer financial assistance, and connection to resources for medical, housing, and ...

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TobyMac at Veterans Memorial Coliseum 03/01/2020 Photos

03/07/2020 | 0 comments

By MIGUEL PADILLA //

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Photo by Diane Russell @ Portland Jazz Festival, Revolution Hall 2/20/2020

Liv Warfield: She runs away and joins the circus! Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #235

03/05/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Liv Warfield is having a busy year with great performances and plans....including the circus.

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Tate Peterson of the Resolectrics: Taking it at your own pace Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #234

02/27/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Tate Peterson is the guitarist and one of the founders of the popular Soul/Americana/Rock band The Resolectrics. They've got longevity. Find out why.

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Tahirah Memory: Producing- Writing- Loss- Staying Healthy School Night Pizza Marti's Music Kitchen EPS2-32

02/01/2020 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // Tahirah Memory's career is in high-gear. So how does she balance being a single parent with extended International tours? And how does she stick to her health and fitness regimen ...

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