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Bruce Conte with Lydia Pense / Photo by Tina Abbaszadeh

Bruce Conte Tower of Power guitarist remembered by his friend Louis Pain

08/16/2021 | 8 comments

By LOUIS PAIN // Remembering Bruce Conte


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.


Summer of Soul: OMN National Editor Art Levine on the best music documentary ever / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music # 302

07/14/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // A music documentary that makes you cry? Questlove's "Summer of Soul" is the perfect blend of music and context. Listen to Art Levine and Tom talk about it.


Carlton Jackson passes away: Beloved drummer, band leader, broadcaster icon, friend had just turned 60 / Update

07/05/2021 | 8 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI //  Oregon's musical community in deep mourning over the loss of a great musician and an even greater man. Audio interview included.


The Bayou Boyz, Waterfront Blues Festival at Zidell Yards, July 3, 2021 / Photos

07/04/2021 | 0 comments

By JOHN RUDOFF // Photo gallery: Brian Foxworth, David Kahl, Lloyd Jones, Steve Kerin, The Bayou Boyz, Ty Curtis


Tony Coleman's Tribute to Three Kings, B.B., Albert and Freddie at 2021 Waterfront Blues Festival / audio interview

06/29/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Listen to "TC" Tony Coleman, Portlander and legendary drummer for BB King talk about his Tribute to BB, Albert and Freddie King at the 2021 Waterfront Blues Festival.on Monday, July ...


The Blues Festival as we remember it.  / Painting by Diane Russell

Peter Dammann on the 2021 Waterfront Blues Festival / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #296

06/03/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The Waterfront Blues Festival returns and Artistic Director  and ace guitarist Peter Dammann is here to tell us all about it.


Kris Deelane: Alchemy Shed a place for live music / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #293

05/13/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Singer-guitarist Kris Deelane has re-opened her lovely outdoor music venue, Alchemy Shed. First shows are this weekend!


Norman Sylvester: He sings, talks about virtual Bravo Orchestra project / Coffeeshop Conversations #289

04/15/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The Boogie Cat, Norman Sylvester on Sunday, April 18th's Bravo Youth Orchestra's Crossing Borders event....he'll also sing a little for us.


Killin' The Silence: "Life Support: / OMN Featured audio

04/14/2021 | 0 comments

Just released, Killin' the Silence gives us "Life Support" from conversations between vocalist Monivoi Vataiki, lyricist Stephen Jerome, and producer/lyricist The Stains of Leisure about near death ...


Reggie Houston moving back to New Orleans

03/29/2021 | 19 comments

Beloved saxophonist Reggie Houston is returning to New Orleans. Here's something he wants you to know.


Jimmy Mak s painting by Diane Russell

JD Stubenberg: No...Jimmy Mak's is not a dead issue / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #286

03/25/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // JD Stubenberg and Lisa Boyle are still at work on the new Jimmy Mak's four years after it closed. That's a ray of hope in bad times for music and musiciains. JD tells us about it.


Dave Fleschner: That funky keyboardist you've always heard / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #285

03/18/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Keyboardist Dave Fleschner talks about his years playing Soul, Funk and Blues including six years with Curtis Salgado.


Jarrod Lawson: A new album - relevant and funky / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #278

01/21/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Oregon's Jarrod Lawson has a new album called Be the Change. If you've been waiting for a new album from Jarrod, he'll tell you all about it. Includes the title tune at the end ...


Eminem: GNAT / OMN Featured Video

01/12/2021 | 0 comments

Mr. Mathers has a lot to say about things. Surprised?


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