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Soul / Hip-Hop

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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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Eminem: GNAT / OMN Featured Video

01/12/2021 | 0 comments

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

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Brian Jackson will do an evening of Gil Scott Heron, February 23.

Portland Jazz Festival 2021 / Streaming but happening: Schedule announced

11/16/2020 | 0 comments

PDXJazz announces the schedule for the 2021 PDX Jazz Festival..all-streaming from Jack London Review. February 18-27. Tickets on sale Friday 11/20.

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Ramsey Embick: Composer/Pianist/Unique individual / Coffeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #267

10/22/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Ramsey Embick is a composer, pianist, producer in multiple genres...and an all around unique individual. Find our why.

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Charlie Brown III: Keyboardist for all seasons / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #265

10/08/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Keyboardist Charlie Brown III plays Funk, Jazz, Gospel, Hip Hop, Indie....he plays it all. Find out where it all comes from.

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Chance Hayden / The Comedown feat. Sarah Clarke / Video

09/28/2020 | 0 comments

A new video collaboration with Chance Hayden and Sarah Clarke.

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LaRhonda Steele live-streaming on OMN Live tonight at 6pm

09/27/2020 | 0 comments

The spectacular singer LaRhonda Steele will live-stream a performance for OMN Live Sunday, September 27 at 6pm on the OMN Facebook page.

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Sarah Clarke: Finding much meaningful activity while shut town / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #263

09/24/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI /// Sarah Clarke, Dirty Revival's singer has helped form Musicians In Solidarity and People Records...and that's not all.

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Michael Quinby: Hunting for new game / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #263

09/17/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Michael Quniby, the leader of The funky Roseland Hunters is up to new things while keeping a revival a possibility.

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Smoky Places : The Corsairs

09/10/2020 | 0 comments

Might as well make the best of it. This is from 1961.

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Steve Berlin of Los Lobos: Learning how to play all over again Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #262

09/10/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Los Lobos saxophonist Steve Berlin has spent the quarantine re-learning how to play his instrument. Also, find out about the new Los Lobos album!

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OMN Legacy story: Eddie Martinez talks to Inessa: A deep musical dive / Audio

09/09/2020 | 0 comments

By INESSA // The great session guitarist has a new album of his own. Eddie talks with Inessa, Ty Hitzemann and Wayne Anderson. / Originally published December 16, 2018

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Lee Fields: A Soul man in his own right / Audio

09/02/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Go deep with Soul singer Lee Fields. A Coffeeshop Conversation without the coffeeshop.

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Mural by Alex Chiu, Photo by Adolfo Cantu Villarreal

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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