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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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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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