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March Fourth's John Averill: Happy 20th Anniversary / Coffeeshop Conversations-#369

02/01/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // John Averill, one of the founders of March Fourth talks about 20 years on the road, marching and living the life. Their 20th anniversary show is Saturday March Fourth (of course) at ...

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Photo by Jayden Becker

Swatkins on his new album "Friends and Other Necessities" Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #366

01/13/2023 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Keyboardist, singer, composer and bringer of light, Steve Swatkins (aka as just Swatkins) has a new album which brings inspirational light and funky heat to a world that needs a lot ...

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Pat and Doug

Doug Rowell remembrance by Pat McDougall

01/12/2023 | 4 comments

Guitarist Doug Rowell passed on this week. Here is a remembrance by keyboardist/composer Pat McDougall.

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Anita Pointer

Ramsey Embick remembers Anita Pointer and her sisters

01/02/2023 | 1 comments

By RAMSEY EMBBICK // Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2022 Portland's Ramsey Embick had been their Music Director/Band Leader. He remembers those days in this ...

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Ramsey Embick: Adventures in the music trade / Best of Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music 2022

12/30/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // It was impossible to pick one Best-of. So many were outstanding. Here is ONE of the best. Ramsey Embick is a keyboardist, composer, producer/engineer who is fluent in just about every ...

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Sister Mercy: Rhythm and Blues band releases third album - Honey

12/09/2022 | 0 comments

Sister Mercy will perform the entire album at Catfish Lou's on Friday, December 9.

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Dave Fleschner needs help due to a head injury.

12/08/2022 | 0 comments

Dave Fleschner, long time Portland keyboardist needs help. Find out what you can do.

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Painting by Diane Russell

Clay Fuller - Waterfront Blues Festival honcho passes away

11/15/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // For decades, Clay Fuller and Peter Dammann ran the Waterfront Blues Festival. Clay died this week. Watch a video from July 12, 2012. A famous Blues Festival tale.

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Indecision by The Stains of Leisure: Video

09/16/2022 | 0 comments

Portland-based multi-media artist, The Stains of Leisure, released the new short film for the song, “Indecision,” the first single from his forthcoming debut album, ReInvention.

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Tyrone Hendrix: One busy musician/club owner / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #348

09/01/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // We caught drummer Tyrone Hendrix just before he went on the road. He's got a million things going all at once. Find out what.

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Reggie Houston at Laurelthirst Pub 8/17/22 / Photo by Diane Russell

Reggie Houston returns to Portland: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #346

08/18/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Reggie Houston returns to Portland for a visit (and eventual live-in return). And we return in-person to the Cafe at Artichoke Music. It's classic Reggie Houston storytelling.

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Coffeeshop Conversations #1: Mary-Sue Tobin / OMN's first episode from December 4, 2014

08/12/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The first of OMN's 'Coffeeshop Conversations.' Spend an hour with Mary-Sue Tobin, one of the busiest, most versatile saxophonists in Oregon. You know her from the Quaraphonnes, Soul ...

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Santana; RV Inn Style Resorts, . June 24, 2022 / Photos

07/16/2022 | 0 comments

By ANTHONY PIDGEON //

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Cathedral Park Jazz Festival 2022 begins tonight!

07/15/2022 | 0 comments

The free Cathedral Park Jazz Festival [CPJF] featuring local jazz, blues, soul, and Latin artists will take place in Cathedral Park under the historic St Johns Bridge in North Portland ...

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Bobby Smith: On Summer of Sound and what's up at XRAY / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music

07/07/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Bobby Smith is Archivist/Producer at Albina Music Trust. They're having a "Summer of Sound" festival. He's also a DJ at XRAY and he has some news about that.

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