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Pickathon 2019. OMN Photo by Carmen Kintz

2021 Pickathon Canceled / Read their full statement

06/20/2021 | 0 comments

As it was last year, there will be no Pickathon this summer. Read their full statement about cancelation and refunds.


Third Angle Artistic Director Sarah Tiedemann: A new festival and 2021 plans / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #298

06/17/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Artistic Director Sarah Tiedemann, gives us the lowdown on what Third Angle has been up to and the happy rundown of their Fresh Air Fest coming on Sunday, July 11 at Sauvie Island. Extra-added: ...


Jenny Don t & The Spurs (l to r): Sam Henry, Jenny Don t, Kelly Halliburton and Christopher March.

Jenny Don't & The Spurs rocking out with new album, summer tour dates

06/11/2021 | 0 comments

By Phil Favorite// Portland cowpunk combo overcomes obstacles to record, release 'Fire On The Ridge' on Portland's Fluff & Gravy Records; catch them at the Jackalope Jamboree in Pendleton


Dr. Kaufman at age 8. She says,  To paraphrase poet William Wordsworth,  The Child is Mother of the Woman. ”

Dr. Diane Kaufman: A song to help stop suicide. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #297

06/10/2021 | 2 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Child psychiatrist Diane Kaufman, also a poet and artist, has a suicide prevention song for those struggling with those issues.


Photo by Diane Russell at 2019 Waterfront Blues Festival.

Curtis Salgado wins Blues Music Award for Best Male Soul Blues Singer/ All the other winners plus his OMN interview.

06/07/2021 | 1 comments

Oregon Treasure Curtis Salado, riding his latest album Damage Control, won the 2021 Blues Music Award for Best Male Soul Blues Singer. Here are all the rest of the winners plus the OMN Coffeeshop ...


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.


Alchemy Shed Series - Karen Lovely with Ben Rice, Lisa Mann, and Dave Meylan and then shut down by neighbor noise complaints - 05/30/2021 - Photos

05/31/2021 | 0 comments

By DIANE RUSSELL // Photo Gallery: Karen Lovely and Ben Rice and then the venue had to shut down the Alchemy Shed venue because of neighbor complaints. Apparently not to return.


Montavilla Jazz Festival Season Launch: Mel Brown B3 Organ Group - 05/29/2021 - Photos

05/31/2021 | 0 comments

By DIANE RUSSELL // Mel Brown's B3 Organ Group helps launch 2021 Montavilla Jazz Festival Season


Jim Brunberg on Oregon Arts Recovery and saving our venues. Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #295

05/26/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Jim Brunberg is part of a new organization called Oregon Arts Recovery. Venues big and small have united to get federal money that Oregon already has in order to help our music venues ...


Lula Wiles

New releases 5/21/21

05/21/2021 | 0 comments

All the new vinyl (that means records) and CD's out this week. Courtesy Music Millennium


Karen Lovely: Singer/composer/first responder / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #294

05/20/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Karen Lovely hasn't been making much music during the pandemic. She has been (and still is) a full-time first responder/advocate for victims of domestic violence.


Brian Koch and Kara Harris are Dead Lee. Photos by Mathieu Lewis-Rolland

Dead Lee emerge from pandemic with new record, 'Ride Or Die', string of dates

05/19/2021 | 0 comments

By Phil Favorite// Cosmic-folk duo to open a sold-out show with Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters at Alberta Street Pub in Portland, Thursday, May 20


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!


Country singer William Surly performs for Whiskey Wednesday at Landmark Saloon in Portland.

Whiskey Wednesday returns to Landmark Saloon

05/11/2021 | 0 comments

By Phil Favorite// A staple of the local country music scene, Whiskey Wednesday at Landmark Saloon has a different look and feel but remains a crowd pleaser



New releases 5/8/21

05/08/2021 | 0 comments

All the new music out this week. CD and vinyl. Courtesy Music Millennium.


Lennox Kendall Woodworth says  Hello world!

Andrew Paul Woodworth: Making music and having a baby during the pandemic / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #292

05/06/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Andrew Paul Woodworth returns near the end of the pandemic as he did at the beginning, to bring a smile and show off the work he and his wife did during that time.....a son named Lennox. ...


Rebecca Conner: "Own Melody" / OMN Featured Video Premiere

05/03/2021 | 0 comments

Rebecca Conner shares her story about coming into her own and finding her Own Melody in this new video, premiering here. Album release show will be May 21st at Alberta Street Pub


Casey McBride: A new EP from the Drummer and Mafia Historian

04/30/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Casey McBride has combined a career in music with his job as Mafia historian. His new EP is called Gangsters and Ghosts.  Find out how. Listen to him talk about it on an episode ...


Marcia Hocker: Multi-talented and ready for the next big thing. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #291

04/29/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Marcia Hocker...Jazz educator, KBOO radio host, singer and a lot more. Ready for her next major role.


Scott Jeffries to debut solo songs with a full band at Alberta Street Pub

04/28/2021 | 1 comments

By PHIL FAVORITE// Portland singer-songwriter will play songs from his solo debut 'Bloom' at Alberta Street Pub in Portland on Thursday, April 29


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