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Join host Jeni Wren Stottrup each week to reconnect to your bad creative self. We'll dive into the mindset of creation, and how we got stuck in the first place, from the way media shapes us to how habits are formed. Each week we'll introduce you to the mindsets, technologies and practices to help you reignite your my passion for your content or art, take control, and find the confidence to live the life you always wanted.
 
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The Waterfront Blues Festival is right around the corner…the Fourth of July weekend, as you know.Over the years, OMN has given you inside looks at how it runs, besides keeping you informed about the musicians.Today Louis Pain is here, or King Louie as he likes to be known. We all know he’s a master of the Hammond B-3, but did you know he has a thri…
 
Regular listeners to this podcast, and even irregular listeners may or may not remember that for the past few weeks I’ve invited some of my favorite guests to come to the Artichoke Café while I have a window between surgeries.I’ll still make episodes, but for a little while they’ll be via Skype or something like it.Today I am happy to have Ramsey E…
 
Returning to the Artichoke Music Café with me today is Third Angle New Music Artistic Director, flutist Sarah Tiedemann, a Coffeeshop Conversations favorite.The 22-23 season has been announced and Sarah is going to tell us all about what looks to be a very exciting musical experience for everyone…musicians and listeners.After a couple of years of t…
 
Pretty Gritty, a duo featuring Sarah Anne Wolfe and Blaine Heinonen has been around since they moved to Portland from the D.C. area twelve years ago.Now Sarah is moving to the East Coast and Blaine is staying put, putting at least a temporary end to the collaboration.Maybe, maybe not.Their farewell concert is Saturday, May 28 at Artichoke Music in …
 
We’re still back at the Artichoke Music Café this week for a special occasion, the final day as Executive Director for Bob Howard.He’s retiring, there is a new head honcho in charge, his name is Paul K Ward.Bob shepherded Artichoke’s move from Hawthorne to Powell Boulevard and guided it through the pandemic.Not an easy job.The café is crowded today…
 
We are back at the Café at Artichoke Music with one of our favorite guests. And while I have this window of a month or so to be here and not on Skype before my next surgery, I’m bringing back some folks who have made great guests.Today it’s Lloyd Jones, singer, composer, guitarist and a guy who is full of great stories from a very long and producti…
 
For the first time since December, I am back at Artichoke Music in their Café. I had surgery in January…which worked and I did a few months in Skype prison.I have a new and different surgery in about a month and we’ll go back to Skype then until I heal, but for the next few weeks, it’s GREAT to be back and talking to people in person across a table…
 
You can accomplish GREAT things.. but why are you in a hurry? Reaching success takes time! Once the excitement of the start wears off, it's easy to go astray.. Now it's frustrating and you need to FIND A SOLUTION! Instead of playing Web MD for your craft to find an answer... it's time to slow your roll and come back to your foundations and reach ou…
 
Ever get the feeling that everyone you see has a podcast? Seems that way. Most of them last a few episodes and run out of steam.Some have been around long enough to re-imagine themselves and what they’re about.Gritty Birds is one like that. Our guest today makes that podcast. Her name is Jeni Wren Stottrup. You may also know her as a singer and com…
 
Every year for years and years around this time, we’ve had the Waterfront Blues Festival Artistic Director Peter Dammann let us know who’s playing even though it’s April and the festival isn’t until the fourth of July weekend.The big news is that after not having a festival in 2020 and having a truncated festival held at Zidell Yards in 2021 the fe…
 
You probably know Evan Shlaes one of two ways (or both); as a member of the New Iberians, a New Orleans Cajon/Zydeco band around here for decades.Or you know him as the proprietor of Real Good Stuff a store spectacularly full, and I mean FULL of musical things, furniture, curios…you know real good stuff.The store was destroyed in a fire late last y…
 
This week we’re diving into our STRENGTHS. I’ll dive into why we should stop focusing on our faults, how they they aren’t faults in the first place, and then guide you through an exercise that helped ME reframe how I viewed the world last fall. It’s a powerful tool that will help you fortify the strengths you already have. http://www.thepodcastersf…
 
Shawn Levy is back on the podcast. Every time he’s got a new book out, he’s kind enough to stop by and talk to us about it. Last tine it was his book of poems based on New York Times obituaries. Before that his best seller on Chateau Marmont. And before that Dolce Vita Confidential.This one is called “In on the Joke.” It’s about female comedians, n…
 
Maria Muldaur is our guest on Coffeeshop Conversations this week.She will be in Oregon for two upcoming shows; in Eugene at WOW Hall on Friday, April 8 and a sold-out show in Nehalem the next night.Right now she’s in Mill Valley, California.Don’t you dare call her a one-hit-wonder because she has been lending her voice to her own band and dozens of…
 
INESSA REPEAT #15 INTROWe’re taking a pause this week to remember an important and beloved part of Oregon’s music community.On March 9th Inessa Anderson passed away, three weeks after her husband Wayne also left us. She possessed the most beautiful radio voice I have ever heard. She was a kind and insightful interviewer. Her Inessablog was a staple…
 
Pretty pretty pretty soon we’ll be back in the Artichoke Café…just not today. But that’s ok because on the other end of this digital connection is the great bass player and composer Phil Baker who has seen the world as a member of Pink Martini since 2003.They are back touring the world but Phil has put together a show called Common Tones. It’s a tr…
 
We try not to bring our guests back too often, but in the case of Jim Brunberg, co-owner of Mississippi Studios, Revolution Hall, Polaris hall and point person in the fight to get federal and state money to our music venues…well you can understand.This one is solely about music and Jim is joined by Ben Landsverk, the other half the band they call W…
 
Regular consumers of this podcast probably know that I am a Twin Peaks fanatic. That subject has come up several times.So when I saw that singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist Rachel Brashear was doing a concert of Twin Peaks music with her band, along with performances by Jenny Conlee and also Wisteria Lodge at Alberta Abbey on Saturday, March 5.…
 
Still a few weeks away from returning to the Café at Artichoke Music so we have to put up with other means. Lucky for us I’ve got Blues harmonica player and writer Kim Field on the line. He was with us a few years ago and he’s back now because he has a new book, “The Blues Dream of Billy Boy Arnold" on the legendary Chicago Blues Harmonica player.I…
 
We’re getting closer to going back to the Artichoke Café. I mean I am. You don’t need details, but I wish we were there so I could see our podcast guest, whom I have never met.His name is Joey Prude and he does a whole of things. He’s a drummer, a DJ and he books bands into what we lovingly call Dive Bars….like the Lay Low Tavern. He’s booked lots …
 
One of these days I’ll talk about why we’ve been away from the Coffeeshop for a while.Right now I’m happy this is a new Coffeeshop Conversations episode, and hopefully it won’t be long until we’re back in the friendly confines of Artichoke Music.Our returning champion is Andrew Paul Woodworth. When we need some good cheer, he’s my first call.Little…
 
It’s Another Coffeeshop Conversations episode on an OMN family member.The holidays are all about friends and family and Marti Mendenhall who’s Marti’s Music Kitchen podcast comes to you via OMN among other choice spots on the internet is both friend and family.Her third season is on the way.What does she have in store for the future.The answer is a…
 
It has been much too long since Courtney Von Drehle of Three leg Torso has been on the podcast so we’re fixing that today.Always the clever gentleman, he’s here to tell us about their big holiday show The Elves of Frostland - Liberté par la Musique Featuring: Pepe Raphael, Jet Black Pearl, The Amazing Bubble Man, Eric Stern, Chervona and Varelse…Li…
 
Furlow introRegular listeners to this podcast know that every once in a while we let you meet an OMN person who helps bring you our content.Today, Gary Furlow is in the Café. He’s not an OMN staffer, he works here at Artichoke Music but has worked with us on several projects, including the video episodes of Coffeeshop Conversations on which he did …
 
John Waters returns to Portland for his Christmas show on Tuesday, November 30 at the Aladdin Theatre after not doing the show in the evil 2020.It’s his annual “John Waters Christmas” full of holiday cheer, John Waters style.I’ve known John since 1970 when he was the outrageous underground film maker and I was the editor of the hippie newspaper in …
 
There are a couple of guys in Portland who have been playing together for a long time. They are both guitarists. They call themselves Moon and Bike mainly because their names are Boone and Mike.Boone Johnson plays acoustic guitar and Michael Robert Swanson plays electric guitar.It’s an interesting pairing and brought into high relief when they just…
 
The Blue Cranes have a new album. That news is enough to make fans happy, but that’s not all… it is called Voices, individual collaborations with vocalists Holland Andrews, Edna Vasquez and Luz Elena Mendoza, Rebecca Sanborn, Laura Gibson, Peter Frederick, Gavin Castelton, Redray Frazier, Analisa Tornfelt and Laura Viers.It’s the best thing I’ve he…
 
Shawn Levy has a new book, not one of his show biz blockbusters, but…get the concept, poems he wrote inspired by the obituary pages of the New York Times.That’s what it says on the cover.I am somewhat sympatico with him, although I’m not a poet, because I wrote all the obits on Oregon Music News for the first eight or nine years of our existence.Wh…
 
Somehow, we’re getting closer to the holidays.Now in Oregon, one thing that always marked the holiday season was The Acoustic Guitar Summit holiday concerts.Terry Robb, Mark Hanson and our guest day, who has brought along his guitar, Doug Smith.Doug is one of the great fingerstye guitarists and of course, one of the founders of Acoustic Guitar Summ…
 
It’s another in the long line of OMN Coffeeshop Conversations. For some reason, I never introduce myself. Perhaps because there’s a byline.So let me tell you that I’m Tom D’Antoni, Editor-In-Chief and co-founder of Oregon Music News and I love doing these podcast episodes.I hope they are as much fun for ypu and that you learn as much as I do about …
 
Jim Brunberg is back with us in the Artichoke Music Café for another OMN Coffeeshop Conversation.His club, Mississippi Studios and concert venues, Revolution Hall and Polaris Hall are all open for live music.He’s been a lynchpin for organizations launched during the Pandemic to get federal money in order to survive.He has kept us all informed along…
 
On Thursday, December 4, 2014, seven years ago today, we launched this podcast, spending time with Mary-Sue Tobin on our first episode.Today she is back on episode three hundred thirteen.Why? Because we like her, she’s always fun to talk to, she is very smart and knows her shit.She’s here to talk about the state of the Quadraponnes that fabulous sa…
 
In the Artichoke Music Café with me is the co-founder of a new label which she and her co-founder Damon Bucher have launched. She goes by the name of Sappho. Her other name is Megan Andricos. She’s a long-time Portland club DJ and party promoter.The label is called Koritsi Komma which is Greek for Party Girl and they say it is “a dance music record…
 
Fifty-one years ago Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs and Englishmen album was released. It was and instant classic. You may not know a lot of backstory but by the time you finish listening to this you’ll know a bucketful because with me in the Artichoke Music Café is the percussionist from that band.You know him, he’s in the Oregon Music Hall of Fame. It’s Bo…
 
Our guest today used to be a fixture in the music scene in Oregon…then he got married and moved to Victoria…that’s in Canada. Or maybe he moved first. I dunno. But whatever, that’s where David Vest lives now.And he’s won all kinds of national awards there.He is releasing his first recordings in three years. Two CDs, both live but very different fro…
 
From the friendly confines of the Artichoke Café once again. It’s time to try to understand what the hell is going on with our ability to go hear live music in person and find out what club owners are dealing with.Without clubs and concert venues, we’re sunk and sunk is not a good way to enjoy a live band.Neil Leeborg who is a co-owner of the Goodf…
 
This is a special episode of Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music and one in a series of radio interviews I did thirty years ago.Still listening or reading? I’m grateful.I was doing a talk show for the American Radio Network when radio networks meant something. And it was before the internet too, in the days of newspapers and pay phones.I dec…
 
Back in masks at Artichoke Café because the governor said to. She knows more about it than I do.Thankfully someone is here with me. His name is Noah Kite, he’s a singer, composer and guitarist who has a new album out this week called Drunk Lil’ Guy.In case you’re wondering, he is not the drunk lil guy. We’ll get into that.He calls what he does Cham…
 
Composer/guitarist Ryan Meagher is in the Artichoke Café with me today at yet another turning point in the long sad saga of trying to make and listen to music during the pandemic.He’s one of the folks who plan and execute the Montavilla Jazz Festival around this time every year. OMN is happy to be a sponsor. It’s the festival home for what we used …
 
It’s lovely to be joined in the Artichoke Café today by singer, guitarist, composer and all-around great person, Mary Flower.She’ll be a part of a celebration here at Artichoke they’re calling Summerfest, Thursday through Sunday, August 26th through 29th with a full lineup of not only your Artichoke favorites but some folks you’d never expect like …
 
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