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Salvatore Manalo on Sounds of PDX

About three weeks before the release of the Salvatore EPrecording artist Salvatore Manalo joined me for a broadcast that featured his influences, new recordings, and a live performance.

Salvatore’s music is a genuine singer-songwriter approach to Blues and … Continue Reading

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Tara Velarde on Sounds of PDX

About a month after releasing Willow BabyTara Velarde joined me to talk about her creative process, new single, and played a few live songs for our listeners. In the first hour of the show we listened to Tara’s … Continue Reading

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Chase Atlantic on Portland Radio Project

Chase Atlantic stopped by the Portland Radio Project studio and did what they do best…won our hearts with their soulful sound and gracious charm.

The band is currently touring with Warner Bros. label mates Lights and DCF, stopping in … Continue Reading


Bo Baskoro on Sounds of PDX

From the highs of creating and releasing new music to the lows of serious health issues, singer-songwriter Bo Baskoro has had quite a year. Before hosting Bo on the program I had his music on my personal playlist, so I … Continue Reading

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Glacier Veins on Sounds of PDX

On a recent episode of Sounds of PDX I welcomed local indie-alt rock band, Glacier Veins into the studio for an in-depth interview and live performance. This last summer I was introduced to Glacier Veins and was instantly taken back … Continue Reading


Shannon Entropy Single Release on Sounds of PDX

On a recent episode of the show Shannon Entropy joined us to launch the single “No Disgrace” off of their now released debut LP Out There Ideas. This podcast features an inside look at the making of the new … Continue Reading

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Santiam on Sounds of PDX

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On this episode of the show, we had Chris Spicer and Jen Deale of Santiam stop by the station to talk about the bands latest single, songwriting process, and the sonic expansion of their new sound. Having recently released the … Continue Reading

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The Portland Playlist welcomes Ill Lucid Onset; Modern Rock for your Soul

The Portland Playlist welcomed back Ill Lucid Onset to the studio Wednesday to listen to some of their influences and recorded tracks from their new album, “Trixie Studio Sessions.” Singer-Songwriter Ryan Aiello, started Ill Lucid Onset to bring a fresh … Continue Reading

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The Portland Playlist welcomes The Colin Trio with special guest, Karyn Ann

The Portland Playlist welcomed The Colin Trio, a trio of Virginia transplants, to the studio Wednesday night. Fronted by Colin Hogan, they’re a little bit jazz, a little bit blues, and a whole lot of Southern soul. While Continue Reading

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The Portland Playlist welcomes Maurice and The Stiff Sisters; pure Pop for now people

Due to one of January’s storms, The Portland Playlist had to reschedule Maurice and The Stiff Sisters and are so happy it worked out for we would have missed meeting this fantastic local band. Fronted by Maurice Spencer, “The Stiff … Continue Reading

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The Portland Playlist welcomes Mexican Gunfight; not your typical gunfight

The Portland Playlist welcomed a band of brothers, Mexican Gunfight, to the studio for a night of conversation, influences, and original music. Mexican Gunfight is a rock band of “blues grit, country lyricism, the soulfulness of gospel, a rare … Continue Reading

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Tour stories with Fox and Bones on Sounds of PDX

Having recently returned from their European tour, Fox and Bones joined us to share stories from the road and debut new songs from their upcoming record.

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This weeks PDX Spotlight playlist focused on songs that remind us of the road … Continue Reading

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The Portland Playlist welcomes Ron Rogers & The Wailing Wind

The Portland Playlist welcomed a merry band of music makers to the studio for a night of psychedelic sounds from the 60’s to today’s which encompassed Blues, Rock, and yes, some of that Psychedelia. Joining us in the studio were … Continue Reading

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The Portland Playlist welcomes Laura Ivancie; the Three Faces of Laura

The Portland Playlist was excited to bring Laura Ivancie into the studio Wednesday night to talk about her influences and the new music she has spent the past 18 months creating. She is an artist who is continually challenging herself … Continue Reading

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Courtney Noe on Sounds of PDX

Recording artist Courtney Noe joins us on this episode of Sounds of PDX to talk about her creative process, thoughts on the Portland music scene, and her unique blending of music and fashion.

These days Portland isn’t known for its … Continue Reading

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The Portland Playlist welcomes back the Bonnie Raitt Tribute Band

The Portland Playlist was thrilled to welcome back members from the Bonnie Raitt Tribute Band. While they are an eight piece band, it was a quartet that came into the studio – Bre Gregg (vocals), Lisa Mann (vocals and … Continue Reading

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The Portland Playlist welcomes Amber Sweeney; Believing in Love

The Portland Playlist welcomed Amber Sweeney to the studio for a Drop-In Session that was perfectly timed for this moment in history because conversation covered music as healer and feminine empowerment. Amber is very much a woman’s artist for she … Continue Reading

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The Portland Playlist welcomes Ty Curtis; Blues that make you feel good

Wednesday’s ‘The Portland Playlist’ was a Bluesy good time because Ty Curtis, Jerry Jacques, and Jeff Gray paid a visit to the studio to share music influences and original tracks, (recorded and live), off Ty’s latest album “Blame … Continue Reading

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The Portland Playlist welcomes Matt Hopper; Alaskan wilds to the city

Fresh off an airplane, Matt Hopper paid a visit to The Portland Playlist Wednesday night. He is a recent transplant to Portland by way of Alaska and Idaho. It was in an Alaskan high school that he picked up the … Continue Reading

Marti’s Music Kitchen: John Dover, Trumpet Player

From the beautiful red copper flugelhorn, to the smaller piccolo trumpet, John Dover’s horns accompany him everywhere: Johnny Scotch and the Rocks shows, orchestral events, jazz quintet gigs, and trumpet lessons.

Dover is a Portland-based trumpeter and “storyteller through sound.” Continue Reading