Cynthia Orlando is lifelong music enthusiast. Raised in southern California, both her parents were musicians. She reviews pop, rock, Indie, blues, Native American and bluegrass artists. You can follow her on Twitter. Listen to PRP
Much is always being written about Indie musicians and Indie bands, but there are so many great Indie acts out now – especially this year, it seems, it’s harder than ever to keep up. But keep up we shall, and … Continue Reading
The great country of Ireland can’t seem to stop pumping out stellar music this year. In 2014 we’ve watched the rise of Irish rock band Kodaline and relished the debut album of meteoric singer-songwriter Hozier, also from Ireland. Before … Continue Reading
The beloved heartland rock band Augustana, along with England’s alt-pop darlings Scars on 45 are scheduled to play Portland soon. So get focused, procure tickets and gather your friends up for a night of fun…here’s why.
One of America’s favorite blues-rock bands, The Black Keys, and rising star, English singer-songwriter Jake Bugg, enthralled an almost-full house Friday night at Portland’s Moda Center. Concertgoers dressed appropriately for the Halloween night, though there were few tricks and far … Continue Reading
Thinking about starting your holiday shopping early, or looking for new tunes to get you through the upcoming rainy season? Search no further than “Hozier,” the self-titled new release from Ireland’s Andrew Hozier-Byrne. These 13 compelling engaging tracks deliver musical … Continue Reading
Two years after their “An Awesome Wave” debut, English indie rock band Alt-J return with “This Is All Yours,” a strange, perplexing, but often beautiful and engaging release that draws on elements of folk, pop, rock and electronica, sometimes within … Continue Reading
If you haven’t yet purchased a copy of “The Breeze” – Eric Clapton’s album tribute to blues musician JJ Cale released at the end of July – here’s the persuasion you might need. Sure, these 16 tracks are comfortable – … Continue Reading
If you’re in the market for new music that’s both folksy and can kick up some excitement, consider “Animal Dreams” by Seattle-based Americana artist Kate Lynne Logan. PRP’s Contributing Music Enthusiast, Cynthia Orlando, brings us the details.
I’m sincerely hoping any diehard Kodaline fans out there forgive the tardiness of this writeup on their new release, “In a Perfect World.” But honestly, some of us over here in the U.S. haven’t heard much about them just yet.… Continue Reading
Rock, pop and rhythm and blues legend Steve Winwood and his band performed a full, satisfying set list before an enthralled crowd Saturday night at Troutdale’s idyllic outdoor McMenamins Edgefield. Our roving music reporter, Cynthia Orlando, was there!
American singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne’s new “Supernova” release is a whimsical, oft-times comforting collection of folk-rock tracks that’s far lighter and more accessible than his first four releases. It opens on the rich notes of “Lavender,” a retro, almost 60s-sounding track … Continue Reading
If you’re in the mood for new music, solid songwriting and old-fashioned rock n’ roll anthems, lend an ear to Augustana’s “Life Imitating Life” released just this week from Washington Square, their new label.
An artist of epic proportions, Bruce Cockburn performs at Eugene’s “WOW” Hall.
Canadian folk/rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn (pronounced “Co-Burn”) performed before a full house of fans and music lovers at Eugene’s WOW Hall Tuesday night, chatting briefly between … Continue Reading
It’s been five years since her last album “The List,” but Rosanne Cash is back with a new release that puts to rest any possible doubts about her continued relevancy as a highly and finely skilled musician. Let’s just cut … Continue Reading