There’s always that next band, artist or musician with talent aplenty just waiting to be discovered by we, the music lovers of the world.

Who are the most promising acts, and which artists have the staying power to make the … Continue Reading “Music Scene: new and noteworthy”

Last week on the show I got to hang out with the Portland based electronic synth pop duo, Cloudlines. We spent the evening playing their influences and talking to them about their creative process. Some of the band’s influences … Continue Reading “Sounds of PDX with Cloudlines”

Just days before releasing her new single Yes Means Yes, recording artist Hannah DiMo joined me on the program. In the first hour we listened to Hannah’s influences as she shared some insight into her writing process. Listeners were … Continue Reading “Sounds of PDX with Hannah DiMo”

It was such fun to have singer-songwriter, Hayley Lynn on Sounds of PDX. We talked about Hayley’s musical influences – and working with Portland producer, Kyle Devine. Kyle and Hayley recently released a 12 track LP called Bring Continue Reading “Sounds of PDX with Hayley Lynn”

About a month after releasing his latest LP, Jacob Westfall joined me on the program. During the show we listened to some of Jacob’s biggest influences including John Mayer, Bon Iver, Brandi Carlile and more.  Our listeners got to hear … Continue Reading “Sounds of PDX with Jacob Westfall”

On this episode of the show I spoke with Michael Jonas of Rational Unicorn Legal Services LLC. As my listeners know I like to dive into all angles of the music business so here was my chance to pick … Continue Reading “Sounds of PDX with Michael Jonas of Rational Unicorn Legal Services LLC”

It’s been 3 years since Mark Knopfler’s eighth solo studio release, “Tracker.”

Today he’s back with “Down the Road Wherever,” and more than a dozen satisfying Celtic folk-rock compositions sure to gladden the hearts of his fans.

The fingerstyle guitarist … Continue Reading “Into the sunset with Mark Knopfler’s newest”

On the heals of releasing his new single Retrograde Now, recording artist LEO ISLO joined me on the show. During the broadcast LEO ISLO shared some of his influences including SG Lewis, Toro y Moi, Jai Paul, and more. … Continue Reading “Sounds of PDX with LEO ISLO”

Recently William Fitzsimmons was in Portland to play a show at The Old Church concert hall in downtown. Just hours before the concert William dropped by the station to talk about his current tour, latest LP, and play a few … Continue Reading “Drop-In Session with William Fitzsimmons”

A month before the release of their Train LP, Green Mountain Guild stopped by the station to talk about the new album and their plans for 2019. The band was kind enough to give our listeners an early listen to … Continue Reading “Sounds of PDX with Green Mountain Guild”

On the lookout for new tunes that are entertaining, inspiring, uplifting? Music by UK singer-songwriter Andy Ruddy may be just what you’re looking for.

His 2015 “Everything is in Order” debut was an astounding collection of indie folk tracks – … Continue Reading “Andy Ruddy, an artist to watch”

Last week I had the opportunity to speak with one of my favorite singer-songwriters, William Fitzsimmons. He is currently on tour supporting his latest LP, Mission Bell which is a heartfelt and sonically brilliant record. This Wednesday night William … Continue Reading “Interview with William Fitzsimmons”

Tuesday night on Sounds of PDX, Sarah Wild dropped by to talk about the release of her latest EP, Underworld. During the show our listeners were treated to the radio debut of Underworld and the stories behind making … Continue Reading “Sounds of PDX: Sarah Wild “Underworld” EP Release”

A few months before putting out their Heartbeat EP, My Brothers And I stopped by the show to chat about the new album and preview music off of the upcoming release.  During the broadcast I spoke with the band … Continue Reading “Sounds of PDX: My Brothers And I EP Release”

The day before releasing her “I Am Because I AM” EP, Kingsley dropped by the studio to talk to us about the new project. During the broadcast she gave us an inside look behind the making of the … Continue Reading “Sounds of PDX: Kingsley EP Release Drop-In-Session”

All-in-all it was a provocative year for music.

At PRP we had delicious new genre-twisting music from twenty one pilots…impressive pop splendor from Shawn Mendes, plus boldly beautiful alt-rock from England’s The 1975. Ray Lamontagne gifted fans with exceptional folk-rock … Continue Reading “The year in music”

We here at Portland Radio Project take a lot of pride in making sure our listeners always know about the latest and greatest happenings in the local music scene. Thankfully we had the opportunity to introduce to you local band … Continue Reading “Drop-in Session with Louder Oceans”

With summer fading into the rear-view mirror and winter fast approaching, keeping a stack of good music on-hand seems like a wise plan.

One consistently creative band whose music should be in your library?

Baltimore-based Beach House. Their tasteful … Continue Reading “Recharge with music from Beach House”

Once in a blue moon a new song comes along that stops you in your tracks. Such was the case last week when we stumbled upon Color Palette’s new “Sunburn” single on Twitter.

It’s one of two tracks the Washington … Continue Reading “Color Palette’s new “Sunburn” hits all the right notes”

We love to spotlight local artists on Portland Radio Project…it’s what we do! And to have the opportunity to feature local alternative rockers The Shrike…well…what an honor!

In the midst of their latest tour, members of The Shrike stopped … Continue Reading “Drop-in Session with The Shrike”