I had a chance to sit in on a short Patty Griffin performance recently as she zipped through Portland showcasing songs from her new album, American Kid. Here are the stories behind several of her new songs. She’ll be … Continue Reading
Charisma and talent overflow at Mountain Air Studios when Brooks plays finger-style guitar. What is it. How did he learn it. In a moment of Zen, it seems.
If you are picking, it follows you’ll be grinning. Just can’t help … Continue Reading
I wonder where Laura will truly end up in her journey. In the brief time she’s been doing her thing, it has included college basketball, fighting fires for the U.S.Forest Service and teaching English in Buenos Aires. But music was … Continue Reading
We’ve been showing off the young and talented in these posts recently. Time to hear from a seasoned pro and share his observations through decades long experience as singer/songwriter and bandleader.
A Facebook post from Jack McMahon caught my attention … Continue Reading
One of the Portland things we do so well is happening again this weekend: musicians raising funds to help one of their own with health expenses. Portland Radio Project’s Rebecca Webb explains why it’s important.
Bruce will be playing with … Continue Reading
These days it can sometimes seem daunting to find new music with spritely, get-up-and-dance energy, intricate musicianship, and most of all, clever, poetic lyrics. Finding entire albums that offer all three is rare-to-impossible. By and far, most every track on … Continue Reading