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Smoking hot, blues-inspired musician Jonah Tolchin deserves a wider audience.

Not only are there no bad tracks on his new folk-rock “Thousand Mile Nights” release, he also journeyed all the way to Alabama to record most of the new release … Continue Reading

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

Earlier this year outstanding blues musician Hamish Anderson returned with his debut studio album “Trouble.”

The new release is a robust compilation of blues rockers from the smoking hot L.A.-based performer who hails from Melbourne, Australia.

A testament to his … Continue Reading

Whether you’re on the lookout for music to lift your spirits on into the New Year, or making your holiday gift list, a few of us have been poring over the works of 2016’s finest music-makers to help make things Continue Reading

The Portland Playlist welcomed award-winning mega talent, Lisa Mann, to the studio Wednesday night. This lady is one mean machine on the Bass and she has the awards to prove it: winner of the 2014 Sean Costello Rising Star … Continue Reading

After Liv Warfield’s performance at the Waterfront Blues Festival on July 3, she may deserve the moniker of hardest-working woman in show business.

Beyond her powerhouse performance and her impossibly fluid singing, she conjured up a massive mix of musical … Continue Reading

The year’s already half over and it seems like a fitting time to take stock of new music released so far.

Among the year’s highlights: in April The Lumineers released their fabulous second full-length album “Cleopatra” while Radiohead’s stellar “A … Continue Reading

We finally had a chance to hear dynamic blues guitarist Ayron Jones and his band perform live at this year’s Waterfront Blues Fest.

The 3-member Ayron Jones and The Way enthralled a continually growing crowd with their incendiary 7-track setlist … Continue Reading

Last week’s The Portland Playlist, featured a special playlist and Drop-In Session. We’ll tell you more about that playlist, but first, let’s talk about the Drop-In Session. We first heard Lilla years ago when she would sing with Nahko & Continue Reading

Fans turned out in droves to enjoy the music of young blues-rock phenomenon Ty Curtis at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival last year.

With the festival now upon us – it starts today at Portland’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park and … Continue Reading

American blues icon Bonnie Raitt performed before a packed house Sunday night at Portland’s Keller auditorium, delivering an impeccable 2-hour performance fans will likely recall for years. The stellar performer and 10 Grammy award-winner delivered what her fans come back … Continue Reading

As an artist, if you are headed to a Saturday Morning Joe for a session, you have to be strong-hearted to get going that early, not just to chat us up, but to sing and play too! For Ty Curtis? … Continue Reading

Up-and-coming blues/rock musician Hamish Anderson has been on PRP’s playlist about a year now. With 2 EP’s under his belt, the exceptionally talented Aussie toured extensively this year, performing at SXSW and playing shows up and down the west coast … Continue Reading

Continuing in the vein of his previous releases, rock singer-songwriter Kurt Vile’s new “B’lieve I’m Goin Down” satisfies with sincere and unpretentious vocals, compelling song arrangements and ponderous, intricate guitar passages.

The sixth studio album for Vile – a founding … Continue Reading

A few of us at Portland Radio Project had a chance to stop in at the 28th annual Waterfront Blues Fest in Portland on Friday.

For music lovers not willing or able to brave the high temps, here are a … Continue Reading

I first saw The Barr Brothers at a Eugene show where they opened for Austin, Texas rock-blues musician Shakey Graves. Playing a short but impressive setlist spotlighting tracks from their “Sleeping Operator” release and their new EP, their easygoing, highly … Continue Reading

From Melbourne, Australia, comes young but hugely talented 23 year-old blues/rock guitarist Hamish Anderson.

Promoting his second EP “Restless,” Hamish Anderson recently finished touring as opening act for BB King this past September and October. Currently residing in southern … Continue Reading

If you listen regularly to Portland Radio Project you’re well-familiar with the station’s attention to details – particularly when it comes to music and musicians.  Are you making holiday gift lists for friends, or has your special someone asked you … Continue Reading

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

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