On the latest episode of Sounds of PDX, we had The Whiskey Darlings, PRP’s own Rob Rainwater and Michele Van Kleef drop in to talk to us about the topic of musical duos. The Whiskey Darlings are known for their heartfelt songs, impeccable harmonies, and ability to connect with their listeners. Rob and Michele shared their thoughts with us about their song writing process, influences, and their personal growth as musicians. Our PDX Spotlight Playlist highlighted some of music’s best duos such as Simon & Garfunkel, Broods, Indigo Girls, and of course our special guests, The Whiskey Darlings. In the second hour, the duo treated our listeners to a few live performances including a new song called “Home”. The live performances received high praise on the Talk Board and rightly so.
It was an absolute pleasure to get to know Rob and Michele better. I am very lucky to get to work side by side with them here at PRP. You can hear Michele on the Monday Music Muse from 10 to noon every Monday and Rob every Sunday from 1-3pm on Songs From The Source!
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At my core, I am a musician, songwriter, producer, studio owner/engineer, and, most importantly, a lover of all things music. It is my goal to help connect listeners to local artists. I believe we should all be searching for the next thing that inspires us.
I am originally from Arizona, where over many years, I played in several different independent bands in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. I put in many, many hours of grassroots-style promotion in order to get my bands heard. I am excited to be a part of Portland Radio Project where I can provide an avenue to local Portland musicians to share their art.