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Amanda Stark: CC#155 The Old Church Concert Hall reborn

7/11/2018
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Welcome back to the newly redone World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th & Glisan in Portland. You have stumbled across another OMN Coffeeshop Conversation. Today in the cupping room with me is Amanda Stark, Executive Director of The Old Church which is now known as The Old Church Concert Hall, something she’s been working on since 2010 and is no longer a work-in-progress….although everything in life really is…but it’s about to be re-launched as one of Portland’s finest venues. Not that it...

Duration:00:38:15

David Vest skypes with OMN about his new album, Blues Festival appearance

7/3/2018
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The great Boogie-Woogie Blues pianist, vocalist and musical polemicist David Vest talks to OMN's Tom D'Antoni before coming to Portland to play at the 2018 Waterfront Blues Festival. Hear all about his new album.

Duration:00:35:44

Dylan Magierek: Badman Records Celebrates 20 years!

6/27/2018
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We’re back in the World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th and Glisan for another OMN Coffeeshop Conversation. They’ve finished completely re-doing the place and it’s fabulous. You should stop in and check it out. With me today is Dylan Magierik who twenty years ago founded Badman Records. Over that time they’ve put out a whole lot of albums including Starfucker, My Morning Jacket and many others. They’re having a twenty-year anniversary celebration at Doug Fir Lounge on Saturday, June 30...

Duration:00:36:40

Dylan Magierek: Badman Records Celebrates 20 years!

6/27/2018
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We’re back in the World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th and Glisan for another OMN Coffeeshop Conversation. They’ve finished completely re-doing the place and it’s fabulous. You should stop in and check it out. With me today is Dylan Magierik who twenty years ago founded Badman Records. Over that time they’ve put out a whole lot of albums including Starfucker, My Morning Jacket and many others. They’re having a twenty-year anniversary celebration at Doug Fir Lounge on Saturday, June 30...

Duration:00:36:50

Dylan Magierek: CC#154 Celebrating 20 years of Badman Records

6/27/2018
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We’re back in the World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th and Glisan for another OMN Coffeeshop Conversation. They’ve finished completely re-doing the place and it’s fabulous. You should stop in and check it out. With me today is Dylan Magierik who twenty years ago founded Badman Records. Over that time they’ve put out a whole lot of albums including Starfucker, My Morning Jacket and many others. They’re having a twenty-year anniversary celebration at Doug Fir Lounge on Saturday, June 30...

Duration:00:36:50

Art Levine: CC #153 OMN's National Editor has a new book!

6/21/2018
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World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th and Glisan has been closed for over a week for renovations, but by the time you hear this it’ll be open again. While they were closed I thought it would be a good idea to call upon OMN’s National Editor, Art Levine and find out what’s going on with him. He’s in Washington, D.C. so we’re Skyping this one. He hasn’t been writing for us very much lately because he has been working on his new book, Mental Health, Inc. “How corruption, lax oversight and...

Duration:00:46:41

Alex Addy: CC#152 Keeping Obo's legacy alive

6/14/2018
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Back in World Cup Coffee and Tea’s world famous cupping room at NW 18th & Glisan for another OMN Coffeeshop Conversation. You know, the Waterfront Blues Festival is right around the corner, beginning on July 4. Stop in and say hi at the OMN booth in the Louisiana Pavilion. Performing again this year is an ensemble called Okropong, part of the Obo Addy Legacy Project. They’ll be at the festival on Friday, July 5 on the Front Porch Stage, near our booth. One of the leaders is one of Obo’s...

Duration:00:35:11

Eddie Martinez CC#151 / On his long-awaited new album

6/7/2018
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The cupping room runeth over today because right here in World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th & Glisan we’ve got the return of the great guitarist Eddie Martinez, who before he moved to Portland was THE in-demand studio guitarist in New York, having been in Robert Palmer’s band, among many others. And yes, that was his lick on “Addicted to Love.” Eddie is back. He did one of these in April of 2016. We talked about a lot of things including working on a new album. Well, he’s ready to release...

Duration:00:41:19

Stephen Rutledge: CC#150 Prolific is putting it mildly

5/24/2018
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Back at World Cup Coffee & Tea at NW 18th & Glisan for another OMN Coffeeshop Conversation. Today, Stephen Rutledge, a most engaging and entertaining fellow, and a spectacularly prolific writer is in the chair opposite me in the Cupping Room. It’s one of those episodes that I love to do, never having met him before, so much so that I asked him a stupid question right off the bat. We hit it off before I started rolling and continued after I shut off the recorder. He writes for an online...

Duration:00:56:35

Tim Connell: CC#149 Lisa Helfer talks to the virtuoso mandonlinist

5/17/2018
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Welcome back to World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th & Glisan for another OMN Coffeeshop Conversation. This is number one hundred 49. My name is Lisa Helfer, I’m filling in for Tom D’Atoni today and with me is Portland-based, virtuoso mandolinist, Tim Connell. Tim is a graduate of New England Conservatory who has created a sophisticated and original global mandolin style. Regarded as one of the top North American interpreters of Brazilian choro, Tim has also developed his own unique voice for...

Duration:00:32:59

Ben Jones: CC#148 The funky bass talks

5/10/2018
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Welcome back to World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th & Glisan for another OMN Coffeeshop Conversation. This is number one hundred forty-eight. With me is a funky bass man, a Gospel bass man, a Blues bass man and one of those go-to guys that other musicians call when they need talent, versatility and reliability…and quality. It’s Ben Jones who’s here with me. He’s got his own band, is in bands, and pops up everywhere. That’s cause he’s good. But did you know that Ben was a member of the...

Duration:00:49:51

Paul Mazzio: CC#147 Jazz trumpeter takes a solo

5/3/2018
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All set up and ready to go in World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th and Glisan for OMN Coffeeshop Conversation number 147. In the coffeeshop with me is trumpeter Paul Mazzio, a mainstay in the Oregon Jazz world for a long time. He has his own ensembles but he’s also known as one of those go-to guys when fine players want to add a trumpet in their recordings or live performances. He’s versatile enough to have toured with Woody Herman and Delbert McLinton and has chops enough to play with Alan...

Duration:00:34:16

Andrew Paul Woodworth: CC#146 APW hits the coffeeshop

4/26/2018
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Sitting in World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th and Glisan for OMN Coffeeshop Conversation number one-hundred forty-six. Buckle-up friends because Andrew Paul Woodworth, all three of them, is paying us another visit. He has a new album called Drinks To Sleep but I would have wanted him back even if he didn’t. His last visit was in February of 2015 but it was one of the most memorable…just seems to be that way when we sit down to talk. The album release gig is May 4 at Secret Society. I’ve...

Duration:01:03:06

Bob Dorough & Dave Frishberg at Portland Jazz Festival 2014

4/25/2018
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This delightful bit of cleverness took place at the Art Bar on Saturday, February 22, 2014 as part of the Portland Jazz Festival 2014's Jazz Conversations

Duration:00:33:43

Robert Parrish/Teri Briggs: CC#145: Musicians Rising up

4/19/2018
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OMN Coffeeshop Conversation number one hundred forty-five coming to you from the internet via World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th & Glisan. I am still Tom D’Antoni, barely, and you know, we’re all dealing with current events the best we can. Robert Parrish and Teri Briggs took action in the best way they know. They call it “Musicians Rising Up.” They make videos of local talent who perform songs connected to the times in which we live? Or as they put it, “…live performances to heal and...

Duration:00:29:57

David Monette: CC#144 Portland's Stradivari of the trumpet

4/12/2018
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Hi there. This is OMN Coffeeshop Conversation number one-hundred forty-four. No kidding. And there are no signs of stopping. Back at World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th and Glisan. If you ask who makes the best trumpets in the world, a lot of folks will tell you it’s David Monette who makes his here in Portland. Both Jazz and Classical masters world-wide own Monettes. This is not news to trumpet players. Just this week they were putting the finishing touches on a decorated trumpet for...

Duration:00:44:10

Peter Dammann: CC#143 The lowdown on the 2018 Waterfront Blues Festival

4/5/2018
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Welcome back to the Cupping room at World Cup Coffee and Tea, NW 18th & Glisan, for another in the endless series of OMN Coffeeshop Conversations. Last year we started what has become a sensational tradition of having the folks who book major festivals come in and tell us about the people they booked. Did it with Don Lucoff and the Portland Jazz Festival, We did one last time with Nicolas Harris of the Soul’d Out Festival and today for the second year in a row, Peter Dammann, Artistic...

Duration:00:34:31

Nicholas Harris: CC#142 The best Soul'd Out Festival Preview you'll find

3/29/2018
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In World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th & Glisan, it’s another OMN Coffeeshop Conversation. Last year, I stumbled across the best way to preview a music festival. I had Waterfront Blues Festival Artistic Director Peter Dammann here and he just went day by day and talked about every performer. Who would know better? Did the same thing with Portland Jazz Festival’s Don Lucoff a few months ago and we’re doing it again to with Soul’d Out Festival’s Nicholas Harris. He’s been here before, around...

Duration:00:33:00

Coffeeshop Conversation #141: Kendra Carpenter

3/22/2018
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Our guest this week is Kendra Carpenter, a Portland-based musician and music instructor.

Duration:00:53:42

Kevin Burke: CC#140 The Irish fiddler preparing a solo concert

3/13/2018
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Back in the cupping room at World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th & Glisan in Portland for another OMN Coffeeshop Conversation. When I do these things, it’s always nice to get to talk to people I’ve never met. Just as nice to renew acquaintances with people I haven’t talked to for a while. It’s been years since I’ve talked with famed Irish fiddler Kevin Burke. He is still travelling the world, he and his fiddle. He’s got a solo concert on St. Paddy’s Day at the Alberta Rose Theater on...

Duration:00:52:23