A Celebration of John Fahey and American-Primitive Guitar By Amanda Petrusich April 12, 2018 In the fifties and sixties, the guitarist John Fahey pioneered an idiosyncratic style of fingerpicking called American primitive. Photograph by GAB Archive / Redferns / Getty This weekend, the city of Takoma Park, Maryland, will host the Thousand Incarnations of the Rose, the […]
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Bluesman Norman Sylvester performing at the Nehalem Bay Winery, March 2018. (Courtesy of Norman Sylvester) Taken from: The Skanner News – The Skanner News Staff // Published: 05 April 2018 In its seventh year, the annual “Inner City Blues Festival: Healing the Health Care Blues” kicks off at the North Portland Eagles Lodge on April 21. […]
OMHOF fundraises and collaborates with the classical/crossover, world-renown violinist Aaron Meyer for 15-20 annual, 45 minute aseemblies for K-8 students in Oregon schools each spring. Won’t you help support us? We reach, on average, 7,500 students per year. If you need more information, please email Janeen Rundle at Janeen@omhof.org. Thank you for your support.
AMINÉ RELEASES NEW SONG & VISUAL “CAMPFIRE,” FEATURING INJURY RESERVE TODAY; PERFORMING AT COACHELLA 2018 NEW YORK, NY (April 6, 2018) — Multiplatinum-certified Portland, OR rapper Aminé shares a brand new song entitled “Campfire” [feat. Injury Reserve] today. Get it HERE via Republic Records. Over sparse throwback, turn-of-the-century-style production, the MC once again drops clever and catchy bars as Injury Reserve provides an appropriately fiery cameo. Additionally, Aminé also uncovered […]
The students putting together Portland’s March For Our Lives, a gun safety protest organized in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting, have booked Portugal. The Man to play at Pioneer Courthouse Square on March 24. The announcement came through the event’s Facebook page via Sue Castner, one of the adult organizers who describes […]
Thank you all that submitted your applications by the March 1st deadline for OMHOF’s 2018 music scholarships. We will be announcing the winners of these applications soon. Keep posted here for more information.
Art Alexakis — best-known as frontman and songwriter of the alt-rock outfit Everclear — is releasing his first solo album, expected later this year via The End Records/BMG. On Feb. 28 he launched a PledgeMusic campaign giving fans exclusive access to join him throughout the entire recording process and album release, along with different types of […]
At 77 years old, Portland’s legend of civil rights activism, Kathleen Saadat, is making her recording debut after a lifetime of singing behind the scenes. With an international release date set for March 2, “Love for Sale” is a 10-track album of jazz standards featuring Saadat’s lead vocals and arrangements by Thomas Lauderdale. It also […]
We want to send a big shout-out to our friends and Portland, OR-based Portugal, The Man for their win at the Grammys! Last year, Portugal, The Man was nice enough to donate their time to play Oregon Music Hall of Fame’s Oregon Backstage fundraiser. We are very excited and happy for them! They won Best […]
Congratulations to Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm for their Blues Music Awards nomination for Soul Blues Album! The 39th annual Blues Music Awards will be held on May 10, 2018 in Memphis, TN. For more information on the Blues Music Awards, please visit blues.org.