A Musician’s Life: Lived By the Moment

Naomi LaViolette states she is “feeling lucky” to be an independent singer-songwriter in Portland. But so much more than good luck is packed into a successful singer-songwriter career. Read more

Laura Ivancie: Not In It For the Wealth

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 always in the background. Now there’s a coming-out party that puts music front and center. Read more

Musical Food for Thought

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. Read more

For Savanna Coen, No Limitations

Just as there are no “golden years” and “expiration dates” on creating and playing music, we can arrive into music-making anytime. Savanna Coen is 14 and on a mission. Read more

All the Sights. All the Sounds

Redwood Son’s Josh Malm just got back from SXSW. Then did 4 gigs in a row back home in Portland. We catch up with him on day 2 of a wind down and talk SX and what’s next for Josh.  Read more

How an Album Gets Made

Singer-songwriter Michele Van Kleef and guitarist  Tim Ellis are involved in a wonderful collaboration and partnership. The creative juice is really starting to flow!

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Music Workshop

The mission is simple: educate, inspire and motivate children through music education by providing public elementary schools with a free, innovative and turnkey supplemental music program. Read more

What is Success? Raising $$$ for Bruce!

Organizers are thrilled with the outpouring of generosity for former Tower of Power guitarist Bruce Conte over the weekend. Read more

Patrick Lamb: Bring in da Funk!

Nice to see one of our 2012 inductees making some noise out there. That  now has generated a Top Ten Single!

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