A Celebration of John Fahey and American-Primitive Guitar

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…

Musicians Support Health Care with the Blues

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…

AMINÉ RELEASES NEW SONG & VISUAL “CAMPFIRE,” FEATURING INJURY RESERVE TODAY; PERFORMING AT COACHELLA 2018

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…

Portugal. The Man will play Portland’s March For Our Lives

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…

Everclear Frontman Art Alexakis to Release First-Ever Solo Album

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…

Kathleen Saadat Releases First Album at 77

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…

Portugal, The Man wins Grammy!

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. …

Congrats to Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm for their Blues Music Awards nomination

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…

Congrats to Jeff Lorber on his Grammy win!

Congrats to Jeff Lorber.  He won in the Grammy category of: Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: What If - The Jerry Douglas Band Spirit - Alex Han Mount Royal - Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge Prototype - Jeff Lorber Fusion --…