Oregon’s Bluesman: Norman SylvesterJory Farr - May 7, 2020
In 1987, B.B. King told a 42-year-old Norman Sylvester to devote himself full time to music. The Boogie Cat heeded that advice and became his own ambassador of blues: "Musicians are messengers. We...
Save Our StagesChris Young - May 6, 2020
We need numerous independently owned venues and festivals to sustain our robust music ecosystem in Oregon. As the first to close but the last to reopen, these incubators of artistry are vital to...
In Dark Times, I Sing of TreesOlivia Awbrey - Apr 22, 2020
In a blink, Covid-19 devastated the music industry. Together, we’ll adapt and evolve. During these times of uncertainty, it's more important than ever to shine a light on information that provides...
The Portland Playlist: Ural ThomasChris Young - Oct 12, 2018
It’s time for Ural Thomas to spread love and bring The Pain—he shares the songs that inspire his music, plus a couple that he just can’t live without. Listen to his playlist now!
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Ural Thomas & the Pain in Amsterdam: Live at Paradiso on March 18, 2019Photos by Marco Bakker
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Approaching 80 years old, Ural Thomas is on his first tour of Europe in support of his debut record. Out now via Tender Loving Empire, let Jan Donkers tell you about how those staid Dutch got down...
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The Oregon Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony feat. Monti Amundson, Ural Thomas & the Pain, The Kingsmen and more at the Aladdin Theater on Oct. 13, 2018Photos by Joe Duquette
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Though not the best-known hall of fame in the land, the talent within the Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) and the organization's commitment to a greater cause—music education—are hardly matched....
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