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...
A Portlander’s Guide to the Best NW Festivals in 2017Chris Young - May 2, 2017
From summer camp for adults to family-friendly campouts to city living, find wooded, immersive experiences as well as free, all-ages action during our favorite season in Portland and the greater...
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