Posts tagged musician
Jonah Willbach
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Jonah Willbach is the co-founder of Portland’s Lents Chicken Beauty Contest with his wife Maggie. He’s an accomplished Mandolin player and plays with band Postwar Radio. Jonah and I cowrote a musical in 1991 with 30 other young actors and performed at Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center.

Jonah on Soundcloud

Postwar Radio

Jonah Willbach will appear on the October 9th My Real Portland.

Nikole Potulsky
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Nikole Potulsky has a voice that can lilt through the air like a tiny bird or burst through the gut with the soul of a wild beast. The stories she weaves through lyric and music resonate in our bones because they are reminiscent of our shared human past of storytelling around an intimate campfire of family and friends. 

From Nikole's Bio: Nikole Potulsky grew up in small towns, at the kitchen tables of working women who taught her to read cards, listen for deeper meaning, make her own money, and never back down.  Her stories often chronicle the lives of these women- mothers, grandmothers, counterfeiters, fortune tellers, bar owners, gamblers, arsonists, divorcees, and mistresses. She connects their stories of rebellion and resistance  to her own, and raises up parallel stories of resilience. Nikole writes to reminds us that there is beauty and power in everything, particularly the darkness, the unspoken, the lost, and the forgotten. 

Nikole Potulsky stirs the the raw emotion of the blues, the call to action of folk, the storytelling of country music with the longing for salvation of gospel.

Nikole has performed across the United States on stages with  Israel Nash,  Daphne Willis, Edna Vasquez, Ashleigh Flynn, Taína Asili y la Banda Rebelde, Evan Greer, and at events like Queer Tacoma, Unchaste, Get Nervous, Grief Rites, Coming Out Monologues, Siren Nation, OutLoud Music Festival, Rhea Music Festival, Batts Comedy Tour, and once in a honky tonk bar behind chicken wire.

 

Nikole's Facebook page
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Nikole's Website

Nikole will appear at the September 11th, 2018 taping of My Real Portland.

Jana Losey Crenshaw
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Jana Losey Crenshaw is a singer songwriter, theater composer, avant garde perfomer. From smalltown Pennsylvania and across the US and Canada, she’s called Portland her home for the past ten years and in that time has composed works for Hand2Mouth’s adaptation of Ursula LeGuin’s Left Hand of Darkness, multiple works at Portland Center Stage. Jana also scored “Note to Self”, which was written and directed friend and former guest of My Real Portland, Adrienne Flagg. I’m excited to present Jana Losey Crenshaw!

Jana’s website Janacrenshaw.com

Bandcamp https://janacrenshaw.bandcamp.com, iTunes https:///itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jana-losey/192539365

Jana will be featured on the august 14th recording of my real portland!

Joe McKenzie
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Joe McKenzie

Joe McKenzie is a Portland musician who I’ve known about for years and I can’t believe I get to have him on my show tonight! He’s a jingle writer for the Todd Glass Show which was voted number one by the Podcasters Association of America. I’ve been listening to his songs for years on that show and when it came time to do this show, I asked him to compose the theme song to Mr Real Portland.

Joe's Youtube and Twitter