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#730578 - 06/18/09 12:42 AM Portland oregon music scene.  
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Ullo,ullo,

Just wanted to say,if anyone thinks this town is not hopping,come see for yourself!

There is more talent than places to play,but the talent here is ridiculous!The original home of people like Tim Ellis,Craig Carothers,Mel Kubik,Jim Walker,Dave Berg,Billy Rancher,Tales Untold,Dan Reed,Meredith Brooks,Nu shooz,Quarter flash,Tommy tutone...heh heh....and that is a small VETERAN list!

NOW it has spawned a whole new crop of up and commers!!

I just wanted to extoll the virtues of being a musician here.If you are of a certain caliber,you WILL get paying shows(given some leg work).The listening mass here is not as jaded and love heartfelt genres.

There is a "thing" here in the winter that wraps around you like an old familiar blanket and causes creative types to flourish.Some say gloom...I say creative catalyst.

Nashville is good I suppose,Austin is better,new york and san fran are cutthroat,seattle is still waiting for the next "n"....

Portland is the choice for those of us who want "true" mountains and wild pacific ocean at our doorsteps.

Just saying.

Mac.

#908276 - 07/14/11 06:34 PM Re: Portland oregon music scene. [Re: maccharles]  
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I agree, Portland is a great place to be (and Vancouver, WA, too!)
Portland has an NSAI group led by Carrie Cunningham. We're looking for more people to join in the meetings-- a great chance to meet other area musicians and talk about songwriting and get/give feedback on songs.


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#926231 - 10/04/11 02:06 PM Re: Portland oregon music scene. [Re: maccharles]  
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I totally agree with you, Mac!

Just learning my way around this forum, so I just now saw your post.

Vancouver, WA (where I live, right next to Portland) is also a place with lots of music happenings . . . Soon will be the River City Music Festival (January), and the Portland/SW Washington NSAI group has just moved their meetings to Vancouver.

I can give info about the NSAI meetings to anyone interested. They are every month, and we have a wonderful leader (Carrie Cunningham, a professional country singer). It's a good opportunity for feedback on songs, as well as getting to know other songwriters.


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#972429 - 08/15/12 07:43 PM Re: Portland oregon music scene. [Re: Diane Hurst]  
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I'm potentially interested, Diane. I live 90 miles from Portland on the Oregon Coast, but occasionally get in. When and where does this outfit meet?

Joe

#972568 - 08/16/12 01:54 PM Re: Portland oregon music scene. [Re: Joe Wrabek]  
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Joe, I'll send you a personal message, as the meeting location may be changed by the time someone else looks at this message board!


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#1006369 - 05/05/13 07:55 PM Re: Portland oregon music scene. [Re: Diane Hurst]  
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I'll be sharing the stage with two master songsmiths, Craig Carothers and Jack McMahon this week at the buffalo gap saloon.....may 9th, 9 p.m.............come out and say hey.

#1007079 - 05/10/13 01:48 PM Re: Portland oregon music scene. [Re: maccharles]  
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Mac, thank you for putting your show info here-- couldn't make it this time, but give your future concerts, and will see if one can work with my schedule.


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#1008024 - 05/16/13 04:30 PM Re: Portland oregon music scene. [Re: Diane Hurst]  
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will do. smile

#1015736 - 07/16/13 02:59 AM Re: Portland oregon music scene. [Re: Diane Hurst]  
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Diane, I just noticed your message about meetings was almost a year ago. Is there still an NSAI group? I probably couldn't come to a meeting in P-V until fall--it's Concert Season, and I've got gigs every weekend--but after things cool down, I would.

Joe

#1015922 - 07/17/13 04:51 PM Re: Portland oregon music scene. [Re: Joe Wrabek]  
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Yes, this group is going strong-- we meet every second Wednesday of the month; you can check for updates on the FB page https://www.facebook.com/pages/NSAI-Portland-OR/127628460640785 or contact Carrie Cunningham or Tom Mann (he is the co-leader now) (their contact info is on the NSAI site-- http://nashvillesongwriters.com/news.php?viewStory=958).

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#1016693 - 07/23/13 10:32 PM Re: Portland oregon music scene. [Re: Diane Hurst]  
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Cool! I'll try to get there after Concert Season's over. Thanks.

Joe

#1016694 - 07/23/13 10:32 PM Re: Portland oregon music scene. [Re: Diane Hurst]  
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Cool! I'll try to get there after Concert Season's over. Thanks.

Joe


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