Steve Barton at Robin Road

Not all roads lead to Robin Road. But happily, a road did lead Translator’s lead voice and instigator, Steve Barton, to my door.   The Palette Cleansers of Music, Emotion and Irony   Little bit of music history here that takes it back to the richness and diversity of the 80’s scenes. And beyond. I […]

Meet Heart Hunters

Brianna McGeehan and Drew de Man have both tried several different lives on for size. Globally, locally, and now most recently have settled into Atlanta, Georgia. What else is new? Plenty for these two!

Cindy Surendorf at Robin Road

“How Do You See Peace” is the art show that just finished out but the imperative continues throughout the next year. And it seems well beyond. We need art, now more than ever, to fight against a door of oppression that seems to have been flung wide open.

Tom Gold at Robin Road

The world keeps reinventing itself. Nowhere more true than in the art-world. And especially when it comes to those centuries-old art forms like “Ballet”.  Tom Gold is a dancer, choreographer, and instructor. He’s created dozens of original works for ballet companies across the country. And Tom is in Portland for an intense few days, to […]

Robert Wynia at Robin Road

There have been fully a dozen records from Portland band Floater, led by Robert Wynia. Now comes a second solo effort from Robert which is, by turns, transcendent, mind-blowing, existential, and down to earth. BRAVE THE STRANGE     It’s been said about Robert, that he is no stranger to deep self-examination. No surprise, that is how much […]

Bradford Loomis at Robin Road

My long time pal, Redwood Son, is in Portland for spring flings and other serious things. So of course, we had to get together before the sometimes Nashville cat heads back. Turns out I was in for a treat. He asked me if I was up for meeting a “dude”. A “big bear of a guy”, […]