Exquisitely talented progressive folk band Honeysuckle plays Eugene’s Sam Bond’s Garage this Sunday, July 7. Their music — well-composed and expertly executed — blends traditional instrumentation with more modern effects and inspirations. It also boasts amazing vocalist Holly McGarry. Touring to promote their new “Fire Starter” release, band members first met at Berkelee College of […]
The Music Scene Blog, by Cynthia Orlando
Freelance writer and volunteer blogger Cynthia Orlando writes about local music, music that KRVM listeners may also want to listen to.
Cynthia grew up in southern California where both her parents were musicians. While attending forestry school in northern California's Humboldt County she began reviewing music for entertainment publication "Northcoast View," and began writing again in 2009 for Portland's KINK-FM and announcer Dave Scott's blog.
She's formerly written for Music Under Fire, an Indie music website, and has her own music blog. In addition to her writing for KRVM she also writes for another non-profit station, Portland Radio Project in Portland.
Besides music, Cynthia's other passions include urban forestry, REIKI and travel - especially in Europe. She has a special fondness for bands from the U.K. and the Pacific Northwest; her favorite travel fantasy is getting to the Glastonbury Festival to cover the many outstanding artists there.
Cynthia can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or @CynthiaOrlando on Twitter.
The Oregon Country Fair celebrated 50 years and 91.9 KRVM was proud to be a part of the celebration, broadcasting throughout the weekend from the Blue Moon Stage. Friday started out with Casey Neill and the Norway Rats, followed by Petunia & The Vipers. On Saturday, the Magical Mystery Tour with Ed K started off […]
Lane County is blessed to be the site of several regularly scheduled powwows – including the annual Mother’s Day powwow held every year in May. KRVM has been extremely fortunate, as well! Nick Sixkiller, show host of “Indian Time,” provides KRVM listeners hundreds of hours of listening pleasure via his extensive knowledge of artists and […]
In need of some good vibes? You’re in luck. As part of their “Good Vibes Summer Tour,” Reggae-rock band Rebelution plays Eugene’s Cuthbert Amphitheater this month. With seven albums to their credit, the ever popular four-member band from Isla Vista, California, are adored by fans for their positive lyrics, smooth Jamaican sound and artful arrangements. […]
KRVM’s Billy Safier has been hosting the station’s ever-popular “Beatles Hour” program for the last twelve years. We thought it was high time our listeners had a chance to learn a little more about the popular show host, and this week, Safier had time to answer a few questions. KRVM: At what age did […]
Everyone loves a good success story. With singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile’s recent triumph at the 2019 Grammys, we think it’s the perfect time to take a quick look back at the career of this amazing Pacific Northwest artist. In case you missed it, the 37 year-old Americana performer from Ravensdale, Washington, was nominated for six Grammys. […]
It’s been three years since Mark Knopfler’s eighth solo studio release, “Tracker.” Today he’s back with “Down the Road Wherever” and more than a dozen satisfying Celtic folk-rock compositions sure to gladden the hearts of his fans. The fingerstyle guitarist virtuoso and former lead singer for rock band Dire Straits has a lengthy list of […]
All-in-all it was a provocative year for music. There was delicious new genre-twisting music from twenty one pilots…impressive pop splendor from Shawn Mendes, plus boldly beautiful alt-rock from England’s The 1975. Ray Lamontagne gifted fans with exceptional folk-rock tapestries aplenty, and Imagine Dragons served up fun, valiant soaring anthems – still their forte’. With all […]
Working on your holiday gift list? For the music fans in your life, consider Amos Lee’s newest “My New Moon” release. Gifted in the art of songwriting and storytelling, Lee pulls from many genres in ways that always satisfy. His newest is a refreshing collection of diverse folk-rock-soul tracks sure to satisfy even the music […]