2020 dished out more disappointment and misfortune than any year we’ve ever experienced or witnessed. But hey, instead of taking stock of its countless calamities, let’s give thanks for the one good thing it gave us: a great music scene. Every month, there were at least half a dozen new albums to give thanks for. […]
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.
In addition to her writing for KRVM she also writes for another non-profit station, Portland Radio Project in Portland. She’s also written for the Portland Tribune, Salem Statesman Journal, and many other Oregon newspapers on topics of forestry, tree care, and native plants.
Besides music, Cynthia's other interests include travel, REIKI, birding, and backpacking. Her favorite travel fantasy is getting to the Glastonbury Festival to cover the many outstanding artists there.
Cynthia can be reached at @CynthiaOrlando on Twitter.
Are you a music fan seeking new tunes to help you coast through to the end of 2020? Here’s a few recommendations you’re bound to love. Tom Petty – “Wildflowers & All the Rest” The new 5-disc release includes a remastered version of Petty’s original (1994) “Wildflowers” album. Also incorporated is the 10-song second disc […]
Looking for new, upbeat tunes to lift you out of the pandemic doldrums? You’re in luck! “Medicine,” the new EP from Eugene’s The Muddy Souls, just dropped. Their music – an acoustic blend of folk, bluegrass, and country – is sure to get you smiling and stomping your feet. Check out “Ramblin Blues”! The Muddy […]
So many music venues, so little time. But with so many clubs struggling to stay afloat right now, what can KRVM’s live music fans do to help? We couldn’t call each and every music venue in the area, but those we reached have easy requests – apply liberally to any of your favorite watering holes! […]
Talented singer-songwriter Ashleigh Flynn played at Sam Bond’s Garage in late December – something her fans surely appreciated to celebrate the Winter Solstice. The last time she performed in Eugene, a packed, enthusiastic crowd was a testimony to her musical chops and upbeat, engaging style. Flynn’s genre might best be described as folk-roots-rock-Americana. Her newest […]
If you’re a regular KRVM listener you already know about our weekly “Women in Music” show. We thought it might be about time to introduce our listeners to Lenet Galloway, the show’s host since 2006.
With the change of seasons, arrival of cooler weather and more “indoor” time, you might be in the market for new tunes to carry you through fall…and winter! Here’s some of what’s new. Just out KRVM is always adding new music to our playlist – it’s what keeps our listeners (and our music programmer) happy! […]
KRVM’s Jivin’ Johnny Etheredge spoke by phone with Brian Wilson, ahead of his upcoming September 17th appearance at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland. Here’s the link to the interview.
Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico-based duo Naomi Sparrow and Rob Stroup, together known as Moody Little Sister – played in Eugene and visited the KRVM studios for a live interview prior to their show. The two musicians, who formerly resided in Portland, have relocated to New Mexico. The move seems to be working out well. […]
Exquisitely talented progressive folk band Honeysuckle played Eugene’s Sam Bond’s Garage on 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 […]