2021 has certainly been off to a good start. The music scene is hopping. February’s Grammy award show was far more engaging than usual. And it was so much fun to see an actual live audience at Billboard’s televised awards show last week. Best of all? As COVID restrictions lift, artists are starting to announce […]
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.
While we patiently wait to find out if our favorite music venues re-open this year, there are, fortunately, plenty of new mood-boosting tracks to help us stay motivated! Here’s just a few new tempting music releases to tickle your ears. Fruit Bats – “The Balcony” “The Balcony” from Chicago’s Fruit Bats is an appealing, upbeat […]
Oregon is renowned for its forests, fisheries, microbreweries, and natural tourist attractions like Mount Hood, Crater Lake and Mount Bachelor. However, one of our best-kept secrets just might be our talented bands and musicians. While the likes of Modest Mouse, The Shins and Blind Pilot are well-known in the music world, there are lots of […]
Here are ten first-rate albums that got us through 2020.
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! […]