The Kids Need Guitars-I teach an afterschool guitar class for needy high school kids who have nowhere (good) to go after school. This is the third year for this wonderful program. We only have 3 guitars for the kids to use and we need 10. Can you donate a used guitar that is currently collecting dust? This program is near and dear to my heart. Please contact me or Artichoke Music.


Sept. 11 I’ll be playing jazz at the wonderful and delicious Orenco Station Grille w/ vocalist Susan Sandel and phenomenal bassist Dave Captein (who has appeared with Mose Allison, Tal Farlow, Wynton Marsalis, Steve Allen and others). If weather permits we will be playing on the patio. It’s a great time. Call for reservations.

(503) 844-9119


Sept. 21  I’ll be accompanying Cindy Lyndin’s one woman show called Ledges. This show musically highlights the ledges in life, dreams of success, beginnings and endings: Songs, Stories and Leaps of faith. Ledges will be on the Artichoke Café stage. The show also features Jeffrey Kauffman on piano and Mathew Jones on bass.

Sept. 9 thru Oct. 28 I will be starting a new 7 week term. I am teaching 4 new exciting classes at Artichoke School of Music (all my classes are on Monday evenings for about an hour):

Guitar 3 - 5:30pm (beginning/intermediate)

Guitar 1 – 6:30pm (if you’ve never played before)

Playing Well with Others - 7:30pm (ALL INSTRUMENTS Welcome! Learn to play along with others)

Beginning Blues Guitar - 8:30pm (learn blues guitar basics)

Check out all the cool classes and workshops!


Coming Oct. 5

Time in a Bottle: A tribute to Jim Croce and others who left us before their time.

Featuring the one and only Richard Columbo and myself. Stay Tuned!


Thanks to all of you. I had a wonderful summer and hope you did as well. I’m going to make one more plea for donations of used guitars for the Artichoke/Sun program that offers music lessons to school kids in need.


Thanks for everything,



Artichoke Music Community




Sept. 11

Adrian Martin 3sum

Orenco Station Grill

6195 NE Cornell Rd. Hillsboro, OR 97124


6-8:30 pm



Sept. 21


Artichoke Café   

3130 SE Hawthorne, Portland

503.232.8845 for reservations

8:00pm, doors open 7:30




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