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Road Dog Tales N' JAM
Every Third Sunday
The Trails End
Nico Wind's Road Dog Tales ‘n Jam
Road Dog Tales‘n Jam is about reintroducing our successful and maybe even unsung hero artists to our community. The intention is to provide our spot-lighted artists with a safe and entertaining interview type of platform, led by Nico Wind Cordova, at Trail’s End Saloon in Oregon City, once a month. The idea is that these professionals will get down into the trenches with all of us and share their experiences without hype or ego. They tell their stories, and we receive them firsthand. Some of these tales are hilarious and some are really unbelievable or dramatic, but the point is that their telling should be informative, interactive, and entertaining.
The first hour of the 3-hour evening at Trail’s End Saloon is the interview of the featured artist by Nico Wind who introduces the guest, traces their journey as artists, and then turns the process over to the audience. They then get to ask questions like what the musical process with coming up with a hook line or a lyric might have been, or why the guest chose a particular route in his or her career and what that was like, and what they might have done differently. This information could be especially educational for people who are looking at music as a possible career. The featured guest might then join in during the second and third hours of Road Tales ‘n Jamfor the Jam – meaning that musicians present would be welcome to sign up on a participation sheet and then Jam with Nico Wind and her Free Rein band.
Road Dog Tales ‘n Jam plans to video record these interviews for our Portland music historic archives. We hope to make these available to the public in the future.
The first Road Dog Tales ‘n Jam will take place on Sunday, February 15th, with continuing events on the third Sunday of every month at Trail’s End Saloon, with a different guest for the first spotlight hour of each show. The interview will start at 6 PM. There will be a cover charge of $2.00. We hope the loyal followers and fellow artists of the Portland music scene will support this important and entertaining program.
By Nico Wind Cordova with Anne Morin
Nico is featured on the cover of The Cascade Blues Association's Blues Notes August 2014 issue!
You can pick one up in any Blues venue.
Nico Wind & Full Circle.
With Ray Davis, Gordon Hermanson, and Nico on acoustic guitars.
Additions include Scott Van Dusen on percussion.
We play adult contemporary music with a bluesy jazz rock flavor, and emphasis on sweet tight harmonies. We will be performing at the Inner City Blues festival in April of 2014.
Current & Upcoming
for Nico Wind
Nico Wind & Free Rein
Cutting Loose at
Sat March 28th 9 to 1 no cover
Easter Sunday APRIL 5th
Nico Co-hosts with
Rose High Bear and Bill Ray on
Wisdom of the Elders Discovering our story T.V.
Live every first Sunday at 1:00 PM on Comcast Cable Channels 11-22-23-29
Road Dog Tales
With Featured Guest
Portland's own 88 colors of keys to the soul.
Sun April 19th
6 to 9 pm
$2.00 Cover/ Donation
The Trails End Saloon
1320 Main St. Or. City
I also appear as featured artists with other groups including Ed Neumann & The Chameleons, The Norman Sylvester Band; and I have a guest host appearance for Ken Brewer's Thursday night "Blues therapy jam" at the Trails End and I'm working on guest appearance with (The Knuckleheads) in June or July and there will be more details posted on Face Book.
Seth & I frequently are invited to perform with Bolt Upright at the Montavilla Station on Sundays,
and occasionally we can be caught appearing with
Ken Brewer and Danny OBrien, Chad Rupp, Josh Makenzie, Ben Jones, Eric Rabe, Naomi Tatsuoka, Kevin Selfe, Ben Rice, Tracey Fordice, and many more.
We actively support the Portland live music jam scene and will appear at local venues to help stimulate businesses in building their revenues so they can employ our local, world class talent.
My group, Cedar Rose, is a collaborative effort that focuses mostly on traditional and contemporary Native American music. My good friend, Karen Kitchen, and I plan to perform at cultural events throughout the year. I may be collaborating with Toni Garcia who was our featured music artist on Discovering our story TV March 3rd 2013.
In addition to all of the above, you'll find information about my karaoke business, Nico's Karaoke Pony; my work with Wisdom of the Elders' radio and television programs; the introduction of any compositions of new songs I'd like to add to my repertoire; and family and friend news - because it's the people in my life who mean the most to me. Be aware that I consider my four doggies, Chonteh, Isy, Muddy and Etta my family, and so we will celebrate their major events in life along with ours. THANK YOU for visiting my webpage!
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