Program Director, opbmusic

David Christensen

David Christensen is Program Director of opbmusic, OPB's online and multimedia music service. He previously worked as the Music Director for OPB Radio, and hosted the jazz and world music program Eclecticity. He has a BA in Communications from Oregon State.

opbmusic was launched in 2007 with a 24-hour music channel, website and local music coverage, and studio sessions. (Watch more than 200 sessions at opbmusic.org.) opbmusic also sponsors community events including an annual day party during Music Fest Northwest.

Top Three Songs or Artists: Talking Heads, especially Speaking in Tongues; Paul Simon, Graceland; third place too difficult to narrow down!

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Recent Articles

Music | Sessions

Live Video: No Passengers

opbmusic | March 4, 2015 9:28 a.m.

Watch a performance by the band and Edna Vazquez, solo, at our Stagepass concert.


Win Tickets to Rodrigo y Gabriela

opbmusic | March 3, 2015 2:40 p.m.

The Mexican guitar duo plays Keller Auditorium on March 20th. Here's your chance to get a pair of tickets.


Win Tickets to Mimicking Birds

opbmusic | Feb. 23, 2015 9:51 a.m.

They'll be at Mississippi Studios Sunday night with The Ghost Ease and Kevin Lee Florence.

Music | Sessions

Stagepass: Magic Mouth

opbmusic | Feb. 19, 2015 11:19 a.m.

One of Portland's most dynamic up and coming bands lays into a groove at Stagepass.


Win Tickets to Sufjan Stevens

opbmusic | Feb. 17, 2015 11:55 a.m.

He'll be at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall June 8th. Enter to win a pair of tickets.

Music | Pickathon Woods Stage

Pickathon Woods Stage: Valerie June

opbmusic | Feb. 14, 2015 3:28 p.m.

Valerie June plays "Workin' Woman Blues" at last summer's Pickathon Festival.


NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest Winner

opbmusic | Feb. 12, 2015 2:02 p.m.

Watch the winning entry from Oakland artist Fantastic Negrito.


Win Tickets to Dengue Fever

opbmusic | Feb. 9, 2015 2:46 p.m.

They'll play their blend of Khmer/garage/surf rock styles at Doug Fir Wednesday night.

Music | Sessions

Soundcheck with Tennis

opbmusic | Feb. 3, 2015 10:31 a.m.

The Denver band plays a set of warm pop songs from their release Ritual in Repeat.

Music | Sessions

Stagepass: Swahili

opbmusic | Jan. 26, 2015 5:12 p.m.

Trancelike, electronic and experimental, watch Swahili in performance at Mississippi Studios.

Music | Pickathon Woods Stage

Pickathon Woods Stage: Parquet Courts

opbmusic | Jan. 19, 2015 4:11 p.m.

Fast-rising quartet Parquet Courts plays "What Color is Blood" at last summer's Pickathon.

Arts | Music | Sessions

Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas

opbmusic | Jan. 14, 2015 2:23 p.m.

Detroit band Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas play a soulful rock 'n' roll set from their debut release.

Music | Sessions

Stagepass: Pure Bathing Culture

opbmusic | Jan. 9, 2015 10:01 a.m.

Watch this glowing performance, including brand new songs "Pray for Rain" and "The Tower."

Music | Pickathon Woods Stage

Pickathon Woods Stage: Angel Olsen

opbmusic | Jan. 6, 2015 5:20 p.m.

We launch a new video series with this premiere of Angel Olsen at the Woods Stage at Pickathon.

Music | Best of 2014

Favorites of 2014: Songs We Love

opbmusic | Jan. 5, 2015 4:19 p.m.

Rounding out our favorites of the year, here are 10 local bands' songs we loved in 2014

Music | Best of 2014

Favorites of 2014: Our Album Picks

opbmusic | Dec. 30, 2014 2:48 p.m.

opbmusic DJs picked their favorite albums of the year, from Beck and Ryan Adams to Kelis and Angel Olsen.

Music | Sessions

Bahamas at OPB

opbmusic | Dec. 30, 2014 9:52 a.m.

Toronto artist Afie Jurvanen — Bahamas — plays a warm solo set in our studios.

Music | Sessions

Greylag at OPB

opbmusic | Dec. 22, 2014 2:46 p.m.

Portland band Greylag joins us for a set of songs from their new self-titled release.


Guster in the Studio with Richard Swift

opbmusic | Dec. 15, 2014 8:12 a.m.

Watch the band at work in Swift's Cottage Grove studios, recording songs for their new album Evermotion.

Music | Sessions

Sallie Ford at OPB

opbmusic | Dec. 12, 2014 12:06 p.m.

Watch Sallie Ford's new band play a rocking set from their release, Slap Back.