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David Christensen

David Christensen is Program Director of opbmusic, OPB's online and multimedia music service.

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Music | Arts

Come to a Studio Session with Blind Pilot

opbmusic | July 20, 2016 6:23 p.m.

The Astoria-based band will play from their new album, And Then Like Lions. RSVP to get a spot!

Music | Arts | Sessions

Frightened Rabbit at OPB

opbmusic | July 20, 2016 10:54 a.m.

The Scottish rockers play from their new release, Painting of a Panic Attack.

Music | Sessions

Road Sessions: Mimicking Birds

opbmusic | July 7, 2016 8 a.m.

The band plays "Water Under Burned Bridges" at the site of the oldest water-powered grain mill in Oregon, Thompson's Mills.

Music | Sessions

Road Sessions: Portland Cello Project

opbmusic | June 23, 2016 9:45 a.m.

Watch the group play "Shard" from an overlook at beautiful Bridal Veil Falls.

Music | Sessions

Road Sessions: Sama Dams

opbmusic | June 15, 2016 2:12 p.m.

The Portland band plays a gritty song in a forested campground at Saddle Mountain State Park in the Coast Range.


Win Tickets to Beth Orton

opbmusic | June 13, 2016 2:02 p.m.

The English singer-songwriter returns to Portland next Tuesday in a concert presented by opbmusic. Here's how to win tickets.


Come to a Concert Recording with case/lang/veirs

opbmusic | June 10, 2016 10:13 a.m.

Next Thursday, we're hosting a concert recording of case/lang/veirs for an NPR Music First Listen Live. RSVP to get a spot!

Music | Sessions

Road Sessions: Haley Heynderickx

opbmusic | June 9, 2016 9:34 a.m.

The rising Portland songwriter plays a song in the Mosier Twin Tunnels high above the river on the Old Columbia River Highway.

Music | Sessions

Summer Cannibals: Live at OPB

opbmusic | June 8, 2016 2:59 p.m.

The hard-rocking Portland band plays from their new record, Full of It, and talks about the dissonance between their lyrics and sardonic attitude on stage.


Win Tickets To Blind Pilot

opbmusic | June 7, 2016 2:02 p.m.

The much-loved folk group from Astoria returns this summer with a new album, and a tour stop in Portland October 20th. Here's how to win tickets!

Music | Sessions

Mount Moriah: Live at OPB

opbmusic | June 3, 2016 9 a.m.

Twangy vocals and muscular guitar pull you into songs about finding your way in small town North Carolina.

Music | Sessions

Road Sessions: Lost Lander

opbmusic | June 2, 2016 midnight

The Road Sessions return with beautiful video of Lost Lander, playing at the new Cottonwood Canyon State Park.

Music | Pickathon Woods Stage

Pickathon Woods Stage: Tinariwen

opbmusic | May 17, 2016 7:30 a.m.

The groundbreaking "Desert Blues" band from Northern Mali plays a nighttime set on the Pickathon Woods Stage.


Win Tickets to Deep Sea Diver

opbmusic | May 13, 2016 3 p.m.

The Seattle group returns to Portland Friday May 20th. We're giving away tickets.

Music | Sessions

Laura Gibson Performs 'Empire Builder' On A Train Through The Columbia Gorge

opbmusic | May 11, 2016 9:10 a.m.

She began writing the song, about leaving, on an Amtrak trip east from Portland to New York


Win Tickets to the 'Songs We Love Live' event Monday

opbmusic | May 5, 2016 1:49 p.m.

Bob Boilen, our own Jerad Walker, and Tiny Desk Contest winner Gaelynn Lea are among the panelists in a lively conversation about songs we love, Monday at Doug Fir Lounge.


Listen To The New Fruit Bats Record

opbmusic | May 4, 2016 7:17 p.m.

Tuneful and triumphant, the band's record Absolute Loser marks release from a period of grief.

Music | Sessions

Margaret Glaspy: Live at OPB

opbmusic | May 4, 2016 4:10 p.m.

Watch the 27 year-old singer play a gritty set from her upcoming debut album, Emotions and Math.

Music | Arts | Sessions

Fruition: Live at OPB

opbmusic | April 29, 2016 1:14 p.m.

Portland band Fruition plays songs from their new album, Labor of Love


Hibou Live at OPB

opbmusic | April 18, 2016 3:51 p.m.

The Seattle band plays perfectly sunny, hook-laden songs from their self-titled debut album.