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


Win Tickets to Young Fathers

opbmusic | April 20, 2015 4:15 p.m.

The Scottish hip-hop trio, winner of last year's Mercury Prize, plays Holocene April 29th.

Music | Sessions

Asgeir at OPB

opbmusic | April 17, 2015 5:52 p.m.

The singer-songwriter sings English and Icelandic songs from his release In the Silence.

Music | Sessions

Live Video: Deep Sea Diver

opbmusic | April 15, 2015 4:27 a.m.

The band premieres two unreleased songs from their upcoming album, live at opbmusic Stagepass.

Music | Sessions

The Ezza Rose Band at OPB

opbmusic | April 8, 2015 11:53 p.m.

The group's songs move from folk ballads to darker and heavier arrangements on their new album.


Pickathon Announces Its 2015 Lineup

opbmusic | April 7, 2015 12:09 a.m.

tUnEyArDs, JD McPherson, and Leon Bridges will play this summer's festival at Pendarvis Farm.

Music | Sessions

Lost Lander at OPB

opbmusic | March 23, 2015 7:36 p.m.

The power-pop quartet plays a set in our studio from their new release, Medallion.


SXSW: Day 3 in Photos

opbmusic | March 21, 2015 4:33 p.m.

Highlights included the keynote address by Snoop Dogg, Laura Marling, and Marian Hill.


SXSW: Day 2 in Photos

opbmusic | March 20, 2015 1:28 p.m.

Highlights include Heartless Bastards, Delta Spirit - and a trip to Willie Nelson's ranch


SXSW: Day 1 in Photos

opbmusic | March 19, 2015 12:45 a.m.

Photos of Wolf Alice, Hiatus Kaiyote, Courtney Barnett and other performers Wednesday night


The Way to SXSW

opbmusic | March 17, 2015 10:11 p.m.

Navigating the massive music festival happening in Austin, Texas this week

Music | Pickathon Woods Stage

Pickathon Woods Stage: Diarrhea Planet

opbmusic | March 16, 2015 2:12 p.m.

Watch the six-piece Nashville rock band, in the video premiere from the Woods Stage at Pickathon.

Music | Sessions

Live Video: Hustle and Drone

opbmusic | March 11, 2015 4:33 p.m.

Watch the electro-pop band's performance in our latest video from Stagepass.


Dengue Fever at OPB

opbmusic | March 10, 2015 10:54 a.m.

The LA-based group's easy-going Cambodian-American rock fills our studios.

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.