Western & Cowboy Music & Poetry with Tom Swearingen and the Notable Exceptions on Sunday February 25, 2018 in Cafe Artichoke


2001 SE Powell Blvd.

Important Venue Notes

Cafe Artichoke is a 'listening room', where audiences can enjoy a talk-free, phone-free, and hassle-free show in an intimate setting. Great sound and lighting set the stage for a special evening of music by accomplished performers. Note this the the NEW location on SE Powell Blvd at 20th.



Artichoke Cafe presents an evening with award-winning cowboy poet Tom Swearingen and Western Music Association Harmony Group of the Year winners Notable Exceptions.

Tom Swearingen is an Oregon horseman who tells stories of the people and land of the American West through original cowboy poetry that is often inspired by his own experiences and observations from the saddle. Tom brings his stories to life with rhythm and rhyme and a style that makes him a popular performer not only at cowboy gatherings and horse camps, but also in singer-songwriter circles and wherever else you find folks who appreciate well-crafted verse.

Notable Exceptions, the duo Judy Coder and Jennifer Epps, are known in the world of western music for their finely crafted vocal harmony. Their original tunes are lighthearted and conversational. For accompaniment, Judy's tasteful rhythm guitar is right on the button; Jennifer sweetens the sound with tidbits of harmonica, rhythm instruments, flutes and whistles. The result is fun, fresh, bold Americana.

All ages general admission $15 at Artichoke Music in advance or at the door (doors at 6:30). Also available at Brown Paper Tickets (subject to fee). https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3170788