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Sophie and the Bad Boys and Friends - A Benefit for Artichoke Music!
Artchoke Music
Portland, OR
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Sophie and the Bad Boys and Friends - A Benefit for Artichoke Music!
Sophie and the Bad Boys
Sophie loves to sing classic songs. She added Beseme Mucho to her repertoire. In an Artichokian moment John Richter had just learned the same song on his clarinet and put it together with Sophie and Tim. Dale Jones had just purchased his China Doll stand-up bass and needed a place to express his profound vibrations. John Manns heard those four perform at a local bistro and informed the group that they needed some percussion which he provided. An award-winning composer, Tom Arnold, --no, not the actor -- wrote a song, She Needs a Bad Boy. Sophie learned and sang the song from a womans perspective. It was debuted at an Artichoke Friday Night Coffeehouse. When Sophie announced that the performers were Sophie and Tim the audience informed her, "Youre not Sophie and Tim; youre Sophie and the Bad Boys! Thus the band was born. They have been practicing and performing since 2017. Also performing will be Matt Meighan, Anne Weiss, and Tom Arnold.

Sophie Davis
Artichokian for 20 years. She came into this world singing. Radio and TV contests, sang on the same stage with Pat OBrian. Had a backstage Mama that entered her in many singing contests in Chicago, sang for the vets. Met husband while singing in an Irish pub. They performed in many farmers markets in the great northwest for several years, besides singing in coffee houses around Portland.

Tim Davis
Artichokian for plenty years. Started playing harmonica at six years old, played various instruments in school, but wound up being a talented guitarist, world traveler from Seattle to Istanbul. Settled in Portland, married Sophie and performed as a duo, Sweet Harmony, in and around Portland, OR.

John Richter
Artichokian, bee keeper, molder of young minds (school teacher and camp counselor), multi instrumentalist (including the carpenters saw!), and insightful singer/songwriter.

John Manns
Artichokian, teller of tall tales with musical accompaniment, singer/songwriter, band leader of Sweet Home, commercial artist, house remodeler. Produced a recent cd, Good  Company. Produced a live concert of Good Company. Also has created a new John Manns Band.

Dale Jones
Artichokian, professional musician, lover of all things musical, backup singer, player of things with strings, singer/songwriter of true folk songs, and a man who improvises his way through life with a smile.

Also starring Matt Meighan, Anne Weiss and Tom Arnold!
Come celebrate Artichoke with a stellar cast of Artichokians!


Artchoke Music (View)
2007 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
United States


Music > Americana
Music > Folk
Music > Singer/Songwriter

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Artichoke Community Music
On BPT Since: Sep 12, 2016
Alexa MacDonald

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