All About Sounds of PDX and Founder Luke Neill

The mission of Sounds of PDX is to uncover the best sounds in the great city of Portland, Oregon. I'm the founder, Luke Neill, and I connect and collaborate with musicians, producers, and recording studios to discover, develop, and promote local talent. 

About me

At my core, I am a musician. I'm a guitarist, singer-songwriter, producer, studio engineer, and - most importantly - a lover of all things music. It is my goal to help connect people through music by seeking out great local artists and introducing them to a wider audience. I have multiple outlets to promote and support local musicians, and discovering new music is my passion. 

 Luke interviewing Bo Baskoro for Sounds of PDX on Portland Radio Project

Luke interviewing Bo Baskoro for Sounds of PDX on Portland Radio Project

My Projects

  • This site! This is where I collect everything I'm working on. Over time, you'll see a variety of podcasts, radio and television shows, album and live show reviews, show and tour announcements, promotions from artists I'm working with, updates coming out of my recording studio, and likely more.

  • I host the radio show Sounds of PDX on Portland Radio Project, Tuesdays from 7pm-9pm. The format is something unique - I invite a different co-host every week to promote an upcoming show or release, and we build the playlist together. We feature my guest's original work and the music that influences and inspires them. Tune in sometime - it's a great experience.

  • I’ve developed a new podcast called Liner Notes with Luke Neill. I spend 15 or so minutes digging into a new release from an independent musician - either a record, EP, or single. I throw in a couple interview clips as we listen to the music and I share my impressions. You can find all of my episodes here - make sure to subscribe!

  • Also over on Portland Radio Project, I host The Listening Party, Thursdays from 4pm-6pm. I created this show with "drive time" in mind. I play long segments of music, provide a little insight into what I'm playing, and always deliver good vibes to close out your day. 

  • I am the host of PDX Spotlight, a local monthly television show featuring performances and interviews with Northwest-based musicians. Partner: Mike Burling

  • I'm a founding member of TriState, a musicians collective featuring fellow songwriters and producers from Oregon, Washington, and Arizona. Partners: Tyler Hobbs, Brandon McAlister, Cameron Palmer

  • I run Track11 Studios, a production studio in downtown Portland which specializes in recording vocals, songwriting, and mixing. Track 11 is also the home of Liner Notes.

  • I provide artist development support and coaching in business and marketing.

If you're interested in collaborating in any of these areas, please contact me.

 photo by  Sarah Neill

photo by Sarah Neill

 photo by Teri Briggs

photo by Teri Briggs