By TOM D'ANTONI // Oregon's King of Soul releases Full Circle and talks about how Charlie Wilson and George Clinton changed his life.
Back in the coffeeshop again for another OMN Coffeeshop Conversation, as always, right here at World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th and Gilsan in Portland.
Happy to have Soul singer Andy Stokes in today and he’s got with him his new album, Full Circle. We’ll find out the meaning of that title and a lot more from a man OMN called “Oregon’s King of Soul” in a story last year.
He’s got an amazing story on the moment he knew he had to go out on his own as a solo and form his own band. A story which includes Charlie Wilson, George Clinton and Phillis Hyman in Japan. One which he has never told publicly before now.
We’ll hear another track from his new album, too.
You can see him "Andy Stokes Sings Teddy Pendergrass" at Jimmy Mak's Saturday, October 8, two shows 7:30 & 10pm $15 reserved / $12 general admission.
Let’s talk to Andy Stokes:
Also from the new album.