By TOM D'ANTONI //
A new album with Louis (King Louie) Pain brings out the star in her.
Welcome back to World Cup Coffee and Tea at Northwest 18th and Glisan in Portland. That's where we do these Coffeeshop Conversations.
With me today is Blues/Soul/Gospel singer LaRhonda Steele. She’s one of our best, having come up in Norman Sylvester’s band…as have so many singers…sung backup behind the best and now taken her place in the spotlight with a new album with keyboardist Louis (King Louie) Pain. They have a new album out called Rock Me Baby…we’ll hear some of that.
We’ll also hear about the part of her career that keeps her the busiest, and one side of the Oregon music scene we hear about the least….Gospel music.
Next time, Jazz journalist Lynn Darroch will join us to talk about and read from his new book on Jazz in the Northwest.
Right now…let’s talk with LaRhonda Steele.