By TOM D'ANTONI // King Louie on the many bands he's in and has been in. And what about hauling that B-3 around with him everywhere?
Back in World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th and Glisan in Portland Oregon. This is another OMN Coffeeshop Conversation.
Today it’s…well I suppose we should call him a keyboard player because he can play them all but I think Louis Pain would rather be known as an organist because we’ve seen him so many times sitting behind the mighty, mighty Hammond B3 and playing with people like Paul deLay, Mel Brown, LaRhonda Steele, Sweet Baby James Benton, Soul Vaccination, Lloyd Jones…shall I go on? I could.
He’s got a new album called Rock Me Baby with LaRhonda Steele which has gotten national recognition and airplay.
We’ll find out how he got to be named “King Louie.”
He’s one of the busiest musicians in the state. Glad he took some time out to talk with us.
P.S. Just to clarify......During the conversation, I asked Louis about the bands he's currently in. Somehow the conversation took some left and right turns and we never got back to the fact that he plays with Lloyd Jones and, when he's in town, Ty Curtis. Ty is based in Austin now but they work together quite a bit during the summer. Blame me.
Here’s Louis Pain:
Here's the title tune from King Louie and LaRhonda Steele's Rock Me Baby
Some upcoming gigs:
ROSE ROOM BAR AND GRILL
FRIDAY, MAY 13
Lisa Mann CD release! - 9-midnight
- See more at: http://www.louispain.com/calendar/#sthash.PyW9U5ZL.dpuf
Louis Pain's Soul-Jazz Jam
FRIDAY, MAY 202530 NE 82nd Ave.
Lloyd Jones Struggle performance! - 9 pm