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05/12/2016

Louis Pain: Coffeeshop Conversations #65 - The King and how he got the crown

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

8102 NE Killingsworth
Portland, OR
Price: $10/$15; advanced tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets
- See more at: http://www.louispain.com/calendar/#sthash.PyW9U5ZL.dpuf

WEDNESDAYS

Louis Pain's Soul-Jazz Jam
8pm FREE

JIMMY MAK'S
Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group gig! - 8-11:30 pm
NW 10th & Everett
Portland, OR 97202
503-295-6542
FRIDAY, MAY 20

DUFF'S GARAGE

Lloyd Jones Struggle performance! - 9 pm
2530 NE 82nd Ave.

 

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Joan

Great interview with Louis Pain. Thanks!

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