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05/18/2016

Norman Sylvester: Coffeeshop Conversations #66 - The Boogie Cat's method for living

By TOM D'ANTONI // It's been a full and productive life for Mr. S. Discover the details.

We;re in the coffeshop again. As always, it’s World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th and Glisan for another OMN Coffeeshop Conversation.

With me today is an Oregon Music Hall of Fame member…known to all as the Boogie Cat, the best dressed man in town…Norman Sylvester.

An Oregonian since 1957, he’s been playing music for almost as long as he’s lived here. He’s a Blues and Soul guitarist, singer, composer and ambassador to the world for Northwest music.

But how much do you know about him? He’s got a great life story, inspiring and worth spending the whole hour with us.

I ran into him at last Sunday’s memorial for Sweet Baby James Benton, a friend of his. He played there and when I was talking to him, invited him to the coffeeshop today.

And he said yes.

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Alison

I LOVE hearing this interview!!!!! Your story is one of inspiration and good times...... Thanks for sharing your journey

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