King Louie's Portland Blues Revue
King Louie's Portland Blues Revue, a bluesier version of the Portland Soul All-Stars, was first put together by Louis for a series of 2012 shows at Bend, Oregon's prestigious Jazz At the Oxford series. The shows were a wild success, leading series creator Marshall Glickman to break one of his principle rules: "never book the same act twice." Then it happened all over again in 2013...and again in 2014! Vocalists during the three-year run included Curtis Salgado, Andy Stokes, LaRhonda Steele, and Lisa Mann. Each year, the revue sold out more quickly than the year before, and each year the performances were even more exciting. The group also brought the house down at the 2014 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival (billed as "The Oxford All-Stars"). Most recently, this super-group was the closing act on July 4th at the 2015 edition of the blues festival, performing for approximately 20,000 people! [see 4 photos below]
"King Louie's Portland Blues Revue, put together by Louis Pain and featuring vocalists Curtis Salgado and LaRhonda Steele, provided our 2012 Jazz At The Oxford Series with a rousing opening weekend. Three incredible shows. Three oversold houses. Louis was wonderful to work with and the shows were sizzling hot!" --Marshall Glickman, CEO, G2 Strategic, LLC
King Louie's Portland Blues Revue @ the 2012 Jazz At the Oxford
The 2012 version of the revue featured vocalists Curtis Salgado & LaRhonda Steele
The 2013 vocalists were Lisa Mann & Andy Stokes--who had never worked together before! It was magic.
The revue's 2013 JAO shows sold out faster than any in the series' history--a pattern repeated in 2014!
For 2014, Andy Stokes & Lisa Mann were joined by LaRhonda Steele
The chemistry of the three great vocalists was amazing
A special treat for 2014 was the pairing of Oakland, CA trombonist Danny Armstrong with Renato Caranto
The following series of photos were taken by Kathy Rankin at "The Oxford All-Stars" 2014 appearance at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival
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