The Music Monday concert series at Lake Theater and Cafe continues with a performance by Kevin Selfe and the Portland Blues All Stars April 1 at 7 p.m.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to see this blues super group at Lake Theater. Winners of two Muddy Awards for Performance of the Year, the band consists of some of the greatest talent in the area, including 2015 Blues Music Award-winning drummer Jimi Bott, Chris Mercer on tenor sax, Jonathan Chase on bass, Joe McCarthy on trumpet, Brad Ulrich on baritone sax, Steve Kerin on keyboard and Kevin Selfe on guitar and vocals. Tickets are $15 each or $80 for VIP seating for four closest to the stage.
The following Monday, April 8, attend the release concert for King Louie Organ Trio's long-awaited and long-overdue debut CD, "It's About Time." Recorded at Long Play Recording on analog tape, edit-free, this CD captures the group's uniquely soulful, spontaneous and fun sound. The 12 all-new, original songs are inspired by and named for important people in the band members' lives.
The members of King Louie Organ Trio are primarily known as outstanding sidemen, experts in the under-appreciated art of making other artists sound their best. Organist Louis Pain is in the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, in the sideperson category. Likewise, saxophonist Renato Caranto is best known for his sideman duties with Merle Haggard, Esperanza Spalding and Mel Brown and drummer Edwin Coleman III for laying down solid grooves with Soul Vaccination and the Thunder Brothers. As a unit, Pain, Caranto and Coleman accompanied soulful vocalist LaRhonda Steele on a pair of self-released CDs honored by "Downbeat" as among the Best Albums of the Year for 2017 and 2018.
"It's About Time" is released on Pain's Shoug Records label in Jim Hage's Long Play Recording in "the good old fashioned way — on tape, with no digital editing and minimal overdubbing."
Tickets are $20 each or $100 for VIP seating for four closest to the stage. Showtime is 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.
A second CD release performance will be given April 10 from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Jack London Revue, 529 SW 4th St., Portland, OR 97204. Tickets are $10 online at ticketweb.com or $12 at the door.
The Music Monday concert April 15 features LaRhonda Steele and her irresistible soul, followed April 22 with the gospel soul groove of Julianne Johnson.
For complete details and to purchase tickets visit laketheatercafe-com.seatengine.com.
Lake Theater is located at 106 N. State St., Lake Oswego.
— For The Review,