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Norman Sylvester presents "A Phenomenal Concert - The Journey of Blues and Gospel in America"
Jun 29, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 7:00

$20 General Admission

The “Phenomenal Concert” is a musical journey of blues and gospel in America. Music from the cradle of birth in Africa, the field hollers of slaves, growing up to the blues of the Mississippi Delta and maturing to urban cities like Chicago. The blues and gospel music have been a major art form used for communication, inspiration and healing since the days of slavery. Join us to learn the history of American music and the performance celebration of our music legacy.

Featuring:
The Norman Sylvester R&B Revue
LaRhonda Steele
Lenanne Sylvester-Miller
Renato Caranto
Portland Interfaith Gospel Choir
Chata Addy & OB Addy (Ghanaian Drumming)
Tevis Hodge Jr. (Acoustic Ragtime)
Bill Rhoades (Delta Blues)
Lynn Darroch (Writer & Broadcaster)
Jeff Dodge (Videographer)
Norman Sylvester “The Boogie Cat” was Inducted into the Oregon Music Hall Of Fame on October 8, 2011 at the Newmark Theater in Portland Oregon. This honor has given the Boogie Cat a new surge of energy. Norman has releases a new CD of 10 original songs “Blues Stains on my Hands”, a tribute to all the Pioneers of Blues who traveled the Chitlin’ Circuit keeping the Blues and It’s History alive.
Norman is one of the most engaging showmen around the Northwest. Influenced from his Southern Baptist early years and the gospel quartet his father, Mack Sylvester, toured with (they were as sharp with their fashion as they were in their harmonies), these examples show in Sylvester’s own performance.
There is the work for the paycheck and the work for your passion. Norman’s music is most definitely his passion! The Boogie Cat has paid his dues and now he is living his dreams. more >>>
LaRhonda Steele | 8:00 PM
LaRhonda Steele began her musical journey in Jones, Oklahoma at age 13 singing her first solo in church one Sunday morning. Her journey continued to Portland, Oregon and beyond culminating into an powerful legacy of musical experiences for which she is Awed and Grateful.

Over the years she has enjoyed working with local, national and international artists: Curtis Salgado, Norman Sylvester, Linda Hornbuckle, Janice Scroggins, Paul Delay, Obo Addy and Thara Memory. She has had the pleasure of recoding with Thara Memory, Obo Addy, Janice Scroggins, Norman Sylvester and Ken DaRouchie.

Performing at the Lincoln Center with Obo Addy in 2005 and her yearly appearances at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festivals are just a couple of the highlights of her career.

LaRhonda currently enjoys working with B3 organist “King Louis” Pain. Their CD “Rock me Baby” received 4 out of 5 stars in Downbeat Magazine and is currentll being played throughout Europe. She also enjoys working with her own band The LaRhonda Steele Band in which her husband Mark is the keyboardist and co-producer of their collaboration “Artistic Differences.” The CD features 12 original songs written and co-written by the duo. “My Soul’s Song” features some of her gospel favorites more >>>
Chata Addy | 8:00 PM
Tevis Hodge, Jr. | 8:00 PM