On Tuesday, July 11, the Oregon Music Hall of Fame held a press conference at Tony Starlight’s to announce the recipients for their 2017 induction honors. Amongst these selected were four individuals directly associated with the state’s blues community.
Louis Pain, organist best known for his time with the Paul deLay Band who has worked tirelessly with numerous acts including jazz drummer Mel Brown, the late vocalist Sweet Baby James Benton, and most recently under the name of King Louie with vocalist LaRhonda Steele.
Peter Boe, jazz and blues pianist who worked and toured with the Robert Cray Band for eight years and received two Grammy Awards during that time, and also was a member of the Curtis Salgado Band for five years.
Richard Cousins, long-time bassist with the Robert Cray Band, who has also recorded with the likes of John Lee Hooker, Van Morrison, and Frankie Lee.
Lisa Mann is being honored with the 2017 Album of the Year for her outstanding disc Hard Times, Bad Decisions.
Other recipients this year will be Quasi, Floater, Sean Croghan, Mickey Newbury, King Black Acid, Jimmy Boyer, plus industry people Lisa Lepine, Chris Monlux, Tres Shannon, and the Artist Of The Year: Case-Lang-Veirs (Neko Case, kd lang, and Laura Veirs).
The 11th Annual Oregon Music Hall of Fame Induction & Concert will be held on Saturday October 14 at 7:00 pm at the Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Avenue. The concert will feature Floater, a tribute to Jimmy Boyer featuring the Freak Mountain Ramblers, Fernando, Bingo Richey, Turtle VanDemarr and Pete Krebs, plus the Louis Pain All-Star Band with Andy Stokes, LaRhonda Steele, Peter Dammann, Dan Balmer and more.
The event will feature a live auction of autograph guitars including. Chicago, Ry Cooder, Culture Club, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Steve Miller, and Weezer. Proceeds from this event help support the Oregon Music Hall of Fame’s music education and scholarship programs.
Tickets are on sale at Ticketfly.com and the Aladdin Theater box office. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. VIP tickets, which include prime seating, collectable laminated pass, a Gary Houston limited edition hand pulled signed and numbered poster plus entrance to the catered after-induction party with the inductees, musicians and other VIPs, are $100 in advance or $110 at the door.