DOORS OPEN: 4:00 pm
EVENT BEGINS: 9:00 pm
Lloyd "Have Mercy" Jones & LaRhonda Steele
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Doors Open: 4pm
Event Begins: 9pm
Venue Website: http://www.catfishlous.com/
Band Website: http://www.lloydjonesmusic.com/
Portland, Oregon roots artist Lloyd Jones has recorded six critically acclaimed albums, toured internationally, and racked up dozens of major awards and accolades. He’s a relentless road dog, hitting festival stages, Delbert’s annual Sandy Beaches Cruises (he’s been a regular on six winter cruises), and clubs all across the land to enthusiastic crowds who can’t get enough of his swampy blues, his backporch picking, his serious-as-anthrax funk, soul, roadhouse two-beats, and old-school rhythm and blues (back before the R&B tag was somehow appropriated for other musical purposes, apparently when we weren’t looking). Yet he may be the most invisible, best-kept roots/blues/Americana secret on the contemporary scene.
SPECIAL GUEST LARHONDA STEELE
LaRhonda is the 2016 Muddy Award winner for Best Female Vocalist presented by the Cascade Blues Association.
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 Porretta Italy and beyond culminating into an powerful legacy of musical experiences.
Over the years she has enjoyed working with local, national and international artists:including Curtis Salgado, Norman Sylvester, Janice Marie Scroggins and Gino Vannelli
Performing in Porretta Italy at the 30th annual Porretta Soul Festival that honors American Soul Music, the Lincoln Center with Obo Addy in 2005 and her yearly appearances at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festivals are just a few of the highlights of her career.
LaRhonda currently enjoys Directing the Portland Interfaith Gospel Choir, 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. Her CD “My Soul’s Song” features some of her gospel favorites.