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We mourn the loss of our King of the Blues – Mr. BB King, may he rest in peace in God’s embrace. BB was country Gentleman with a heart of gold. We will miss his soulful and emotional approach to the art of American Blues. The sweet sounds of Lucille will live in our souls forever. “It Ain’t Nothin’ But A Party” Put your Hands in the Air” The Norman Sylvester enjoyed an awesome 2014 performing and Blues Venues, Private parties, Blues Festival, Charity benefits and appearances on Radio shows and KATU Ch2 AM Northwest show. The “Blues Stains on my Hands” continues to get airplay on Sirius Satellite Radio/BB King’s Bluesville, Portland Radio Project, Local radio stations and Internet Blues Music Streaming show around the country and overseas. We are looking forward to Rocking some Original Blues and R&B for you in 2015. Norman “The Boogie Cat” Sylvester is committed to serving the Community, mentorship and teaching children about the origin of American Blues and Gospel. He’s also, ready to serve you up a plate of funky downhome blues with a taste of Louisiana at every gig. Thank you for helping us Heal the Healthcare Blues! The 4th Annual Inner City Blues Festival on April 11,2015 at the North Portland Eagles Hall was a total success. Approx. 650 people attended this year’s Event. Special thanks to the Eagles Lodge membership, sponsors, Planning committee, Musicians and volunteers. Join the Healthcare mission at: www.HCAO.org ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ For Booking Information and Price Quotes please phone: Boogie Cat Productions @ (503)419-7093 or send us an email: email@example.com Boogie Cat Productions can help you plan your Event. – Our mission is to make your Event the party of your dreams. Boogie Cat Productions supports Nettleingham Audio http://www.nettleinghamaudio.com/ Contact Kevin Nettleingham at: 360-696-5999 _______________________________________________________________________________ Check out the Blues Music Magazine’s “Blues Artist Showcase” featuring our new CD release ” Blues stains on my Hands”: www.http://bluesmusicmagazine.com/artist-showcase Northwest Original Blues and R&B / Funky old School R&B We have the Perfect Song List for your Party! Please Help Heal the Health Care Blues in your Community: http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/135640-blues-musicians-bend-a-note-for-health-care Hey! Hey! the Blues Is Alright The Boogie Cat is ready to groove at 2013 Festivals – Live Venues- Corporate Parties. In Portland Oregon or in your Town the Norman Sylvester Band is ready to lay some Funky Blues down. For more information: (503)419-7093 Check this out!www.wkrn.net/_wsn/page3.html ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ SUPPORT THE LIVE MUSIC VENUES IN ROSE CITY REGION. LET’S KEEP THE BLUES ROCKING IN THE NORTHWEST! ___________________________________________________________________________ Special Thanks! To all our family,friends,fans and DJ’s for their continued love and support in 2012. Our new CD “Blues Stains on my Hands” is getting airplay around the country and overseas. __________________________________________________________________________________ Breaking News! The Norman Sylvester Band’s new CD “Blues Stains on My Hands” is #2 on the Sirius/XM satellite Radio (Pick-to-Click)list BB King’s Bluesville Show. Give the Gift of Music for Christmas! Check out Norman’s Original Music on www.CDBaby.com The Norman Sylvester Band has shared the stage with BB King, James Cotton, Tower of Power, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Otis Clay, Peter Frampton, Mavis Staple, Lil Ed and the Imperials, Junior Wells, Isaac Scott Five Blind Boys of Alabama and WAR.
NORMAN SYLVESTER Blues Stains on My Hands Boogie Cat Productions – (No#) Louisiana-born guitarist/vocalist Norman Sylvester has been gigging around Portland, Oregon, since the mid-’80s, and he was recently inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame. His style, though, carries strong echoes of his Gulf Coast roots. The title tune is a swampy 6/8 ballad; elsewhere he alternately showcases a sophisticated jump-and-jive elan (the topical Outsource At the Top) and a funk-flavored strut (Senior Moments, Fine as Frog Hair); his guitar work invokes T-Bone, toughened by an Albert-Collins-by-way-of-Gatemouth aggressiveness. Sylvester’s ballad work is equally convincing. On Bad Weather, he summons a deep, clear-toned baritone croon to sing about the disaster wreaked on New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina If You Didn’t Want Me to Have the Blues features an extended guitar solo that highlights Sylvester’s finely honed melodic sensibility and tonal suppleness. In Please Lie to Me, he lays his Charles Brown–like ruminations over Bill Rhoades’ atavistic harp squalls as Frank “Funk Master” Redding contributes some moody after-hours organ work. Sylvester can also call forth images of Mississippi. S-E-N-D, a cyber-age updating of folksy aphorisms (“don’t e-mail what you heard, only what you know”) is couched in a Delta-fried boogie. Blues Is in Control echoes a stripped-down Smokestack Lightning; Sylvester’s lyrics are rife with images of erotic betrayal, guns-and-whiskey mayhem, and “a new big-leg woman” who sounds as if she’ll either help Sylvester’s protagonist get over his earlier travails or create new ones of her own. If Sylvester’s storylines occasionally get a little arch (he invokes “the blues” pretty often, and some of his high-tech references sound like self-conscious attempts to be contemporary), he remains a first-rate storyteller with vocal and instrumental chops that do justice to his unique lyric vision. Judging from what’s here, it seems likely that one of the Northwest’s better-kept blues secrets won’t be a secret for much longer. —David Whiteis Our New CD product “Blues Stains on my Hands” can be purchased at:
- At Norman Sylvester Live Performances
- Music Millenium – 3158 SE Burnside – Portland,OR 97214/-503-231-8926
For Booking Information and Price Quotes please phone: Boogie Cat Productions @ (503)419-7093 or send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org For more music schedule information visit our land line 24 hour Blues Hotline: 503-281-5989 Boogie Cat Productions can help you plan your Event. – Our mission is to make your Event the party of your dreams. Boogie Cat Productions supports Nettleingham Audio http://www.nettleinghamaudio.com/ Contact Kevin Nettleingham at: 360-696-5999