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NEW YEARS EVE PARTY WITH THE BOOGIE CAT

The Lehrer Pub and Eatery 

(2014 CBA Muddy Award/Best Blues Venue)

8775 SW Canyon Lane Beaverton, OR 97225

Phone: (503) 384-2442  

The Norman Sylvester Band Featuring Lenanne Sylvester Big New Years Eve Extravaganza with 2011 Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductee Norman “the Boogie Cat “Sylvester featuring his lovely and talented daughter/Lenanne Sylvester.

 Jeff Otto (Keyboards)

 Rob Shoemaker (Bass)

 Paul Shoemaker(Drums)

Peter Moss  (2014 muddy award/Best saxophonist )

Join us for a night of Dancing, fun and celebration to blast into 2015.  Groove and dance to some wonderful Northwest Original Blues and R&B (Funky and Low down) on the large dance floor at the Lehrer. It Ain’t Nothin’ But a Party when the Boogie Cat is in the House!  Cover Charge: $18.00 per person in advance $20.00 at the door

No reserve seating (General admission)

Purchase advance tickets: www.tickettomato.com

Champagne Toast, Party favors and a delicious Late Night Buffet  at 10:30pm included in price of admission Special Discount overnight rates at the Beaverton Shilo Inn. Please mention the Lerher when making Reservations.  Party at the Lerher /overnight stay at the Shilo is a perfect date night. 

Make Reservations: http://shiloinns.com/

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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

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SUPPORT THE LIVE MUSIC VENUES IN ROSE CITY REGION. LET’S KEEP THE BLUES ROCKING IN THE NORTHWEST!

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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.

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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.

 

Living Blues Magazine October 2012 Issue #221 vol. 43 #5 page 50

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:

For Booking Information and Price Quotes please phone: Boogie Cat Productions(503)419-7093 or send us an email: bluboog@msn.com

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



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