The King Louie Organ Trio, featuring Renato Caranto, sax; Edwin Coleman III, drums; and Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductee Louis Pain on B-3 & organ bass, has been playing together for years, both as an instrumental group and as a backing unit for top vocalists. But they only got around to recording a CD of their own, featuring their original instrumentals, after Louis’ wife & manager Tracy Turner-Pain got tired of fans asking where they could purchase those catchy songs! That 2019 debut CD, “It’s About Time,” is a revelation, clearly demonstrating that these three career sidemen have plenty of their own to say!
At the festival, the trio will be joined by guest vocalist Tracey Harris, daughter of Portland jazz icon Shirley Nanette. Tracey is an amazing singer in her own right who has played and recorded with several big name artists, including Pink Martini, with whom she sang lead vocals on the David Letterman Show and at Carnegie Hall.