Louis "King Louie" Pain and Renato Caranto play Vino Veritas
Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductees Louis "King Louie" Pain and soulful saxophonist Renato Caranto (Merle Haggard, Esperanza Spalding) have been musical partners for well over two decades now. Whether working in big venues or small, in large groups or as a duo, the chemistry between these two world-class musicians is unmatched. They simply love playing together, and audiences love watching and listening to them!
The two first teamed up as seminal members of the Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group when that band, dubbed “Jimmy Mak’s signature group” by The Oregonian, began its 20-year run on Thursday evenings at Portland, OR's legendary jazz club Jimmy Mak’s in 1997. After Jimmy Mak's closed in January 2017, the group--still featuring Louis & Renato--continued the Thursday night tradition for another three years at the Jack London Revue (up until the pandemic began in March 2020).
Along the way, Louis and Renato have played countless other gigs together in a variety of line-ups: at Jimmy Mak’s, the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, and other clubs & festivals throughout the Northwest. They've also performed on ten critically acclaimed CDs together, with the last three--released on Louis' Shoug Records label--each being honored by Downbeat magazine as among the "Best Albums of the Year" (for 2016, 2018, and 2019). The most recent of those CDs, "It's About Time," featured Renato and Louis with their favorite drum & guitar collaborators playing all-original instrumentals.
Enjoy the sound of local musicians!
Music will be held outside on our covered patio. We will move the music inside if the weather is to extreme. Blankets and heaters are available.
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