I Put a Spell on You - A Tribute to Nina Simone by The Adrian Martin Sextet, featuring LaRhonda Steele
Mar 31, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 7:00

$20 Advance
$24 At the Door

LaRhonda Steele sings the timeless songs of Nina Simone backed by a nimble sextet led by guitarist Adrian Martin. This promises to be a night to remember.

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Adrian Martin plays a searing hybrid guitar style that bridges blues bawling, jazz sophistication and classical technique. He’s performed around the world and repeatedly produces sold out shows. Adrian and LaRhonda co-lead this amazing sextet through a historical musical journey into the soul of the 60’s civil rights movement, personified by the legendary Nina Simone.

Nina Simone was an amazing human. Her music speaks to the struggles that face our society, then and now. Her controversial voice has been sampled by countless artists. Her life has been examined in multiple documentaries. She survived abuse and battled mental illness. She was a radical civil rights activist, a remarkable musician and a force to be reckoned with. This music is powerful, inspiring, uplifting and exciting.

The Adrian Martin Sextet features:
The amazing LaRhonda Steele on vocals.
Her talented husband Mark Steele on keys.
Funky Leah Hinchcliff on bass,
Electronics pioneer, Mike Snyder on drums.
The Quadraphonnes, Michelle Medler on saxophones.
Multi-talented, Adrian Martin on guitar. more >>>
LaRhonda Steele | 8:00 PM
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 and beyond culminating into an powerful legacy of musical experiences for which she is Awed and Grateful.

Over the years she has enjoyed working with local, national and international artists: Curtis Salgado, Norman Sylvester, Linda Hornbuckle, Janice Scroggins, Paul Delay, Obo Addy and Thara Memory. She has had the pleasure of recoding with Thara Memory, Obo Addy, Janice Scroggins, Norman Sylvester and Ken DaRouchie.

Performing at the Lincoln Center with Obo Addy in 2005 and her yearly appearances at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festivals are just a couple of the highlights of her career.

LaRhonda currently enjoys 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. “My Soul’s Song” features some of her gospel favorites more >>>