"Love for Linda" benefit poster Our friend, Nike designer Dave Gill, created this beautiful poster
Tracy Turner-Pain and Dina Parmenter Dina Parmenter [right] helped out with merchandise sales at both "Love For Linda" & "What Is Hip?"
Ken Boddie, KOIN t.v. anchor, @ Love For Linda Ken Boddie did live remotes from both Live For Linda and Blues For Bill
"What Is Hip?" poster Thanks to Nike graphic designer Dave Gill for creating this poster!
Steve Pringle, Tracy, and Susan @ the "What Is Hip?" auction, 3-9-13 Emcee Steve Pringle, from KINK FM 101.9, helping out the "Soul Sisters" with the "What Is Hip?" auction
Rob Sample and Rebecca Webb, 3-8-13 Rob and Rebecca liven up the crowd during the "What Is Hip?" benefit at Jimmy Mak's
Soul Vaccination rehearsal with Bruce Conte The band was rehearsing at the home of Louis and Tracy Pain in preparation for the "What Is Hip?" benefit (note Soul Sisters in the back!)
Louis & Chester "CT" Thompson Tracy's husband Louis enjoyed getting to hang out CT--one of Louis' all-time favorite organists and people
Bruce Conte and Chester Thompson Bruce and Chester share a relaxed moment jamming together downstairs in the Pain "Man Cave." The two stayed at the Pains' home during Bruce's benefit
Tower of Power Backstage with TOP at Jazz Alley. We were so grateful for the overwhelming love and support shown by these guys for our benefit for Bruce. They invited us to their show, donated merchandise for our auction, and supported the event on their website!
Tower of Power-donated auction items at the "What Is Hip" benefit The TOP was extremely supportive of Soul Sisters Productions' benefit for Bruce Conte, their former bandmember
Los Lobos autographed guitar Los Lobos generously dontated this autographed guitar for the "What Is Hip" benefit auction
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie with Bruce Conte and Louis Pain Legendary drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie" dropped by Jimmy Mak's during the recording of the "What Is Hip?" CD
Chester Thompson/Soul Vaccination Chester takes a riveting solo as the SV band & Bruce Conte look on during Bruce's benefit. The crowd went nuts!
LaRhonda Steele & Edwin Coleman III @ Jimmy Mak's, 3-8-13 LaRhonda was guest vocalist during the first night of the 2-night benefit for Bruce Conte, "What Is Hip?"
Curtis Salgado and Bruce Conte, 3-9-13 Curtis, our dear friend, poured out his heart and soul at the Bruce Conte benefit. A cancer survivor himself, as well as a fan of Bruce's, Curtis said he was honored to be there. We were honored to have him
Dave Gill @ the "What Is Hip?" benefit Design master Dave Gill shows off the poster design he donated for "What Is Hip?"
Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival poster Soul Sisters Productions proudly presents Soul Vaccination with Chester Thompson at the 2013 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, July 4!
Tracy and Susan introduce Soul Vax and special guest Chester Thompson at the Safeway Waterfront Blue
Chester Thompson with Soul Sisters, 2013 Blues Festival
Tracy with Lydia Pense at East Bay Grease Lydia was so happy to support her old friend, Bruce Conte
Louis Pain with Lydia Pense and Bruce Conte at East Bay Grease This was taken bakstage after the Cold Blood mini set
Tracy and Tinker Hatfield Tinker Hatfield, Nike's VP for Design & Special Projects, generously donated a Nike gift box for the "Love For Linda" benefit
Tracy Turner-Pain @ Jimmy Mak's Tracy was helping auction off a guitar donated by Tigard Music for Bruce Conte's "What Is Hip" benefit
Curtis Salgado and John Mazzacco @ the Roseland Theater, 4-28-13 Curt and John were performing at "Blues For Bill," a benefit for Portland soundman Bill Postles
Louis Pain & Jimmy Mak @ the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival Jimmy Mak generously made his club available for both "Love For Linda" and "What Is Hip?"
Tracy & Louis Pain Tracy's husband Louis is always there to give her a lift
Tracy with David K. Mathews of Santana
Tracy and B.B. King Pain Organ Rental Service provided the organ for B.B.'s Portland concert