From the recording What Is Hip?
In July, 2011, Louis Pain (then organist with Soul Vaccination) and Dave Mills (Soul Vaccination trumpeter/bandleader) arranged for Louis' old friend, former Tower of Power guitarist Bruce Conte, to perform with Soul Vaccination at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival and at Portland, OR's Jimmy Mak's. Bruce suggested recording the latter gig, and Susan Mills and Tracy Pain stepped up, offering to finance the project. The two close friends dubbed themselves Soul Sisters Productions and began discussing future projects. The CD, "What Is Hip?" received a rave review in the prestigious jazz magazine "Downbeat."
Bruce Conte with Tracy & Louis Pain Bruce Conte with Dave Mills