Louis is best known as an organist, but he also rents out the best Hammond B-3's and Leslie Speakers in the NW. For instance, those are Louis' B-3's that you see and hear at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival every year!
Louis has rented out Hammonds & Leslies for decades, and the feedback from his rental clients has invariably been enthusiastic. In fact, many of them have volunteered that they've never heard or played a better-sounding Hammond. And his clients have been equally pleased with his exceptional service and reasonable prices.
And it hasn't just been the keyboardists who've felt this way. Often the whole band has thanked Louis for helping make their gig or recording session successful.
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"One reason I always look forward to coming to Portland is that I know I'll get to play one of Louis Pain's great B-3's. What a difference that makes! I only wish I could take one of Louis' organs with me to all my gigs."--Joey deFrancesco, #1 organist in Downbeat Magazine's Critic's Poll for 8 years running
"Louis Pain has the best-sounding Hammonds in town, and they're consistently well-maintained and noise-free. I always recommend Pain Organ Rental Service to my clients."--Dennis Carter, Falcon Recording Inc.
"Louis Pain is totally professional, his B-3s are as good as they get and always impeccably maintained. In this part of the world, Louis is the go to guy for organ rentals."--Clay Fuller, Director, Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival
"After a series of disastrous organ rentals from local music equipment rental companies, we've seen the light. We now rent Hammonds exclusively from the specialist, Pain Organ Rental Service."--Greg McDonald, Lupin LLC
"Louis Pain knows his Hammonds! As a top organist, he knows what we're looking for in an organ rental. He provides the best B-3's in the Northwest."--Steve Reischman, Showman, Inc.
"The B-3 Louis Pain provided for the 2002 Waterfront Blues Festival was the best Hammond I've ever encountered on a road trip."--Al Kooper, legendary rock organist & founder of "Blood, Sweat & Tears"
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Billy Joel; B.B. King; Joey deFrancesco; Buddy Guy; Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriff; Billy Preston; Brian Auger; Ivan Neville; Etta James; Tower of Power; The Promise Keepers; Tower of Power; Larry Carlton; Delbert McClinton; Booker T & the MGs; Ray Charles; Kirk Franklin; the Neville Brothers; Little Feat; Maceo Parker; Blood Sweat & Tears; Raphael Saadiq; John Scofield & Larry Goldings; Jimmy Smith; Stephen Curtis Chapman; Al Kooper; Solomon Burke; Dr. Lonnie Smith; the Church of the Living God convention; the Deep Blue Organ Trio; Lucky Peterson; and many more.
Events, Recording studios, Prod. companies, & Venues
Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival (for 16 years running); The Rose Garden; Mt. Hood Jazz Festival; Portland Jazz Festival; The Bite; Showman, Inc.; Falcon Recording, Inc.; White Horse Studios; Jazz on the Water Festival; Poundhouse Studios; Double Tee Promotions, Inc.; Northstar Recording & Production; McMennamins Edgefield; The Roseland Theater; Maranatha Church of God; The Crystal Ballroom; The Aladdin Theater; The Rosegarden Ampitheater; Keller Auditorium; Arlene Schnitzer Auditorium; Whitebird; The Oregon Garden; Lupin L.L.C.; Global Events Group; Shake It 'til You Make It; and many more.
(Organ rental flyer available on request)
Louis & Lucky Peterson with "Belinda" the B-3 (photo by Ross Hamilton)
Joey deFrancesco playing "Esmerelda" the B-3
Louis hooking up two Leslies for Booker T Jones
The latest addition to our fleet: "Cleo" the C-3!
Backstage at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival