Louis is best known as an organist, but he and his wife Tracy also rent out the best vintage Hammond B-3's and Leslie Speakers in the NW. For instance, those are Louis & Tracy's B-3's that you see and hear at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival every year!
Pain Organ Rental Service has rented out B-3's & Leslies for decades, and the feedback from their rental clients has invariably been enthusiastic. In fact, many of them have volunteered that they've never heard or played a better-sounding B-3. And Louis & Tracy's clients have been equally pleased with their exceptional service and reasonable prices.
Importantly, it hasn't just been the keyboardists who've felt this way. Often the whole band has thanked Pain Organ Rental Service 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 over 10 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; Chester "CT" Thompson (Tower of Power, Santana); Brian Auger; Ivan Neville; Etta James; Roger Smith (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; Corey Henry; 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; Liv Warfield; Deep Blue Organ Trio; Lucky Peterson; Dave Mathews (Santana); Bethel AME convention; Shemekia Copeland; David Hart; Bobby Floyd; and many more.
Events, Recording studios, Production companies, & Venues
Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival (for 17 years running); The Rose Garden; Mt. Hood Jazz Festival; Portland Jazz Festival; The Bite of Oregon; Pickathon; 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; The Crystal Ballroom; The Aladdin Theater; The Rosegarden Ampitheater; Special Olympics Oregon; Keller Auditorium; Arlene Schnitzer Auditorium; The Oregon Zoo; The Oregon Symphony's Gospel Christmas (four seasons & counting) Beloved Festival; Whitebird; The Oregon Garden; Lupin L.L.C.; Global Events Group; Shake It 'til You Make It; The Portland Art Museum; Maranatha Church of God; Mt Olivet Baptist; Sharon Seventh-Day Adventist; Emmanuel Church; 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 in 2012 (photo by Ross Hamilton)
Louis with Chester "CT" Thompson and "Esmerelda" in 2013
Gospel organist David Hart and Santana organist Dave Mathews are clients
The latest addition to our fleet: "Betty" the B-3. Fantastic sounding '58 instrument!
In addition to our three model B-3's, our Hammond fleet includes "Cleo" the C-3!
Backstage at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival
Booker T was reunited with "Belinda the B-3" at the '14 KINK Rose Festival
All smiles after Booker's Rose Festival performance!
"Belinda" in action with the Oregon Symphony at Gospel Christmas 2014