Portland officially welcomed Sister Mercy (featuring lead vocals by April Brown alongside Kelsey Brown on vocals, Steven Savoie on guitar, Debby Espinor on keys, Ron Camacho on bass, and Roger Espinor on drums) into Portland’s dynamic rhythm and blues scene on Sunday, December 14 at the Star Theater. From their opening song, Brown’s powerful vocal delivery and range were quite impressive live, and watching her and her sister harmonize was mesmerizing at times. Songs like "The Way," "Holding On To Love" and "Heavy Load" were nothing short of amazing, the latter of which highlighted Savoie’s outstanding slide work. A strong performance by a great band with deep roots in the Oregon music scene, when you need your fix of some great gospel-tinged, smokey R&B, go see this band!
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