Norman Sylvester lends his blues licks to cause of universal health care
He was there with a group of musicians playing a tribute when the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall reopened in 1984.
He played the first Waterfront Blues Festival in 1987, back when it was called the Rose City Blues Festival.
He opened for B.B. King in 1987 and '91. He was inducted into the Oregon Hall of Fame in 2011.
Norman Sylvester, "The Boogie Cat," is a fixture on the Portland music scene.
“He knows the scene and he wears many great hats. He pulls off some of the greatest suits, and I really love him for it,” says Don Campbell, a member of the Cascade Blues Association and fellow Portland blues scene musician since the early 1980s.