event

Soul'd Out presents

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

with
Sat December 11, 2021
( Doors: 8:00 pm ) SHOW: 9:00 pm PST
Star Theater
13 NW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR
Ages 21 and Up
What is “feel good music”? It’s a booty-shake blend of 1960s soul-jazz; slinky New
Orleans funk; vintage instrumental soul; and a splash of acid-rock guitar. Therein lies
the mojo of the Seattle-based three-piece, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio—or, as it is
sometimes referred to, DLO3. Live, the band’s fiery and intuitive chemistry is
unstoppable, brimming with improvisation, instant composition, imaginative takes on
classic tunes, and an exhilarating back catalog of soulful gems. The Billboard-charting
and millions-of-views-accruing powerhouse is managed, owned, and operated by
Delvon’s staunchly supportive wife, Amy Novo. Amy has been lovingly nicknamed
“Shortcake Mafia” as a tribute to her sweet but shrewd business acumen.
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio—or as it is sometimes referred to, DLO3—specialize in the
lost art of “feel good music.” The ingredients of this intoxicating cocktail include a big
helping of the 1960s organ jazz stylings of Jimmy Smith and Baby Face Willette; a pinch
of the snappy soul strut of Booker T. & The M.G.’s and The Meters; and sprinkles
Motown, Stax Records, blues, and cosmic Jimi Hendrix-style guitar. It’s a soul-jazz
concoction that goes straight to your heart and head makes your body break out in a
sweat. Live, the band’s fiery and intuitive chemistry is unstoppable, brimming with
improvisation, instant composition, imaginative takes on classic tunes, and a booty-
shaking back catalog of soulful gems.
The band features organist Delvon Lamarr, a self-taught virtuosic musician, with perfect
pitch who taught himself jazz and has effortlessly been able to play a multitude of
instruments. On guitar is the dynamo Jimmy James who eases through Steve Cropper-
style chanking guitar, volcanic acid-rock freak-out lead playing, and slinky Grant Green-
style jazz. From Reno, Nevada is drummer Dan Weiss (also of the powerhouse soul
and funk collective The Sextones). Dan’s smoldering pocket-groove drumming locks in
the trio’s explosive chemistry.
Since its humble beginnings in May, 2015, the trio has issued two Billboard-charting
albums and a 45; toured nationally and internationally, and performed on live at
Upstream Music Festival broadcast by KEXP that garnered over 7 million views. In the
near future, DLO3 will be releasing a bevy of new music come fall and winter 2020.
DLO3 is part of the hip Colemine Records family, is booked by the prestigious Kurland
Agency, and is managed, owned, and operated by Delvon’s staunchly supportive wife,
Amy Novo. Amy has been lovingly nicknamed “Shortcake Mafia” as a tribute to her
sweet but shrewd business acumen