Ural Thomas And The Pain

Ural Thomas And The Pain

Thu · April 12, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

Ural Thomas And The Pain
Ural Thomas And The Pain
Ural Thomas is, and forever will be Portland’s pillar of soul.

He started singing beneath his mother’s knee in church at the age of 3. By high school he led the doo-wop group the Mono Rays, breaking hearts and taking names along the way. Ural’s voice and songwriting soon gained national attention and he found himself sharing the stage with the likes of James Brown, Otis Redding, Johnny Guitar Watson and “Little” Stevie Wonder. He played the Apollo 44 times. He backed the Northwest’s biggest soul and garage outfits of the 1960s (The Kingsmen, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Cavaliers Unlimited) and he never for a moment stopped teaching, singing and loving soul music..

Now Ural is poised to represent Portland on equal ground with contemporaries like Lee Fields and the late Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley, all of whom ultimately gained their dues in their golden years. The foot stomping days of Jump Town, USA have returned and Ural Thomas & the Pain are here to lead the way.
Venue Information:
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201