The BLR hosts Norman Sylvester 9AM on Wednesday and then Saturday from 5PM to Midnight KSKQ will broadcast the 7th Annual "Healing the Healthcare Blues" Inner City Blues Festival.  The radio feed is “live” from Portland, Oregon via KBOO Community Radio.

Wednesday morning at 9 the Brain Labor Report feature’s Blues Singer Norman Sylvester (dubbed the “Boogie Cat”) whose band is considered one of the best loved Rhythm & Blues bands in the N.W. with their extensive songbook & danceable grooves.

Norman Sylvester was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame in 2012, received the Cascade Blues Association “Life Time Achievement” in 2014 and “Back what you believe in” Award for his work on the Universal Healthcare campaign in our Country 2011-2018. The band was also named “Best R&B Band” 2015 & 2017 awards.
The Norman Sylvester Band is regularly called upon to play community fundraisers & benefits for those in need. The “Healing the Healthcare Blues” festival is Norman’s response to seeing friends & family suffer from our current Healthcare systems failures. He believes “Healthcare is a human right”!  
Tune in for Wednesday’s interview to hear the “Boogie Cat” highlight this year’s Inner City Blues Festival.  Listeners can get an insider's preview of Saturday’s live performances from Portland.  Bluesman Norman Sylvester brings his Musician friends together each year in support of this healthcare campaign filling two stages with All-Start entertainment. The annual Blues Festival is a Benefit for the campaign towards Universal Healthcare — Health Care for All Oregon,