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Entertainment update for July 30

Folksinger, storyteller Adam Miller plays Hood River Library Aug. 12

Adam Miller, one of the premier autoharpists in the world, a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller will perform at the Hood River Library on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. An accomplished folklorist, historian, musicologist, and song-collector, he has amassed a remarkable repertoire of over 5,000 songs. Miller accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively finger-picking acoustic guitar and stunningly beautiful autoharp melodies. A masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along, he has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folktales and folksongs, and as a performer who appeals to audiences of all ages.

Sallie Ford at Ruins Aug. 15

Hood River's Springhouse Cellar is pleased to announce a special, Friday night performance by nationally acclaimed rock band Sallie Ford on Friday, August 15 at 7 p.m. Portland's Sean Flinn & The Royal We will open the show. Tickets are $15 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets, or $18 at the door. Oregon Music News says of the band “Swervy and excited, with an eighties futuristic tilt-a-whirl vibe elevating a sixties psychedelic punk laced surfer garage sound, this band rocks and rocks hard.” The Ruins at Springhouse Cellar are located at 13 Railroad Ave., Hood River, 541-308-0700.

‘Boy Gorge’ at Double Mtn.

The band “Boy Gorge” featuring Al Hare, Jeff Minnick, Ryan Kolberg and Alonzo Garbanzo will be at Double Mountain Brewery on Thursday, July 31, from 8-10 p.m. No cover charge. Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.

Music at Sandbar Cafe continues

Guitarist Jim MacMillan with Jerry Keith on bass and Randy Bell on cajon presents an evening of all original music on Fridays, (Aug. 1, 15 and 29) at the Sandbar Cafe at the Event Site on the Hood River waterfront.

Robogenesis’ author visits

Waucoma Bookstore is hosting author Daniel Wilson for an author reception and book signing on Friday, Aug. 1, from 5-8 p.m. Wilson will be signing his new book “Robogenesis,” the sequel to the New York Times bestseller “Robopocalypse.” “Robogenesis” explores the fates of characters new and old, robotic and human, as they fight to build a new world in the wake of a devastating war. Waucoma Bookstore, 212 Oak St., Hood River; 541-386-5353.

‘Art of the Wild’ opens Aug. 1

Columbia Center for the Arts goes wild in August. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act “Art of the Wild” hits the Columbia River Gorge for the month of August and we will be covering all things wild. The months starts with the First Friday opening reception with music by Lincoln Crocket and his band Contraband on Aug. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. The show is the result of a unique collaboration between 21 different artists from around the Pacific Northwest and the U.S. Forest Service. The 21 artists were selected competitively and assigned to one of six different Wilderness Areas on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, the Mt. Hood National Forest, and the Columbia Gorge Scenic Area.

Pines anniversary Aug. 1

It’s the First Friday Anniversary Party at The Pines in Hood River, Aug. 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m. with music from Sara Jackson-Holman. ”This Oregon native singer, songwriter and pianist will mesmerize you with weightless strings and heavy layers of warm and soulful melodies that swell as they weave through each song.” The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

Kory Quinn at CEBU Aug. 1-2

This week at CEBU Lounge:

There’s two chances this weekend to see Kory Quinn & The Comrades — Friday, Aug 1 and Saturday, Aug. 2 – Boot Stompin’ Folk Blues.

“Songwriter Kory Quinn, a DIY contemporary hobo intellectual, has a refreshingly homespun take on Americana, a very welcome sigh of relief in today's contemporary market. He just released second full-length album, “At The End of The Bar,” which boils down red-dirt basics in a freewheeling roadhouse stew. Quinn's songwriting is adroit and surefooted, offering sturdily constructed country, folk, and Cajun-tinged songs for his ensemble to really sink their fangs into on this instant jukebox classic.” Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Moe Dixon at Divots Aug. 3

Divots hosts a free concert and continues a summer tradition on Sunday, Aug. 3, at 6:30 p.m. with music from Moe Dixon performing with a Mt. Hood sunset as the backdrop. Family friendly event. Divots Restaurant at Indian Creek Golf Course, 3605 Brookside Dr., Hood River; 541-308-0304.

Entertainment listings can be e-mailed to jdrake@hoodrivernews.com.

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