Entertainment Update for Jan. 7

Willy and Nelson at White Buffalo Jan. 8

Willy and Nelson, a male and female vocal duo, will perform at the white buffalo Thursday, Jan. 8, from 6-8 p.m. Bill (Willy) Nielsen on acoustic guitar will be accompanied by singer Lisa Nelson. This popular local duet, known for their beautiful harmonies, play and sing familiar pop, rock and country tunes you can sing along to. Complimentary Italian wine tasting. White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.

Cripple Hop, BPT at River City

Attention all skiers and snowboarders: Cripple Hop is having a SnowShow at River City Saloon Friday, Jan. 9, showtime is 9 p.m. Wear all white. Wear your ski goggles. Wear your lucky t-shirt. Do whatever you do to make it snow. And come dance the night away to appease the snow gods and bring some snow to our mountains. Positive Light Productions will be there to light up the night. It's sure to be fun and you won't want to miss out.

On Saturday, Jan. 10, it’s another show from the Bonneville Power Trio. Expect retro punk and old wave. Be sure to pick up your free BPT sticker — come and get’em while they last! Showtime 10 p.m. River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.

Music at Mt. Hood Meadows Jan. 17 with Swan Sovereign

Music at the Vertical Ski Lounge at Mt. Hood Meadows starts next week and continues on Saturdays in January.

Jan. 17, 3-6 p.m. Swan Sovereign is a Portland trio with punchy, defiant pop songs, buttery harmonies, and bossy lyrics. Stephanie Schneiderman (drums) Lara Michell (guitar) and Christine McKinley (bass). Before taking over the rhythm section and forming the power trio that became Swan Sovereign, the three were in Dirty Martini. Swan Sovereign is like a dance party on a sunny day in Antarctica – bright and blinding.

Jan. 24, 3-6 p.m. Tony Smiley. Electro Acoustic music featuring original soul bearing songs, improv crowd pleasers, and creative cover mixes. Tony plays the keyboard, drum machine, guitar, tambourine, cowbell, and beat box along with his vocals. His songs are original groove-laden works of art.

Jan. 31, 3-6 p.m. Acoustic Minds. Portland twin sirens Amanda and Jenni Price, known together as Acoustic Minds, specialize in their own blend of soul and New Millennium dance pop. Their work has two completely different, though not necessarily opposing, sides: a quiet, acoustic side rife with gorgeous blues and soul influences and a loud, club-banging side that is rich in synths and lyrics about the type of love at first sight that can happen only on the dance floor.

‘Amber’ at Volcanic Jan. 10

Amber and the Pale Ales play the Volcanic Bottle Shoppe on Saturday Jan. 10, from 7-10 p.m. The band plays a variety of folk-rock covers and originals. Volcanic Bottle Shoppe, 1410 12th St., Hood River; 541-436-1226.

Bob Connolly at The Pines

This week at The Pines:

Friday, Jan. 9, 6-9 p.m. Bob Connolly has honed his musical craft for over four decades, playing solo or with bands in backyards, barns, bars, and festivals. He’s toured extensively through out the U.S. and Canada and has delighted audience’s with his rendering’s of folk, blue’s, Country, Swing, and Roots Rock.

The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

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

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