Ken DeRouchie Band with Tracy Klas at River City May 30
The Ken DeRouchie band features Portland heavyweights like the incomparable LaRhonda Steele (known as the queen of Portland Soul), vocal powerhouse Arietta Ward, Muddy Award winning guitarist Jeff Knudson, Rob Busey, Alex “Popcorn” Milstead, Chris Lay, David Chachere and Ken DeRouchie. This soul/R&B outfit were nominated for the 2014 Muddy Award. Local singer Tracy Klas opens the show. Saturday, May 30, 9 p.m., 21 and over only. River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.
Ted Horwitz at The Pines
This week at The Pines:
Friday, May 15, 6-9 p.m., Guitar and vocals by Kit Garoutte — jazz, pop, classical, blues, folk, funk, rock, new acoustic — an eclectic, finger pickin’ mix you won’t want to miss.
Saturday, May 16, 2-5 p.m. Ted Horwitz keyboards and vocals. Ted has a pop rock history that includes opening for The Platters and playing back up with The Shangri-Las and The Jordanaires.
The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.
‘Lowest Pair’ at CEBU Lounge
This week at CEBU Lounge:
Friday, May 15, The Lowest Pair: Kendle Winter and Palmer T. Lee are following up their successful debut album with another fitting collaboration steeped in bluegrass, banjo and harmony-focused duets. Recorded in an old wooden church in Duluth, Minn., the music absorbed much of the environment in which it was created, resulting in a rich, heartfelt sound. This tour is in celebration of their sophomore album entitled "Sacred Heart Sessions." Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.
Hop Trip at White Buffalo
Local band Hop Trip plays White Buffalo Wines on Thursday, May 14, starting at 6 p.m. Bart Popenoe, Ed Dietrich, Mark Daly, and a few special guests will share some heartfelt folk with a touch of funk. They hope you have time to come and enjoy a few tunes. White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.
‘Good People’ continues
Columbia Center for the Arts and CAST Theater presentation of the spring play “Good People” by David Lindsay-Abaire. Set in South Boston and gossiping and bustin’ chops is the name of the game. A funny, tough and tender story about the insurmountable class divide, the characters discuss the role luck has, or does not have in success, while they encourage the audience to rethink our relationships with others, our assumptions and our words. Performance dates are May 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m. and May 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets for these upcoming performances are available at Columbia Center for the Arts in the gallery, Waucoma Bookstore and online at www.columbiaarts.org. Columbia Center for the Arts is located at 215 Cascade Ave. in downtown Hood River.
Red & Ruby perform May 29
Red & Ruby are jazz vocalist LaVon Hardison and swing guitarist Vince Brown. They team up on special occasions for a spirited romp through the roots of swing, jazz, and blues from the ’30s, ’40s, and beyond. Get ready for some fun, upbeat, and up-tempo tunes that will make you feel good about yourself and help you see the world through slightly rosier glasses. Friday, May 29, at 7 p.m. at 2927 Reed Road, Hood River. Call 541-490 5447, or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve seats. Limited seating available. $15 suggested donation at the door.
Kit Garoutte at Griffin House
Get ready for Kit Garoutte’s “Finger Dancing Tour,” making a stop at the Griffin House in Hood River on Sunday, May 24. The new CD by fingerstyle guitarist Kit Garoutte features original songs and Kit's arrangements of works by artist as diverse as Michael Hedges, Tommy Emmanuel and the Allman Brothers. There’s a pre-concert workshop and ticket options for attending the class and/or concert are available. Email email@example.com for more information.
DiMicele Trio at Moth Lounge
May 12, 9-11 p.m. Alice DiMicele Trio, organic acoustic groove plays "love incantations to the Elements." She is promoting her 2015 album, “Swim.”
May 16, 9-11 p.m. Scot and Rebecca take the stage again playing their own mix of original and cover tunes.
May 23, 9-11 p.m. Chick Preston Trio plays a mix of Americana and jazz blues.
The Moth Lounge, 105 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-7600.
‘School of Music Choir’ May 15
The Columbia Gorge Fellowship of Churches presents a concert on Friday, May 15, featuring California Baptist University’s Collinsworth School of Music Choir & Orchestra. The concert will be held at Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 508 9th Street, Hood River. Music starts at 7 p.m.
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