Entertainment Update for Jan. 27

Scratchdog Stringband at Trillium Café Jan. 30

Scratchdog Stringband, based in Portland, has been touring the Pacific Northwest for a year now, and these three mutts are excited to keep playing new towns. At the end of a busy January, which will see them at their favorite Portland spots, the Scratchdogs will finish out the month in Hood River at the Trillium Café.

Scratchdog Stringband is an acoustic trio that delivers a fresh amalgamation of classic and contemporary Americana/Bluegrass music. These artisans continually hone their technical finesse through exuberant experimentation and intuitive improvisation. The sound that emerges is uniquely "Scratchdog," deriving from influences in rock, folk, country and jazz. Saturday, Jan. 30, 10 p.m. 21+. Trillium Cafe, 207 Oak St., Hood River, 541-308-0800.

Brothers Gow return to River City Saloon Jan. 29

“The San Diego quintet Brothers Gow combines rock, funk, jazz and reggae influences with thoughtful lyrics, deep grooves and an ear for improvisation that keeps each show fresh and unique. With more than 500 shows under their belts, this well-seasoned band started off in Flagstaff, Ariz., and since moving to Southern California, has developed a more dynamic sound, adding strong vocal harmonies and complex arrangements to their guitar-driven rock.” Catch them in Hood River on Friday, Jan. 29, at the River City Saloon. River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.

Maryhill Winery celebrates

Valentine’s weekend at Maryhill Winery celebrates with music from Lorna Bracken Baxter (Feb. 13, 1-5 p.m.)

“Lorna Baxter's training started early under the guidance of her father, one of Portland’s greatest jazz legends, composer and pianist Warren Bracken. Not to be defined by one style, Lorna’s own personal art of music blends jazz , soul, pop and blues.”

Ben Macy (Feb. 14, 1-5 p.m. “Maryhill’s “Gentleman of Jazz” Ben Macy remains an integral part of the music scene at Maryhill. Ben brings with him a happy west coast style of jazz but also some of the best jazz musicians from Portland to Eastern Washington.” Maryhill Winery, 9774 Hwy. 14, Goldendale, Wash.; 877-627-9445.

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

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