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Entertainment update for July 20

L’il Rev concert July 24

L’il Rev, the ukulele empresario and prodigy, is coming to the History Museum of Hood River County for a special concert on Sunday, July 24, at 7 p.m. Playing music inspired by his heroes — Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Josh White, Sonny Terry, Cisco Houston and Leadbelly — L’il Rev’s music has been awarded national and regional accolades for his “seasoned multi-instrumentalist capability on the banjo, flat-pick guitar and blues mandolin.”

The show will include special guest Aaron Keim and others. Visit www.lilrev.com for more information. Tickets are $15. History Museum of Hood River County, 300 E. Marina Drive, Hood River, 541-386-6772.

Al Scorch in HR July 30, Aug 2

Critics say, “Chicago singer/songwriter Al Scorch has a sound influenced by old timey country and bluegrass but also raw driving punk. Scorch adds his voice to the choir with the enthusiasm and charisma of a Maxwell Street preacher. With a stentorian bullhorn of a voice, he exhorts, not with a holy book in his hand, but a banjo and guitar.” Tour dates: Friday, July 29 at Skyway Bar (Zigzag); Saturday, July 30 at River City Saloon; Aug. 2 The Ruins at Springhouse Cellar.

‘Yours Truly’ at Trillium

Trillium Cafe is proud to host the Songbirds & Sinners tour featuring passionately raucous alt-country /Americana tunes from Oakland based singer-songwriters Yours Truly, Michele and the Secret Emchy Society on Monday, July 25. “Yours Truly, Michele, may best capture the heady mix of influences and experiences she can bring to any party simply by showing up. With a sound infused with ‘60s pop and soul and inflected with Americana Roots-Rock, it is truly her own brand of music.” Trillium Cafe, 207 Oak St., Hood River, 541-308-0800.

Bunzow at The Pines July 22

This week at The Pines:

Friday, July 22, 6-9 p.m., Oregon native John Bunzow plays a fusion of roots rock and blues and his performances can include everything from country rock to reggae. He has been called one of the finest roots writers-musicians on the current music scene. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

Art and Wine Fusion happens Saturday

White Salmon’s Art & Wine Fusion returns Saturday starting at 3 p.m. on Jewett Blvd. in scenic Downtown White Salmon. It’s a street festival featuring artisans, wines Washington and Oregon wineries, Columbia Gorge’s local grown and pressed ciders, local micro brews, feasts from notable area restaurants, and appearances from some top notch entertainers. Entry is $2 for 21-and-over and $1 for under 21.

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



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