‘Hokum’ at Volcanic Aug. 22; Alonzo Garbanzo at Saw Tooth; more
Amber Charms returns Sept. 6; Music Thursdays at White Buffalo; more
Benefit for CGOA
The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association is proud to present the singer/songwriter Sam Baker on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts.
This September, Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) celebrates 10 years of Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge. “En plein air” is a French expression which means “in the open air.” Each year, CCA invites artists and writers from around the country to come to the Gorge to participate in this annual competition and exhibition.
United Way benefit Sept. 5; Pacific Crest Trail Days Sept. 5-7; more
Musicians are known for breaking things. The other week, I helped out my friends in the Liberty Bond Jug Band, a band, by the way, that technically shouldn’t even need electricity to play music — and by the end of the gig, we had one questionably-functioning pre-amp and another guitar with only five strings left.
Sallie Ford’s new sound comes from an all-girl rock band. But as far as she can tell, there’s only one thing that’s really changed as far as touring and playing shows with her old band.
River City goes punk Aug. 12; Amber Charms returns Sept. 6; more
Music, sponsors and fundraising schedule
Aug. 7 — Families in the Park: Radical Revolution (‘80s genre gems), 6-9 p.m. at Jackson Park, 13th and May Streets, Hood River. Toy Gun Conspiracy open. Fajitas will be served by Eye Openers Lions Club, raising money for sight and hearing. Free concert sponsored by Griffith Motors, Northwest Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Bruce Burton DMD, Lions Eye Openers, Rotary of Hood River.
‘After the Rain’ plays Aug. 16; Kit Garoutte at The Pines; more
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.
The biggest ale festival yet in the upper valley happens in Parkdale
At the Aug. 9 Solog Summer Fest, meet brewers Jason Kahler from Solera Brewery and David Logsdon and Charles Porter from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, and sample more than a dozen seasonal and specialty beers from the upper valley. It all takes place at Clear Creek Station (Mt. Hood Railway terminus park) from 1 to 9 p.m.
Ruins open at Springhouse; more
Folksinger, storyteller Adam Miller plays Hood River Library Aug. 12; Sallie Ford at Ruins Aug. 15; more
When I spoke to Paul Basile the other day, a band leader and songwriter for the indie-folk band Great Elk, I wasn’t expecting him to mention Billy Joel as an influential artist. But when he did, the insight brought a smile to my face and revived memories of seeing a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden.