“Basho” is a name you don’t hear about too often. As it turns out, Basho, one half of the folk duo consisting of Jenn Rawling and Basho Parks, had “some cool hippie parents,” and the name stems from Eastern philosophy, namely a 17th century haiku poet from Japan.
Folk duo hits the stage at CEBU Lounge
Songwriters team up Sept. 13; Pigs on the Wing Sept. 7; Dance at HR Elks Sept. 5; ‘Wild & Scenic’ films Sept. 20-21
Entertainment happenings around the Gorge
Stage reading of "Cell" at Columbia Center for the Arts on Aug. 25
80s rock band Quarterflash plays the Columbia Gorge Hotel on Sunday, Aug. 11.
If you haven’t been to a show at the Columbia Gorge Hotel yet, I’m urging you to set aside this coming Sunday to do just that, when 80s rock icons Quarterflash will play their familiar radio hits and bring us up to date, musically, with their about-to-be released CD, “Love is a Road.”
John Bunzow at Brian’s Pourhouse Aug. 3; ‘Harmed Brothers’ at CEBU; ‘Romancing the West’ tour in Hood River July 26-27; Blues from David Vest July 27 at The Pines
Summer Smack Down with Bigfoot and Austin Heat; ‘A Glass Act’ opens Aug. 2; Jason Waicunas presents Gorge photography lecture July 25; Music weekend at Gallery 301; Ruins Tuesday at Springhouse; Blues from David Vest July 27 at The Pines
To this day, guitarist Pat Travers can point to the one event that made him say “I want to be a guitar player.”
Yesterday, after a 30-minute talk on the phone with rock guitarist Pat Travers, I think it finally hit me that the whole “Hood River summer music thing” is in fact, happening right now.
‘CelloBop’ at HR Library; Twangshifters at Everybody’s; REEL Paddling Film June 28-29 ; Sugardaddies featured on Mt. Hood RR mystery train; ‘Har-di-Har’ at Trillium Cafe
Kevin Selfe at Memaloose; ‘12 Eyes’ at Solera June 20; ‘Wall St. Tankers’ at Saw Tooth; Arts Center screens indie films; Fiddlin Under the Stars bluegrass festival June 21-22
Cash prizes and honors were given out on Saturday, June 15, for the Columbia Gorge 48 Hour Film Project, in front of a full house at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River.
Solstice Cafe, a popular restaurant that specializes in wood-fired gourmet pizzas, has outgrown its current Bingen, Wash., location and wants to relocate to the Hood River waterfront area.
There’s an enthusiastic tone in Larry Wyatt’s voice as he demonstrates a unique wooden instrument that sits on the floor in the front of his May Street School music classroom. “These are “Studio 49” German-engineered xylophone bass boxes. They’re set up so we can play in the key of C, which is the same for my ukuleles.” With large mallets, Larry deftly plays a bass line that could be used in any number of simple folk songs, and then plays the first few measures of “Ode to Joy.” Full, rich, bell-like tones resonate around the room.
Tess Barr at Waucoma Club
Street party at Double Mtn.; Asian Dance recital May 5; Meet ‘100 Hikes’ author; Shoe contest, ‘Kinky Boots’ at Columbia Center for the Arts; VOCI choral concert May 12-13; FISH benefit May 4 at The Pines; Flamenco dance at Gallery 301; Adopt-A-Dog’s sale May 11
FISH benefit at White Buffalo; Jazz, Flamenco at Gallery 301; ‘Women in the Dirt’ April 24; Groove Project at Naked Winery; Scott Law at CEBU Lounge; MacMillan plays Sunshine Mill
‘Troubadour Camp’ visits Hood River April 26; The Don Stiernberg Trio at The Pines Tasting Room; HR Jazz Theater April 12; MacMillan plays Sunshine Mill; Rich Wilkins Blues Band schedule;‘Art of Movement’ April 20
Except for a brief introduction to East Coast Swing a few years ago, I’m pretty much in the “two left feet” category as far as dancing goes. What I’ve noticed, though, is if people congregate in a place that has music, especially live music, the one thing you can count on is folks will dance.
Music at Springhouse Cellar; Jackstraw at Mt. Hood Meadows; Country Dance April 13; Banff Film Festival returns; House concerts April 6, 12; Auditions for ‘Shrek’ April 16-18; Blues benefit April 7 at The Pines; Volunteers need for April events; Kirkpatrick reads April 7; ‘Quiet Beauty’ release party April 10
Music at Springhouse Cellars; Taarka at CEBU April 6; Lisa Ornstein plays house concert April 6; Stillman at Gallery 301
Gypsy-jazz group in Hood River April 6
Kirkpatrick reads April 7; ‘Quiet Beauty’ book release party April 10; Music at Springhouse Cellars; Romancing the West - a musical and visual journey through time
Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray’s songs are gritty, bluesy, atmospheric, sparse at times and bring lots of roots-music elements together to tell stories. You would think that the music should “say it all,” so to speak.
Maryhill Museum of Art open for season; Dead Winter Carpenters at CEBU Lounge; ‘Charlie Brown’ onstage in The Dalles March 22-23; Blues master MacLeod returns to The Pines March 23; Rich Wilkins at Naked Winery
Blues guitarist Dennis Johnson at Waucoma Club March 9; Volunteers needed for March art center events; Talbot Quartet at CEBU Lounge; Manimal House at Pint Shack; Gallery 301 features Gold Stars; Country Dance March 9
An interview with the Blackberry Bushes Stringband
Bluegrass and Blackberries go hand in hand. Check out this stringband on March. 2. You'll be glad you did.
Bob Connolly plays Parkdale; ‘Vesper Geer’ screens March 5; Willy and Nelson play Chips; Music at Mt Hood Meadows ; ‘Last Shangri-la’ screens March 9; Live music Tuesdays at Springhouse Cellar; L’il Rev plays March 3
I’m sure you agree — if there’s one population of folks with interesting names — musicians surely can be at the top of the list.
Walk the red carpet Feb. 24; Sassparilla at CEBU Lounge; Jug band plays at Solera; Storm Large plays Columbia Arts benefit April 13; Gold Stars at Gallery 301; L’il Rev plays March 3
Music at White Buffalo Feb. 21; Storm Large plays Columbia Arts benefit April 13; Women of Heart and Mind; Gold Stars at Gallery 301; L’il Rev plays March 3
There’s been a lot about bull around here lately. Bullshots. Bulldogs. Wait, bulldogs?
Valentine's Day is coming: take your Sweetie to a show....
‘Blues’ at the art center; Solstice celebrates six years; Music at Mt. Hood Meadows; Longmire at CEBU Lounge; Stillman plays at Gallery 301
Cahalen and Eli perform in house concert Feb. 6; The Quiet American, Jan. 27; Volunteers needed for arts center events; Jazz at 301 Gallery
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Hillstomp, Fruition at CEBU; Twilite Twins debut Jan. 18; Jan. 18: Kevin Selfe at 9 p.m. ; Live Belly Dancing at Solstice; HR Jazz Theater at Gallery 301; Cahalen and Eli perform in house concert Feb. 6
Hillstomp, Fruition at CEBU; Twilite Twins debut Jan. 18; Kevin Self at Clocktower; Live Belly Dancing at Solstice; HR Jazz Theater at Gallery 301
New Year’s Eve at Solstice; Rich Wilkins Blues holiday; Clumsy Lovers at CEBU Lounge; Music, more at Clock Tower
Music at Mt Hood Meadows; Trio at Cascade Cliffs Dec. 29; Anderson at CEBU Lounge
An interview with the band The Lower 48
If there was one thing I learned from watching the last half of the Concert for New York at Madison Square Garden on TV last Wednesday, it has to be this:
Snowboard film screens Dec. 14; Meet the Brewer Dec. 6; ‘Sugarcane’ at Everybody’s; Lolo Motion at Pint Shack; Stillman at 301 Gallery; Country Dance returns Dec. 8
‘A Christmas Carol’ opens Dec. 6; Country Dance returns Dec. 8; Tess Barr at Double Mountain; United Way benefit Dec. 9 with Aaron Meyer; Voci concert Dec. 2-3; Trail Band performs Dec. 6 in Hood River
I’m excited to see the activities happening at the library this week, I really am. Without having attended anything yet (I’m writing this 5 hours before any of them start), I just have this feeling that this celebration of Charles Dickens is exactly what libraries are supposed to do. Although I’m sad that I can’t go to the ball on Saturday, I’m committing myself to most of, if not all, of the other events.
‘Finding Christmas’ author visits; Numbats at Trillium Cafe; HR Jazz at 301 Gallery; Kory Quinn at CEBU Lounge; Ski films slated at Pint Shack; ‘Willy and Nelson’ at Zims; ‘Pigs on the Wing’ Nov. 30
‘Pigs on the Wing’ at Waucoma club Nov. 30; Cowboy gathering Nov. 24; United Way benefit Dec. 9 with Aaron Meyer; Clambake Jazz at Solstice Cafe; Bill Rhoades, Tess Barr at CEBU; Old-Fashioned Open House; ‘Inside Job’ screens Nov. 28
Williams at The Pines Nov. 23; Black Friday Dance Party ; Lolo Mo at The Pint Shack; Bill Rhoades, Tess Barr at CEBU; Old-Fashioned Open House