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John McEuen’s ‘Circle’ rolls on June 30

Founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and well-known multi-instrumentalist John McEuen will perform at the Granada Theater in The Dalles on Saturday, June 30. McEuen and his band, the String Wizards, will be performing classic songs from the landmark 1972 album, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” as well as Nitty Gritty Dirt Band hits and songs from his latest album “Made in Brooklyn.” The multi-media show will feature rare 8mm film footage from the Circle sessions and stories from McEuen’s recently published autobiography, “The Life I’ve Picked.” Tickets are available at Granada Theatre, 221 E 2nd St, The Dalles.

By jdrake

June 27, 2018 4:02 p.m. read more..

‘In This Together’ shines as refugee tribute

I have to admit it’s a rare thing for me to immediately respond to a musician after watching a music video, but that’s what happened to me last Friday, after watching John Marvinkite’s video for his brand new song “In This Together.”

By jdrake

April 22, 2018 4:14 p.m. read more..

Cole Porter songs celebrated April 21 at Civic benefit

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog Local singers Linda Beiter, Jason Smith (of JD Smith Jewelers) and Mary Lewis will be joining forces with pianist Garry Estep for an evening of songs from the celebrated songbook of Cole Porter on April 21. The fundraiser benefit for The Dalles Civic Auditorium. “All three ...

By jdrake

April 18, 2018 4:24 p.m. read more..


Cliff Dweller

"The roar of the river is still the same, boys." Jan. 6 An old man lives in a house for decades, next to a field abutting a fast-moving river, but in time homes and a freeway fill the area. He either does not know or does not acknowledge that the ...

By Kirby Neumann-Rea

January 6, 2017 12:25 p.m. read more..


New CD from Ruth Moody features Mark Knopfler (Podcast)

Ruth Moody and her band plays in The Dalles June 10 Podcast Interview with Jim Drake Ruth talks about her influences, collaborating with Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits and how a banjo can save your songwriting. 10 min. Red House Records artist Ruth Moody and her band are coming to St. Peter’s Landmark Church in The Dalles on Friday, June 10, at 7 p.m. “Ruth is a Juno Award winning songwriter and one of the founding members of the folk super-trio The Wailin' Jennys. She's currently touring behind her solo album “These Wilder Things.” Tickets are $15 at the door. Old St. Peter’s Landmark Church, 3rd & Lincoln Streets, The Dalles.

By jdrake

June 8, 2016 12:13 p.m. read more..


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