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70-something songs later: Kicking-off the season and catching up with Cripple Hop

Tuesdays at Springhouse Cellar starts March 15, Music starts at 6 p.m. March 15 — Cripple Hop, Hood River Fusiongrass March 22 — Small Souls, Symphonic Folk March 29 — Lewi Longmire/Anita Elliott, Duo/Guitar Duel April 5 — Greenneck Daredevils, Columbia Gorge Bluegrass April 12 — The Show Ponies, Indie-Grass Old-Timey Outfit

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Terry Robb’s blues still sound good after 29 years

Bluesman Terry Robb plays the Lyle Hotel on Saturday, March 12, from 6-9 p.m.

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Flor presses on, despite news of (higher priced) parking meters

News travels fast - Hood River natives talk about their new band and reflect on old hometown.

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Imagining a world with no winners and no losers

The Griffin House (the venue) presents Griffin House (the performer), for two shows Valentine's weekend — Feb 13 and 14.

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Breathe, breathe in the air

Free workshop teaches basic exercises for singing Jan 26, Feb. 2, and Feb. 9.

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‘Europatopia’ features guitarist Joel Kabakov

Joel Kabakov will bring his years of flamenco and classical guitar style to the Community of Music program on Friday, Jan. 22, at Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center.

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Sold-out show features ‘30s style Barrelhouse Piano of Erick Haynie

Erick Haynie has been contributing to the “I Hate Cancer” concerts for the last three years, a program organized by singer Molly Schwarz,

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Soft-spoken MIPSO stringband in HR Dec. 9

Appalachian-influences, harmony singing and pop-sensibilities abound for Chapel Hill band

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Parisian Americana artist Eric John Kaiser plays HR Dec. 4

Guitarist talks about his music and playing in his hometown of Paris, France.

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Doing what it takes to be the ‘Finest’

Up and coming jam-band World’s Finest heads to River City Saloon on Friday, Nov. 27.

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Keeping it simple makes it look so easy

Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher deserves a bigger audience - how 'bout it, Hood River?

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Top-notch jazz players promise relaxing evening of music

The internationally acclaimed Bob Sheppard with the Michael Raynor Trio will be performing a memorable night of All That Jazz.

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Asher Fulero, all around studio guy, talks new album

Currently on tour, Asher Fulero has a new CD called “Catching Air.” His band is playing at the Skyway Bar in ZigZag on Sunday, Oct. 25..

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Beer Bible puts Hood River on the map - Interview with Jeff Alworth

Author of the Beer Bible reveals the truth about IBUs and brings the worldwide beer culture into a handy new reference book.

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New Orleans style Tubaluba returns Aug. 21; mile marker 6 reunion show Aug. 23

New Orleans style Tubaluba returns Aug. 21; mile marker 6 reunion show Aug. 23

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The voices have the power for ‘Independence Eve’

Independence Eve at the Bingen Theater, 210 Main, Bingen, Wash., on July 3 from 7-9 p.m. Admission is free, and the doors opens at 6 p.m.

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Soul Man: Ken DeRouchie talks about the old River City, liking Steely Dan and his ‘best album yet’

Ken DeRouchie and his band play the River City Saloon on Saturday, May 30, starting at 9 p.m. Local singer Tracy Klas opens. 21 and over, and there is a cover charge.

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A different side to Pamela Parker

California rocker Pamela Parker branches out with a solo show May 22

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Deep soul and rare records: Ural Thomas and the Pain plays Hood River Feb. 13

Ural Thomas and the Pain play River City Saloon on Friday, Feb. 13. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Thomas’ first stint in music, decades back, had earned him opening gigs for Stevie Wonder and James Brown. He released a series of singles in the 1960’s, including “Pain is the Name of Your Game.”

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Ben Ballinger brings ‘State I’m In’ to Gorge Jan. 2

Austin resident and Gorge native signs to Good Horse Records

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