A bit of vinegar and the strings bounce back

As you may or may not know, I’ve been volunteering some time at the Adult Center Thrift Store, namely in the computer/electronic/IT department (I love it how we have departments) and I get to work on the fun stuff.

This week, I lovingly restored to playable condition a 2005 Epiphone/Gibson Electric Rock Bass (this model was made in Korea).

The fretboard was black with grime and required razor blade scraping. The plastic nut was completely unglued. The tone potentiometer was broken and the tuning pegs were loose.

I brought the strings back to life by soaking them overnight in apple cider vinegar. “It’s not a bad little bass. With new strings and a bridge set-up, someone will have fun with this one,” I thought. This will be on sale at the Adult Center Thrift Store starting this week, and all purchases benefit Meals on Wheels.

Cheers and thanks for reading!

Scot & Rebecca at White Buffalo

 On Thursday, June 13, Scot Bergeron (guitar, vocals) and Rebecca Stonestreet (bass, percussion) perform classic folk-rock songs with a lively sound at The White Buffalo.

White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.

Kay Floria kicks off music at Sandbar Café

Local music comes to the Sandbar Café all weekend – 6-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4-7 on Sundays. June 14: Small Footprints; June 15: Kay Floria; June 16: Jess Clemons; June 19: Micah the Barstool Sailor; June 21: Larry & Raven; June 22: The Rezurectors; June 23: Olivia Newcomb; June 26: Ryan Kolberg and Anderson Gould; June 28: Henry Schifter; June 29: Lesley Saunders; June 30: Chic Preston.

Sandbar Cafe, Event Site, Hood River Waterfront.

House concert and ‘cheery ukulele’

Derek Reynolds and his “fun, cheery ukulele” performs June 14 at 7 p.m. in the latest House Concert at the Blackburn-Dillon home, Fourth and Montello streets. Reynolds will also play June 15 at Hood River Farmers’ Market, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fifth and Columbia.

Erick Haynie at Cebu/Riverside

On Thursday, June 13, local piano player Erick Haynie plays in the Riverside dining room (family-friendly) and Cebu Lounge from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Join Haynie for an evening of barrelhouse piano bar, Boogie Woogie and classic covers. 

Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Ragged Coyote at Rivertap June 15

Friday, June 14: Bri Cauz, 7-10 p.m. (pop, folk, singer/song writer, alternative)

Saturday, June 15: Ragged Coyote, 7-10 p.m. (psychedelic acoustic dream)

Sunday, June 16: Sunday Night Jam featuring The Reddy Black Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Rivertap, 703 E. Second St., The Dalles; 541-296-7870.

Curtis Salgado at Mosier Fest June 29

Main Street Mosier presents a day of music and fun activities with Mosier Fest on Saturday, June 29 starting at 11 a.m. at the Mosier School. Artist and vendor booths will give you the opportunity to peruse unique wares created by local makers until 6 p.m.

Mosier Fest is family-friendly, with kids’ activities throughout the day and food on hand from Mosier Company, Nashi Ramen and Rooted in the Gorge. A beer garden will be available. “Bring your dancing shoes for an incredible music line-up,” said a press release. Admission is free.

Music schedule: 11 a.m., Moon Cats; 1 p.m., The Mighty Sin Clines; 3 p.m., Tess Barr Band; 5 p.m., Norman Sylvester Band featuring Lenanne Mille; 7 p.m., Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager.

Eddie Corduroy with Hit and Run at Blue Barn

On Wednesday, June 12, Eddie Corduroy (guitar/vocals), Mal Brown (bass) and Chris Mumford (drums) perform original Americana in the style of The Paladins, Eric Clapton and Dick Dale.

The Blue Barn & RV Park, 2297 Dallesport Road/Highway 14, Dallesport, Wash.

‘Growlerz’ in Locals Thursday at Ruins

Oregon 1859 Magazine recently named The Ruins in Hood River one of the best places to see live music.

Thursday, June 13: Locals Thursday with the Grateful Growlerz, 6 p.m. Grand opening ribbon cutting party!

Saturday, June 15: Pigs On The Wing - A Pink Floyd Tribute, 7 p.m. (ticketed show)

Tuesday, June 18: Jujuba with Megan, 6 p.m.

Thursday, June 20: Fugawes, 6 p.m.

 Friday, June 21: World’s Finest with Jenny JahLee, 6 p.m.

Wildwood Academy, 13 Railroad Ave., Hood River; 541-308-0700.

Howlin’ Woods at Zim’s June 14

Live music coming up at Zim’s:

Friday, June 14: Howlin’ Woods with Jeff Carrell, Tracy Klas, Kenny Olsen and Jeff Minnick, 7-10 p.m.

Tuesday, June 18: Tuesday Taps & Tunes with Al Hare and Kenny Olse,n 7-9 p.m.

Zim’s Brau Haus, 604 E. Second St., The Dalles; 541-296-2368.

Meadows Summer Preview June 28 - 30

Mt. Hood Meadows will operate its scenic chair and hiking experience five days a week — Thursdays through Mondays starting July 5 through Labor Day. The resort is offering a special preview weekend June 28 -30 to kick off the summer. The Stadium scenic chair will run from 10 a.m. to  5 p.m. each day, and until 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Scenic chair rides are $15, or $12 in advance when purchased online, and Meadows offers free guided hiking tours as part of the experience.

Join SOLVE on Saturday, June 29 for Mountain Clean Up Day. Register online; reservations required.

Eddie Corduroy at The Eagles June 15

Bring your dancing shoes for blues rock and surf tunes from Eddie Corduroy on Saturday, June 15 from 7-11 p.m. at The Dalles Eagles. Cover: $3 members, $4 for guests.

The Eagles Lodge, 2006 W. Seventh St., The Dalles.

Keepers of the Faith at Tucker Road Baptist

Southern Gospel Quartet Keepers of the Faith perform at Tucker Road Baptist Church on Saturday, June 29 starting at 6 p.m. “Comprised of five vocalist who love to serve God with their talents of singing, Keepers of the Faith is probably the most diverse Southern Gospel Quartet you’ll ever meet.” 

Tucker Road Baptist Church, 1455 Tucker Road, Hood River.

‘Reptile Man’ kicks off summer reading

Summer Reading for all ages kicks off with an interactive performance with Oregon’s own Reptile Man on Saturday, June 15, at 2 p.m. at the Hood River County Library. (See page A1 for more library summer fun.)

Entertainment listings should be sent in by 5 p.m. Friday and run as space allows. Entertainment listings can be e-mailed to jdrake@hoodrivernews.com.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.