Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Storm Large on wanting to be good, paying your dues, and the luxury of time
When can someone say that he, or she, has finally reached the top of their game? What events in your life have to occur to say that you have finally “made it?” It’s still an open-ended question for singer Storm Large, even after reflecting on 25 years of being on the music scene.
‘Knew Me’ at Everybody’s; Bonham at Stave and Stone; more
‘Luke & Katie’ at the Lyle Hotel; David Barsamian lecture May 5; more
Ron Rogers at Double Mountain; ‘Sharing the Rough’ benefit film April 21 at arts center; more
Tuesdays at Springhouse Cellar; Tim Mayer at CG Hotel; more
The other day I popped a cassette of John Williams playing some Spanish classical guitar songs into the old Kenwood stereo tape deck at home.
John Bunzow at White Buffalo; Hop Trip at Lyle Hotel; HR Mountain Film Festival
T-Sisters in town Monday; Blossom Time Jam April 9; more
Rob Guidera at White Buffalo; Stubborn Son at River City; more
Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Solo show, new book from keyboardist Martin Gerschwitz recalls classic-rock days
April 8 gig in The Dalles features touring musician who played with Iron Butterfly, Meat Loaf and Eric Burdon
If there’s one dream for musicians who enjoy the classic rock genre, actually playing in your favorite all-time band and contributing the quintessential sounds to their most popular songs probably ranks as number one.
Kathryn Claire at Stave & Stone; Ben Bonham at Lyle Hotel; more
Kit Garoutte at White Buffalo, Gorge Dance meets April 8, more
Ping and Woof Opera is proud to bring to Hood River their first fully staged production, Mozart’s Così fan Tutte. This charming and funny tale of a bet that goes in unexpected directions is sure to enchant!
Lyrics to songs usually tell stories, and music certainly can create feeling for those stories — but the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble is taking a new step in their repertoire by presenting original music integrated with pre-recorded narration during their live show.
Longmire at Springhouse Cellar; BPT at Moth March 26; more
- All she wants to do is dance
- 'Here' is there and everywhere
- These guys will probably grow on you
- Quiet on the set: An interview with Aaron Keim
- Lost radios and happy memories
- Welcome to our new site!
- British Invasion? ’70s resurgence? ’80s influenced? Take your pick this summer
- Nicki Bluhm sings songs you know along the way
- Brooke Parrott checks in with lyrics and a new band
- Eagles, doves and Byrds