I’m beginning to think the 8-track copy of John Denver’s Greatest Hits must have existed in every household in America. I certainly remember hearing his voice in our Toyota Corolla, as a passenger of course, in New Jersey in the early ‘70s. Yesterday, musician Mare (pronounced Mary) Wakefield told me of a similar experience it brought on — the simple comfort of liking music.
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Williams at The Pines Sept. 5; ‘A Light in the Wilderness’ author visits Sept. 5; more
It may not be as flashy as the Ice Bucket Challenge, but a new method of supporting nonprofits has finally made it to the Gorge. Donating through your phone.
Maryhill Museum of Art and Columbia Center for the Arts are proud to co-present Too Much Coffee Man Opera at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River on Sept. 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. In a genre now called Gonzo Opera, the show melds zany plots and sub-plots with classical vocal technique.
‘Disclosure’ UFO film Sept. 12l Cider parties this weekend; more
MacMillan at Sandbar Café; McDougall in Dufur Aug. 30; more
When Sam Baker told me that part of his upcoming tour schedule included a train ride from Portland to LA, right after his Hood River show on August 24, I thought, “Hmm, that’s an interesting way to travel.”
‘Hokum’ at Volcanic Aug. 22; Alonzo Garbanzo at Saw Tooth; more
Amber Charms returns Sept. 6; Music Thursdays at White Buffalo; more
Benefit for CGOA
The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association is proud to present the singer/songwriter Sam Baker on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts.
This September, Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) celebrates 10 years of Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge. “En plein air” is a French expression which means “in the open air.” Each year, CCA invites artists and writers from around the country to come to the Gorge to participate in this annual competition and exhibition.
United Way benefit Sept. 5; Pacific Crest Trail Days Sept. 5-7; more
Musicians are known for breaking things. The other week, I helped out my friends in the Liberty Bond Jug Band, a band, by the way, that technically shouldn’t even need electricity to play music — and by the end of the gig, we had one questionably-functioning pre-amp and another guitar with only five strings left.
Sallie Ford’s new sound comes from an all-girl rock band. But as far as she can tell, there’s only one thing that’s really changed as far as touring and playing shows with her old band.
- 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