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Doug MacLeod in The Dalles June 17

Award winning blues guitarist plays St Peter's Church June 17

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Burying time

Digging up an other wild idea; take it and run.

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Strangled syllabus

On the outskirts of a good idea.

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Q Cullen

An idea for the taking. No resemblance whatsoever with Irish mythical figure Cuchulain.

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The Beam

Bill Kiely, thank you for your friendship

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Midway Between

Another day, another dive into the notebook. "Listen here to what the preacher says ..."

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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 ...

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In a darkened room

A writer gives away his ideas; this one's from undercover.

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Old Milk Money

An idea a day, free for the taking. Claim it. Write it.

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Cold Opening, Warmly Offered

Each day, a writer gives away one of his story ideas.

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Hands on the wheel, hands on the fiddle

Old-time mountain music from Bruce Molsky happens at Springhouse Cellar Thursday, Oct. 6. Tickets at brownpapertickets.com.

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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.

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Believing in what you believe

McDougall's CD release show in Hood River is Friday, May 20 at River City Saloon, for his newest recording “Reaching For Some Light.”

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Storm Large on wanting to be good, paying your dues, and the luxury of time

Storm Large and her band with the Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta play Saturday, May 7, at Hood River Middle School Auditorium.

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Claudia Schmidt returns to The Dalles April 21

Veteran singer-songwriter plays new Gorge Community Music venue.

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Double feature: Kool Stuff Katie and Stubborn Son share bill April 15

Kool tunes coming Friday at River City -- benefit for Ed Wilder’s medical expenses.

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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

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Local stories, jazz music combine for pod-cast format inspired show

Linda Tamura narrative highlights Oregon Stories show coming up April 1

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Thinking outside of the box on music theory

Go see "Instrumental" and get Inspired.

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