Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog

Independent film ‘Neither Wolf Nor Dog’ in Hood River this week

Author's journey into the Native American realm comes to life in independent movie release, and creates a unique friendship with a top rock and roll star.

Doug MacLeod in The Dalles June 17

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

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.

Nick Moss’ ‘Root to Fruit’ CD celebrates roots, future of blues

Roots-jam-band Nick Moss plays Hood River Sept. 6

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.

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.”

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.

Claudia Schmidt returns to The Dalles April 21

Veteran singer-songwriter plays new Gorge Community Music venue.

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.

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

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

Linda Tamura narrative highlights Oregon Stories show coming up April 1

Thinking outside of the box on music theory

Go see "Instrumental" and get Inspired.

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

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.

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.

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.

Breathe, breathe in the air

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

‘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.

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,

Soft-spoken MIPSO stringband in HR Dec. 9

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


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