Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog

Curtis Salgado makes Hood River stop July 19

Blues icon talks about his Gorge roots, recording a new record with the Phantom Band and why he likes the new healthcare system

Double music bill may add to upcoming heat wave

Jamie Wyatt, Turkuaz at Springhouse July 15 promises hot tunes for an even hotter day

Getting back in the Loop with Arthur Lee Land

Arthur Lee Land will be at the CEBU Lounge on Saturday, July 12. His solo live-looping show incorporates folk-rock, Afro-grass and electronic wizardry into a one-of-a-kind experience.

Soldier turned writer, artist still haunted by Iraq war experience

Sean Davis memoir “Wax Bullet War” helped with writer’s healing process

Former BR549 leader Chuck Mead lends experience to Grassy Knoll Boys

Electric hillbilly-honky-tonk show on tap for June 7

Brand New Day

Up and coming singer-songwriter Ray Tarantino plays Hood River June 1

Susannah Mars promises a fun evening of song for gala fundraiser

May 31 event supports Columbia Center for the Arts

The best definition of normal you’ll ever need

An interview with folk-blues icon Baby Gramps

Living the vagabond lifestyle: Taarka visits Hood River May 2

Taarka plays CEBU Lounge on Friday, May 2, at 9:30 p.m. Audio interview with David Pelta-Tiller

Saying goodbye to Rick Hulett (1952-2014)

Longtime Gorge musician performed extensively throughout the years, even during cancer treatments.

John Reischman and the Jaybirds play Bingen March 16

Top NW bluegrass band plays at the Bingen Theater!

Making ‘Peace Be Still’ gives inspiration for local singer

A story about gospel singer Marilyn Thompson and her latest CD project "Peace Be Still."

Fairy tales, Star Wars influence latest book in ‘Lunar Chronicles’ series

Young adult author Marissa Meyer will giving a free writing workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Hood River County Library (502 State St, Hood River). The event starts at 6:30 p.m.

Remembering Waterloo 1986

RIP Pete Seeger (1919-2014)

Avery Hill doesn’t mind the drive – and neither should you

Avery Hill will play a house concert at 401 Montello Ave., Hood River on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. Music is featured from the EP "Fare Thee Well."

JD Wilkes & the Dirt Daubers bring raucous electric show to CEBU Jan. 24

Frontman JD Wilkes talks about studying roots music and hanging out with Robert Plant.

Subliminal message

For the full effect, you need to read page A3 of our Jan. 8 edition and you'll understand the Peter Rowan connection.

New songs for Christmas

Tired of the same old? Give these a spin!

You can hear mandolin player Matt Sircely talk here....

and you can hear Matt's mandolin play Dec. 12 (at Double Mountain)!

Will the real Christine Lavin please stand up?

Christine Lavin talks about her new compilation album for the holidays.

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