Wednesday, September 25, 2002
Guitarist and singer/songwriter Nancy Cook returns to Hood River Friday when she plays at the Trillium Cafe from 8 to 11 p.m. There is no cover charge for the show, in which Cook presents an evening of diverse acoustic music, mixing original material from her three most recent releases with new material from her upcoming CD to be released next spring.
Music has been a way of life for Cook, dating to her roots in Florida and continuing after she made Boulder, Colo., her home in 1979. Initially, she split her energy between solo performances and several different dance bands, ranging from country-rock to rhythm and blues. In the late 1980s, she returned to her acoustic roots and began to focus more on writing her own songs. Recently, she’s begun to include occasional covers of her favorite influential artists into her shows — including Eric Clapton, The Beatles, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt and Joni Mitchell.
Cook has opened for such diverse national acts as Shawn Colvin, Lyle Lovett, Leo Kottke and Warren Zevon.
The Trillium is located at 207 Oak St. in Hood River.
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The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge