Wednesday, August 20, 2003
Formed in 1995, and named after founder Graham Guest's fifth generation grandfather, Moses Guest is a Texas-based, Southern rock band that has just enough pop, jazz, funk, and country in its veins to appeal to audiences of all ages and origins. Moses Guest plays at the River City Saloon on Thursday evening. Music begins at 10 p.m.
The current lineup has been together since 1998, and last year they won the "Best Rock/Pop Band" award at the 2001 Houston Press Music Awards. The band has been concentrating hard on winning over their region, with frequent tours through the South and West.
Jesus Presley has never done just one style of music, their sound comes from the diverse background of all the musicians that have been in the group over the years. Hood River gets to experience Jesus Presley this Saturday. Music begins at 10 p.m. and there will be a cover charge.
As founder, The Rev. Tony has led the band in its strange and unusual style. Influenced by his favorite bands and musicians spanning the scope from Frank Zappa, Roxy Music, Stan Kenton, Morphine, Thomas Newman, Ted Heath, Iggy Pop, Wall of Voodoo, Madonna, Mike Ness, Johnny Cash, The B-52's, Spike Jones, Raymond Scott, Don Was, Frank Sinatra, Joe Jackson, Mel Torme and Elvis Presley.
The band has been based out of Portland since 1995. For more information, visit www.rivercitysaloon.com.
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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