June 22 Entertainment Update

June 22, 2011


Scott Law (pictured) and Tony Furtado are at CEBU on June 24

‘Banjo Killers’ at CEBU June 24

CEBU Lounge features local singer and guitarist Cameron Ferguson — entertaining audiences with his takes on popular tunes from the 60’s through today. He covers everything from The Beatles to Pearl Jam and Jack Johnson to Bob Dylan. Thursday, June 23, 8 p.m.

On Friday, June 24, at 9:30 p.m. it’s the Banjo Killers featuring Tony Furtado and Scott Law — the banjo and guitar masters of bluegrass, folk and rock. Tony Furtado is an award winning banjo and slide guitar player who has recorded with Allison Krauss, Kelly Joe Phelps and Jerry Douglas. Scott Law has performed with Phil Lesh, Darol Anger, The Travelin' McCourys, David Grisman, Danny Barnes, String Cheese Incident, Railroad Earth, Jerry Joseph and Melvin Seals.

On Saturday, June 25, at 9:30 p.m. Terry Evans, a nationally-acclaimed blues singer and band take the stage. One of Los Angeles’ foremost session vocalists, Evans received a gold record for his work on John Fogerty's “Eye of the Zombie” and has recorded with Ry Cooder, Joan Armatrading, John Lee Hooker and Boz Scaggs. Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Last Watch at Everybody’s

What happens when you give McDougall an electric guitar and pull in the drummer from Hillstomp? A sweaty, soul-shaking explosion of rock n' roll with words you can hold onto. Last Watch is taking their garage-rock, sludge-folk anthems to the streets, clubs and bar rooms. You can dance. You can pump your fist. You can sing and shout and hear something you need to hear. Lost City opens. Friday, June 24, 9:30 p.m. at Everybody’s Brewing in White Salmon.

Bunzow at The Pines June 25

Kerry Williams and Crew rock The Pines in Hood River every Thursday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. with their impromptu solos and smooth vocals. On Friday, June 24, it’s Joel Valle, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Valle once again brings his smooth vocals and delicious guitar strums to the tasting room. Self taught, he draws inspiration from the likes of James Taylor, Dave Matthews, Santana and Bruce Springsteen. On Saturday, June 25, it’s John Bunzow from 6:30-9:30 p.m. featuring original tunes and covers that lean towards roots rock/Americana which is a mix of blues rock, and country.

Crosman at HR Hotel

The Hood River Hotel has music in the lobby on June 24 with Suzie Sinclair and Friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. On June 25, the jazz guitar of Charles Crosman returns from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Don’t miss the Hapa Hillbillies on Monday night.

Catch Spruce & Raven this summer

There’s acoustic roots music from Spruce Baugher & Raven Indawood every Wednesday at the Red Carpet Inn in Hood River from 6-8 p.m. No cover charge and music is out on the patio. Catch Spruce & Raven on June 24: Sunshine Mill in The Dalles 7-10 p.m.; June 25: Hood River Saturday Market 12:30-2:30 p.m.; June 25: Thirsty Woman in Mosier 7-9 p.m.

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Parkdale third graders sing "12 Disaster Days of Christmas"

Welcome to your sing-able Christmas gift list. What follows is an emergency rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” – for outfitting your home or car in case of snow storm, earthquake, flood or other emergency. Read it as a simple list, or sing it to the tune of “12 Days” – you know, as in “ … and a partridge in a pear tree…” Not to make light of it, but the song is a familiar framework for a set of gift ideas that you could consider gathering together, even if the recipient already owns items such as a bunch of coats, tire chains and flashlights. Stores throughout the Gorge are stocked up on all these items. Buying all 12 days might be prohibitive, but here are three ideas for checking any of the dozen off your list (notations follow, 1-12.) The gift items needed to stay warm, dry and safe are also coded to suggest items in your abode (A) in your car (C) or both (B). 12 Gallons of Water (A) 11 Family meals (B) 10 Cans of propane (A) 9 Hygiene bags (B) 8 Packs of batteries (A) 7 Spare coats (B) 6 Bright red flares (C) 5 Cozy blankets (B) 4 Tire chains (C) 3 Flashlights (B) 2 cell phone chargers (B) 1 And a crush-proof first aid kit (B) Price ranges? Here’s a few quotes for days Three, Two, Four and Nine: n A family gift of flashlights (three will run $15-30, Hood River Supply, Tum-A-Lum) n Cell phone chargers (two will run $30-60) n Tire chains (basic set, $30, Les Schwab, returnable if unused for the winter) n Family meals ($100 or so should cover the basics for three or four reasonably well-fed days) n The home kit should be kept in a handy place near an exit, and remember that water needs to be replenished every few months. If you have a solid first aid kit already, switch out the gift idea with “and-a-sto-o-u-t- tub-for it-all …” Otherwise, it’s a case of assembling your home or car kits and making sure all members of the family know what the resources are and how to use them (ie flares and propane). Emergency situations are at worst life-threatening, at best deeply uncomfortable if you and your family are left without power for an extended period, or traveling and find yourself in a situation where you need to wait out a storm, lengthy traffic delay, or other crisis. Notes on the 12 gift ideas: 12 – Gallons of water: that’s one per person in a four-member family to last for three days, the recommended minimum to be prepared for utility outages. 11 – Easy-open packaged goods, energy bars, dried food and nuts are good things to include for nutrition. Think of what your family of four needs for three days to stay fortified and hydrated (see number 12). Can-opener also recommended 10 – If you have a propane camping stove, keep extra fuel handy. 9 – Hygiene bags: put packaged moistened towelettes, toilet paper, and plastic ties in large garbage bags (for personal sanitation) Resource list courtesy of Hood River County Emergency Management, Barbara Ayers, manager/ 541-386-1213. The county also reminds residents to Get a Kit, Make A Plan to connect your family if separated, and Stay Informed. See www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge

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