Entertainment Update for July 27

John Bunzow at Brian’s Pourhouse Aug. 3

On Saturday, Aug. 3, Brian’s Pourhouse in Hood River is pleased to have John Bunzow playing downstairs in the basement from 7:30-10:30 p.m.

After two decades in the Northwest music scene he moved to Nashville — scoring a songwriting contract with EMI Nashville/Famous Music, a recording contract with Liberty/Capitol Records, and quickly finding his services in big demand with Nashville recording artists.

He has shared bills with such music industry notables as Leon Russell, Gregg Allman, Bruce Cockburn, John Hiatt, Patty Griffin, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Brian’s Pourhouse, 606 Oak St., Hood River; 541-387-4344.

‘Harmed Brothers’ at CEBU

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, July 26: Garett Brennan w/Resistance Organ Trio + Billy Shaddox, 9:30 p.m. – Funky, psychedelia with folk/Americana openers

Garett Brennan and his four brothers grew up surrounded by the refuge of the snowy Wasatch Rockies. His tunes conjure up the fresh snow of mountains, the clear water of his adopted home in the Pacific Northwest, and the intimacy and jubilance of jamming with some of the top players in the Americana-roots scene.

Billy Shaddox is blessed with the ability to blend the Western dualities of coastal dreamer and high mountain drifter into his deep, easy flowing songs.

Saturday, July 27: Harmed Brothers w/ There is No Mountain, 9:30 p.m. - Indie-grass and Americana/psych-pop

Based out of Eugene, The Harmed Brothers are an up and coming force in the folk/roots/independent music scene. Founded in North Carolina, the band took its eventual shape in Cottage Grove, upon the meeting of guitarist/vocalist Ray Vietti and banjoist/vocalist/ keyboardist Alex Salcido.

“There Is No Mountain” is a reference to a Zen koan, a lyric from a Donovan song, and an Americana/psych-pop duo known for its catchy off-kilter sonic adventures.

‘Romancing the West’ tour in Hood River July 26-27

The Romancing the West Tour is a narrative-style concert featuring an ensemble of acclaimed performers telling the epic story of the American West. This celebration of hope, faith and woven histories of the people of the Great West is at the Columbia Center for the Arts on July 26-27, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25.

The musical and visual presentation journeys across a rich cultural history of 240 years, from the Native tribes, the Spanish Missions and Gold Rush to the Great Depression and the Sixties.

A diverse group of recording artists perform an original score that capture the eras, from ragtime to rock, swing bands to folk tunes. The show comes to landmark theaters along Main Street America, offering audiences a unique theatrical experience.

International award-winning pop/folk duo Gypsy Soul are featured artists in a cross-genre gathering of award-winning artists including Native American “Educator of the Year” Jacque Nunez; cowboy balladeers Sons of the Oregon Trail; jazz pianist Patti Moran McCoy, who played with Duke Ellington; Martin Gerschwitz (Iron Butterfly); Chuck Girard (Lovesong); fusion rock guitarist/composer Byron Fry; multi-instrumentalist/songwriter John Elliott and Nick Garrett Powell (The Fret Drifters).

Blues from David Vest July 27 at The Pines

David Vest and his All-Star Band will play the last music show at The Pines’ Second and State streets location on Saturday, July 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance for this 21-and-over only show. David Vest is an award-winning blues piano player who played with the Paul deLay band for many years. The Oregonian says Vest is “one of the finest on barrelhouse piano ... with a ferocity few possess.” Expect an all-star lineup of Northwest blues players for his backup band. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 State St., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

Entertainment listings can be e-mailed to jdrake@ hoodrivernews.com

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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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