Saturday, July 27, 2013
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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The sixth annual Pie Eating Contest at Hood River Harvest Fest is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and HRVHS youth service group Leaders for Tomorrow. HRVHS student Dylan Polewczyk won the 1-minute fruit-pie eating event. Key rule, as stated by Chamber President Jason Shaner, “You have to eat the pie, you can’t just dislocate it. We will be checking for pie dislocation.” Enlarge