Cebu Lounge at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn offers free live music most weekends in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere with some of the region’s most incredible performers. Musical offerings range from R&B, soul, alternative folk, rockabilly, and just about everything in between. Take it all in from our plush leather seating or kick up your heels - there is always room to dance. Enjoy a full bar, award-winning wine list, and delicious bar menu from adjacent Riverside restaurant. See the upcoming schedule below.
Tim Snider wanted to play violin from a very early age. An Itzhak Perlman performance on Sesame Street when he was just three-and-a-half years old was his earliest musical inspiration, and it was classical music that first provided the impetus to learn his instrument. Over the years other influences came into play, from exposure to rock music (he dropped the violin and picked up a guitar), a Ben Harper gig turned him onto songwriting, and sojourns in Spain and Cuba introduced flamenco, salsa and Afro-Cuban rhythms into his repertoire. Returning to college, he spent a year studying jazz, and rediscovering his love of classical music – and went back to the violin.
That’s a lot of music for one so young, but it’s experience that’s served him well. He’s shared bills with artists as diverse as Steel Pulse to Robert Randolph and the Family Band, as well as touring a large chunk of the world playing his own music, a world-folk-jazz-pop hybrid that’s aimed at the heart, the brain and the feet. On his new album, Let Go, Jump In the River, recorded with the assistance of a large group of musical friends, Snider brings his influence together in ways that are vital and powerful. Songs are propelled by the rhythms of Southern Europe and the Americas, and his songs get under the skin in a most agreeable way. “Hurricane” gets things going, pushed along by serious strings, and preparing the ground for the remarkable “Jump In” – the semi-official title track – where his vision (and concept) truly comes together. It’s about letting go and grabbing life, and musically that’s just what Snider’s doing – with side helpings of driving rhythm and radio friendly hooks.
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Vinyl Gold is a 4-piece jazz-influenced funk band playing original music. In-the-pocket funk beats connect with soulful vocals, while jazz-riffs and solos are reminiscent of gritty jazz quartets and funk bands of the 70's.
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The Bonnevillie Power Trio features Ben Bonham (The Hapa Hillbillies, Junebug Boys) Ryan McAlexander (Bigfoot Band) and Tim Ortlieb (Django’s Cadillac, Barlow Road) playing ‘old wave’ and bluesabilly. Its a bit like The Clash, Chuck Berry and The Rolling Stones got together for a weekend back in 1979 and cut a record!
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“Loch Lomond boast a well-plotted dynamism and a knack for intriguing storytelling. Intimately folksy but compellingly orchestral" - Spin
“Loch Lomond deserve all the accolades they are getting.” - Brooklyn Vegan
“Singer Ritchie Young’s earnest demeanor belies his enormous voice, and the band’s varying instruments flesh out his songs perfectly.” - Ear Farm
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Gorge Folk Rock
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THE SHOW PONIES are an indie-folk outfit blending old school country tunes and oh-so-soulful lyrics. The band came together in 2011 when Clayton Chaney and Andi Schrock -- both with roots in the deep South -- joined forces to mix their musical backgrounds. Finding themselves in LA, the two lined up a classically trained trio of musicians: guitarist and banjo player Jason Harris, fiddle player Philip Glenn and percussionist Kevin Brown. They're currently working on their sophomore album and gaining momentum throughout Southern California.
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