Cebu Lounge at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn offers Hood River, Oregon's only waterfront nightlife and live music. Cebu offers free live music most weekends in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere. Musical offerings range from the blues of local Tess Barr to indie favorites such as Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside. 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.
Kathryn Claire has asserted herself in a new generation of traditionally-inspired musicians. Her fiddle-playing exhibits a technical grace which is matched only by her truly captivating voice and she possesses the rare ability to move seamlessly across genres. Her deep love and respect for traditional music has long been a driving influence and those roots can be heard in her own original music.
Early classical training on the violin naturally gave way to her own creative inclinations. While still a teenager, Kathryn taught herself guitar in order to explore her own voice as a songwriter. She has since spent years cultivating her unique style and approach to music as a violinist, singer, and songwriter.
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Norman is a band defined by its surroundings: the green, lush, and often soggy landscapes of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. An aesthetic layered with fields and farms, trees and hills, the valley is sandwiched between two mountain ranges and extends North to Portland, Oregon. Norman’s sophomore full-length, Hay, Hay, Make a Wish and Turn Away conjures images of a flatbed pickup rambling down a dusty country road on a warm Summer evening. Find a field, throw down a blanket, and play this record with the doors open and windows down, while you lay on your back watching the stars, wishing on the ones that fall. While it may be stating the obvious, Norman most clearly embodies Harvest-era Neil Young, while drawing a wide range of comparisons including My Morning Jacket, Uncle Tupelo, Ryan Adams, and even fellow Portlanders, Blitzen Trapper.Hay, Hay, Make a Wish and Turn Away will be released by Timber Carnival Records (Portland, Oregon) on May 19th, 2010, distributed by IODA and Burnside Distribution. Check out Norman here»
Bitterroot holds its roots deeply in the Grande Ronde Valley, and each time they come through, their sound seems more polished, their musicianship more top notch and their local fans more enthusiastic, as they play their unique blend of folk, country and blues. They are fine examples of young musicians carving their own path and beating the pavement, playing show after show, building their reputation and fan base.
Kory Quinn and Bitterroot have teamed up, calling themselves Low Down Whiskey Rebels.
Check out Low Down Whiskey Rebels w/ Kory Quinn & Bitterroot here»
Will West and The Friendly Strangers are a rotating band of musicians that join Carolina-born songwriter Will West for live performances. Blending traditional instrumentation and old-time inspirations with a modern twist, to create a signature acoustic sound. Collaborating with a wide-range of fantastic Portland musicians, Will West & the Friendly Strangers perform in various duos, trios, and full band line-ups. Each show can be a unique experience, with special guests and interesting instrumental combinations. Check out Will West & The Friendly Strangers here»
Hailing from the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, Barlow Road is the music machine where Matthew G. Mesa crafts songs reflecting everything about the landscape and its two-legged inhabitants. With guitar in hand and harmonicas close by, he weaves tales about love, life, asphalt, dirt, and everything else we get on ourselves.
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The Quick & Easy Boys, a power-trio out of Portland, Oregon, create their own blend of rock and roll. Imagine the Minutemen, Band of Gypsies and the Police rolled into one.
Formed in 2005, The Quick & Easy Boys quickly made a name for themselves in Eugene, Oregon before heading north and building a Portland, OR fanbase. Their shows are an interactive party with electrifying stage antics and profound musical moments as the trio pours out every ounce of their energy, leaving nothing behind. The band has gained the reputation for moving a crowd all-night long whether it be a big festival or a tiny watering hole. The core members – - Jimmy Russell on guitar, Sean Badders on bass, and Michael Goetz on drums – - have continued to evolve musically…and audiences continue their enthusiastic calling of “Yeah Bud!” at every show. Check out The Quick & Easy Boys here»
Hood River locals play impressionistic folk with Euro-Americana influences that is very danceable. Most of their songs have two and three part harmonies. They foucus on their vocals, covering multiple genres from cajun to funk and from country to swing.
Check out Lolo Motion here»
Sidestreet Reny is J. Renard Collette on lead vocals, National steel resonator guitars and blues harp, with Maribel Landaetta, aka Lil' Bell, on harmony vocals, drums and washboard. Reny and Bell blend bluesy/funky finger-style and slide guitar, poignant original songwriting and solid straightforward grooves, drawing mostly from pre-war blues, roots and folk music, with a little old-school rap, calypso and dancehall reggae. The result of their efforts is a seemingly organic blend of the elements, sewing 100 plus years of American music into a rich tapestry of eclectic, yet somehow familiar, sounds all their own. Check out Sidestreet Reny here»
Portland, Oregon-based outfit Sassparilla has been referred to as Indie-roots, punk-Americana, and punk-roots. Though it is the subtleties and folk-pop leanings of their latest, The Darndest Thing, that find this five-piece band slowing things down a bit - and growing up musically./p>
Comprised of Kevin "Gus" Blackwell (vocals, cigar box guitar, national resonator guitar), the father and son combo of Ross "Dagger" Macdonald (harmonica) and Colin "Sweet Pea" Macdonald (washtub bass), Naima (vocals, accordian, washboard), and Justin Burkhart (drums), Sassparilla offers one of the most entertaining, sweaty live shows in the Pacific Northwest. Complete with dancing, sing-along numbers, and plenty of good times. And now, with The Darndest Thing, they deliver a record that gives fans a new side of the band, centered on the structure of the song and the lyrics more so than the party groove and liveliness of their earlier recordings. Check out Sassparilla here»