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.
Moorea Masa has been singing since she could talk. Her voice has the power to move mountains, or to move grown men to tears. Her songs can transport listeners from lush green forests to dimly-lit juke joints. An Oregonian Native, Moorea has just released her debut solo EP "Oh Mother", an album inspired by her surroundings, this year.
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Ted Horwitz & Laura Cunard playing a mix of familiar tunes in a wide variety of music styles, from jazz and big-band standards to pop, classic rock, country, folk and R & B
Jaime Wyatt is a striking figure that walks the earth with an old soul. Her voice is a force, both rich and clear, which draws people in. Comparisons are frequently drawn to Neko Case, Stevie Nicks and at times she has been anointed a female Tom Petty. However, Nancy Wilson of heart professed loving Wyatt’s “punk rock attitude.” Wyatt is a dynamic performer, dually noted as a powerhouse singer and stellar guitar player, sailing between vintage 60’s and 70’s country/ rock/soul anthems and heartfelt ballads of love and confusion.
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Skybound Blue is harmony-driven, foot-stomping, dig deep and tell the story in your bones kind of music. This Americana band is fronted by married duo Jenny and Matt Behnke based near Portland Oregon. When you meet them you know instantly there is some kind of special mojo between these two. The chemistry that happens onstage is mesmerizing and the songwriting honest. Their music has been played on top triple A stations and was recently featured in a National Woolrich ad campaign.
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Rio Grands are a group devoted to the breezier, melodic side of guitar rock: a sound with origins stretching from the early Beatles to Vampire Weekend. In an assortment of white pants, shoes and polo shirts, the band strums velvety major 7th chords and sang as if playing a boutique hotel’s pool.
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Emerging from the garages of Portland, OR, The Twangshifters busted down the doors of the Rock ‘N’ Roll/ Rockabilly/Roots/ Blues scene in 2010 and continue to set the Rose City & Pacific Northwest on fire. There is NO RAIN on this parade!
"Beyond giving the rockabilly kids a healthy dose of what they love, the Twangshifters' stage appeal consists of melding the best licks from the past with flashy production packaging" - Curt Shulz, Oregonian
Big Twang Theory
The Twangshifters are one of those bands you stumble across one night on a bender and never forget. Playing stripped down, no-nonsense rockabilly, blues and rock ’n’ roll, they’re the love children of Carl Perkins and Patsy Cline, and plan to celebrate the release of their smokin’ hot debut CD at a jam replete with burlesque dancers (including national champ Holly Dai) and lots of slicked-back hair types. This is not a party for timid souls or indifferent hipsters, so leave the attitude at home and bring a pack of filterless ciggies for the breaks in between. - Rob Cullivan, The Portland Tribune
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Ashleigh Flynn music features tales deeply rooted in the American experience. The most profound seed of inspiration for the new record, A Million Stars, was a watercolor painted by her young niece depicting a cowgirl atop her horse under a starry desert sky. Who was this girl so confidently astride her mount? Calamity Jane? Surely there were others like her? Discovering the painting led her on a quest to learn more about the women of the westward expansion, unnamed heroes that history had largely overlooked.
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His musical journey began in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in the heart of the Delta, where he was born. He was in the church choir as a young person and used to sing tenor, baritone and bass. He jokes that he wasn't allowed to sing the "rough stuff" like rock and roll in those days and that he was only allowed to sing gospel. He'd have to "slip away" to sing secular songs. Terry secretly listened to people like Elmore James, Little Walter, Albert King and B.B. King, to name a few. It was then that he decided he wanted be a soul singer.
In the sixties, Terry worked with an a cappella group called The Knights, touring throughout the South in clubs and juke joints. From there Terry was lured to the west coast where he first picked up the guitar, started writing music and soon became a prolific songwriter. Pops Staples as well as the late, great Louis Jordan (among others) have recorded his songs.
Long before Terry made his first recording fronting his own band, music fans were probably well acquainted with his amazing voice. For years, the soulful singer was one of Los Angeles' foremost session vocalists, receiving a gold record for his work on John Fogarty's "Eye of the Zombie" and recording with Ry Cooder, Joan Armatrading, John Lee Hooker, Boz Scaggs, Maria Muldaur, Pops Staples, and many other well respected artists. Ry Cooder has said that he always thought that his long time singer, Terry Evans, made a better "front man." To see him perform is to understand why. Terry is one of the most dynamic soul and blues singers performing today, writing and singing about all aspects of human emotion, and creating a connection with his audience in the process
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