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.
Midnight Honey revitalizes the R&B-Soul genre with a riveting sound that’s sultry and distinctively their own. Up front are Shelly Rudolph and Bre Gregg, a pair of powerhouse singers who flaunt a wide palate of lush harmonies and an undeniable sister-like chemistry. With a tight knit four piece backing band highlighting electric guitar and lap steel, Midnight Honey is too sweet to turn down.
Check out Midnight Honey (featuring Shelly Rudolph & Bre Paletta) here»
The Fire Weeds call their blend of blues- tinged rock, bluegrass and country... Wide Open Americana.
Mixing elements of jam music with tight vocal harmonies and " song-craft', dance-ability is a sure thing. Having spun off of several previous Portland projects, Todd Tracewell (acoustic guitar/vocals) most recently arrived from his group of several years, Prairie Dog Brain Trust, a staple at many local venues. Alan Glickenhaus (guitars/fiddle/banjo/mandolin/vocals) played in several regional groups over the years including Higher Ground and Everyday Dirt. Check out The Fire Weeds here»
While traveling in search of a new population to save, James Dean Kindle stumbled upon a band of paupers playing for rats in an alley behind the Rainbow in Pendleton, Oregon. Their clothes in taters and their bellies lean, The Eastern Oregon Playboys couldn't refuse Kindle's offer: "Play as my band and I will grant you three wishes..." Check out James Dean Kindle here»
The band is fronted by singer/songwriter Nate Wallace backed by a "druggy, psychedelic" band that look to break down the barriers between Americana and country music. If Bob Dylan never plugged in at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, this may have been the sound of his next album as Wallace's vocal delivery mirrors a younger Dylan on the opening track "Used To It Now." By the second song "Goldmine," Hearts Of Oak have your full attention as their music eases your mind as Wallace continues to lead the psychedelic Americana movement. While the band plugs in for "Trouble In Mind," it's hard not to picture this song on Dylan's "Time Out Of Mind" album. The trio of the songs "New England," "Wants You Close" and "Tunnels" displays the band's feel for combining the buzz of electric with the purity of acoustic in creating that wonderful roots sound. Check out Hearts Of Oak here»
In every Northwest tribe, a member is singled out to hold wealth of the season. He accumulates the community’s bounty through the warmest months of the year. When the cold comes, he returns what he has been given or sets it afire for all his kin to witness. In Portland, Sean Flinn holds this point.
Born in the shadow of Mount Shasta, Sean Flinn spent his childhood haunting Wiskeytown Lake and the woods of the northwest with his twin sister. From his earliest days, he absorbed the incongrruous and eclectic sounds issuing from his parents’ stereo, and translated their disparate harmonies through the voice of an old acoustic guitar borrowed from a friend. The voice only grows adept and more idiosyncratic with age.
Check out Sean Flinn & The Royal We here»