Gorge Songwriters showcase their tunes
The first Singer-Songwriters Showcase brings together eight Gorge artists to Hood River Valley Adult Center on June 8, hosted by Mosier musician and songwriter Harold McBain.
Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $10 at the door, and all proceeds support Meals on Wheels senior nutrition program.
The event will be a chance to see several well-known performers and others either new to the area, from The Dalles, Hood River, Mosier, White Salmon and other locations, performing publicly for the first time or the first time in years.
What they all have in common is they wrote all the songs themselves.
Performers on the bill include Mark Daly, Alonzo Garbanzo, and Les Vaughn. Also performing will be Carinne Carpenter, Siena Castanares, Priya Kendrick, Cynthia Yoshida and Harold McBain, who put together the show along with Adult Center Theater.
McBain, who lives in Mosier, will present a few of a long list of songs he’s been writing for years. He moved to The Dalles in 1964 and performed often in the 1970s with the late Michael Falaseta, and slowly got back into it a couple of years ago.
“The inspiration for me was to have the opportunity to play more music and to see other people have the opportunity to do the same thing,” McBain said.
He said other showcases are planned, and invites more musicians to get involved, by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“This is just the beginning, I hope,” McBain said. “We want to recognize the talented musicians in the area.”