Sunday, July 10, 2011

Review: One Man's Cash and Juke Joint Gamblers

Performers: One Man's Cash and Juke Joint Gamblers

Genres: Johnny Cash Tribute and Roots / Rockabilly

Date: July 9, 2011

Venue: The Trout Lake Country Inn

In 6 words or fewer: Good Energy and Great Fun!

Video links: One Man's Cash Video

Juke Joint Gamblers at the Inn.

Performance Review: Saturday night at the Trout Lake Country Inn was a lot of fun. One Man's Cash dressed and looked the part of a classic roots rock band. Being at the historic venue is a time-warp even without a band that looks and sounds like something from the 1950s. The four members played well together. The joy of playing (and maybe play acting) was contagious as they rocked the old place.

Juke Joint Gamblers followed up with faster-tempo rock and rockabilly. They got people out on the dance floor, even Kim, John, Allyson and I.

Venue Review: The town of Trout Lake, Washington is about 25 miles north of Hood River, Oregon, adjacent to a national forest and in the shadow of snow-covered Mt. Adams. The Country Inn is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. You walk into the old bar, where they serve up beer & wine. The main room is about the size of an elementary school gym, with a stage on the far end. The floors, walls and ceiling are all wood. The few tables and chairs get taken by those who arrive early to eat dinner. With all the saws, posters and other memorabilia on the walls, the place looks like it's been in use for 100+ years, which it has.

I happen to have a place within walking distance, so I love the venue. It’s a great place to relax around good people.

(This venue is not good if you are in a wheelchair.)

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