Circle Thursday, Dec. 2, on the calendar, and make plans to attend a concert which has become a favorite holiday tradition for many Columbia Gorge families.
The Trail Band returns with new songs from its new CD, seasonal favorites, and humor. Tickets for the concert are available at locations around the gorge for the concert taking place at the Hood River Middle School Auditorium (1602 May Street), Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m.
The group has produced eleven CDs, the newest the just-released "Off The Wagon."
"I believe it's our best yet," says Marv Ross. "We'll be playing five or six songs from the new CD when we perform in Hood River. It's not a Christmas album, although two of the songs on it have Christmas themes. The rest of the songs vary in subject matter and musical style. Everyone (in the band) plays so many different types of music and a lot of instruments."
Gorge favorite, legendary blues/gospel singer Linda Hornbuckle, will join the Trail Band as a special guest.
The Hood River concert is a benefit for the Hood River County Education Foundation.
Hood River concert prices are $17 for adults, $6 for children 14 years and younger.
Tickets are available at Klindt's Bookstore in The Dalles, Waucoma Bookstore, Cascade Central Credit Union, and the Hood River County School District Community Education office in Hood River, Postal Connections in White Salmon, and at Cascade Locks School in Cascade Locks.