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Tue, May 30


Hood River

Ruby Friedman Orchestra w/ Doug Stepina

Doors open 5:30pm, shows start at 6pm. $3 before 7pm, $8 after...

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Ruby Friedman Orchestra w/ Doug Stepina
Ruby Friedman Orchestra w/ Doug Stepina

Time & Location

May 30, 2023, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Hood River, 13 Railroad Street, Hood River, OR 97031, USA

Event Info

All Ruins Tuesdays & Thursday shows are a $3 cover if you arrive before 7pm, and $8 cover if you arrive after that. Doors open at 5:30pm. No early entry! We aren’t ready for you until 5:30pm….

The shows are all-ages until 7pm and then 21+ after.

Food vendors will be Columbia Gorge Crepes and Mt Hood BBQ.

"“I am fucking blown away.” —Lucinda Williams

The electrifying singer-songwriter Ruby Friedman has drawn acclaim with her bravura,

stops-out club performances at Portland venues like Alberta Rose Theatre, Mississippi

Studios, and LaurelThirst Public House and Los Angeles clubs like the Troubadour, the

Roxy, the Satellite, and the Echo.

Summing up the Portland-based, L.A.-bred musician in a 2022 profile, Willamette Week

said, “You really can’t categorize Friedman’s voice, but let’s just say she truly can do it

all.” She has received rave reviews from the Los Angeles Times (“POWERHOUSE”),

Hits (“full-throttle talent”), and (“a thunder-and-lightning barrage of soul and


Friedman’s uproarious original single “Ain’t Got Your Money” was featured on the hit

Disney+ series The Mighty Ducks. Her track “Un4Givn” captured strong airplay on the

top-rated L.A. NPR giant KCRW, KCSN and San Diego’s 91X. Her 2019 release

“Teardrop Trailer,” originally written for Wynonna Judd, was produced by Mitchell Froom

(Paul McCartney, Randy Newman, Sheryl Crow, Los Lobos). Her 2016 album Gem,

featuring 10 original compositions and flashing a bristling rock- and roots-based sound,

was named one of the year’s 10 best albums by KPCC Los Angeles air personality and

noted critic Steve Hochman.

Friedman’s 2022 neo-roots composition “The Book Woman’s Daughter” appeared in the

video trailer for writer Kim Michele Richardson’s bestselling, like-titled novel, and was

also heard in the PBS documentary The Pack Horse Librarians of Appalachia, which

explored the real-life inspirations for Richardson’s work. The Book Woman’s Daughter is

a companion to Richardson’s previous New York Times bestseller The Book Woman of

Troublesome Creek; that volume was also promoted by a video trailer featuring an

original Friedman song that was expressly commissioned by the writer.

She performed “Fire Down Below” on the trailer for the concluding 2022 season of the

hit Netflix series Peaky Blinders. Friedman was the featured voice on SRGNT’s

recording of “Queens,” used to promote ESPN’s 2022 women’s softball telecasts. She

sang “Hunt You Down” in the Clio Award-winning trailer promoting the bestselling Sony

Playstation video game Bloodborne, which has been viewed more than 8 million times

on YouTube. Her voice was heard on trailers for the feature film Marshall and the Netflix

series Godless.

Her original song “Drowned” was featured on FX’s hit show Sons of Anarchy, and a

season-closing reading of Darrell Scott’s “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive” was heard

on FX’s Justified. Her original music was heard in Fox Sports’ series about World Cup

soccer, Phenoms.

Friedman has opened concerts for rock ’n’ roll legend Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys

and Oscar-winning actor-musician Jeff Bridges, and made high-profile guest

appearances with Grammy winners Scott Healy and Vince Giordano’s big bands and

actor-pianist Jeff Goldblum’s jazz ensemble. She has twice appeared at the New

Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival."

Things to note:

  1. This year there will be no re-entry once you have paid and entered the show. We will be creating a smoking-area that will be accessible without having to leave the property.
  2. There is limited seating available, so if having a seat/table is important to you, we suggest arriving when the doors open at 5:30pm.
  3. There will be no longer be a Locals Thursday series. We’re changing Thursdays to just mirror what we do on Tuesdays, with touring, regional, and national bands. We will still have plenty of local talent gracing our stage this year in support roles.
  4. We still don’t allow dogs! Dogs are great, but it would be dog madness if we let them attend shows. We’d also really prefer if you didn’t leave them unattended in your vehicle.
  5. Outside alcohol is NOT ALLOWED! Violators will be 86’d and publicly shamed. We keep our costs absurdly low, so we see bringing in outside alcohol as an insult and amateurish behavior.
  6. The parking lot does NOT belong to The Ruins. Yes, the actual owners of the parking lot expect you to pay to park. It’s usually about $4. It’s not our deal.  We highly encourage people to walk, ride their bikes, or carpool. This year we will have a massively larger bike rack available as well.
  7. Tail-gating is not allowed in the Mt Hood Railroad parking lot. They are implementing a “no open containers” policy for their entire lot. Please respect their wishes and help us to maintain a positive relationship with our community and neighbors.
  8. We do rent out the Grotto Bar and/or the Indoor Bar during concerts, for birthdays, business receptions, etc. Email for more information.
  9. Ruins Tuesdays are May through August. Ruins Thursdays are June through August. For other non-Tues/Thurs concerts, please see our website at
  10. We donate a portion of the admissions money to 3 different charities each year, and each Tues/Thurs show all summer we’ve invited a “Featured Non-Profit” to be at the event, to fundraise and provide info.
  11. Every Tuesday Concert, June through August, will have a Maker’s Market within the indoor venue. Stay tuned for more info!


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