Finn Doxie and Dakota Bob

Finn Doxie

Finn Doxie

Mock Crest Tavern welcomes back Finn Doxie Friday, April 25th, at 9:00 p.m. They bring a unique element to their alternative sound with an electric harp.

Finn Doxie has performed since 2011 around the Portland area. Their frequent visits to the Hillsboro venue ‘Primrose & Tumbleweeds’ garnered them a write-up in the March issue of the Washington County Review.

The duet puts their unique twist on modern popular and alternative hits by combining percussive guitar with the Celtic harp. Their musical styles cover energetic, beat-driven indie-pop and expressive and intimate ballads.

If you enjoy tunes by The Killers, The Verve, Coldplay, All-American Rejects, Jack White, Imagine Dragons, Blue October, and Snow Patrol then you won’t want to miss Finn Doxie!

Members Include:

  • Rob “Bodhi” Wolff – lead vocals, guitar, octave mandolin, foot percussion
  • Tyger Bailey – Celtic Harp, vocals

Dakota Bob and the Business Men Blues Band perform Saturday, April 26th at Mock Crest Tavern. The performance begins at 9 p.m.

Dakota Bob has played for years, and well-recognized throughout the North and Midwest. Previously with a group in Washington, he later began playing with a Jazz band group from Portland. The group clicked and formed the band “Dakota Bob and the Business Men Blues”.

Members Include:

  1. Dakota Bob – Guitar and Harmonica
  2. Kdawg – Bass
  3. Johnny - Drums

Dakota Bob began his music career as Harmonica Bob, but after locating someone with the same name, he changed  it to Dakota Bob. He discovered his love for playing while diagnosed with a terminal illness. He discovered that while playing his harp, the side affects of his medications lessened and he found a renewed energy.

Hop over to Dakota Bob’s website to enjoy his music and see some photos.

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

Open Mic/Jam at Mock Crest Tavern

It’s Open Mic Jam night so come on down and  join us at Mock Crest Tavern this Thursday, April 24th, at 8:30 p.m. with Randy Yearout and Tracey Fordice. 

Randy Yearout

Randy Yearout

Most people are familiar with Randy Yearout. He plays guitars and Vocals with the 8-Balls, but he also founded the North Portland band NoPoMoJo. Randy has a gift for writing songs in a variety of musical styles intermingling the roots and boundaries of blues, folk, jazz, rock, and country.

Randy has been a professional musician for more than 40 years. He is currently the bandleader, guitarist, vocalist, song-writer, and marketing manager of the Portland, OR, band Tracey Fordice and the 8-Balls.  Randy also plays in the eclectic folk-rock band, NoPoMoJo!

Tracey Fordice

Tracey Fordice

Tracey Fordice (formerly Tracey Bunch) rocks a beautiful, powerful and unique voice, as well as plays the piano and writes songs. Her talents are a blend of creativity that extends above and beyond most women in blues currently performing throughout the Portland blues scene.

What else is happening this week other than great music? Quizzy with Roy Smallwood continues every Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. Free Hold ‘em Poker on Monday nights starts at 7:00 p.m. Happy hour is twice daily and don’t forget you can now use your Restaurant.com for Mock Crest Tavern!

If you’re not familiar with how the Restaurant.com experience works, then hop on over to their website to get full details and purchase your certificate. These  make great last-minute gifts too, especially when you forgot someone’s special day. Usually great food and a few drinks will help settle things down.

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

The Adequates and Cronin Tierney Band at Mock Crest This Weekend

The Adequates perform at 9:00  p.m Friday evening April 18th. The band’s music includes songs from  the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s.

The Adequates

The Adequates

Stapleton’s vocals and guitar shine through with songs from the Stones, and The Clash.

Members include:

  • Don Henson plays piano, drums and vocals
  • Mike Cheddar offers his expertise on bass
  • Peter Blowing on harp

Influences include the Rolling Stones, Clash, Elvis Costello, Squeeze and Bruce Springsteen.

 

Let’s welcome Cronin Tierney and band, Saturday, April 19th. The band starts playing at 9 p.m. You’re sure to enjoy their original rock music, infused with flares from the 1960′s British pop influence and ’70′s rock icons.

You can also follow Cronin on Facebook.

Roy Smallwood hosts Quizzy Trivia every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. so don’t be late!

Here’s some interesting tidbits about Roy and how Quizzy began.

Roy began Quizzy trivia in November 2004. He not only hosts the trivia, but also writes the questions for topics including music, movies, science, literature, geography and history. There are a total of 42 questions with four rounds of increasing difficulty.

RoyAccording to Roy, he started Quizzy with the intent of never working for someone else which has been the case for the last 5 years. He also guarantees you won’t be asked questions concerning America’s Next Top Model, Justin Beiber or anything from People Magazine. Creating the questions has also allowed him to claim a niche and separate it from all other bar trivia in Portland due to the questions not being dumb.
Roy continues to entertain his fans with great postings on his website and blog. You can also support and follow him on Facebook. Be prepared for intelligent, well written posts that drip with sarcasm and show his great sense of humor.

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

Robert Richter Duo at Mock Crest Tavern

 

Robert Richter

Robert Richter

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Robert Richter and Tricia Fairman, fiddler, perform Thursday,  April 17th, at 8:30 p.m.

Richter has appeared on Tom May’s nationally syndicated radio program “River City Folk.” It’s carried on more than 250 NPR affiliates across the nation. His  music also played on the “Bob Dylan Radio Hour” broadcast on the Sirius Satellite Network and on KUSF-FM in San Francisco.

“Robert Richter is a charismatic entertainer that gives his all every time he performs and is a stellar musician.” Morry Feldman, WQED-FM Pittsburgh, PA ~

A live CD “A Change of Heart” became available in 2012. Richter also hosts a bi-weekly radio program “Local Roots.” The show features music of North West Artists. You can hear it on KMUZ-FM 88.5 in Salem, OR and streaming live online at KMUZ.org

Tricia Fairman

Tricia Fairman

Tricia Fairman, originally from Cleveland, Ohio, grew up in a musical family. She picked up the violin when she was 7 years old. She also performed with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra and played concerts with Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) and Jon Anderson. In 2010, she joined Whiskey Mile, a new Celtic Rock project that performed regularly at the Claddagh and Brazenhead pubs in Columbus. In 2013 she relocated to Portland.

Tricia is  a diverse fiddler and plays a variety of styles including classical, Celtic (Scottish/Irish/Cape Bretton), bluegrass, gypsy, and some jazz.

Here’s what’s on rotating tap:

  • Beer Valley’s Leafer Madness
  • Rise Up Red
  • Vaporizer
  • Deluxe Organic Ale

LeaferLeafer Madness Imperial IPA was created during the great hop shortage of 2008, but there is no shortage of hops in this beer. Brewed with large amounts of 2-row malt, Munich malt, and multiple hop varieties this beer offers a  9% ABV, 100+ IBU.

 

Have a great week and  we’ll see ya there!

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