The Adequates and Donna and the Side Affects

The Adequates perform this Friday night . The band’s music includes songs from  the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s. Stapleton’s vocals and guitar shine through with songs from the Stones, The Clash, and others.

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.

Donna and the Side Affects return Saturday night.

Donna’s sound is fun and upbeat folk pop. She writes her own music, after working a full-time job, as a nurse practitioner. Her love for singing and playing is evident.

Band Members:

  • Donna Jose  sings, plays  guitar, piano and  flute
  •  Brad Price plays lead guitar and vocals
  • Dale Turnbull on bass and vocals.
  •  Marty Henninger on percussion

If you missed it before, here’s Donna’s film on NW Artbeat. It’s worth your time so check it out! Donna on NW Art Beat

Visit her website for additional information and their music at

A bit of fun and trivia! Chad, a bartender at MCT, participated in the 48-hour Film project (  in 2008.  Chad and his crew used Mock Crest after hours as the filming location.  Here’s a link to their entry and group winner, Buck Wild,

 Stop by and say hello, and let him know you saw his film!

Mock Crest Tavern Welcomes Hillfolk Noir

Mock Crest Tavern welcomes “Hillfolk Noir” from Idaho, Thursday, November 29th at 8:30 p.m.

Hillfolk Noir’s  traditional acoustic mountain music, is based on a half-century of folk, country, rock ‘n’ roll and string-band blues. The band calls it Junkerdash, or “indie folk.”

Hillfolk Noir’s touring lineup normally consists of:

  1. Travis Ward: resonator guitar, vocals, suitcase, harmonica, kazoo, words
  2. Mike Waite: stand-up bass
  3. Alison Ward: singing saw, washboard, banjo, harmonies

The band is currently touring, promoting their latest album, “Hillfolk Noir Radio Hour”,  released in March 2012. The recording is similar to an old-fashioned radio program, and  includes commercial breaks that advertise fake products the group made up. The album is available on CD, MP3 and limited-edition 10-inch vinyl packaged to resemble a 1920s-era 78.

Hillfolk Noir has performed with Built to Spill, James McMurtry, Neko Case, Justin Townes Earle, Deer Tick, Gourds, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Gerald Collier,  Train, Jesse Dayton, and many other acts.

A recent review for Hillfolk Noir:

“Hillfolk Noir have made a classic roots record using old style, one mic, low-fi technology, the music is fantastic but the feel of the record “Skinny Mammy’s Revenge” has captured the passion and love of this genre absolutely perfectly. As soon as you hear it, you are there with them, in that circle of musicians, hearing up-close their great songs, the heartfelt stories and you are next to them for every note… a roots classic without a doubt.”

~ Barry Marshall-Everitt, House of Mercy Radio

Visit their website for additional information at They also have several tunes available on myspace .

See ya there!

Bordertown and The Blueprints

Join us at Mock Crest Tavern to recover from your Black Friday shopping! Bordertown will perform at 9:00 p.m. Saturday night. They’ll bring life back into your tired feet, and before you know it you’ll be tapping along to their Blues and Alternative Rock tunes!

Compared to musicians like “John Lee Hooker” and the “Black Keys”, Bordertown delivers a  heavy mix of modern Blues and Alternative Rock with a bit of funk. “Lonely Boy”, “Three Groove Blues” and “Inclement Weather” are just a few of the tunes available to listen to on Reverbnation. “Lonely Boy” reminds me of Collective Soul with a similar sound in vocals and music.

Band Members:

  1. Jason Meredith
  2. Jason Applegate
  3. Tony Lintz
  4. Todd Farmer

I love listening to this group, and you will too.

The Blueprints return to MCT and perform Saturday at 9 p.m. They perform a mix of Americana/Blues and R&B.

Members are:

  1. Claes Almroth
  2. EmmaLee Almroth
  3. Chris Bond
  4. Steve Dion
  5. Emery Wilson

“I Can’t Stand the Rain” is a perfect tune for the season! To hear this song and others visit The Blueprints on Reverbnation. 

Listen to additional music on myspace, including “Number 13” and “Everything is Free Now.”

There is never a cover charge at Mock Crest Tavern. So share the events with your friends, and remind them to visit and subscribe to the blog for future events.


The Chancers and Thanksgiving at Mock Crest Tavern

The Chancers perform at Mock Crest Tavern on November 21st at Mock Crest Tavern starting at 9:00 p.m. 

The Chancers blend their unique sound into 80’s hits, traditional Irish ballads, hackneyed paddy-whack tunes and polkas. Their influences include performers such as Benny O’Conner of the esteemed Galway ceili band ‘Shaskeen’ , Neil Diamond, Shane McGowan and Morrissey.

The band members include:

  1. Master fisherman and highly sought-after buttonbox player, Felim Egan on accordion
  2. Professional magician and motivational speaker Paddy Schutte on banjo
  3. Aerospace engineer Tim Cornell on fiddle, mandolin and guitar
  4.  Model Sean Connolly as front man

With their folk/Celtic Rock and Irish traditional sounds you won’t want to miss this group as we kick off the holiday weekend. Visit them at Reverbnation to hear their tunes.

If you’re not interested in cooking for Thanksgiving, hop on over to  Mock Crest Tavern. They’ll keep your belly full with their Thanksgiving food. Hang out with friends and enjoy being waited on, play the lottery, and relax with a good drink or two. A day of relaxation before the crazy rush of shopping on Black Friday sounds good to me!

See ya there!

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