Claes and Friends at Mock Crest Tavern

Claes and Friends help your rainy blues on Thursday, November 8th at 8 p.m.

Claes’s  music training  includes the clarinet, school choir, and piano lessons. He later learned to play the harmonica due to having a love for the blues.

Claes relocated to Oregon from California in the seventies. He plays  in a number of bands, and performs about 10 to 15 shows a month. He sings lead and harmony vocals; plays the keyboard, and harmonica, as well as writes and records his own music. Other bands he performs with include: The Blueprints, Claes and Sons, Reverb Brothers, and The New Iberians. He also plays with Johnny Ward and the Papas occasionally.

Several of his tunes with various bands are available to hear on myspace.

Phil Wagner, aka Suburban Slim, returns to Mock Crest Tavern Friday, November 9th, at 9 p.m.

Suburban Slim is a multi-award winning guitarist, singer and songwriter.  After touring Oregon, he later  moved to Eugene, where he lived for 15 years before relocating to Portland in search fir a larger music scene. Not long after, he released three CD’s of original tunes.

Suburban Slim is available to hear on YouTube.

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