Johnnie Ward and the Eagle Ridin’ Papas

Johnnie Ward & the Eagle Ridin’ Papas play on Tuesday, December 4th. You won’t want to miss their blues/rock music.

Johnnie, a native to Portland, has performed with bands including the PH Phactor Jug Band, and opened for Moby Grape, The Grateful Dead, Pentangle, The Doors, and several other famous bands. Johnnie was part of the  movement that resurrected the blues venue in Portland in 1970, and was the first act to play The White Eagle, which was the first post-war Portland Blues club.

Members are:

  • Doug Marx – guitar, lead vocal
  • Johnnie Ward – guitar., vocal
  • Claes Almroth – harp, vocal;
  • Paul Bassett – washboard
  • Lauren Sheehan – mandolin
  • Bill Uhlig – Upright Bass

The group delivers a true blues sound often accompanied with Johnnie on harmonica and saxophone. Some of his tunes are available on myspace. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in a part of music history.

Don’t forget to arrive early to order from the “Happy Hour” menu available from 3-6 p.m., or wrap up the evening with additional “Happy Hour” times of 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. There’s also a drink special each day, so ask the staff what they’re mixing up.

As always, Mock Crest Tavern offers a comfortable, homey and friendly atmosphere perfect for friends and family to kick back, eat and have a drink.

Current beers pouring at MCT:

  • HUB DOA (deluxe organinc ale)
  • Budweiser
  • Double Mountain IRA
  • Deschutes Jubelale
  • Pabst
  • Lagunitas IPA
  • Deschutes Mirror Pond
  • Coors Light

Stay tuned for upcoming events.

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