Join us Thursday, January 24th, as Carl Solomon performs at 8:00 p.m.
Originally from Brooklyn, NY and Baltimore, Maryland, Carl grew up listening to Aaron Copeland’s “Appalachian Spring”, “Billy the Kid”, “Rodeo”, and “Fanfare for the Common Man.” The music reminded him of his grandfather, who traveled through the Appalachia as a tinker from a horse-drawn wagon, settling in West Virginia. His grandfather then opened his first store “The Leader” in Clarksburg. Carl’s other grandfather, moved away at the age 14 to avoid the Russian Army. His sister took him to France in order for him to begin a new life in safety. His love for music, and his family history, enriched Carl’s own music and song writing.
After high school, he learned to play the guitar and soon after began traveling. From hitchhiking across the United States, Europe and North Africa, he found himself observing people, cultures and countries. His life experience grew, and so did his music. While writing and playing music, he also worked as a carnival barker, truck driver and bouncer.
Carl’s website offers clips of his music, photo gallery and performance schedule. You can continue your support by follow him on twitter and Facebook as well.
Mock Crest has Double Mountain IRA (India Red Ale) on tap right now. This beer blends a ruby-red color and rich body with the hop flavors of an IPA. Brewed with Gambrinus Organic Pilsner malt, imported crystal malt, Simcoe and Brewers’ Gold hops. It offers a 6.8% ABV, and 55 BU. This is one of the first beers made by Double Mountain, and an ongoing favorite.
There’s no cover charge, ever, at Mock Crest Tavern. Grab your friends, order some fried pickles, or ask the staff what they recommend for an appetizer idea. Then, throw back a few drinks and enjoy the performance.
See ya there!