Johnnie Ward and the Eagle Ridin’ Papas and The Billy Novas

Johnnie Ward & the Eagle Ridin’ Papas bring in the month of April at Mock Crest Tavern. They perform at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2nd. You are sure to enjoy their mix of  blues and rock music.

Johnnie, a native of Portland,  Oregon 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 also 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 include:

  • 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 hear some amazing blues music.

The Billy Novas

The Billy Novas

Mock Crest Tavern welcomes The Billy Novas. They perform Thursday, April 4th at 8:00 p.m. This duo brings a fresh and fun sound with a combination of country, jazz and blues tunes. The “Billy Novas” will take you on a musical journey of “down home” fun. This award winning songwriting  duo also  features dual slide guitars, a mandolin and bass.

The duo includes:

  • Marianne – Vocals Guitar, Slide, Mandolin, Bass, Keys
  • Robert – Vocals Guitar, Slide, Dobro, Bass Artist

Visit The Billy Novas home page to hear a taste of what’s to come Thursday night. “Horndoggin” and “My Little Savage” show their versatile style. Marianne has strong and smooth vocals throughout the songs.

The upcoming weekend promises great performances, food, drinks and an all around great time.

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

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