March is over and we’re all familiar with the saying “April Showers brings May Flowers”. By this time most of us are ready for the rain to end and move into dry sunny days. But, April showers? Who cares? Mock Crest Tavern hosts a weekend packed with great music, so regardless of the weather you’re guaranteed a great time.
Suburban Slim kicks off the weekend at 9:00 p.m. on Friday April 5th. If you’re not familiar with him, Suburban Slim is an MCT favorite with his blues sound. Phil Wagner (aka Suburban Slim) brings some mad skills to the table. He has played the ukulele since childhood and later added the guitar. Originally from Northern California, he began recording at the age of 15. Later, he toured Oregon and moved to Eugene where he stayed for several years before relocating to Portland. As his music career grew, he released three Cd’s of original tunes.
- Suburban Slim is available to hear on YouTube.
The Adequates perform at 9:00 p.m Saturday evening April 6th. 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, and The Clash.
- 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.
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.
Enjoy your weekend, and we’ll see ya there!