Johnnie Ward and the Eagle Ridin’ Papas

Johnnie WardJohnnie Ward & the Eagle Ridin’ Papas play on June 4th at 8:30 p.m. Don’t miss this great blues and rock band.

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

Johnnie Ward, originally from 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 groups. 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.

The group delivers an original blues sound. Johnnie often accompanies the group on harmonica and saxophone. Some of his tunes are available on myspace.

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, or follow on twitter at @mockcrest.

Here’s what’s pouring at Mock Crest Tavern:

  • Bud
  • Mirror Pond
  • Coors Light
  • Double Mountain IRA
  • PBR
  • HUB Stourt
  • Lagunitas IPA

Mirror Pond Pale Ale is available year round, and offers a toasted malt, orange zest, grapefruit, and caramel flavors. It finishes with a hint of bitterness and a citrus flavor and with lingering pine and grainy malts. Alc. by Vol.: 5.0% and IBUs: 40.

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.

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

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