Not only does Claes play with Claes and Friends, but he also belongs to several groups including The Reverb Brothers. They’re an offshoot of “Johnnie Ward and The Eagle Ridin’ Papas”. Doug Marx and Claes started the band when they left The Papas, first as a duo, then a trio and eventually growing into a six piece band. The band’s foundation lies within jug band music and 1930’s jazz, but also includes New Orleans R&B, Swamp Rock, Rock and Roll, Country and Soul.
Some of Claes’s major musical touchstones include, Slim Harpo, JJ Cale, Muddy Waters, Al Green, Doug Sahm, The Rolling Stones, The Band, Percy Mayfield, Wilco, Ray Charles, Thelonious Monk, Little Walter, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Booker T & the MG’s just to name a few.
Here’s a tidbit of trivia concerning Claes. He used to own a record store on Hawthorne called Reverb Music, and is now selling his inventory online at eBay and several clients.
What’s pouring at Mock Crest Tavern?
- Lagunitas IPA
- Hub DOA
- Coors Light
- Mirror Pond
- Double Mountain Kolsch
- 10 Barrel’s Seasonal Wheat Beer
The Double Mountain Kolsch is brewed by Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom in Hood River, OR. It’s unfiltered and brewed with Gambrinus Organic Pilsner, Munich malt and Perle hops. It’s aroma hints of cut hay, caramel, hazelnut, a biscuit taste with a grassy hop backing, and a fruity finish. It offers a 5.2% ABV, 40 BU.
With nicer weather beginning to settle in, don’t forget the outdoor, full service seating.
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