Suburban Slim and The Adequates

Mock Crest Tavern hosts a weekend packed with great music. Starting your weekend off on the right foot, Suburban Slim performs at 9:00 p.m. on Friday August 2nd.

Suburban Slim is a huge favorite at Mock Crest Tavern with his blues music. Phil Wagner (aka Suburban Slim) has played the ukulele since childhood and later learned guitar. Phil grew up in Northern California, where he recorded his first album at the age of 15. Later, he toured Oregon and moved to Eugene where he stayed for several years before relocating to Portland. Phil settled into the area and embraced the wider audience and music culture. As his music career grew, he released three Cd’s of original tunes.

Suburban Slim
Suburban Slim

Suburban Slim is available to hear on YouTube.

The Adequates perform at 9:00  p.m Saturday evening, August 3rd. 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, The Clash, and others.

Members include:

  • 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.

Have you tried Mirror Pond? It’s pouring at Mock Crest Tavern now. This American pale ale’s ABV is 5.0% and IBUs: 40. Brewed at Deschutes Brewery in beautiful Bend, Oregon, this beer pours a light amber with a distinct hop nose and hop-forward flavor.

  • Malt: Pale, NW Pale, Crystal, Carapils
  • Hops: Cascade

Enjoy your weekend, and we’ll see ya there!

Boots N’ Honey, Robert Richter and Rachel Bowen at MCT

Come on in to Mock Crest Tavern and join Boots n’ Honey as they perform on Tuesday, July 30th, at 8 p.m.

Boots n’ Honey and Jane Derringer are a 2012 version of Johnny Cash and June Carter. With original tunes, their acoustic rock n roll, ballads, country and blues music deliver a New York edge and bite.

Roberth Richter and Rachel Bowen

Robert Richter and Rachel Bowen

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Robert Richter and Rachel Bowen perform Thursday,  August 1st,   at 8:30 p.m. They offer an energetic performance with different genres from folk to blues and rock to Celtic.

Richter has appeared on Tom May’s nationally syndicated radio program “River City Folk,” carried on more than 250 NPR affiliates nationwide. His  music also played on the “Bob Dylan Radio Hour” broadcast on the Sirius Satellite Network and on KUSF-FM in San Francisco.

“Robert Richter is a charismatic entertainer that gives his all every time he performs and is a stellar musician.” Morry Feldman, WQED-FM Pittsburgh, PA ~

Rachel Bowen will join Richter on violin and viola. Originally from the San Francisco Bay area she began playing violin at the age of 6. Not only does she perform, but she is a songwriter as well.

Rachel started taking Suzuki violin classes at age six.  She attended fiddle camps all through school and took lessons with several amazing fiddlers including Suzy Thompson and Darol Anger. She also played violin in her local school and youth orchestras. She picked up the viola in middle school when an orchestra teacher offered it as a challenge.

Rachel moved to Portland in 2008, where she began playing with Kendálin.  She also started writing fiddle tunes, including the one named for her cat, Littles, which appears on her first CD.
Have a great week, and we’ll see ya there!

The Blueprints and Bad Assets

Join Bad Assets Friday night, July 26th at 9:oo p.m.

Bad Assets are a whiskey-soaked country rock band from Portland, Oregon.

Members Include:

  • Ben Cosloy -lead guitar
  • Kevin Marcotte -bass and vocals
  • Drag Triplet -drums
  • Motor Jeffries -guitar, vocals

Motor Jeffries, the bands primary song writer, decided to write a collection of songs about the drive through Oregon on Interstate 84.

Enjoy the road trip right along with them through their music. The journey takes you from Stumptown, across the state line towards the potato processing plants, stops by a bottom shelf liquor distillery, a washed out waterfall, rodeo country, and an abandoned cement factory.

Bad Assets is creative and loads of fun, something we all need a bit more of. Enjoy their music on myspace.  Since I’m sure their music will win you over, continue your support on twitter at

One of Mock Crest Tavern’s favorites return to perform Saturday night, July 27th, at 9 p.m. So come in and enjoy The Blueprints!


The Blueprints perform a mix of Americana/Blues and R&B.

Members include:

  • Claes Almroth
  • EmmaLee Almroth
  • Chris Bond
  • Steve Dion
  • Emery Wilson

You can listen to their music on myspace, including “Deep River Blues” and “Number 13.” Some of their other songs are on Reverbnation. 

Many Mock Crest regulars are familiar with Claes Almroth who plays in several other bands as well. His daughter, EmmaLee also performs in The Blueprints. Sharing her father’s love for music they are a great blend of sound and vocals. She lends her talent to  lead vocals, back-up vocals, alto sax and percussion.

Have a fantastic week and we will see ya there!

Michael Koppy, Frank Lindamood and Samuel Densmore at Mock Crest

What an amazing week at Mock Crest Tavern! Tuesday, July 23rd, Michael Koppy and Frank Lindamood are teaming up. The performance begins at 8:00 p.m.

Michael Koppy offers a mix of down-home integrity and big-city hustle.  The success of his newest CD “Ashmore’s Store” has opened doors for him to perform from coast to coast. His sound is considered country pop, while Frank Lindamood brings an Americana, old time roots flavor of his own. You are sure to enjoy their unique voices and talent.

SamMock Crest Tavern welcomes Sam Densmore. Sam will perform on July 25th at 8:30 p.m.

Sam is a singer/songwriter based in Portland, Oregon. He plays Alternative, Folk, Acoustic and Rock music. His sound is similar to R.E.M., The Beatles, Neil Young, and Wilco.

Originally from the small coastal town of Coos Bay, he got his start playing in south coast clubs at the age of 14. Sam is classically trained as a vocalist, guitarist, and composer. And, with all that said, he states he’s a rock n roll renaissance man at heart.

In the summer of 2012, he released a CD and digital down load of his double EP by the name of  “Ku Thar Tik – Sad Songs For A Sad World/Cat Years” .  It’s a solo/acoustic recording based on Sam’s vocals and guitar playing. He received  rave reviews. In support of the album release he traveled and performed in over 140 shows in Oregon and Washington last year.

His show is entertaining, professional, and appealing to a wide variety of audiences.

Learn more about Sam at ReverbNation and listen to several of his tunes including “So Complex”, “Warm Day” and “Grandma’s Art”.

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

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