What’s Mock Crest Got This Week?

As always Mock Crest has a fantastic line up for you this week. Starting your October 2013 off with a kick, Johnnie Ward & the Eagle Ridin’ Papas are shaking the house Tuesday, October 1st, at 8:30 p.m.

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

Don’t miss this great blues and rock band.

Help Mock Crest Tavern welcome The Groovetramps at 8:30 p.m., Thursday, October 3rd. They are known for their swingin’ blues and rockin’ Americana music.

The Groovetramps include Melanie Owen & Joseph Barton. Joseph has

The Groovetramps

The Groovetramps

performed for numerous groups including The Clam Daddies, The Train Wreckers and Tempa & the Tantrums. He has also toured for Grammy nominated Texas singer/songwriter Randy MacAllistar. Joseph also performs with The Joesph Barton Trio and plays bass and guitar with Armed & Dangerous Blues Review among others.

Along with The Groovetramps, Melanie plays for Cedar Avenue Blues Band and also performs with Thommy Knox and Eef. Occasionally she guest fronts with The Thommy Knoxvilles in Denver and Armed & Dangerous Blues Review in Seattle.

As you will see, Melanie and Joseph love playing and bringing great tunes to their audience. They have a fun and fresh approach to old school blues and Americana.

Base members include:

  • Joseph Barton – guitar/bass/vocals/writing
  • Melanie Owen – guitar/ bass/vocals/writing

Depending on the gig, The Groovetramps perform as a duo, trio or four piece group.

Mock Crest Tavern has some exciting news so stay tuned for the next post to hear the announcement.

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

Phil, Matthew and the Blueprints at Mock Crest Tavern

The Sharrows

The Sharrows

Phil Sharrow and Matthew Smith from The Sharrows are playing at Mock Crest Tavern. Mark your calendars for Friday, September 27th at 9:00 p.m.  If you enjoy Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Poco or Wilco you’re sure to enjoy these guys.

Phil and Matthew are members of The Sharrows, and are considered a roots-rock band based in Madison, Wisconsin. They bring a fresh sound to the stage with their combination of folk, blues and country. The groove-rock group formed in 2012 and released their debut LP, “Starting at the End” in June of 2013.

They just completed their summer national tour and held performances in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Illinois.  They are also scheduled to record a follow-up EP in November of 2013.

Members of The Sharrows Include: 

  • Joe Hermanson
  • Phil Sharrow
  • Matthew Smith
  • Sylvia Janicki
  • Jake Bicnase

Enjoy some of their music before the show at Reverbnation.  “I Left the Light On” offers listeners a fun and up beat song while “Mary Celeste” brings the tunes down to earth with a slower pace. 

It’s time for The Blueprints! Join us Saturday, September 28th at 9:00 p.m. while they perform a mix of Blues/Americana and some R&B thrown into the mix.


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. 

If you’re a regular at the tavern you’re familiar with Claes Almroth who plays in several other bands as well. His daughter, EmmaLee, joins him and also performs in The Blueprints. She lends her talent to  lead vocals, back-up vocals, alto sax and percussion.

Have a fantastic week and we will see ya there!

Robert Richter with Rachel Bowen This Week at MCT

Robert Richter

Robert Richter

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Robert Richter, and violin player Rachel Bowen, perform Thursday,  September 26th, at 8:30 p.m. They offer an energetic performance with different genres from folk, blues, rock and Celtic.

Richter has appeared on Tom May’s nationally syndicated radio program “River City Folk.” It’s carried on more than 250 NPR affiliates across the nation. 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 ~

A live CD “A Change of Heart” became available in 2012. Richter also hosts a bi-weekly radio program “Local Roots.” The show features music of North West Artists. You can hear it on KMUZ-FM 88.5 in Salem, OR and streaming live online at KMUZ.org

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 enjoys songwriting as well.

Rachel Bowen

Rachel Bowen

Rachel started with a Suzuki violin.  She also attended fiddle camps all through school and took lessons with several amazing fiddlers including Suzy Thompson and Darol Anger. She participated and 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. Soon after she began  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!

And This Just In…

PirateAhoy Matey! Today (Sept 19) is national “Talk Like A Pirate Day”!

So go to Mock Crest Tavern and order your first Grog (Beer, wine or well drink) loudly “in pirate” – and it’s FREE!!

Who would want to miss that deal?

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

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