Claes Armoth of the Blueprints performs at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, November 14th at Mock Crest Tavern. Claes relocated to Oregon from California during the 70’s and continued his journey in music. He began in Corvallis where he played in a jug band, a blues band, and enrolled in music classes. In the 80’s he moved to Portland. After several name and band changes, The Blueprints were born. Today, he plays in a number of bands, where he sings lead and harmony vocals; plays the keyboard, and harmonica, as well as writes and records his own music.
Other bands he performs with include:
- The Blueprints
- Claes and Sons
- Reverb Brothers
- The New Iberians
Feel free to hear his music and learn more about him on myspace.
Let’s welcome Ron Stephens and Freak Flag Fly! They’re performing Friday November 15th, at 9:00 p.m. You’re sure to love this rock, rhythm and blues
- Ron Stephens
- Carlton Jackson
- Denny Bixby
Ron has worked in the industry for more than forty years. His experience spans in several directions including performing, writing and recording music. Ron’s knowledge has also landed him in the heart of several of Portland’s most popular and successful bands, on stage, and behind the scenes in the studio.
Stephens’ latest music endeavor, Freak Flag Fly (a phrase taken from David Crosby’s “Almost Cut My Hair” on the first CSN album), includes Hall of Famers Carlton Jackson and Denny Bixby. They perform original songs from every era and personal favorites that span the spectrum from ZZ Top to Motown.
Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!