Lee Blake Blues Band At Mock Crest Tavern

Lee Blake

Lee Blake

Mock Crest Tavern has a treat for you! Join us Saturday night, November 16th, for some real blues and R&B with the Lee Blake Blues Band at 9:00 p.m.

Lee Blake has played the blues and R&B for more than forty years. He began playing at a young age and his love of music continued to grow. Due to such a strong blues scene, he moved to Portland in the 80’s.

He performs with several bands including The Lee Blake Band, a trio,  and  sometimes adds players for larger venues and performances. He also plays solo performing roots music on a Regal/ National steel bodied resophonic guitar. Groove, guitars, and vocals, are his specialty and it’s obvious anytime you hear him. Rumor has it that people even dance to the acoustic performances.

Lee also plays the slide guitar, in open tunings and for a good portion of the acoustic part of his act. For additional information and tunes visit Lee Blake at Reverbnation.

For a “live” performance visit and listen to them on You Tube  as well.

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away and rumor has it that Mock Crest Tavern is cooking! That special menu will become available soon, so just know they are once again taking care of their customers!

Thanks to the new blog subscribers, we really appreciate your support of not only the blog, but also Mock Crest Tavern. Each and every one of you rock!

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


Claes and Ron Stephens Freak Flag Fly

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

Ron Stephens


Members Include:

  • 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!

Mock Crest Tavern Appreciates Our Vets!

Vet'sMock Crest Tavern wants to thank all the vets for their service and salute you with a free drink.

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

Sneakin’ Out and the Adequates

Come on in to Mock Crest Tavern Thursday night, November 7th, to hear Sneakin’ Out’s Dave Gerrow and Friends! This is a great kick off to music all weekend long! They perform at 8:00 p.m.

Sneakin’ Out returns Friday night, November 8th, at Mock Crest Tavern. The fun begins at 9:00 p.m. With a solid reputation preceding their talents, fans arrive at least an hour early.

Sneakin' Out

Sneakin’ Out

This group is very well-known for their acoustic alternative sound and unpredictability. One minute they play tunes from the Stones and the next a classical song with a Sneakin’ Out spin. So don’t get left out in the cold and rain!

Members include:

  • David Gerow  on the mandolin
  • Don Henson on percussion
  • Mike Cheddar Schmitt  on bass

They originally met on a musical project in Michigan, and after hearing each other at mutual music performances, they decided to form their band. From that point on it was full speed ahead.

David recalls that change, and how it felt moving forward.  “It was like we weren’t exactly doing what was happening: it was happening to us, through us. We just realized it, cooperated with it, received it, and are giving it away.”

The Adequates bring their old school rock with a bit of Portland weirdness to Mock Crest Tavern. They perform at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 9th .The band’s music includes songs from  the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s.

Members include:

  • John Stapleton vocals and guitar
  • Don Henson plays piano, drums and vocals (from Sneakin’ Out)
  • Mike Cheddar offers his expertise on bass
  • Peter Blowing on harp

Influences include the Rolling Stones, Clash, Elvis Costello, Squeeze and Bruce Springsteen.

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

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