Claes Armoth of the Blueprints performs at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, December 12th, at Mock Crest Tavern.
Claes, born in Sweden, grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. As he grew older, his interest in music blossomed and he began playing the piano. It didn’t take much longer before he began playing the harmonica.
As an adult Claes relocated to Oregon from California, and during the 70′s continued his journey into the world of 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
He also plays with Johnny Ward and the Papas from time to time.
Feel free to hear his music and learn more about him on myspace.
Here are the current rotating taps at Mock Crest Tavern include:
- Deschutes’ Jubelale
- Double Mountain’s Vaporizer
- 10 Barrel’s Pray for snow
Double Mountains Vaporizer pours a golden-hued Pale Ale that features a hoppy aroma and flavor. The malt is 100% Gambrinus Pilsner, a sweet and supple house malt from Gambrinus Malting in British Columbia. The company dry-hops the beer in order to pump up the goodness. It’s a dry, clean and pure-tasting take on a hoppy Pale Ale.” It offers a 6% ABV, 50 BU.
Mock Crest Tavern has a great weekend planned out, and there’s never a cover charge!
Have a great week, and we’ll see ya there!