- Claes Armoth of the Blueprints performs at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, February 13th, 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. Soon after he picked up the harmonica.
His Oregon journey 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 on occassion.
Feel free to check out some of his music and learn more about him on myspace.
Mock Crest Tavern has some great beers on rotating tap. Check out:
- Ecliptics Filament Winter IPA
- HUB’s Survival Stout
7 Grain Stout is brewed by Hopworks Urban Brewery in Oregon. As per the name it contains seven grains including:
- Barley (Egyptian)
- Wheat (Mesopotamian)
- Oats (Egyptian)
- Amaranth (Aztec)
- Quinoa (Incan)
- Spelt (Mesopotamian)
- Kamut (Egyptian)
It’s referred to as the beer of the ancients and is finished with 20 pounds of cold-pressed Stumptown Organic Holler Mountain coffee. It offers a 5.3% ABV and 35 IBU.
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!