Johnnie Ward This Week at Mock Crest Tavern

It’s no April Fool’s joke, Johnnie Ward & the Eagle Ridin’ Papas perform April 1st, at 8:30 p.m. You’ll have an additional evening of Johnnie and his music this Thursday during Open Mic night too so keep reading.

Johnnie Ward
Johnnie Ward

Members include:

  • Doug Marx – guitar, lead vocal
  • Johnnie Ward – guitar., vocal
  • Claes Almroth – harp, vocal;
  • Paul Bassett – washboard
  • Lauren Sheehan – mandolin
  • Bill Uhlig – Upright Bass

Johnnie Ward, originally from Portland, has performed with bands including the PH Phactor Jug Band, and opened for Moby Grape, The Grateful Dead, Pentangle, The Doors, and several other famous groups.

Some of his tunes are available on myspace.

Johnnie Ward also starts off Open Mic/Jam on Thursday April 3rd at 8:30.

I’ve been searching for some great trivia tid bits to help during Quizzies. The word is out that on Sunday night, Mock Crest Tavern is the place to be. So, don’t miss the fun at 6:30 p.m. In the mean time, here’s some trivia for you.

  • The birthplace of beer was in Ancient Babylonia. The Babylonians took their brewing so seriously that brewers were drowned in their own beer if it wasn’t good.
  • In the Middle Ages, clean water was hard to find. Beer was actually consumed more than water because the alcohol made it safe from infection.
  • Store beer upright. It minimizes oxidization and contamination from the cap.
  • Vikings believe that a giant goat that spewed beer from its udders awaited them in Viking Heaven, colloquially known as Valhalla.
  •  Prohibition lasted 13 years, 10 months, 19 days, 17 hours, 32 minutes, and 30 seconds after President Roosevelt said, “What America needs now is a drink.”
  • In the 19th century, Ancient Sumerians inscribed beer recipes into tablets in the form of a Hymn to Ninkasi, their female deity of beer.

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

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