It’s Open Mic Jam night so come join us at Mock Crest Tavern this Thursday,
May 22nd, at 8:30 p.m. with Randy Yearout and Tracey Fordice.
Randy plays guitars and Vocals with the 8-Balls, and founded the North Portland band NoPoMoJo. Known for his multi-instrumentalist and songwriting abilities, Randy writes songs in a variety of musical styles combining blues, folk, jazz, rock, and country.
Tracey Fordice brings a powerful and unique voice to the stage, as well as plays the piano and writes songs.
Her latest CD, “Long Hard Day”, offers original material. Dean Baskerville, the Grammy winning recording engineer, engineered her CD. He is widely known for “Soak Up the Sun” by Cheryl Crow.
I’ve got some fun Portland trivia for everyone:
Fiction novelist Chuck Palahniuk, makes his home in Portland. He shares about his time here in his book, Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon
Over 100 years ago, Portland was considered the most dangerous city in the states to go out for a drink. Not because you might end up dead, but instead shanghaied on a boat to another country.
Portland’s “Shanghai Tunnels”, lesser known as “Portland Underground”, connected the basements of many downtown hotels and pubs to the Willamette River’s waterfront. Originally built to move goods from docked ships, these tunnels quickly created a unique network of passages and thoroughfares that were used by unscrupulous individuals called “shanghaiiers” or “crimps”, to move drugged and kidnapped individuals unto ships and into slavery and prostitution.
Quizzy with Roy Smallwood is every Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. and free Hold ’em Poker on Monday nights starting at 7:00 p.m.
Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!