If You Love Johnnie Ward, It’s Your Week At MCT!

If you love Johnnie Ward then you are in for a treat!  Johnnie Ward & the Eagle Ridin’ Papas perform Tuesday, July 1st, at 8:30 p.m.

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 kicks off Open Mic/Jam on Thursday July 3rd, at 8:30. So come on in and enjoy Johnnie times two!

Here are a few of the world’s craziest facts about beer!

  • City with the Most Breweries – Portland, OR Everyone knows that Oregon is the beer capitol of America, with 212 breweries. Portland alone hosts 54 of those breweries, with 74 in the Portland Metro Area. That makes Portland the city with the most breweries in the world. Willamette Rive in Portland, OR.
  •  The average ABV (Alcohol By Volume) for beer is usually 4-6%, but typically ranges from 2- 12%. Brewmeister Armageddon, produced by Brewmeister contains 65.0% ABV, which means that it is stronger than all of the common hard alcohols such as Vodka (40% ABV), Whiskey (40% ABV), and Rum (37.5% ABV). That’s a whole lot of alcohol in one beer.  Brewmeister Armageddon
  •  The highest rated beer as of 2014 is 3 Fonteinen Hommage, brewed in Beersel, Belgium. [ratebeer].  Beersel Castle in Belgium
  •  Brewmeister’s Snake Venom has a whopping 2,025 calories in a 275ml bottle. That’s pretty much an entire day’s worth of calories.

Quoted from Urbanspoon.

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

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No Quizzy Trivia This Sunday

Roy SmallwoodThere’s no Quizzy Trivia this Sunday, June 29th. Quizzy will resume at normal time the following Sunday, July 6th.

Have a great week, brush up on your trivia and we’ll see ya there!

Dakota Bob and the Adequates

Bob Mader

Bob Mader

Don’t miss Dakota Bob and the Business Men Blues Band Friday night, June 27th, at Mock Crest Tavern. The performance begins at 9 p.m.

Dakota Bob has played for years, and is well-recognized throughout the North and Midwest. Previously with a group in Washington, he later began playing with a Jazz band group from Portland. The group clicked and formed the band “Dakota Bob and the Business Men Blues”.

Members Include:

  1. Dakota Bob – Guitar and Harmonica
  2. Kdawg – Bass
  3. Johnny – Drums

Dakota Bob began his music career as Harmonica Bob, but after locating someone with the same name, he changed  it to Dakota Bob. Not long after, he connected with other musicians and began learning Old Chicago Blues songs. He soon earned a reputation as a well-respected musician with the “Blues Cronies”.

Hop over to his website for tunes and photos.

The Adequates perform at 9:00  p.m Saturday evening, June 28th. The band’s music includes songs from  the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s. Stapleton’s vocals and guitar shine through with songs from the Stones, The Clash, and others.

Members include:

  • Don Henson plays piano, drums and vocals
  • Mike Cheddar offers his expertise on bass
  • Peter Blowing on harp

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

The fun continues each Sunday night at 6:30 so come on in and join Roy Smallwood and play some Quizzy Trivia. On Monday evening join us and blow off the Monday blues with some Free Hold ’em Poker. The games begin at 7:00 p.m.

Mock Crest Tavern has a great music lined up for next week. July 4th is right around the corner as well so be sure to swing by, grab your drink and celebrate your independence.

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

Join Achondo at Mock Crest Tavern

Achondo

Achondo

Everyone come on over to Mock Crest Tavern and welcome Alejandro Achondo! His performance begins Thursday, June 26th at 8:30 p.m.

Alejandro is a finger style guitarist in the Portland metro area. At just twenty-three years old, he has established a strong reputation for his unique picking and the ability to sound like an entire band.

Born in California and raised in Colorado, he became interested in guitar and  joined the school jazz band. Since then he has been performing everywhere he can and honing his craft into his own unique and creative sound. His influences include cool jazz, classic rock, romantic era classical composers and folk music. He is known for his live performances and the ability to convey the emotional depth of his playing. For additional information and songs visit Achondo at Reverbnation.

Here’s your fun facts:

  •  To make colorful cordials or brandy float in a layered pattern in a glass, pour each ingredient slowly over a spoon held bottom side up over the glass, being careful to pour all ingredients in the order given in the recipe.
  • In a martini competition in Chicago, the winner was a martini made with an anchovie-stuffed olive that was served in a glass that had been rinsed with Cointeau liqueur.
  • In Europe and North America, lower-status people tend to prefer beer whereas upper-status people tend to prefer wine and distilled spirits. In Latin American and Africa, lower class people tend to drink home brew, middle class people tend to drink bottled beer, and upper class people tend to prefer distilled spirits.
  • A popular drink during the Middle Ages to soothe those who were sick and heal them was called a caudle. It was an alcohol drink containing eggs, bread, sugar and spices.
  • Vintage Port can take forty years to reach maturity. 
  • Mead, a drink made from fermented honey, is the national drink of Poland.

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

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