Johnnie Ward on Tuesday and Thursday!

If you love Johnnie Ward then this is your lucky week!  Johnnie Ward & the Eagle Ridin’ Papas perform Tuesday, June 3rd, 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.

And Johnnie will also kick off Open mic and Jam night this Thursday, June 5th at 8:30 p.m.

Here are some additional fun facts about alcohol!

  • Vodka (“little water”) is the Russian name for grain spirits without flavor added.
  • “Brandy” is from the Dutch brandewijn, meaning burnt (or distilled) wine.
  • The words “cordial” and “liqueur” are synonymous and refer to liquors made of sweetened spirits flavored with fruits, flowers, roots, or other organic materials.
  • Vermouth is a white appetizer wine flavored with up to 40 to 50 different berries, herbs, roots, seeds, and flowers and takes about a year to make.
  • A whiskey, rum, or brandy can be aged either not long enough or too long.
  • Alcohol is derived for the arabic al kohl, meaning the essence.
  • Scotch whisky’s distinctive smoky flavor comes from drying malted barley over peat fires.
  • According to the famous writer H. L. Mencken, 17,864,392,788 different cocktails could be make from the ingredients in a well-stocked bar.
  • Although the origins of the martini are obscure, it actually began as a sweet drink
  • Colonial New Englanders often put barrels of cider outdoors in cold weather, then removed the ice to increase the alcohol content of the remaining beverage.
  • “Cocktails for Hitler” weren’t drinks at all. During World War II, distillers shifted all production to industrial alcohol for the war effort. Hence, they were making “cocktails for Hitler.”

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

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