Sneakin’ Out and Tracey Fordice and the 8-Balls

Sneakin’ Out performs at Mock Crest Tavern Friday night , April 11th, followed by Tracey Fordice and the 8-Balls Saturday, April 12th. Both performances begin at 9:00 p.m.

Expect another packed house Friday night before Sneakin’ Out even arrives. With a well-known reputation preceding their talents, fans arrive at least a few hours early. So don’t get left out in the rain, come on in and grab a bite to eat from the menu and see what’s on tap.

Members Include:

  • David Gerow  on the mandolin
  • Don Henson on percussion
  • Mike Cheddar Schmitt  on bass

Tracey Fordice and the 8-balls are bringing their Rockin’ Blues, soulful ballads, covers and original tunes back to Mock Crest Tavern Saturday

Tracey Fordice, offers a truly unique and powerful voice. Tracey also plays the piano and offers her song-writing talents that blend a mix of creativity and depth to the blues community.

Members Include:

  • Tracey Fordice – Songwriter, keyboards, guitar, and vocals
  • Randy Yearout – Songwriter, guitars, and vocals
  • Johnnie Corrie – Drums and vocals
  • Rudi Spain – Bass and vocals
  • Bob Demary – Guitars and vocals

Visit their website for additional information and to hear their tunes.

Here are additional Portland facts for you to soak up:

  • With over 700 food carts throughout the city, Portland has been named the best city in the world for street food by several publications.
  • Portland has the most literate people than any other city in the country. In other words, even the baristas have Masters Degrees.
  • The largest wilderness park within city limits is Portland’s own Forest Park with over 5,000 square acres.
  • At 2.5 feet in diameter, Portland has the smallest park within city limits in this country Mill End Park.
  • Portland has more strip clubs, per capita, than any other city in the US.

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


Edewaard and Josiah Payne and Friends at Mock Crest Tavern



Mock Crest Tavern has a new band playing so come on in and help them feel welcome! Edewaard will start your weekend off at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 21st.

Edewaard (pronounced ED-ahh-ward) is an indie Rock n’ Roll band from Eugene, Oregon. They play genres including Rock, Classic Rock n’ Roll and Acoustic Rock.

The band was formed by singer-songwriter Matthew Edewaard. Matthew had originally begun with a solo project which then developed into a 5-piece band. The band, officially formed in February, 2013, released their debut EP “Never Take Back” the following month. The CDs sold out within just a few shows!

Although a brand new band, Matthew and rhythm guitar and keyboard player, Jered, hopped in a car and drove 16 hours straight to Costa Mesa to launch their 2013 “Toe in the Water Tour”. They played an acoustic show every day in cities including Burbank, Santa Monica, Pasadena and more in the Los Angeles surrounding suburbs. Not long after they toured in Idaho and then returned to California.

Eventually the band released their second EP “Renominom Junction”.

Band Members Include:

  • Matt Edewaard
  • Jered Pound
  • Brennon Lovejoy
  • Jason Ibrao
  • Katie Peters

Vist them at Reverbnation  to hear some of their tunes before the show. They’re also a hit on iTunes and you can follow them on Facebook.

Join Josiah Payne and Friends Saturday evening at Mock Crest Tavern, February 22nd at 9:00 p.m.

From 2000 to 2007, Josiah,  the lead member of the nationally touring band The Hot Strings, won two nationally known band contests, recorded an album, “Uncharted”, engineered by Brent Truit (The Dixie Chicks) and produced by Pat Flynn (former Newgrass Revival guitarist). He continues playing with various bluegrass, folk and indie groups including Wayward Vessel .

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

Finn Doxie and Johnnie Ward Sharkskin Revue

Finn Doxie

Finn Doxie

Join Mock Crest Tavern in welcoming Finn Doxie Friday, October 18th, at 9:00 p.m. They bring an alternative sound that features an electric harp.

Finn Doxie has performed since 2011 around the Portland area. Their frequent visits to the Hillsboro venue ‘Primrose & Tumbleweeds’ garnered them a write-up in the March issue of the Washington County Review.

The duet puts their unique twist on modern popular and alternative hits by combining percussive guitar with the Celtic harp. Utilizing their vocal harmonies and foot-percussion allows the audience to have the  big band experience. Their musical styles cover energetic, beat-driven indie-pop and expressive and intimate ballads.

The duet injects their signature style into favorites by bands like The Killers, The Verve, Coldplay, All-American Rejects, Jack White, Imagine Dragons, Blue October, and Snow Patrol.

Members Include:

  • Rob “Bodhi” Wolff – lead vocals, guitar, octave mandolin, foot percussion
  • Tyger Bailey – Celtic Harp, vocals
Johnnie Ward Sharkskin Revue performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, October 19th. They

Johnnie Ward

Johnnie Ward

are bringing down the house with their fantastic blues, swing, jazz, and also features Portland blues  legend Johnnie Ward and Chanteuse Lauren Sheehan. Johnnie, who is a Muddy Award winner, leads the band on tenor saxophone, harmonica, saxcello, and vocals. They feature original music as well as a wide variety of material from Ella Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf, and Thelonious Monk. Catch their performance on youtube.

Don’t forget to join us every Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. for Quizzies hosted by Roy Smallwood! Thanks to everyone who showed last week, fun was had by all!
Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

Sneakin’ Out and Sweet Home

Sneakin’ Out brings good luck to your Friday the 13th. They are once again packin’ the house, so grab your seats and beer before the show starts at 9:00 p.m.

Sneakin’ Out originally met while working on a musical project in Michigan, and after hearing each other at mutual music performances, they decided to form their band. From that point on it was full speed ahead.

Members include:

  • David Gerow  on the mandolin
  • Don Henson on percussion
  • Mike Cheddar Schmitt  on bass

The band has also focused on original tunes that showcase the unique sound of the trio.

Sneakin’ Out opened for famous singers including kd lang, John Jorgenson and Pink Martini. Their CD, Train Wreck,  is available to listen to as well as purchase on My Space. Click here for a preview of their performance.

Sweet Home delivers a combination of  Rock-Folk-Pop and Americana on Saturday, September 14th, at 9 pm.

Sweet Home

Sweet Home

Original songs offer vocal harmonies that weave stories of love, heartbreak, and the ups and downs of life. With guitar riffs and mandolin accents, Sweet Home creates a unique sound.

“The process of creating and performing together helps us define who we are. Our mission is to create a common dream through music that reflects the world we want to live in.”  says Sweet Home.

Doug Anderson, the music director for the Trout Lake Festival of the Arts, said,

“Of all the musical groups scheduled this year, Sweet Home received the most compliments from people who visited with me.”

Members Include:
  1. John Manns – Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
  2. Glen Allen – Lead Guitar/Mandolin
  3. Sarah Brooks – Vocals/Percussion
  4. Marcia Michel – Vocals/Percussion

Feel free to listen to their music at Reverbnation.

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

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