Johnnie Ward and the Eagle Ridin’ Papas

If you love Johnnie Ward then this is your lucky week!  Johnnie Ward & the Eagle Ridin’ Papas perform Tuesday, August 5th, 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, August 7th at 8:30 p.m.

Trivia you say? Why yes, yes we do every Sunday night with Roy Smallwood at 6:30 p.m. Here’s your fun facts to get prepared.

Sprague’s Tavern, in Chepachet, Rhode Island, played a key role in which political movement?

Dorr Rebellion. The Dorr Rebellion of 1841-1842 is an important event in Rhode Island history. Dorr was rebelling against Rhode Island laws limiting the vote to landowners, which disenfranchised many urban laborers. Both Dorr and the incumbent governor claimed to have won the gubernatorial election of 1842, resulting in Dorr convening the Rhode Island general assembly at Sprague’s Tavern. Although Dorr was found guilty of treason, his revolt was successful in that voting requirements were soon liberalized. The tavern, now known as Tavern on Main, is still open for business.

What is the name of the famous tavern in Chicago whose owner is said to be responsible for the Chicago Cubs not appearing in the World Series for the 63 years following their 1945 collapse against the Detroit Tigers?

The Billy Goat Tavern. The tavern owner was ejected from a key World Series game with his pet goat during one of the 1945 World Series games, and is said to have put a hex on the Cubs as he left. The legend of course has grown over the years, and “The Curse of the Billy Goat” has supposedly kept the Cubs out of the World Series for the following 63 years. The same tavern is also trivially famous as the source of John Belushi’s famous Saturday Night Live sketches in which he always yelled out “cheeseburger, cheeseburger; no fries, chips; no Coke, Pepsi.”

The Blue Moon Tavern has been a popular counterculture hangout for such literary giants as Theodore Roethke, Dylan Thomas, and Allen Ginsberg. In which city is this famous tavern located?

Seattle. Opening in 1934 soon after prohibition had ended, this tavern quickly became popular with University of Washington students. It has survived, escaping demolition due to fervent protests by its many supporters.

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

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Join the New Iberians and Ted Ness and the Rusty Nails This Weekend

The New Iberians Zydeco Blues return to Mock Crest Tavern on Friday, July 18th,  at 9:00 p.m. You are sure to enjoy this fun and energetic group.

The band’s name originated from New Iberia, Louisiana, which is well-known for its red pepper hot sauce. Their music roots itself in Louisiana Zydeco, Northwest Rock, and Chicago Blues. The New Iberians Blues & Zydeco Band includes many original tunes, but they don’t leave out the traditional Zydeco, Blues and New Orleans Rock n’ Roll. They offer a great variety of music. Check them out for yourself at their website.

Ted Ness and the Rusty Nails perform Saturday, July 19th, at 9:00 p.m. If you like bluegrass, this is the Ted_NessRustyNailsgroup for you.

Located in Montana they emerged from the Yellowstone Valley in 2011. Ted Ness and the Rusty Nails have been “writin’ and pickin'” Montana-grass tunes and performing all over the Pacific Northwest. They consist of 4 folks, 40 fingers, and 22 strings, and have ” been firein’ up whiskey-soaked hootenannies and shindiggers since the day they descended upon Missoula.”

Here’s what the press says about them:

“In the short span of a year, Ted Ness and the Rusty Nails have transcended the world of street-side performances and become a band that provides light-hearted fun to full audiences with upbeat, authentic bluegrass.”  —  Hannah Jacobsen, Noise and Color.

Visit them at Reverbnation for tunes and additional information.

Roy Smallwood returns this Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m with Quizzy Trivia and Free Hold ’em Poker on Monday at 7:00 p.m.

Here’s a bit of trivia for you:

  • The most popular gift in Eastern Europe is a bottle of vodka.
  • The Asian cordial “kumiss” is made of fermented cow’s milk.
  • In Medieval England, beverage alcohol was often served with breakfast.
  • British wine isn’t the same as English wine. British wine is made from imported grapes; English wine is not.
  • Drinking chocolate mixed with beverage alcohol was fashionable at European social events in the 17th century.

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

Tim Moyer Performing at Mock Crest Tavern

Join Mock Crest Tavern and Tim Moyer Thursday, July 17th, at 9:00 p.m.

Tim Moyer Band

Tim Moyer Band

Tim has performed for audiences all over the U.S.A. He brings his powerful voice, real life lyrics,  and his Larrivee acoustic to the stage. He has opened for acts including The Doobie Brothers, Edwin McCain, Duncan Sheik, and many others. Tim has also been selected among thousands of musicians to perform at music conferences like Eat-M, Atlantis, Durango Songwriter, and Just Plain Folks.

Feeling at home on any stage, Tim has performed at venues big and small all over the US and Netherlands. Adding to his long list of credits, Tim has recently won “Best Male Performer” from the OCMAs and both “Best Male Artist” and “Best Pop” from the IEMAs. Tim’s newest release Fresh Lemonade is gaining airplay in Europe and getting rave reviews!

Members Include:

  • Tim Moyer on Vocals
  • Shawnstermonster on Drums
  • Tyler Moyer on Bass

 Visit Reverbnation to hear his tunes.

The days are hot and it’s time for a nice cold beer! Here’s the list of rotating drafts at Mock Crest Tavern:

  • Double Mountain Kolsch
  • Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
  • HUB Organic IPA
  • Double Mountain Hop Lava

Angry Orchard Crisp Apple offers a crisp and refreshing cider mixed with the  sweetness of the apples producing a subtle dryness for a balanced cider taste. The fresh apple aroma and slightly sweet, ripe apple flavor make this cider hard to resist.

It pours a pale yellow color with a slight foam layer. The aroma is a mixture of smooth and sweet. It has an ABV of 5%  and IBU of 20.

Kolsch, brewed by Double Mountain is a light German Ale and produced with a light body, delicate fruitiness and rounded maltiness which is attributed to the unique yeast strain commonly used. The Kolsch is unfiltered and more generously hopped than its German cousin. It offers a 5.2% ABV and 40 BU.

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

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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