It’s Chris Baron and Johnnie at Mock Crest Tavern

Chris BaronJoin Mock Crest Tavern, Thursday, August 14th, for Chris Baron! The tunes begin at 8:30 p.m.

Over the last several years Chris has flipped hamburgers, collaborated with sashimi, collaborated in different musical projects, made some recordings, and hopped on stages. His latest project “Light Up the Sky” was released in June 2014.

He has a full list of tunes and information on Reverbnation.

If you like The Avett Brothers, Incubus, Sondre Lerche, The Tummybuckles and Idiot Science you are sure to enjoy Chris Baron.

Johnnie Ward Sharkskin Revue performs, Saturday August 16th, at 9:00 p.m. Don’t miss this great blues and rock band. Members Include:

Johnnie’s Sharkskin Revue plays the 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. Catch their performance on youtube.

BeerTapsMock Crest has served the public for over 68 years, and with that experience comes fantastic food. When you enter the bar, you can view the daily food and drink specials of the day. Mock Crest tavern also has a great menu.

Happy hour specials range from $2.95 to $4.95 two times a day!

Snacks Include:

  • Hummus and Pita
  • Mozzarella Sticks
  • 1/2 BLT
  • Onion Rings
  • Poppers
  • Tater Tots
  • French Fries
  • Fried Pickles
  • 1/2 Turkey Sandwich
  • Side Salad

If you need more than a snack, the bar offers Portland’s best burgers. Their hamburgers are served with 1/3 pound of beef. The “Blues Burger” comes highly recommended.

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

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Welcome Paul Cataldo to Mock Crest Tavern

Paul CJoin Mock Crest Tavern Tuesday, August 12, and welcome Paul Cataldo! Paul is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and is currently touring across the country. You will enjoy his combination of Americana, Roots, Country and Appalachian music. The music begins at 8:00 p.m.

Paul has played since the age of fourteen when he heard Neil Young. His music became his sanctuary while growing up and he utilized musicians including John Fogerty, Lindsay Buckingham and David Gilmour as music teachers. After years of practice he found himself playing lead with “ShortBus” a Boston based cover band.

It didn’t take long before he grew tired of playing other people’s music and relocated to New York and began writing his own music.

Paul sings songs that tell stories about a little of everything including alcoholism, war, poverty and jealousy as well as peace and love.  His first full length LP “Rivers, Roads & Mountains” was released in 2009 and has received steady airplay on college stations. Paul recorded the LP at Quad Studios in Nashville in the same room Young recorded his breakthrough record “Harvest”.  Some of Nashville’s best known session players appear throughout the album as well as long time music companions Tony Montalbano and Eben Pariser of Roosevelt Dime.

Hope you are enjoying the full service seating out back. Portland has been full of sunny, clear and hot days, but no matter what the weather is outside, Mock Crest Tavern always has what you need. August continues to heat up with new music all month-long. Before we know it Labor Day will arrive and school will begin again. So enjoy it while you can!

Have a great week 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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