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!

Golf, BBQ and Live Music!

Full Circle invites you to join them at Mock Crest Tavern. They begin Full Circleperforming at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31st.

Full Circle offers a unique blend of acoustic and contemporary sound with a solid  groove included in each song. Their music fits into almost any venue, concert, event, or ceremony. Also, they offer all original songs except for a few covers worked into the sets.

Members Include:

  • Patrick Reedy -Singer, guitar, song writer
  • Shawn Reedy – singer, songwriter, lead and harmony vocals
  • James Reedy – singer, song writer, guitar player

Patrick is the original member and founder of Full Circle. He began playing guitar when he was 13, and after 4 years of learning and practicing he wrote his first song at the age of 17. While in high school,  the choir performed one of his original songs.

A few years later, Patrick entered a song into a radio contest in Myrtle Creek. He was flown to Nashville to make a record and  BillBoard Magazine featured “Somewhere” as a “Top New Pick”.

The Adequates bring  back their old school rock to Mock Crest Tavern. The show begins at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 1st.

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:

  • John Stapleton – vocals and guitar
  • Don Henson – plays piano, drums and vocals (from Sneakin’ Out)
  • Mike Cheddar – offers his expertise on bass
  • Peter Blowing – on harp

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

It’s Golf and BBQ time June 8th at Broadmoor! 18 holes with cart, BBQ and prizes. You won’t want to miss it, and the last day to sign up is Sunday, June 2nd. For official details click here!

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

The Adequates at Mock Crest Tavern

The Adequates perform at 9 p.m. on Friday, September 28th at Mock Crest. Their music includes songs from  the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s. Stapleton’s vocals and guitar come through strong with songs from the Stones and Clash, among others. Don Henson is on piano, drums and vocals. Mike Cheddar offers his expertise on bass and Peter Blowing on harp.

The band contributes the Rolling Stones, Clash, Elvis Costello, Squeeze and Bruce Springsteen as their influences.

If you’re new to the blog and tavern, here are some reviews from customers:

“Very good restaurant, very good hamburgers. Nice place for a burger and a beer.” J.S. -Oklahoma City, OK

“Best place in town to grab a quick, yet, great bite to eat. Great burgers, and great fresh food.” Mike G. Spokane, WA

“This place is fantastic! Not only does it have a “local” draw, an updated full service bar, great music, friendly atmosphere and a fantastic staff. You have got to try this place! The menu is extensive and the staff is willing to accommodate your every whim! Want to book a party? Call them! Want to have fun? Go There! Want great food and to be able to change the menu? See ya there!” Jose E. Ioja, Colarodo

Here’s a Mock Crest Trivia question for you, and I’ll make it super easy: What type of geocaching does Mock Crest Tavern offer? Hint: you can find the answer somewhere on the blog. Leave your answer in the comments.


Take This To Heart

As I’m checking the calendar for the next biggest thing at Mock Crest Tavern, music begins playing. I begin clicking windows to find the source and turn it off, and then, I stopped. This amazing voice and soft guitar filled my room and my soul. I leaned back in my chair and absorbed it, as if it were the last ray of sunshine in Portland’s short summer. Who, might you ask am I blubbering over? Daniel Kwiatkowski, and you can as well at 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 23rd. I strongly encourage it. And remember, there is never a cover charge at the tavern either!

Until then, his music is available in full length songs here. I thoroughly enjoyed his website, and clicked on his bio eager for additional information.  Daniel simply says, ” I just want to play music forever, so that’s what I’m going to do.”

The Adequates begin performing at 9 p.m. on Friday, August 24th, and will cover a variety of songs from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Their old school rock includes The Stones, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello. You can’t miss with these awesome tunes!


The Blueprints will kick off Saturday evening’s entertainment also beginning at 9 p.m. Enjoy their unique sound of blues, rock and R&B. While visiting them on ReverbNation, I quickly adopted a favorite tune, “Unchain My Heart”, with its rocky blues sound and guitar. The Blueprints will get your foot tapping, and body moving with their great tunes at Mock Crest Tavern.

Be sure and tell your friends, order drinks, food, and enjoy a fantastic weekend.  I’d love to hear your thoughts after your visit, so please come back and leave your comments!

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