Finn Doxie and Dakota Bob

Finn Doxie

Finn Doxie

Mock Crest Tavern welcomes back Finn Doxie Friday, April 25th, at 9:00 p.m. They bring a unique element to their alternative sound with 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. Their musical styles cover energetic, beat-driven indie-pop and expressive and intimate ballads.

If you enjoy tunes by The Killers, The Verve, Coldplay, All-American Rejects, Jack White, Imagine Dragons, Blue October, and Snow Patrol then you won’t want to miss Finn Doxie!

Members Include:

  • Rob “Bodhi” Wolff – lead vocals, guitar, octave mandolin, foot percussion
  • Tyger Bailey – Celtic Harp, vocals

Dakota Bob and the Business Men Blues Band perform Saturday, April 26th at Mock Crest Tavern. The performance begins at 9 p.m.

Dakota Bob has played for years, and 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. He discovered his love for playing while diagnosed with a terminal illness. He discovered that while playing his harp, the side affects of his medications lessened and he found a renewed energy.

Hop over to Dakota Bob’s website to enjoy his music and see some photos.

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

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Open Mic/Jam at Mock Crest Tavern

It’s Open Mic Jam night so come on down and  join us at Mock Crest Tavern this Thursday, April 24th, at 8:30 p.m. with Randy Yearout and Tracey Fordice. 

Randy Yearout

Randy Yearout

Most people are familiar with Randy Yearout. He plays guitars and Vocals with the 8-Balls, but he also founded the North Portland band NoPoMoJo. Randy has a gift for writing songs in a variety of musical styles intermingling the roots and boundaries of blues, folk, jazz, rock, and country.

Randy has been a professional musician for more than 40 years. He is currently the bandleader, guitarist, vocalist, song-writer, and marketing manager of the Portland, OR, band Tracey Fordice and the 8-Balls.  Randy also plays in the eclectic folk-rock band, NoPoMoJo!

Tracey Fordice

Tracey Fordice

Tracey Fordice (formerly Tracey Bunch) rocks a beautiful, powerful and unique voice, as well as plays the piano and writes songs. Her talents are a blend of creativity that extends above and beyond most women in blues currently performing throughout the Portland blues scene.

What else is happening this week other than great music? Quizzy with Roy Smallwood continues every Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. Free Hold ’em Poker on Monday nights starts at 7:00 p.m. Happy hour is twice daily and don’t forget you can now use your Restaurant.com for Mock Crest Tavern!

If you’re not familiar with how the Restaurant.com experience works, then hop on over to their website to get full details and purchase your certificate. These  make great last-minute gifts too, especially when you forgot someone’s special day. Usually great food and a few drinks will help settle things down.

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

The Adequates and Cronin Tierney Band at Mock Crest This Weekend

The Adequates perform at 9:00  p.m Friday evening April 18th. The band’s music includes songs from  the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s.

The Adequates

The Adequates

Stapleton’s vocals and guitar shine through with songs from the Stones, and The Clash.

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.

 

Let’s welcome Cronin Tierney and band, Saturday, April 19th. The band starts playing at 9 p.m. You’re sure to enjoy their original rock music, infused with flares from the 1960’s British pop influence and ’70’s rock icons.

You can also follow Cronin on Facebook.

Roy Smallwood hosts Quizzy Trivia every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. so don’t be late!

Here’s some interesting tidbits about Roy and how Quizzy began.

Roy began Quizzy trivia in November 2004. He not only hosts the trivia, but also writes the questions for topics including music, movies, science, literature, geography and history. There are a total of 42 questions with four rounds of increasing difficulty.

RoyAccording to Roy, he started Quizzy with the intent of never working for someone else which has been the case for the last 5 years. He also guarantees you won’t be asked questions concerning America’s Next Top Model, Justin Beiber or anything from People Magazine. Creating the questions has also allowed him to claim a niche and separate it from all other bar trivia in Portland due to the questions not being dumb.
Roy continues to entertain his fans with great postings on his website and blog. You can also support and follow him on Facebook. Be prepared for intelligent, well written posts that drip with sarcasm and show his great sense of humor.

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

Poker, Johnnie and Tevis Hodge

Mondays prove difficult after a weekend off work, but don’t forget they also bring free poker at Mock Crest Tavern beginning at 7:00 p.m. Play a few hands, grab a few drinks, and melt the Monday blues away.

Johnnie Ward & the Eagle Ridin’ Papas perform Tuesday, February 5th at 8:30 p.m.

Johnnie brings a rich history and well-known talent to the stage. He’s shared stages with bands including the PH Phactor Jug Band, and opened for Moby Grape, The Grateful Dead, Pentangle, and The Doors. In 1970, Johnnie participated in the  movement that resurrected the blues venue in Portland. The Fly-by-Night Jass Band was the first act to play The White Eagle, which was the first post-war Portland Blues club.

You can listen to some tunes on myspace. Don’t miss this opportunity for some great music!

Mock Crest Tavern welcomes Tevis Hodge Jr. Thursday evening.

Born in Virginia, Tevis grew up with music, and has played the blues for more than ten years. Tevis honors and holds to the traditions and techniques of the musicians of yesterday for an authentic experience. He also intertwines his own flare and interpretations, placing himself among the many original blues musicians of the past 80 years.

Tevis Hodge Jr.

Tevis Hodge Jr.

Tevis Hodge Jr. now resides in Portland, Oregon where he performs with various bands, and as a solo act in the Portland area and the North West. He’s performed with a number of artists including Vaudeville legend Baby Gramps, Folk giant Peter Yarrow, Joe McMurrian (winner of The Best Independent Blues Release) , Suburban Slim (three-time Muddy Award nominee), Lucy Hammond (top 5 on Roots Music Charts for Oregon) and Kevin Selfe (Muddy Award winner), to name a few.

The live music begins at 8 p.m. so grab your seat and a drink and join the fun.

See ya there!

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