Emilio Shivers at Mock Crest Tavern

Join Mock Crest Tavern in welcoming Emilio Shivers this Thursday, July 24th, at 8:30 p.m.

Emilio Shivers

Emilio Shivers

If you enjoy Phillip Phillips, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, Augustana and Coldplay you are sure to enjoy this Singer Songwriter  and his acoustic alternative songs.

Emilio Shivers is originally from the small town of Silverton, Oregon, and is very passionate about writing and playing music. He finds inspiration on a personal level, but also allows and encourages his fans to become apart of his music.

Visit Reverbnation to hear his tunes, videos and more.

Roy Smallwood  hosts Quizzy Trivia Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. It’s a great way to cool off, have a beer and meet new people. Here’s a bit of trivia for you until then.

  • L’Esprit de Courvoisier, a cognac made from brandies distilled between 1802 (yes, during the time of Napoleon Bonaparte!) and 1931, sells for $350 per shot (1 and 1/2 ounces). Cognac is a brandy made from white wine grapes grown in the small region of Cognac in southwestern France.

 

  • To show that their moonshine has high alcohol content and is also free of potentially deadly contaminants commonly found in the illegal product, moonshiners sometimes pour some of theirs on a stump and light it. A clear blue flame indicates high-proof. Any other colors within the flame indicates that it is contaminated. Why do people buy unpleasant tasting and potentially deadly moonshine? Because legally produced distilled spirits products are very heavily taxed, thus dramatically increasing their cost to the consumer.

 

  • The World’s Oldest Brewery – Weihenstephan BreweryWeihenstephan Brewery in Bavaria, Germany is the world’s longest continually operating brewery, and has been up and running since 768 AD. The brewery produces mostly pale lagers and wheat beers and is a state of the art beer production facility, as well as a center for learning. The brewery is now co-operated with Technische Universität München (Munich University of Technology) [Wikipedia]. Weihenstephan Abbey

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

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Celebrate Your Independence With Free Music!

Come on in and celebrate your independence with free music from Suburban Slim, Friday, July 4th, at 9:00 p.m.

Phil Wagner (aka Suburban Slim) has played the ukulele since childhood and later learned guitar. Phil eventually settled in Portland and embraced the wider audience and music culture. As his music career grew, he released three Cd’s of original tunes. Suburban Slim is available to hear on YouTube.

The Keys

The Keys

Get ready for The Keys! Boris Paillard, a.k.a The Keys, will perform Saturday, July 5th, at 9:00 p.m. The Key’s music is a combination of Pop, World & Traditional music and Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Paillard was born and raised in France. His second home is the stage where he has consistently won over audiences across Europe, Canada and the United States with his raw and fresh talent. He offers a strong singer-songwriter work ethic, and released his 8th album in the winter of 2013. He has also toured North-America from coast to coast three times with a Greyhound Discovery Pass.

Paillard is well-known for his energetic guitar work, catchy melodies and intriguing personality.  His presence on stage is described as “electric, wandering seamlessly from song into story, painting diverse personal scenes of home-hunting, bond-making and anger-brooding.”

The Chicago Reader says this about The Keys:

“Like Dylan, Paillard has a weird voice—nasal, wobbly, a little ragged—but deploys it defiantly, singing with a poetic intensity reminiscent of Leonard Cohen and an unself-­consciousness that makes me think of Jad Fair.”

Check out The Keys great website that is loaded with information, videos, tour dates, music and more.

Mock Crest Tavern has some great music lined up for you this month. You won’t want to miss it! Stay tuned to find out who is performing.

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

Mock Crest Has Great Music All Weekend Long!

Sneakin' Out

Sneakin’ Out

Sneakin’ Out performs at Mock Crest Tavern Friday night, May 23rd, followed by Tracey Fordice and the 8-Balls Saturday, May 24th.

Expect another packed house Friday night before Sneakin’ Out  arrives. They are known for a fantastic show so if you want a seat, arrive a few hours early.

 

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, May 24th at 9 p.m. Saturday night.

Tracey Fordice, offers a truly unique voice, 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.

Everyone’s having a fantastic time with Roy Smallwood and Quizzy Trivia. He comes in to host it every Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. Since he doesn’t write any questions regarding reality TV or People Magazine, here are some trivia tid- bits that might help you and your team win the game.

  • The total alcohol content of a typical can of beer, glass of wine, or spirits drink is virtually identical. To a breathalyzer, a drink is a drink is a drink.
  • The trick to setting liquor aflame in drinks or food dishes is to pre-warm the glass, cooking vessel, and liquor. Preheat a spoonful of liquor, light it, and then pour it into the remaining liquor to be set aflame.
  • Proof expresses the proportion of alcohol in a beverage as twice the percent. For example, a 100-proof beverage is 50% alcohol. It derives from early days when “proof” of a whiskey used in barter was to mix it with gunpowder to see if it contained enough alcohol to burn.
  • Whiskey and whisky both refer to alcohol distilled from grain. Whiskey is the usual American spelling, especially for beverages distilled in the U.S. and Ireland. Whisky is the spelling for Canadian and Scotch distilled beverages.

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

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 night.8-ball.jp

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!

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