Tracey Fordice and The Adequates This Weekend

mockcrest-20110715-250Portland has had a hotter than normal summer so far so don’t forget to come in and cool off with a cold beer or mixed drink, food and enjoy the air conditioning. Mock Crest always has great customer service and just the place to beat the heat. And, on the nicer days grab a seat out back in the sunshine.

Tracey Fordice and the 8-Balls perform Friday, July 25th, at 9:00 p.m. They will get you rockin’ to their blues, soulful ballads, covers and original tunes.

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.

Her latest CD, “Long Hard Day”, offers a collection of original material.  Dean Baskerville, the Grammy winning recording engineer, engineered her CD. He is widely known for “Soak Up the Sun” by Cheryl Crow.

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.

The Adequates

The Adequates

The Adequates perform at 9:00  p.m Saturday evening, July 26th. 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

Don’t forget Quizzies this Sunday with Roy Smallwood! It starts a 6:30 p.m. and of course Poker on Monday at 7:00 p.m.

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

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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!

Freak Flag Fly and Katelyn Convery This Week!

Mock Crest has a fantastic weekend lined up with great music! Ron Stephens and Freak Flag Fly will start the weekend off performing Friday July 11th, at 9:00 p.m.

Ron has worked in the industry for forty years, and his experience spans in several directions including performing, writing and recording music. Ron’s knowledge has also landed him in the heart of several of Portland’s most popular and successful bands, on stage, and behind the scenes in the  studio.

Members Include:

  • Ron Stephens
  • Carlton Jackson
  • Denny Bixby

 

Katelyn Convery

Katelyn Convery

Katelyn Convery joins Mock Crest Tavern Saturday evening, July 12th at 9:00 p.m.

Katelyn was born in Portland, Oregon, and is a singer-songwriter who draws inspiration from the human experience and her travels across the world.

She purchased her first guitar at the age of 16, taught herself to play, and started writing simple songs. She continued writing songs in high school and during her first 2 years of college at the University of Oregon. However, real inspiration didn’t hit until she traveled to Europe in 2006 to attend a study abroad program in Oviedo, Spain.

“Leaving the country for the first time was like being reborn. It was like breaking free of my self-made cocoon and finally being able to see past the end of my nose. It began a period of processing my feelings and observations through song-writing. And it’s never really left me since.”

Katelyn now resides in Cape Town, South Africa, where she hopes to record a full-length album including her most recent songs in the next year.

What’s on rotating draft at MCT?

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

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

Brumby and Claes of the Blueprints

BrumbyLet’s welcome Brumby Tuesday evening, July 8th, at 8:00 p.m.  They are bringing their alternative, rock and Brit Pop sound to the stage, and if you like Coldplay, Radiohead, Muse, U2 and Arcade Fire you are sure to add Brumby to your playlist!

Brumby consists of a long-lasting group consisting of three cousins and a life-long friend. Tyler was given a left-handed set of strings for his ninth birthday and the lives of  him and his friends were forever changed. Drummer, Dylan Self, and bassist, Spencer Tingey, followed suit in the following years. Later, Oliver Tingey picked up a microphone and it was that moment they realized their potential.

Visit Brumby at their website for pictures, schedules and their full bio. They are also present on Reverbnation where you can hear several of their tunes!

Claes Almroth of the Blueprints performs this Thursday, July 10th, at 8:30 p.m. Claes is a Mock Crest favorite and regular with great tunes for everyone. He showcases his talents in various bands including:

  • The Blueprints
  • Claes and Sons
  • Reverb Brothers
  • The New Iberians

He was born in Sweden and grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. As he grew older, he began playing the piano, and shortly after picked up the harmonica. As an adult Claes relocated to Oregon from California where he  lived in Corvallis and  played in a jug band, a blues band, and enrolled in music classes. In the 80′s he moved to Portland, Oregon. After several name and band changes, The Blueprints were born.

Today he sings lead and harmony vocals; plays the keyboard, and harmonica, as well as writes and records his own music. Feel free to listen to his music and learn more about him on myspace.

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

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