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!

Sneakin’ Out and the Mondegreens

It’s another fantastic music filled evening this Friday night, August 8th, with  Sneakin’ Out.  With a solid reputation preceding their talents, fans arrive at least an hour early. The show begins at 9:00 p.m.

Sneakin’ Out has opened for famous singers including kd lang, John Jorgenson and Pink Martini. They also released their CD, “Train Wreck” that’s available to  purchase on My Space.

Members Include:

  • David Gerow  on the mandolin
  • Don Henson on percussion
  • Mike Cheddar Schmitt  on bass

Come join Mock Crest Tavern as we welcome the The Mondegreens, Saturday, August 9th, at 9:00 p.m.
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The Mondegreens are originally from Chico, California and formed their band in 2012. The group roots itself in the classic 60’s era bringing together tight harmonies, heartfelt lyrics and a twist of indie rock. The group has drawn inspiration and influence from a wide variety of music and artists including The Beatles, Neil Young, Grateful Dead, Radio Head, Fleet Foxes and the Avett Brothers.

The artists deliver thoughtful, intelligent lyrics and music that is filled with excitement and honesty that provides listeners to immediately connect with them.

Members Include:

Jack Knight – Vocals / Lead guitar

David Friedlander – vocals / Bass Guitar

Russell Rabut – vocals / Rhythm guitar

Matt Misquez – Drums

Visit their website for additional information.

No post is complete without some great trivia to prepare you for Quizzies with Roy every Sunday night at 6:30 p.m.  So here’s a bit more “bar and tavern” history.

Gadsby’s Tavern in Alexandria, Virginia, has been visited by many U.S. Presidents. But which one spent the first night of his presidency at the tavern?

Andrew Jackson. Jackson reportedly snuck out through a window of the White House and walked the six miles to the tavern to avoid the rowdy inaugural party which his supporters were having at the White House.

Which New York tavern was a favorite hangout of the poet Dylan Thomas?

White Horse Tavern. It was here that Thomas uttered his famous last words, “I’ve had eighteen straight whiskeys, I think that’s the record.”

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

Suburban Slim and the Adequates Return

Mock Crest Tavern hosts a weekend packed with great music. Suburban Slim starts your weekend off and performs at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, August 1st.

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
Suburban Slim

Suburban Slim is available to hear on YouTube.

The Adequates perform at 9:00  p.m Saturday evening, August 2nd. 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 Quizzy trivia this Sunday at 6:30. Here’s some new trivia for you.

 

What historic event took place at Fraunces Tavern in New York City on December 4, 1783?

George Washington bade farewell to his officers following the Revolutionary War. Following his meeting with his officers, Washington resigned his commission as commander-in-chief and returned to Mount Vernon, intending to enjoy a much-deserved retirement. Fraunces Tavern is still open and houses a restaurant and a museum.

Heinhold’s First and Last Chance Saloon, in Oakland, California, was a hangout for which famous writer?

Jack London. Located on the Oakland waterfront, the bar was built in 1880 from the timbers of an old whaling ship. Sailors used to make this the last stop before going out to sea, and the first upon their return, hence the bar’s name. London used many of the stories he heard here in his books. For example, the saloon is mentioned 17 times in London’s novel “John Barleycorn”.

Which famous rebellion was planned in 1786 at Conkey’s Tavern in Pelham, Massachusetts?

Shays Rebellion. Daniel Shays, a decorated Revolutionary War veteran, organized about 800 Massachusetts farmers in rebellion against various farm policies which were bankrupting farmers. The rebellion was squelched the next year, but most of the men involved were ultimately pardoned.

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

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