Lee Blake Blues Band and The Blueprints

Lee Blake

Lee Blake

It’s almost TGIF so make your plans to come on in to Mock Crest Tavern and start your weekend off with the Lee Blake Blues Band Friday, January 24th at 9:00 p.m.

Lee Blake has played the blues and R&B for more than forty years. He performs with several bands including The Lee Blake Band, a trio,  and  sometimes adds players for larger venues and performances. He also plays solo performing roots music on a Regal/ National steel bodied resophonic guitar.

For additional information and tunes visit Lee Blake at Reverbnation.

To continue the good times The Blueprints perform Saturday, January 25th, at 9:00 p.m. You’ll enjoy their great blend of Americana/Blues and R&B. Visit them at myspace, and Reverbnation. 

I know how much fun it is to read trivia facts, especially if your planning on attending Quizzies and kicking some butt. Here’s some more fun alcohol tidbits for you:

  • Consumption of beer in the United States is about 33 gallons per person per year based on persons over the drinking age of 21 years old.
  • Most yeasts cannot grow when the concentration of alcohol is higher than about 18% by volume, so that is a practical limit for the strength of fermented beverages such as wine, beer, and sake.
  • Fortified wines are produced by adding brandy or other distilled spirits to achieve higher ABV than is easily reached using fermentation alone.
  • The Top 3 countries in the World in per capita beer consumption are the Czech Republic, Germany, and Ireland.
  • The Top 3 countries in the world with the highest tax rates on beer are Norway, Finland, and Canada.
  • Gin was invented in Holland in 1650 about the same time European settlers in the West Indies began distilling sugar cane into Rum.

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

Tracey Fordice and Johnnie Ward at Mock Crest Tavern

8-ball.jpTracey Fordice and the 8-balls perform Friday, January 17th,  at 9:00 p.m. They’re recognized for their Rockin’ Blues, soulful ballads, covers and also original tunes.

Tracey offers a unique and powerful voice. She also plays the piano and offers her song-writing talents that blend a mix of creativity and depth to the blues community.

Come on over and join us while we  hang out with Johnnie Ward’s Sharkskin Revue. The performance starts at 9 p.m. Saturday, January 18th.

Johnnie leads the band on tenor saxophone, harmonica, saxcello, and vocals. They feature original music as well a wide variety of material. Catch their performance on youtube.

Here’s some more New Years Trivia:

  • Persians used to give eggs as a New Year’s gift, as a way of symbolizing productiveness. In a way, this tradition remains alive to this day, typically carried out during Halloween. Though the eggs are less a “gift” so much as a form of vandalism, and they don’t symbolize productiveness so much as they symbolize the cruelty of bored teenagers.
  • The first Times Square New Year’s celebration took place in 1904 and was organized by “The New York Times” to inaugurate their new headquarters in Times Square, as well as to bring attention to the renaming of what was then called Longacre Square to Times Square.
  • Unlike chewing gum and cream cheese, New Year’s celebrations were not invented in America. In fact, it is believed that the Babylonians began the tradition of celebrating the New Year more than 4,000 years ago, when they celebrated the first full moon after the spring equinox.

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

Bob Mader and the Business Man’s Blues Band

Thanksgiving is this Thursday, November 28th, and Mock Crest Tavern has a perfect menu for you. You’ll enjoy someone else cooking for you as you relax and get your belly full. Mock Crest will open Thanksgiving day at 9 a.m.! The menu is only $9.95 and includes:

  • roast turkey
  • dressing
  • mashed potatoes and gravy
  • yams
  • vegetable roll

And on Friday, join Mock Crest Tavern for the Civil War game beginning at 4 p.m.

Bob Mader

Bob Mader

You won’t want to miss Bob Mader (Dakota Bob) and the Business Men Blues Band Friday night, November 29th, 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. 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, photos and more.

Tracey Fordice and the 8-balls perform Saturday, November 30th, at 9:00 p.m. They’re recognized for their Rockin’ Blues, soulful ballads, covers and also original tunes.

Tracey Fordice, formerly known as Tracey Bunch, offers a 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. She has performed in the Pacific NW for more than 40 years.

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

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

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