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!

We’re Sneakin’ Out and SideStreet Reny

We’re Sneakin’ Out at Mock Crest Tavern! Come on in for some great tunes, drinks and food. Just make sure you arrive in plenty of time. The performance kicks off at 9:00 p.m. Friday, June 13th.

Sneakin’ Out originally met while working on a musical project in Michigan, and after hearing each other at mutual music performances, they decided to form their band. From that point on it was full speed ahead.

Members include:

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

The band has also focused on original tunes that showcase the unique sound of the trio.

Their CD, Train Wreck,  is available to listen to as well as purchase on My Space. Click here for a preview of their performance.

Sidestreet Reny will perform Friday, June 14th at 9:00 p.m.

Sidestreet Reny

Sidestreet Reny

Reny and Bell have performed together for more than 17 years. With that kind of experience they bring a true grit and creativity to their blend of bluesy/funky sound. Their tunes include pre-war blues, roots and folk music, old school Hip Hop, calypso and dance hall reggae.

Members Include:

  • Reny (J. Renard Collette) – vocals, National steel resonator, bluesharp, keys, production and songs
  • Lil’ Bell (Maribel Landaetta) – drums, washboard and vocals

Here’s what Carol Borrington  from the Music Connection had to say:

“Once in a great long while, you happen upon an artist whose music is so honest and true that when you listen to it, you feel like you’ve come home. Sidestreet Reny is such a band of musicians and there is no risk of confusing them with anyone else on the music scene today. This duo almost defies category, and they have managed to forge their own sound and push musical boundaries in an era when many other musicians strive to sound the same.” 

Check out their website for some tunes Sidestreet Reny’s website before their performance.

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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