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!


Open Mic with Bob Mader Thursday Night

openmic (1)Oh Snap! Mock Crest Tavern will host an open mic night and Dakota Bob Mader will kick it off! Tell all your friends, send them emails, Facebook and twitter or any other form of communication you use. The evening starts at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 21st so mark  your calendars!

Thanksgiving is next Thursday, November 28th. Mock Crest Tavern won’t only have their doors open for you, but they will offer a kick butt menu too. So if your away from home on business, need a change of scenery or just not interested in cooking, Mock Crest Tavern will take care of you just as they always do.  I’m all about someone taking care of me that day for sure! And, just in case you haven’t heard, their little kitchen prepares amazing food!!! You won’t leave disappointed. The menu will post soon so stay tuned.

Mock Crest Tavern is known for their $2.99 daily breakfast as well, so if you need some power food before you drive to meet family and friends, swing on by.

Are you ready to shop? Those holiday deals are showing up on-line everywhere we turn! Lots of crowds, lines flowing out of the stores and into the parking lots, umbrellas opening, horns honking, and no parking anywhere. I’m not sure how fun that sounds, but if you go and need a much deserved break, the doors are open until 2:30 a.m. Ask the staff about the daily special and drink special as well. They will get you full, relaxed, buttoned up and back on the road before you know it. It’s better than any band-aid for sure. That’s just one more reason people love Mock Crest Tavern, they care and take good care of you.

Have a great week and we’ll see there!

The Chancers and Thanksgiving at Mock Crest Tavern

The Chancers perform at Mock Crest Tavern on November 21st at Mock Crest Tavern starting at 9:00 p.m. 

The Chancers blend their unique sound into 80’s hits, traditional Irish ballads, hackneyed paddy-whack tunes and polkas. Their influences include performers such as Benny O’Conner of the esteemed Galway ceili band ‘Shaskeen’ , Neil Diamond, Shane McGowan and Morrissey.

The band members include:

  1. Master fisherman and highly sought-after buttonbox player, Felim Egan on accordion
  2. Professional magician and motivational speaker Paddy Schutte on banjo
  3. Aerospace engineer Tim Cornell on fiddle, mandolin and guitar
  4.  Model Sean Connolly as front man

With their folk/Celtic Rock and Irish traditional sounds you won’t want to miss this group as we kick off the holiday weekend. Visit them at Reverbnation to hear their tunes.

If you’re not interested in cooking for Thanksgiving, hop on over to  Mock Crest Tavern. They’ll keep your belly full with their Thanksgiving food. Hang out with friends and enjoy being waited on, play the lottery, and relax with a good drink or two. A day of relaxation before the crazy rush of shopping on Black Friday sounds good to me!

See ya there!

DC Malone and Johnnie Ward

You can’t go wrong at Mock Crest Tavern this week with live music from DC Malone and the Jones on Friday, November 16th, followed by Johnnie Ward’s Sharkskin Revue on Saturday evening. Both events begin at 9 p.m.

DC Malone & the Jones incorporate blues, rock, folk, swing, country and a touch of bluegrass into their performances.  Their music covers a wide variety, including cover songs and interpretations.

Malone and the Jones have performed at festivals, dance clubs, taverns, private parties, and corporate functions.

DC Malone & the Jones members are:

  • DC Malone: guitar, banjo, hand drums, and lead vocals
  • Tony Lahina: lead guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Dale Turnbull: bass guitar, vocals
  • Mike Zilis: keyboards
  • Brian Wright: drums

Johnnie Ward’s Sharkskin Revue, a Mock Crest Tavern favorite, perform Saturday night.You will enjoy their blues, swing and jazz music. The band features Portland blues legend, Johnnie Ward and chanteuse Lauren Sheehan.

They feature original music, as well as, a variety of music from Ella Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf,  Thelonious Monk among others.

Follow them on Facebook for additional information and performances.

Thanksgiving is next week, and Mock Crest Tavern will not only be open, but serving turkey dinner! Stay warm and dry, and I’ll see you there.

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