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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Emilio Shivers at Mock Crest Tavern

Join Mock Crest Tavern in welcoming Emilio Shivers this Thursday, July 24th, at 8:30 p.m.

Emilio Shivers

Emilio Shivers

If you enjoy Phillip Phillips, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, Augustana and Coldplay you are sure to enjoy this Singer Songwriter  and his acoustic alternative songs.

Emilio Shivers is originally from the small town of Silverton, Oregon, and is very passionate about writing and playing music. He finds inspiration on a personal level, but also allows and encourages his fans to become apart of his music.

Visit Reverbnation to hear his tunes, videos and more.

Roy Smallwood  hosts Quizzy Trivia Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. It’s a great way to cool off, have a beer and meet new people. Here’s a bit of trivia for you until then.

  • L’Esprit de Courvoisier, a cognac made from brandies distilled between 1802 (yes, during the time of Napoleon Bonaparte!) and 1931, sells for $350 per shot (1 and 1/2 ounces). Cognac is a brandy made from white wine grapes grown in the small region of Cognac in southwestern France.

 

  • To show that their moonshine has high alcohol content and is also free of potentially deadly contaminants commonly found in the illegal product, moonshiners sometimes pour some of theirs on a stump and light it. A clear blue flame indicates high-proof. Any other colors within the flame indicates that it is contaminated. Why do people buy unpleasant tasting and potentially deadly moonshine? Because legally produced distilled spirits products are very heavily taxed, thus dramatically increasing their cost to the consumer.

 

  • The World’s Oldest Brewery – Weihenstephan BreweryWeihenstephan Brewery in Bavaria, Germany is the world’s longest continually operating brewery, and has been up and running since 768 AD. The brewery produces mostly pale lagers and wheat beers and is a state of the art beer production facility, as well as a center for learning. The brewery is now co-operated with Technische Universität München (Munich University of Technology) [Wikipedia]. Weihenstephan Abbey

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

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!

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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