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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Open Mic/Jam at Mock Crest Tavern

It’s Open Mic Jam night so come on down and  join us at Mock Crest Tavern this Thursday, April 24th, at 8:30 p.m. with Randy Yearout and Tracey Fordice. 

Randy Yearout

Randy Yearout

Most people are familiar with Randy Yearout. He plays guitars and Vocals with the 8-Balls, but he also founded the North Portland band NoPoMoJo. Randy has a gift for writing songs in a variety of musical styles intermingling the roots and boundaries of blues, folk, jazz, rock, and country.

Randy has been a professional musician for more than 40 years. He is currently the bandleader, guitarist, vocalist, song-writer, and marketing manager of the Portland, OR, band Tracey Fordice and the 8-Balls.  Randy also plays in the eclectic folk-rock band, NoPoMoJo!

Tracey Fordice

Tracey Fordice

Tracey Fordice (formerly Tracey Bunch) rocks a beautiful, powerful and unique voice, as well as plays the piano and writes songs. Her talents are a blend of creativity that extends above and beyond most women in blues currently performing throughout the Portland blues scene.

What else is happening this week other than great music? Quizzy with Roy Smallwood continues every Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. Free Hold ’em Poker on Monday nights starts at 7:00 p.m. Happy hour is twice daily and don’t forget you can now use your Restaurant.com for Mock Crest Tavern!

If you’re not familiar with how the Restaurant.com experience works, then hop on over to their website to get full details and purchase your certificate. These  make great last-minute gifts too, especially when you forgot someone’s special day. Usually great food and a few drinks will help settle things down.

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!

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!

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