Poker, Johnnie and Tevis Hodge

Mondays prove difficult after a weekend off work, but don’t forget they also bring free poker at Mock Crest Tavern beginning at 7:00 p.m. Play a few hands, grab a few drinks, and melt the Monday blues away.

Johnnie Ward & the Eagle Ridin’ Papas perform Tuesday, February 5th at 8:30 p.m.

Johnnie brings a rich history and well-known talent to the stage. He’s shared stages with bands including the PH Phactor Jug Band, and opened for Moby Grape, The Grateful Dead, Pentangle, and The Doors. In 1970, Johnnie participated in the  movement that resurrected the blues venue in Portland. The Fly-by-Night Jass Band was the first act to play The White Eagle, which was the first post-war Portland Blues club.

You can listen to some tunes on myspace. Don’t miss this opportunity for some great music!

Mock Crest Tavern welcomes Tevis Hodge Jr. Thursday evening.

Born in Virginia, Tevis grew up with music, and has played the blues for more than ten years. Tevis honors and holds to the traditions and techniques of the musicians of yesterday for an authentic experience. He also intertwines his own flare and interpretations, placing himself among the many original blues musicians of the past 80 years.

Tevis Hodge Jr.

Tevis Hodge Jr.

Tevis Hodge Jr. now resides in Portland, Oregon where he performs with various bands, and as a solo act in the Portland area and the North West. He’s performed with a number of artists including Vaudeville legend Baby Gramps, Folk giant Peter Yarrow, Joe McMurrian (winner of The Best Independent Blues Release) , Suburban Slim (three-time Muddy Award nominee), Lucy Hammond (top 5 on Roots Music Charts for Oregon) and Kevin Selfe (Muddy Award winner), to name a few.

The live music begins at 8 p.m. so grab your seat and a drink and join the fun.

See ya there!

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