Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra are a collection of musicians, linked by
common sonic journeys and familial ties. It doesn’t matter much how they
got here, but rather that they are traveling with each other.
Now they are here in the
room with you, the way music in the folk tradition always is, to bring
people together; to share real flesh, blood and feeling. They’ll weave
their stories with guitars and violins, with accordions and bass, with
melodies and music makers gleaned from their wanderings. Here are the
troubadours to remind you that this music (no matter what kind of device
it ends up on) could not exist without warm bodies in search of harmony.
happens when you gather at a house beside the lake, for the music and
the meals and the daily walk with the dog to the sea? When you lose a
lover or become one, when you get married, and when you have to leave?
Here is the song that will tell so much more than the words: sing of the
things that burn brighter and work hearts harder, with melodies that
linger salient as memories, too haunting to forget.
LOVE is an album about that much–storied sentiment that is certainly no
stranger to a song. What makes The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra’s love
songs unique is that it collects differing experiences into one
harmonized narrative, teasing apart the layers and revealing how hard
good people work to be good to each other. It’s an album that speaks to
the consequences of love in its many forms, seeing it as both sugar and
lemons, suggesting that to have one without the other would make the
The band has played numerous festivals including the Calgary Folk
Festival, Artswells Music Festival, Vancouver Island Music Festival,
Skafest, South Country Fair, Harmony Arts, Ottawa Jazz Fest, Bliss Fest
in Michigan, Folly Fest in Fredericton, Steel Jam in Bethlehem, PA, many
arts council and concert series performances along with industry
showcases at Folk Alliance in Memphis Tennessee and the Ontario Council
of Folk Festivals. TMO has toured coast to coast in Canada 5 times,
toured Europe once and travels to the States frequently.
For more information on the
band and to hear samples, visit
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