The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra



GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present Victoria's gypsy-folk-roots quintet The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra in concert.

Their music spans multiple genres including: jazz, bluegrass, blues, roots, South American tangos and Afro-Latin percussion.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $20 Advance / $25 at the Door
Tickets Available at: Bach & Beyond,
Traditions Handcraft Gallery, Vintage Vinyl

"… amazing band from the West Coast of Canada who look and play like they are from deep Europe but sound like they were raised by Bill Munroe."

Dan Cowan - Skaspot Live Network

Click here to see poster.

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra is a rambling and rootsy ensemble that communes over a melting pot of eras and cultures. Introducing seemingly divergent aspects of flamenco guitar work and African drumming into old-timey Western folk music, they have enchanted audiences with their vibrant and appealing performances. Since their inception in 2008 they have released a couple of EPs and two full length albums; their latest Follow my Lead, Lead me to Follow in late 2012.

The band has wandered from the underground of bohemian Victoria to a new refined sound, crafted by years of constant performing and touring together. Though drawing on flamenco flourishes learned in Spain, on African percussion, on bluegrass and other roots music from across the Americas, The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra has cycled through far-flung influences and youthful forays into sounds from all over, finding new vistas of creativity that bring them closer to their own beginnings, to the people and places that have shaped them.

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra is comprised of: Ian Griffiths (accordion/vocals/songwriter), Kurt Lowen (guitar/vocals/songwriter), Paul Wolda (percussion), Mack Shields (fiddle) and Keith Rodger (double bass).

Joseph and Iris audio clip:

What We See audio clip:

Granada Pt. 2 audio clip:

Lovers Often Stray audio clip:

Video clips here.

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra web site here.