The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra will play the Northern on August 20.

Tequila Mockingbird plays the Northern August 20

The Tequila Mocking Bird band will release their new album Love on August 21

For nearly a decade, a group of talented musicians from Canada’s west has performed their eclectic brand of tunes for thousands of fans across Canada, the United States and Europe.

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra, comprised of Kurt Loewen (guitar), Keith Rodger (upright bass), Mack Shields (fiddle), Ian Griffiths (accordion, keys) and Paul Wolda (percussion), is releasing its sixth recording, Love, on Aug. 21 and will be playing at the Northern on Aug. 20.

Guitarist Kurt Loewen said it’s nearly impossible to label the kind of music he and his band mates play, as it’s a variety of genres all wrapped into one awesome, energetic sound.

“It’s really eclectic. I used to say it’s gypsy, roots, grass, folk, rock sometimes,” he said. “We are really open-minded, I think, in what we like and what we play. For a long time it’s kind of been try anything. We’ve also tried stuff and failed miserably at it.”

Loewen said the band always has a good time when performing, something that is felt by the audience.

“I think people generally have a lot of fun at our shows. I think we are pretty fun people. My opinion about performance in general is that if you are watching a band having a good time, you will likely have a good time whether you are really stoked on the music or not, you will likely have a good time,” he said. “I think generally we’re received really well, but I know that everyone in the world doesn’t like our music.”

The new album, Love, has nine tracks and is different from the band’s previous recordings, he said.

“There’s barely any danceable tracks on it at all, but that’s fine, it’s just the place we’re at.”

The show at the Northern starts at 10 p.m.

 

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