$20/15, tix: www.smithsalternative.com/events/the-tequila-mockingbird-orchestra-63931
From ballads and singalongs to high-energy dance parties, Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra have spent years telling their stories with guitars and violins, with accordions and bass, with melodies and music makers gleaned from their wanderings.
The band is from a sparsely populated region of Canada’s West Coast. They travel community to community, bringing people together at community halls on the Gulf Islands, barns in the prairies, kitchen parties in towns, clubs in the cities and festivals all summer long.
Their music weaves in the multicultural Canadian tapestry: Roots, Eastern European Dance Party, Jazz, Bluegrass, Flamenco, African, Latin, Celtic, Métis, Rock, Gospel, Blues, Canadiana.
Adding another layer to the mix are the very different backgrounds of each of these five Canadian musicians – German Mennonite, Chinese, Dutch, Scottish and Métis. These troubadours remind you that this music could not exist without warm bodies in search of harmony.
Wed Jan 22
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm