Concert: Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra, Thurs March 29
Thursday March 29 at 8 pm, $15 ($10 advance 905-543-8512). The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra, fabulous folk band from Victoria on tour lands at Artword Artbar. Ian Griffiths lead vocals, accordion; Kurt Loewen lead vocals, guitar; Patrick M’Gonigle vocals, violin, mandolin; Peter Mynett vocals, stand up bass; Paul Wolda vocals, percussion. “Gypsy Ska meets Bluegrass!” http://thetequilamockingbirdorchestra.com
AND opening for the TMO is the Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band — duo Brad Levia (arch-top, slide guitar, vocals) and Julia Narveson (gut-tub bass, bass, fiddle, banjolin, vocals). Brad and Julia, now in Waterloo, are both former members of Lake of Stew folk band. We tracked them down and are delighted to have them back on our stage. http://everlovinjugband.com/
Emerging as one of Canada’s most exciting young multi-genre roots band, The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra’s faithful underground following has expanded to National awareness and has seen them playing festivals and stages across Canada and The U.S.
Started as a jam band in a Victoria BC’s open mic, The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra have followed the demands of their fans, to Europe in 2008, and national tours in 2009 and 2010, winning 2010 Monday Magazine “M” award for Most Promising Local Band, and performing showcases at NXNE, Folk Alliance, and in 2011 at OCFF.