It’s hard to describe music in the age of cross pollination; where do you begin with the definitions when one minute a song starts in a tango, builds up with African Rhythms, hooks you with some gypsy-roots-grass riffs, and pours out psychedelic waves of sound walls to a crisp finish. Not to sound too much like a bottle of wine, but The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra are ageing well.
Early tours had them playing pop up shows across Europe, hitting the streets and festivals across Canada and the US, and carefully cultivating a solid reputation as dedicated, talented and ambitious young musicians. The past two years has seen the band headlining festivals and stages across Canada and the Pacific North West.
This year the band is excited to offer up new music from their Nashville Recordings EP, which is just a taste of their upcoming release in October, recorded with award winning producer David Travers-Smith.
Call it folk. Call it fusion. Call it gypsy-roots-folk-tango-afro-psychedelic-soul-music. Or forget about the definitions and just enjoy one hell of a good show.
The Nelson Odeon is located at Nelson Road, just north of Route 20,
Tickets sell for $20 and can be purchased at www.nelsonodeon.com.