The Tequila Mockingbird OrchestraThe Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra are a collection of musicians, linked by common sonic journeys and familial ties. It doesn’t matter much how they got here, but rather that they are traveling with each other. The group announces their long awaited new album LOVE. coming out on August 21st, followed by over 25 dates on their Western Canadian tour (details below). The new album features the first single Funeral Song. Have a listen here and pre-order the album now at:

LOVE. is an album about that much-storied sentiment that is certainly no stranger to a song. What makes The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra’s 9 new love songs unique is that it collects differing experiences into one harmonized narrative, teasing apart the layers and revealing how hard good people work to be good to each other. It’s an album that speaks to the consequences of love in its many forms, seeing it as both sugar and lemons, suggesting that to have one without the other would make the recipe incomplete.

“The creation of LOVE. was a family affair, which is a feeling our group has always embraced.” Kurt Loewen continues, “Our dear friends not only provided the space for the making of the record, designed the set for the front cover and had a hand in the naming of the album but Emily, my wife, produced it and was the graphic designer.” 

TMO have spent years weaving their stories with guitars and violins, with accordions and bass, with melodies and music makers gleaned from their wanderings. Here are the troubadours to remind you that this music (no matter what kind of device it ends up on) could not exist without warm bodies in search of harmony.

Aug 19 – Kaslo, BC – The Blue Belle Bistro
Aug 21 – Nelson, BC – Spririt Bar
Aug 27 – Ashcroft, BC – Grand Central Station
Aug 28 – Kamloops, BC – Party on Westsyde Road
Aug 29 – Vernon, BC – Pottery Road
Sept 2 – Saltspring Island, BC – Treehouse Cafe
Sept 4 – Cumberland, BC – Waverly Hotel
Sept 5 – Quadra Island, BC – Quadrapalooza
Sept 8 – Calgary, AB – Festival Hall
Sept 9 – Red Deer, AB – Fratters
Sept 10 – Hinton, AB – The Old Grind
Sept 11 – Jasper, AB – Jasper Folk Fest
Sept 12 – Edmonton, AB – Kaleido Fest
Sept 13 – Banff, AB – The Elk and Oarsman
Sept 14 – Olds, AB – Olds High
Sept 18 – Revelstoke, BC – Axis Mundi Fest
Sept 19 – Keremeos, BC – Old Grist Mill
Sept 23/24 – Prince George, BC – Nancy O’s
Sept 25 – Fort St John, BC – The Lido Theatre
Sept 26 – Demmitt, AB – Demmitt Hall
Nov 6 – High River, AB – Masonic Hall
Nov 7 – Edmonton, AB – TBD
Nov 8 – Edmonton, AB – Canadian Folk Music Awards at the Citadel Theatre
Nov 13 – Calgary, AB – Calgary Folk Club
Nov 14 – Rossland, BC – Miners Hall

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