Anna Creek, Folk Alliance International
**TMO were honored to be shortlisted as Top 20 in the 2012 Peak Performance Project! Unfortunately, the band is unable to participate in the competition due performance conflicts, but they would have loved to very much. Chalk it up to being popular!
May 25th: The Fun House, SEATTLE, WA w/ Blackbird Raum & The Mongrel Jews
May 27th: NORTHWEST FOLK LIFE, SEATTLE, WA
May 30th: The White Eagle Saloon, PORTLAND, OR w/ All The Apparatus & Bitteroot
May 31st: Alberta Street Last Thursday Celebration, PORTLAND, OR
June 2nd: Eclipse House Party, VANCOUVER, BC
June 4th: Full Moon Party, WINLAW, BC
June 14th-15th: Gold Pan City Dance, QUESNEL, BC w/ Bottoms Up Barely Burlesque
June 16th: Dinner and A Show, WILLIAMS LAKE, BC For Resos call 250-897-5999
June 18th: Dinner and A Show, YALAKOM, BC For Resos call 250-897-5999
June 19th: The Art We Are, KAMLOOPS, BC
June 20th: Solstice Masquerade Dinner, ASHCROFT, BC For Resos call 250-897-5999
June 21st: VooDoo’s, PENTICTON, BC
June 22nd: Eichardt’s, SANDPOINT, ID
June 23rd: LOVE YOUR MOTHER EARTH FESTIVAL, MISSOULA, MT
June 26th: The Rio Theatre, VANCOUVER, BC opening for CEU
June 28th: Michael’s Bar, HALIFAX, NS w/ Zulkamoon & Krasnagork
June 29th: PRIVATEER DAYS, LIVERPOOL, NS
June 30th: FOLLY FEST, FREDERICTON, NB
July 1st: Canada Day at Confederation Park, OTTAWA, ON
July 5th: The Queens, NANAIMO, BC
July 6th-8th: VANCOUVER ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, COMOX, BC
July 11th: VICTORIA SKAFEST, VICTORIA, BC
July 13th-15th: BLISSFEST, PETOSKY, MI
July 20th-23rd: FOLK ON THE ROCKS, YELLOWKNIFE, NT
July 27th-29th: KISPIOX VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL, NEAR HAZELTON, BC
August 2nd: ArtSpace, PRINCE GEORGE, BC w/ Fish & Bird and Jenny Ritter
August 3rd-6th: ARTSWELLS, WELLS, BC
August 7th: Music In The Park, KAMLOOPS, BC
August 10th: Roots & Blues PreFest Production, SALMON ARM, BC
August 12th: Market Collective Presents a TMO House Concert, CALGARY, AB w/ The Bitterweed Draw
August 16th: The Rose & Crown, BANFF, AB
August 17th-19th: ROBSON VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL, DUNSTER, BC
August 20th: SECRET SHOW, EDMONTON, AB http://thesecretshow.eventbrite.com/
August 21st: Area, CALGARY, AB
The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra have been busy in the best of ways so far in 2012, relocating to Toronto this past March to lay down the tracks for their long anticipated full length recording; signature TMO sounds and new experiments in gypsy-roots-grass brought together by award winning producer David Travers-Smith. The release is due out in October, with a NEW SINGLE due July 1st, in time for festival season! In the meantime TMO are pleased to share with you, The Nashville EP, recorded last summer in it’s namesake city, and a summer’s worth of festivals and shows across North America! That’s not all, the band have some unique shows and collaborations in store. The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra love to play shows of course, but they also contribute to society through their music, and collaborate with other artistic forms to enhance the experience for everyone, whenever and wherever they can.
To give a hint of what’s in store during this tour, TMO will be collaborating (and participating!) with the Bottom’s Up Barely Burlesque dancers in Quesnel, BC, heading up a few days in advance of the show to work out routines with the lovely ladies. When they head up to Yellowknife for Folk On The Rocks, TMO are excited to be included in a special collaboration of local indigenous acts and attending bands, to work out a piece for the Saturday night main event!
TMO are also proud to contribute their time to the Legacy Children’s Foundation in Calgary August 13-15, hosting and teaching a youth workshop focused on songwriting, sound engineering and percussion, with a strong nature focus. For more information on The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra’s non-performance related ventures, please drop us a line!
Dan Cowan, Skaspot Live Network
The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra are one of the most exciting young multi-genred bands on the scene today. Call it folk. Call it fusion. Call it gypsy-roots-folk-tango-afro-psychadelic-soul-music cause it’s all of the above flavored in just the right amounts to make it a thrilling and unique sound. The band has perked the ears of thousands of fans across North America and Europe since 2008, developing a dedicated following that sell out venues and consume every sumptuous iota of energy the band puts out.