Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra back to play Pottery Road

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra is returning to Vernon to spread some more Love Monday, June 20.

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra is returning to Vernon to spread some more Love after a successful show in town last August.

The musical collective is back at the Pottery Road Yoga Studio Monday, June 20.

Orchestra members  have spent years weaving their stories with guitars and violins, accordions and bass. Their melodies are gleaned from their wanderings.

Members Ian Griffiths (vocals, accordion, keys, shruti box); Kurt Loewen (vocals, guitars, keys); Paul Wolda (percussion, vocals); Mack Shields (fiddle, viola, vocals) and Keith Rodger (double bass, vocals) are also  linked by common sonic journeys and familial ties.

The group released  its long-awaited new album Love last summer, followed by more than 25 dates on their Western Canadian tour.

Described as an album about that much-storied sentiment that is certainly no stranger to a song. Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra’s nine new love songs feature differing experiences into one harmonized narrative.

“It 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,” said band members.

“The creation of Love was a family affair, which is a feeling our group has always embraced,” added Loewen. “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.”

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra performs at the Pottery Road Yoga Studio, 964 Pottery Rd., Vernon, Monday at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Tickets must be reserved by calling  Sherrie Erickson at 250-260-0878. Suggested donation is $20. Chairs and blankets are recommended.