The cover of the Tequila Mockingbird’s new album.

The cover of the Tequila Mockingbird’s new album.

Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra visiting Creston on western Canada tour

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The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra is a collection of musicians, linked by common sonic journeys and familial ties. It doesn’t matter much how its members got here, but rather that they are travelling with each other.

The group’s long awaited new album, Love, came out Aug. 21, followed by over 25 dates on its western Canadian tour, which includes a Nov. 16 stop in at Creston’s Sasquatch.

Love is an album about that much-storied sentiment that is certainly no stranger to a song. What makes the Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra’s nine 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,” said Kurt Loewen, who sings, and plays guitar and keyboard. “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 has spent years weaving stories with guitars and violins, with accordions and bass, with melodies and music makers gleaned from the members’ wanderings. This music could not exist without warm bodies in search of harmony.

Tickets are available in advance at Buffalo Trails Coffee House, Kingfisher Used Books and Black Bear Books, and at the door, which opens at 6 p.m.; the show starts at 7. Teens receive a special rate only at the door.

—TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD