I’m a rock and roll girl by heart, but if you have amazing harmonies and can rock a guitar you have probably won me over regardless of the genre of your music, country or rock.
Mockingbird Sun has done just that. I was first introduced to this band a year ago when they opened up for Natalie Stovall at the exact same place in Indianapolis. I will be honest I was eating at the time and didn’t pay that much attention to them, but their harmonies caught my ear, and after seeing them, decided to download a few songs and check them out. Instantly I was hooked, as it’s more of a country rock vibe, and me being the “rocker” girl I could get into the “country” vibe.
This was actually my fifth time seeing them, and they put on a great little set at the Rathskeller in Indianapolis.
They are coming out with a CD in three months I believe, and were giving away demo’s that they had for recently recorded songs, for those that don’t know, the band has been around for quite some time. They do have a few EP’s out, and have been touring colleges and other areas for a few years. They are based out of Nashville, but a couple of them are originally from Texas. The band consist of Charlie Berry, (no relation to Chuck Berry), Brett Taylor, and Truck Roley. Harmonies they got, and if you don’t like harmonies in your music, well, sorry if they offend you.
They sang a few songs off of there past EP’s, such as “Lucky Guy”, which by the way is a video on CMT, “That girl tonight”, and “My Hometown”. They did however, play quite a few new songs that they have recently recorded. “Carolina Summer”, “Echo”, “Everybody needs a Sign”, and “Hey Mary”, which was just released on Itunes the 22nd of August. It’s an amazing little song, and I was able to get a perfect video of it.
They did play a few cover songs, Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer” which was epic, and Brett sang Travis Tritts “It’s a Great Day to be alive”, which I was able to get a video of as well.
They also sang another new one called “Smoke”, I have seen a video for this one out there, and I’m not sure if they debuted it earlier in the year or on a little tour they went on, but regardless it’s one of my favorites.
The band is going on a college tour for the month of September and October, doing local colleges and a few shows in other venues as well, I’m planning on seeing them again, in a couple weeks at Joes Bar in Chicago, they are opening up for Craig Campbell should be a fun time.
There was an opening act, Sara Beth who was also from Nashville, she did an amazing job with her band, they have the same “country rock” vibe, and put on a great little set before Mockingbird Sun took the stage. Overall a fun time, the Rathskeller has great acoustics, and it was a beautiful night for some country music.