Quaker City Night Hawks: “Mockingbird” (Live In Studio 1A)

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Quaker City Night Hawks: “Mockingbird” (Live In Studio 1A)

Posted by on May 27, 2016

Photo by Gabriel Perez/KUTX

In their recent Studio 1A live set, Quaker City Night Hawks joked that one of their main inspirations is Tex-Mex food, but that’s not too far from the truth. The Ft. Worth band’s restaurant of choice just might be the mouth-watering gatefold inside ZZ Top’s Tres Hombres. That album’s fingerprints are all over the Night Hawks, and they make a feast of combining hard rock riffs and country twang on their new album El Astronauta. The recipe works best on “Mockingbird,” a song that shimmies as much as it struts. Download┬áListen to the song below and watch the live performance here.

“Mockingbird,” recorded live in Studio 1A, also appears on El Astronauta, out now via Lightning Rod Records.

–Art Levy