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

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 Listen 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

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