In 2008, Nick Gregg and members of the Red Armada String Quartet (a high school ensemble), along with members from McCallum High School, Westlake High School, and the University of Texas at Austin formed Mother Falcon – a symphonic rock band from Austin, Texas. After gaining deep ties to the Austin community during their high school years, the group made a splash at SXSW in 2013, and a subsequent “tour” that consisted of staying in a different city for one month at a time (to cut costs for touring such a large group). They also run a annual summer music lab for student ages 11-18.
If you like Snarky Puppy, you’ll definitely dig Mother Falcon.
Listen to “Pennies” live from studio 1A at KUTX in Austin:
Meet Mother Falcon:
Fresh Music Friday is a weekly series designed to widen your musical horizons, and to give you a taste of artists and music styles to explore further. While some of the artists featured here may not be “new,” they promise to freshen your catalog of music.
Ty Marshal is the Executive Director at the Center for the Arts in Homer, N.Y — one of the Central New York region’s preeminent presenter of the arts and a proponent of community enrichment through world-class entertainment and arts education.