'The Mocking Birds are an undeniably incredible roots-rock band...honing it's sound for ten years...the band has developed a refreshing pastiche of sounds that incorporates all their influences but is best described as good-hearted rock and roll with integrity and humor... ('Still Here') zips across genres and boundaries with ease and no small degree of musical sophistication and imagination...These guys are one of the best kept secrets around, which really is a travesty!' -- Mick Skidmore, Relix, 12/02. 'A mix of tasty licks, lazy-bones riffs, and energetic rock'n'roll, with presence and personality honed by years of barroom gigs.' -- Fran Fried, The New Haven Register ''Still Here' is a careful and nuanced look at one American's winter of '01-'02. Songs like 'Gas Masks And Vaccines' and 'Freedom Ring' address specific cultural and political trends while 'I'm Still Here' and 'Sail Away' examine images of home and loss, and the identities of place and possession." -- John Swenson, UPI, "Life And Mind Desk." 11/02 'Still Here' is topical, not nostalgic. It's hard-rocking (especially the steamrollong 'Low Bar'), not wizened or trad. The writing is solid, not the rewrites of old R&B riffs most bar-stars get away with. Those are the main reasons to celebrate The Mocking Birds' first decade, and also the main reasons that the band has lasted this long. -- Christopher Arnott, The New Haven Advocate, 4/25/02 New Haven, CT legendary bar-band. The Mox have played hundreds of stages, from gin-mills to festivals, as well as opening for the likes of The Band, Marshall Crenshaw, Dan Hicks,The Kinks, and Martin Sexton. 'Still Here' is their eighth release, on their own Mr. Lucky Records.
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