credit: Tamir Kalifa
Mother Falcon is a symphonic rock band from Austin, Texas, known for their wide-ranging instrumentation and collaborative songwriting. Formed by bandleader Nick Gregg in 2008, the group has grown to include a collective of up to twenty musicians playing strings, horns, guitars, and percussion. The band began to garner national attention after the 2013 release of their album You Knew, including press from NPR, The Daily Beast, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Texas Monthly. The group has toured throughout the United States and Canada, and collaborated with artists such as Ben Sollee, Kaki King, Todd Reynolds, and Gina Chavez. For the last 6 years, the band has been running an annual summer songwriting camp called the Mother Falcon Music Lab, encouraging young musicians to find their creative voice through composition and other mediums. In Fall 2017-Spring 2018, Mother Falcon will tour in collaboration with Glass Half Full Theater in a production of Petra and the Wolf: a Texas based adaptation of Peter and the Wolf, featuring an original score by the band.