By Dominique Wald
“We play what our ears like to hear,” band member Bill Tracy said. “Sometimes we mix two types of music that normally wouldn’t go together, but we make it work and our audience jams out to it.”
The Moscow band classifies its sound as “experimental” and has been known to mix genres like rock, folk and others, Tracy said.
The band is composed of Tracy, 25, who plays bass, drums and sings backup vocals, and Zack Degler, 26, who is responsible for lead vocals, guitar and drums. Both are Boise natives.
The group’s unusual name stemmed from the band’s original name, Blue Yeti, which just so happened to be the name of a microphone company. The shared named caused confusion among fans who attempted to Google the name.
Mother Yeti plans to bring its unique sound to the stage Saturday during Curing Wendigo’s second annual Concert for Compassion fundraiser at East City Park in Moscow.
“The advantage of being able to play in a small town is that there’s a decent local following,” Degler said. “We’ve also found it surprising how talented the other musicians are here.”
Mother Yeti will share the spotlight with various regional bands, including Simba and the Exceptional Africans, the Hitmen and Charcoal Squids.
Mother Yeti’s self-titled EP, released in January, is available to stream and purchase at www.motheryeti.bandcamp.com.
If You Go
What: Curing Wendigo’s Concert for Compassion
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
Where: East City Park, 900 E. Third St., Moscow.
Cost: Free and open to the public. There will be tie-dye T-shirts for sale and ticket drawings for items donated by local businesses. All proceeds will be donated to Planting Peace and Action Against Hunger USA.