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Monday, September 6, 2010

Mr. Moccasin Steps Into Baltimore Unsigned

Mr. Moccasin, a songwriting partnership between instrumentalist Jared T. Fischer and vocalist Hanna Badalova, started in 2003. "We came up with our mascot before we had a name for a band," says Badalova. "Jared and I are both very visual people, and we both have an affinity for animals . . . . so we came up with a character named Mr. Moccasin. It's a bunny with a bow and arrow and a pair of moccasins on."

The indie rock sound came later, evolving from a collective of area musicians with Fischer and Badalova at the core. In 2007 the band released its debut album, Deer Eyes Bunny Eyes, a collection of songs about animals, fruits, vegetables and foreign locales. 

Tune in at 8 p.m. Tuesday,
with an encore at 9 a.m. Saturday, as Mr. Moccasin previews selections from their forthcoming second album You Will Take a Trip to the Sea.

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