Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra

Live Act Americana Blues Roots
Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra - Americana Blues Roots Live Act in Santa Cruz

Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra Short Info

This “orchestra” seamlessly weaves trance-based blues music, harkening back to John Lee Hooker and Howlin' Wolf, with a drunken minor swing comparable to some of Tom Waits' darker works.

Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra deliver an enthralling and passionate performance, which often leaves them out of breath and the stage littered with broken strings and bow hairs.

Marty O'Reilly began his musical journey as a blues guitar player, with his ear pressed close to the ancient hiss in the works of Blind Willie Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, John Lee Hooker, Charlie Patton, and Leadbelly. Through extensive listening and studying of the early delta greats, O'Reilly developed a unique foundation onto which he would incorporate themes from influences in other musical veins such as John Fahey, Nick Drake, John Vandiver, and Tom Waits.

Whether it be his original pieces or his renditions of old American classics, O'Reilly tells his story through an old and soulful voice, propelled by a sense of authentic emotional adrenaline.

This “orchestra” seamlessly weaves trance-based blues music, harkening back to John Lee Hooker and Howlin' Wolf, with a drunken minor swing comparable to some of Tom Waits' darker works.

Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra deliver an enthralling and passionate performance, which often leaves them out of breath and the stage littered with broken strings and bow hairs.

Marty O'Reilly began his musical journey as a blues guitar player, with his ear pressed close to the ancient hiss in the works of Blind Willie Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, John Lee Hooker, Charlie Patton, and Leadbelly. Through extensive listening and studying of ...

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Discography Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra

  • 2015 Preach 'Em Now EP | Blue House Music
  • 2015 Pray For Rain Album | Blue House Music

Media

  • Video Marty O'Reilly - Captain's ...
  • Video Marty O'Reilly & the Old So...
  • Sound Marty O'Reilly - Preach 'Em...

Origin

  • Santa Cruz US

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