Marty O’ Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestrahttps://www.martyoreilly.com/
This four-man 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 & the Old Soul Orchestra hail from Santa Cruz, California. The band features O’Reilly on the electrified Resonator guitar and vocals, Chris Lynch on the Fiddle, Ben Berry on upright bass, and Matt Goff joining in on the drums. Within the five years since this project started, the band is already touring nationally, internationally, and selling out venues along the West Coast and throughout the United Kingdom.
The band’s latest studio effort, Stereoscope, marks a departure from the band’s adolescent Americana roots into music that is more nuanced, challenging, and rewarding. The band has grown, and it can be heard everywhere: in Marty’s voice, in the lyrical content, in the arrangements, and in the musicianship. This album will be one that listeners can come back to again and again, taking away something different each time.