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The Center For The Arts Presents From The Center: Marty O’Reilly and The Old Soul Orchestra
Friday, November 6, 2020
A Live Broadcast Event: 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Marty O’Reilly and The Old Soul Orchestra
Just when you think American roots music should be relegated to the dusty confines of a purist’s museum it will surprise you with a paradigm shift. Take Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra— passing through tradition, the quartet stumbled upon innovation, proving that old souls can be creatively fresh.
Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra have a signature cosmic roots aesthetic, brimming with cinematic song craft, impressionistic lyrics, clever arrangements, telepathic ensemble interplay, and soulfully world-weary vocals. Imagine the delta blues reprised by psychedelic indie rockers.
“My whole career has been based on better understanding what’s real and important in artistry, and what is bull#$%,” says Marty. “When you weed out all the excess, the little thing that is left is you.”
Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra features Marty on electrified resonator guitar and vocals, Chris Lynch on violin and keys, Ben Berry on upright bass, and Matt Goff on drums and percussion. The group specializes in roots music with evocative lyrics that are conceptually cryptic, relying on imagery and symbols to convey emotion. Artistic touchstones for the group include John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, the darkly cathartic oeuvre of Tom Waits, and the experimental arrangements of Radiohead.
Broadcasting Live Music From The Center.
This summer, on select Friday nights, The Center for the Arts invites you to tune in from home to enjoy live streaming shows. These special broadcasts will be available online at thecenterforthearts.org.
We remain committed to serving our community through this pandemic.
- * Making the arts accessible to all, include our community’s most vulnerable
- * Creating opportunities for local artists to perform and earn income
- * Celebrating our new state-of-the art performance venue
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