Mon, Mar 19 7:00PM
The Music Room

MARTY O'REILLY & THE OLD SOUL ORCHESTRA

KRIS YOUMANS BAND

$10 IN ADVANCE / $13 DAY OF / $60 VIP TABLES


Artist Bios

MARTY O'REILLY & 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.

The Santa Cruz, California-based quartet’s latest, Stereoscope, out February 9, 2018, marks an evolutionary leap in a journey of artistic identity, songwriting maturity, band friendship and fiery group synergy. Here, Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra homed in on their signature cosmic roots aesthetic, brimming with cinematic songcraft, 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. 


KRIS YOUMANS BAND

Kris Youmans Band slips in their original western infused songs between Hank Sr. & Lefty Frizzell covers at shows .Youmans' voice is remininiscent of Loretta Lynn & Bonnie Raitt & her songwriting is strongly Roots influenced. The Kris Youmans Band country & swing fusion has found a niche among country & Americana music fans in the area.

Kris Youmans' songwriting style is strongly Roots influenced, and traditional & southern as her hometown of Savannah, Georgia.  Her mighty band, including Barefoot Slim on Steel Guitar, &  David Puett on Guitar help to achieve that high & lonesome sound which is the signature to their shows.