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 and the Old Soul Orchestra hail from Santa Cruz, California. In addition to O'Reilly on the electrified Resonator guitar and vocals, the band features Chris Lynch on the Fiddle, Ben Berry on upright bass, and Matt Goff on drums. Within the three 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.
"A band true to its name: soulful" -NPR
"Delightful... well crafted music" -SF Weekly
"raw musical excellence... guitar, fiddle and double bass played to within an inch of their inanimate lives." - 4000milestonashville