Santa Cruz-based folk-and-blues act Marty O’Reily and the Old Soul Orchestra (Chris Lynch and Jeff Kissell) deliver trance-infused blues on their full-length debut, “Pray For Rain,” which follows up last year’s self-titled live album.
With such influences as Tom Waits, Howlin’ Wolf and John Fahey, the three-man orchestra (guitar, double bass and fiddle) put a unique spin on their love of early Delta tradition, delivering Americana storytelling with an old, soulful voice, making “Pray For Rain” sound both modern and contemporary.
They will play at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St., along with the Lowest Pair, an old-time roots duet, featuring the high and lonesome harmonies of banjo-pickin’ songsters Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee. They perform both traditional and original music, often nestling in somewhere between.
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