This four-man orchestra seamlessly weaves blues based 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 hails from Santa Cruz, California. In addition to O’Reilly on the electrified resonator guitar and vocals, the band features Chris Lynch on the fiddle, Jeff Kissell on upright bass, and Matt Goff joining in on the drums.
The band formed in Santa Cruz California in 2012 and has been touring relentlessly ever since, from San Francisco to New Orleans to London to Seattle.
Live performance is at the core of the O’Reilly project. The four man band goes from raw gospel blues to cinematic epics, from heavy driving grooves to delicately arranged folk songs. They leave the stage out of breath, the ground littered with broken strings and bow hairs.
SF Weekly calls their music, "Delightful... well crafted and NPR calls them "A band true to its name: soulful" –NPR
Tickets are $10 and are available at the tasting room or at feistwines.com.