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Marty O’Reilly at The Ritz

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CRUZ'S BLUES: Santa Cruz's Marty O'Reilly brings his own take on the blues to The Ritz.

CRUZ'S BLUES: Santa Cruz's Marty O'Reilly brings his own take on the blues to The Ritz.

Santa Cruz-based singer and songwriter Marty O’Reilly is often thought of as a folk and Americana act, but make no mistake: in his heart, he’s channeling the blues. Possessed of an otherwordly old-soul singing voice, O’Reilly and his band, the Old Soul Orchestra, have been charming Bay Area audiences for years with a deft mix of moody covers of Johnny Cash, Tom Waits and Howlin’ Wolf, and striking originals like those on the group’s mature new album, Stereoscope. With five years of touring now under his belt, the man with the world-weary voice now has something to be weary about. (WB)

Marty O’Reilly
Fri, 8pm, $16+
The Ritz, San Jose

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