Photos: Marty O’Reilly + the Old Soul Orchestra at Sweetwater Music Hall

Marty O Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra (photo: Ria Burman) Marty O'Reilly soul-folk-rocked Sweetwater Music Hall last week. High-energy musicianship swept the night along with drum-jazz steady grooves, fiddle-fantastic solo shreds, stand-up bass-bumping beats, and guitar-smoking showdowns. Add to the mix Marty O'Reilly's undeniably soulful, smooth vocals and the result is a band displaying a groovy kind of feeling.

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Mixtape: New Music from Santa Cruz’s Best Bands Download: Mixtape: New Music from Santa Cruz's Best Bands (Podcast #367) The Thrills once said, "Santa Cruz, you're not that far" -- a statement far truer for San Franciscans than for a band from Dublin, Ireland -- but the truth is, the Santa Cruz music scene has always felt a little remote, tethered to the Bay Area by that treacherous Highway 17. That feeling of distance isn't for a lack of talent, mind you: from Camper Van Beethoven and Comets on Fire through The Devil Makes Three, Battlehooch, and Mammatus, plenty of great bands have emerged from Santa Cruz [...]

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