For twelve years The Mighty Orq has performed solo and with his band across the US and Europe. He has won three Houston Press Music Awards (“Best Guitarist”- 2007, “Best Guitarist”- 2010, “Best Blues” – 2012), two regional International Blues Challenges (2011 & 2012), and released six albums.
The new album, released in the summer of this year and entitled Soulful City, is a departure from the southern rock-leaning To The Bone and Lost In Germany. This collection of new songs celebrates Orq’s native Houston and of that city’s rich musical heritage. It showcases Orq’s acoustic and resonator guitar acumen, his fluency with different musical styles (blues, americana, pop, instrumental acoustic), and various instruments (resonator, acoustic, & electric guitar, pedal & lap steel, bass, & percussion) as well as highlights the continued development of his nuanced and arresting voice.
Website: The Mighty Orq