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For ten years The Mighty Orq has been performing 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 is a celebration of 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 vocals. Additionally, Soulful City reached position # 20 on the Living Blues Radio Chart and position #12 on the Blues Debut Radio Chart for June 2013, the first month of its release. The CD was made possible by a grant from the Houston Arts Alliance, and is available here.
Soulful City – 2013
Lost In Germany – 2011
To The Bone – 2008
Milk Money – 2005
Ghost Train: Live at The Big Easy – 2004
Prayer Book – 2003