Marty O’Reilly
Lilac's Daughter & Daniel Hawke

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High & Lonesome & Delph Family present... Marty O'Reilly + special guests Lilac's Daughter & Daniel Hawke Sunday 5th March 2017 Oporto, Call Lane, Leeds Explaining Marty O’Reilly’s music is like describing a remembered dream. It feels familiar, but at the same time it feels new. It's blues but not blues, folk but not folk, soulful but not soul. Marty’s voice is beautiful and distinctive, his lyrics stark yet lush over gritty electrified guitar. One can also hear an urgency in the songs, expressing something elemental and perhaps contradictory: love and anger, joy and pain. From raw gospel blues to cinematic epics, from heavy driving grooves to delicately arranged folk songs. Leaving the stage out of breath, the ground littered with broken strings, it's hard to describe, impossible to categorize. Yet people who know the music will try to explain it to you, just as you might struggle to explain a dream in the morning. The visions might slip away as you recount them, but the feeling remains. Conceived in Santa Cruz California in 2012 and has been touring relentlessly ever since, from San Francisco to New Orleans to London to Seattle. They invite you to join them. "A band true to its name: soulful" - NPR "Delightful... well crafted music" - SF Weekly "Raw musical excellence... guitar, fiddle and double bass played to within an inch of their inanimate lives." - 4000 Miles to Nashville "Definitely on the top of the Americana list penned by any serious connoisseur of roots music this year." - Portland Tribune £6 adv. from Crash Records, Jumbo Records & online...