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BIOGRAPHY

The Mighty Orq is one of Texas’s most exceptional and hardest-working talents. Born in Houston, Orq has a sound that is as diverse and unique as his home town. His music is a blend of delta blues, bluesgrass, folk, roots and psychedelic rock. Or more succinctly, Gulf Coast Roots Music.

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Long known as a stand-out singer and guitarist, Orq has matured both as a writer and arranger as heard on his 2016 release, “Love In A Hurricane,” and as a solo performer on his 2019 album “Solo at the Bugle Boy,” a live album recorded at the famed central Texas listening room and released on YAWP Records.

During the pandemic  Orq developed a live streaming series called The Stay at Home Sessions, that allowed him to continue performing. The concert series became a staple of Mighty Orq fans, and hosted Texas music luminaries such as  Kevin "Shinyribs" Russell, Guy Forsyth, and Buenos Diaz,  as well as New Orleans harmonica virtuoso, Jason Ricci.

 

Working with Edgewater Music Group, Orq recently completed a new studio album which is currently being shopped for release in 2024. He continues to perform with his band as well as solo nearly non-stop throughout the Gulf Coast region.

DISCOGRAPHY

Solo at the Bugle Boy – 2019
Love In A Hurricane – 2016
Delta Blues Guitar (DVD) – 2014
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

AWARDS & HONORS

*Houston Press Music Award, “Best Guitarist” – 2007
**Houston Press Music Award, “Best Guitarist” – 2010
**International Blues Challenge, “Finalist/Solo-Duo” – 2011
**Houston Arts Alliance, “Individual Artist Grant” – 2011
**Houston Press Music Award, “Best Blues” – 2012
**Houston Press Music Award, “Best Blues” – 2015
**International Blues Challenge, “Finalist/Solo-Duo” – 2016

 

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