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FOLK | Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra

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Santa Cruz singer-songwriter Marty O'Reilly plays it dirty, gritty, and raw. As his band lays out its lopsided, sepia-toned waltz, he sings each line as if it's his last. The emotion is genuine. Initially O'Reilly paints a dark picture as if he were dwelling in a Nick Cave, before vacillating into astute, poetic stuff. When he picks up the resonator, the haunting begins. Dark and beautiful and beguiling.

Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra play Tuesday, March 27, at Good Luck, 55 Anderson Avenue. 7 p.m. $30. honestfolkpresents.com; martyoreilly.com.

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