The Mighty Orq is one of Houston’s most exceptional and hardest working talents. His dedication has won him the Houston Blues Society’s “Best Solo Act” multiple years, taking him to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, where he was a finalist. The full list:
**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
Born and bred in Houston, Texas, Orq has a truly individual sound that is as diverse and unique as the city in which he was raised. Whether you see Orq performing solo or you get the full band experience, it is something you won’t forget any time soon.
Orq is a musician’s musician. When playing a gig he rarely brings less than 5 guitars, including a National Resonator, a “Frankenstein” Strat, a gold top Les Paul, a Keith Alan Cigar Box, and a Keith Alan 10-string non-pedal steel guitar. His performances include songs spanning numerous genres of music including country, blues, jazz, and of course, rock and roll.