American music at its finest; with an arresting and nuanced voice, and a singular guitar style The Mighty Orq solo or with his band is powerfully soulful.

Orq’s latest album, “Solo at the Bugle Boy” is now available on all digital music platforms! Recorded live at his sold out concert in La Grange, TX, the album is equal parts grit and honey. Songs range from the raw slide blues played on his National resonator, to folk, contemporary instrumental guitar music, and even eastern sounds performed on the cigar box. The varied sounds and musical ideas offered on this album are a rare treat for music lovers, and an exciting snapshot of one of Texas Music’s rising stars.

“Solo at the Bugle Boy” is available for both streaming and download. Click one of the links below for your preferred method of music enjoyment!

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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 the city in which he was raised. His performances include songs spanning numerous genres of music including country, folk, blues, jazz, rock and roll, and even hints of zydeco.

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

In 2020 Orq and his band mates, Mark Riddell on bass and Chris Ardoin on drums, are composing and recording new material for a studio release. In additon the band videoed their Halloween 2019 performance at the legendary Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe in Galveston for release over the coming year. Stay tuned for the digital release of this material and the forthcoming album in 2020! #comeandpossum


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


*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

Song of the Week

Song of the Week “Houston Blues”

Here’s a solo rendition of the Alan Haynes song, “Houston Blues” with some of my own added lyrics. Check out Alan at one of his shows in Texas. He’s truly one of the greats. https://m.facebook.com/AlanHaynesBand/ Category People & Blogs License Standard YouTube License



Sam Austin – Gulf Coast Entertainment