About

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.

Since 2002 The Mighty Orq has been performing solo and with his band across the US and Europe. He has won multiple awards, released seven albums, and an instructional DVD for solo resonator slide guitar. He is a uniquely talented singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist with a focus in the American Roots Music genres.

Long known as a stand-out singer and guitarist, Orq has matured as a writer and arranger as heard on his most recent release, “Love In A Hurricane.” Where previously the musical emphasis was on raucous drum and guitar lines, here Orq takes a more song-centered approach letting songs dictate the instrumentation rather than the other way around. New compositions such as the title track as well as “Say It With Silence,” and the Weissenborn instrumental “Cannon Ball” feature an experienced composer, instrumentalist, and singer beginning to reach his stride.

Love In A Hurricane – 2016
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

His influences include Stevie Wonder, Joe Walsh, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmie Vaughan, Alan Haynes, Charlie Sexton, Martin Sexton, Arc Angels, Robert Johnson, The Beatles, Hank Mobley, Buddy Emmons, King’s X, ZZ Top, Spinal Tap, Doyle Bramhall, Sr., Doyle Bramhall II, Hank Williams, Don Helms, Leo Kottke, Lloyd Green, Terri Greene, Cindy Cashdollar, AC/DC, The Faces, Don Julio, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Texas Johnny Brown, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Eddie Rivers, Herb Alpert, Vince Guaraldi, Robert Johnson, and Prince.