Opal Fly has been charming us for years with her bluesy voice and sax solos. On Saturday, April 27, 2019, I strolled in to see their show at Chelsea’s at 9:30 p.m. and WOW!
Multi-instrumentalist Opal Fly is a Kentucky-born singer/songwriter whose music is firmly rooted in tradition, yet her style transcends established genres. Refusing to be pigeonholed into one genre, they define this oh so pleasing sound as “electrioacousticragamafunkjazz” and it is guaranteed to move you.
"Ms. Fly is an incredibly fresh yet beautifully timeless creative artist whose soulful vocal stylings and deeply expressive saxophone playing are a joy to hear. She has shaped a repertoire that eloquently expresses her singular musical personality and interprets her material with intensity and grace that is entirely her own." - John Sinclair (Poet, DJ, 60's Radical)
A fresh and original voice, the two time NWAMA Songwriter of the Year first honed her talent playing on the streets of New Orleans and has traveled the world developing her unique sound and exploring new musical territory along the way.
Bassist Mark Buschkill and drummer Donn Middleton have played together in a number of groups over the last decade. As a rhythm section, they bring groove-based, power trio sensibilities that serve as perfect counterpoint to Opal's traditional leanings.
Joining forces in 2013, Opal Fly and KAPOW! have been playing shows and gaining new fans all across the midwest.
The Bloomington, IN based quartet released their second album, "Abundance", in 2017.
"...one of the most amazing voices in Blues." - Michael Johnathan (Host of Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour)