Opius Bliss Featuring Michelle Walker
Set Times: 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Opius Bliss is a New York City based blues fusion band. The Boston Globe calls them “…..a stunning fusion of talent…”. Building on their love for improvisation, Opius Bliss is a show-stopping and power-house new roots oriented band who infuse their music with Blues, Jazz, Rock and Soul. The five member group is gaining critical acclaim for not only their musicianship and talent but their arrangements of some blues standards and classic rock songs with a polish, sophistication of jazz. Featured vocalist and front person Michelle Walker is armed with a provocative, whiskey-soaked tone. She is a charismatic singer that uses an artful blend of blues, bebop, swing and soul with playful rhythmic expressiveness; bending the lines of vocal art. Throughout 2016 Michelle and Opius Bliss completed tours at Performing Art Centers, Concert Halls and Festivals in the USA, Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Indonesia and Thailand. The shows are intelligent, emotional and full of non-stop energy! She is one of the most important new vocalists today according to The Washington Post and “….Masterful….” says Birdland Jazz Club! This tightknit group is gaining a tremendous amount of praise and comparison to The Tedeschi trucks band, Alabama Shakes and The Cassandra Wilson Band for their soulfully driven shows.