Shea Presents: Opal Canyon for Quarantunes

Shea Presents: Opal Canyon for Quarantunes

Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 8:00 pm
An online concert series because now the show must go on…line.

Shea Presents Presents: Opal Canyon for Quarantunes

In the wake of Covid-19 show cancellations, your favorite venues and arts hubs in the 413 have come together to create an online concert series because now the show must go on…line.

** Please consider supporting the artists by donating a tip on Venmo to program coordinator @emmaayres or PayPal to Funds will be dispersed to performer with a minute portion of proceeds going to the Shea Theater Arts Center.

Opal Canyon is a place where modern country finds psychedelic escape, featuring Debra DeMuth, Dave Houghton, Bob Hennessy, Ray Mason and Jason Smith. Debra DeMuth’s voice with an emotive, old-time resonance is featured vocally and Dave Houghton (of indie-rock groups, Fancy Trash and The Reejers), adds a dissonant vocal harmony along with his well-mastered guitar playing which can sway between delicate to furious in an instant. Opal Canyon has opened for Los Lobos, Donna the Buffalo and play to packed rooms across New England.

"Heartful and true songs, beautifully played and sung. Debra's voice is gorgeous, and the harmonies are killer!"- Tanya Donelly, Belly and Throwing Muses

"Right up the Americana will play well and find a good home in Nashville." -
Rob Thomas, AEG Live

"Great people making great music. Opal Canyon forever."- Mark Mulcahy, Miracle Legion

"Opal Canyon disarms you with a breezy Americana sound and soulful harmonies. Behind every song there is a story we all want to tell."- Nick Urata, Devotchka

Sheryl Hunter of the Recorder notes, "DeMuth has a sweet country folk vibe that nicely contrasts with Houghton’s edgier punk background. Together, they combine their voices and varying musical influences to create a one-of-a-kind Americana sound." DeMuth and Houghton previously teamed up as duo, And the Neighbors, with Opal Canyon they have added a full-band of talented, experienced musicians. Celebrated artist, Ray Mason, of the Lonesome Brothers and The Ray Mason Band offers his bass playing prowess, Jason Smith who has played drums for Chris Smither and Erin McKeown adds drums and percussion and Bob Hennessy who has played with Treefort and Ware River Club adds in electric guitar, mandolin, piano and organ. The 8 song record, Beauty and Loss, is the first for Opal Canyon and was engineered by Justin Pizzoferrato at Sonelab Studios and mastered by John Golden of Golden Mastering. It is available digitally as well as on vinyl.

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Special thanks to the Mass Cultural Council for their vital support this year in the form of a Cultural Sector Recovery Grant for Organizations, as well as a Festivals & Projects Grant. We'd also like to thank the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts for their support in the form of a Flexible Funding grant. We couldn't do this work without you!