Ernie Durawa and the Durawa Band with Chris Alcaraz and Murali Coryell welcome Michael O’Connor for a return engagement to the Backstage at El Mercado on October 16.
Michael O’Connor is a Texas guitarist, singer, and songwriter from Corpus Christi, now living in Colorado. For decades he has played and recorded with musicians including Ray Wylie Hubbard, Slaid Cleaves, Adam Carroll, Susan Gibson, Terri Hendrix, and Shelley King. A lifetime of hard-won experience on and off stage has allowed Michael a rare insight into the world of the rough, the faithless, the romantic, and the unlucky, all of who find refuge in his songs. Michael has toured through the United States and overseas and has released six albums. He is proud to have been inducted into the South Texas Music Walk of Fame.
O’Connor’s latest release is “Loose Ends” released in 2017. He released “Green And Blue” (Bare Knuckle) in 2000. “Bloodshot Vagabond” is his fifth album, counting one he split with Adam Carroll. On the 11 songs, three were co-written with Jeff Plankenhorn, and two with Carroll and Michael Waters.
Jim Beal Jr. of the San Antonio Express-News says of O’Connor ’s newly released album “…a collection of songs that take unvarnished looks at not-so-beautiful losers who populate the margins: the has-beens, the never-will-bes…With the line, ‘a bar tab as long as Billy Gibbons’ beard,’ even losers win.”
Michael O'Connor on AirPlay Direct: http://www.airplaydirect.com/music/michaeloconnor/
Join the Durawa Band with Ernie Durawa, Chris Alcaraz, Murali Coryell, and special guest Michael O’Connor for a fabulous music and good times.
Admission to the event is $7. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Showtime: 7:30PM—9:30 PM. Ample Free Parking is available. Great Mexican Food.