“Opatz brings a power pop sensibility to his Americana, putting whimsical touches to songs that are deadly serious.” —Wide Open Country
8:00 PM, Doors at 7:30 PM
Izaak Opatz is a mountain man from Montana. He works in National Parks, cutting trails through the woods, goes weeks on end without seeing another single person, and in his down time writes songs described as “a tender slice of jaunty slacker rock…ridiculously catchy, fun as hell, with an utterly charming quirkiness” (Amelia Maher, The Line of Best Fit).
Opatz is one of a kind, an eccentric singer-songwriter who you can’t help rooting for as he tries to sort out his love life in songs he describes as “Rom-Com earnestness with a sense of humor.” His latest album, Mariachi Static (which takes its title from a lyric in Zevon’s “Carmelita”), produced by Malachi DeLorenzo, is “an easygoing listen, driven by Opatz’s sublime way with a lyric” (Rollingstone.com).
Opener Tracy Manuel is an alt-country percussionist, guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Born and raised in Far NorCal, she chronicles contemporary rural life in her music, borrowing evenly from plaintive acoustic songcraft and experimental electric knob-twiddling. Her 2018 album, Purgatory, CA, is an unflinching song cycle bearing witness to small-town disaster, from the personal to the political to the ecological.