ABOUT

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.

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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.


Opal Canyon will be releasing their new album, Beauty and loss, in Spring of 2019. It is the first for Opal Canyon and was engineered by Justin Pizzoferrato at Sonelab Studios and mastered by John Golden of Golden Mastering. It will be released digitally as well as on vinyl.

 

"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."

- Sheryl Hunter, The Recorder

"DeMuth is an honest, intelligent writer who is not afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve as she draws deeply from her own experiences."

-Editor, The Cornbread Cafe

“Heartful and true songs, beautifully played and sung. Debra’s voice is gorgeous, and the harmonies are killer” Tanya Donelly, Belly/Throwing Muses

 

 "Great tunes sung and played with heart, soul and conviction." Ray Mason

 

"Right up the Americana line...it 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, Polaris 


"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