About Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings
Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings deliver a high energy performance that provides
a unique live experience driven by soulful vocals, engaging and accessible song writing,
and tasteful blends of rippin’ instrumentals.
GENRE: Soul Roots-n-Roll
ALBUM: One Down, Forever To Go
AVAILABLE ON: iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, CD Baby, etc.
CONTACT: Kelly Larson, Booking Agent
Bio: Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings
Opal’s voice is packed with power and emotion; her lyrics are sophisticated yet accessible. The band made up of four seasoned musicians provides a consistently tight backdrop that pushes every song forward, compelling listeners to pay close attention, lest they miss a single minute of this show. The result is music that’s irresistible, no matter the listener’s background.
Opal, already a skilled songwriter, holds nothing back. She couldn’t if she tried. Every Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings performance seems like their best of the year as the band’s commitment to their music shines. Watching them perform her dozens of originals – with a few covers and jams thrown in now and then – is riveting, as Opal soars at leading the gifted players, effortlessly displaying a commanding stage presence that is as rich as it is rare.
Even the most studious listener would never know it, but Opal is relatively new to the world of performing. While still a college student, Opal began a songwriting collaboration with her mother, DeAnna Smith, an accomplished writer in other realms. Their songs reflect their deep roots in the Ozark Highlands, as well as their concerns about the current conditions and future of the region. They know their history, but they do not long for it so much as explore how it may shape the future. Their approach is both fresh and familiar.
Drawing from many genres, Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings blends the best elements of soul, blues, jazz, gospel, country, swing, and traditional mountain music into a sound that captures the past and boldly pushes ahead. The band’s fan base is an eclectic and broad blend of folks from all walks of life, stretching from across the West, Mid-West and the South, where they have established successful tour routes filled with eager supporters.
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