Stompin’, strummin’, and hummin’, one-man wonder The Wrong Omar graced the studio last Wednesday with his cheeky folk prowess, telling tales of loving and losing, coming of age and immediately being kicked out, and parents who don’t want to share their weed with their adoring progeny. Joey Shaheen, the man behind the mix, impressively kicks out the acoustic guitar, a fleet of harmonicas (complete with harp rack), and even a kick drum and tambourine, all at once. Imagine the likes of Bob Dylan, Jack White, John Popper, and a young Bruce Springsteen embodied within one organic vessel, and you’ve got an idea of what Joey is coming from and getting at. His ultra-personal, yet tongue-in-cheek, pauses mid-song simultaneously confuse the hell out of and offer a unique opportunity to the listener to truly connect to Joey’s current state of mind.
Aside from performing regularly, The Wrong Omar has conquered 3 national tours, has jammed on several radio stations (including KUMD Duluth, WDVX Knoxville, KMSU Mankato, and KDTR Missoula), is on the Snowbank Records label, and has released a multitude of original albums.
The Wrong Omar will be performing at the Gunflint Tavern in Grand Marais, MN, on January 16th and 17th, both at 9 PM, as well as Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale in Alexandria, MN, at 8 PM.
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-Article by Seth Hynes-Marquette