Tag Archives: Roy Orbison

Divus Julius presents: Orville Peck

Emerging country musician Orville Peck, who is gay, only appears in public in a cowboy hat and mask, and his voice has earned favorable comparisons to Roy Orbison, Chris Isaak and Elvis Presley.

When listening to the mysterious nomad’s recently debut album Pony, it is clear the dusty roots of country music flows heavily through Peck’s bloodstream. Adopting and expanding upon an outlaw demeanor best illustrated by the likes of Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn and Waylon Jennings decades ago and more recently, Sturgill Simpson, Peck renders the timeless genre with otherness. Tomorrow in concert at Sidecar.

Best covers: Morrissey “It’s Over”

Late last year, Morrissey officially announced that he’d be releasing a covers album in 2019 called California Son. Today, the Moz has shared our first taste of it: a cover of Roy Orbison’s “It’s Over,” which was co-written by Orbison and Bill Dees and released in 1964.