Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings, based in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, embodies the sounds of the Ozark Mountains: a little soul, a little roots, a little rock-and-roll, a little old-timey swing – and a lot of heart.
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.