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Summer At Tybee

by Opio

Stripped down, gritty, Latino rock and salsa.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Victoria
3:02 $0.99
2. Messin' Around
3:50 $0.99
3. I Was So Gone
3:44 $0.99
4. Girl In My Life
3:20 $0.99
5. Good Ole San Antone
4:15 $0.99
6. My Goal Is Not Too Far Away
5:37 $0.99
7. My Sister
3:41 $0.99
8. Salsa
5:03 $0.99
9. Tired of Crying
6:46 $0.99
10. Señorita Bonita
5:02 $0.99
11. Told My Woman
3:32 $0.99
12. * I Was So Gone
3:44 $0.99
13. * Tired Of Crying
5:03 $0.99
14. * My Goal Is Not Too Far Away
5:21 $0.99
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Album Notes
Where the Music Came From

I was born Victor René Opio in Kenedy, Texas on July fifth nineteen sixty one. I started playing music when I was five years old after my father (Domingo Opio-Opio) bought one of those Sear Roebuck combo packs of claves, bongos, and maracas. My two older brothers Domy and Richard played alto E-flat saxphone and drums. Many years later, my little sister Soria tried her hand at the violin.

My mother (Gladys Opio-Reyes) was the one with the talent. She was a Chicana from Alice, Texas that danced and sang rancheras in her Mexican Mariachi outfit. I guess some of her stage talent rubbed off on me. Her stage name was Chelito Reyes. My father (Domingo) did know a thing or two about the guitar.

As the years progressed, at fifteen years old I started playing the acoustic guitar to the tunes of my Puerto Rican father's stereo. Learning much of my musical knowledge in church while serving mass as an alter boy, I incorporated much of the spiritual music into my compositions.

From the proceeds of saving at one summer job, I managed to purchase my first electric guitar. It was a Guyatone. I remember one guy I jammed with saying that it sounded like a banjo. But what-the-heck, I was electrified and no rich kid was going to discourage me.

My interests turned to the upright bass during my high school years. My first electric bass was a Memphis and it was solid oak and weighed a ton. I played that one until I broke the cable in the input jack. I later bought an imitation Gibson SG bass. That was a cool bass until someone came over to my apartment when I was having a party, dropped it, and broke a machine head. Man, I almost threw the guy over the banister of the stairwell because I knew I could never find a replacement machine head for it. I later bought a Peavey T-40 bass that I played for 12 years or longer. It was also made of solid oak. I lost it to a pawn shop when I was down on my luck. I sort of miss that big heavy piece of oak hanging from my neck.

All along I was partial to the acoustic guitar, writing and practicing every chance I could. Many of my songs I honed with my good friend Robert Ybarra of San Antonio, Texas with whom I've been jamming with for over 20 years. Robert, who is a percussionist plays drums, timbales, congas, bongos and a number of other percussion trinkets that he has collected over the years. He helped me bring my words and rythms to life. Too bad he lives in San Antonio and I live in Savannah, Georgia now.

This album is a compilation of some of the songs that Robert and I have written and played over the years and now I am offering it to you for your listening pleasure. The drummer on the album is my good friend LaMarcus (Mr. Williams) Williams. He rocks on the drums. I hope you like it and recommend it to all of your friends. There's a lot more where this came from, so buy the CD and help me make a go of my musical career. You can purchase, "Summer At Tybee," CDBaby.



My Interests:
Playing on my guitars, I have 5 of them and a piano
Watching DVD's
Buying new recording equipment and instruments
Learning new software so I can do some cool webstuff



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Hunka Chunka's Baby!

Latin Rock with the relaxation of the Sea Breeze
The music is true Soft Latin Rock. My favoriate is Victoria, listen to the talent in those fingers at work. I understand they are other OPIO CD's available, where can we find them to buy?

Lonnie Jenkins

Come on and get some
What else can you say the whole album catches the entire Tybee vibe as well as any I have ever encountered. Many have tried to capture the Tybee spirit and have wound out passed out in the marsh trying. Not Vic, he kept it real from the beginning, and the real standout song is Told my woman...An instant classic

big poppa pump daddy mofo

this rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
opio this is the bombay!!! where did you drudge up such amazing talent! i am having an event in a few weeks and would mucho deniro for your services - call me at 1-800-this-sucks