American Soul


From San Diego...

... to Minnesota

Tony Ortiz has thrilled audiences with his outstanding singing and heartfelt songs.  As lead singer of the Monroes in the 80s, you've heard Tony on the radio singing 'What Do All the People Know' or perhaps seen them touring with Rick Springfield or Toto.  Now in Minnesota and fronting his band, the Guns of Soul, Tony's original songs are a powerhouse of Americana soul.

Tony Ortiz and the Guns of Soul are:

Tony Ortiz: Lead vocals, guitar

Rosa Gaona: Vocals

Mark Medcalf: Drums

Kent Peterson: Bass

Frank Plachecki: Keys

Randy Wideman: Guitar

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Upcoming Shows

Previous events

Tony and Friends at the 318

318 Cafe, Excelsior

Tony will be joined by his friends at the intimate 318 Cafe in beautiful Excelsior. Please join us!

Relay For Life

Stillwater Jr High School

Tony Oritiz and the Guns of Soul are proud to participate in this worthwhile benefit raising money for cancer treatment. The event starts at 2 pm with live music thruout the afternoon. TonyO and 'da Guns O Soul are up at 6:30.

Rosa w/Randy at Celebration Series

Warming House, Minneapolis

Rosa is singing at the Celebration series: The Music of Lori McKenna and Son Volt with Randy accompanying on guitar. A 'non-Tony' show, but has long time Guns of Soul members Rosa and Randy.




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Tony Ortiz original songs

Click 'play' on the site music player below to listen to tracks from Tony Ortiz's CD 'Someday':

Let That River Flow

Things We Thought We'd Never Say (new summer '19!)