The summer has been amazing on many levels & there’s no sign of it letting up anytime soon! A string of performances w/ friends & in support of the local original music community kicks off this Friday evening @ Mojoe’s Red Lounge where The Old Gang Orchestra will share the bill w/ our good friend Alex Hoffer & his band. We’ll be joined for the performance by mandolin virtuoso & Leadfoot Band front man Steven Haberichter! Saturday night, it’s back to our local for a show to benefit Chicago Street Pub’s unending support for local music & a grassroots movement by the artists who perform there to update the sound equipment & thank the owners for their massive contribution over the years! If you’re in the area, stop down & be counted!
It’s been a busy kick off to Summer & performances, both solo & w/ The O.G.O. have been plentiful & very well received! New venues on the schedule & return trips to Festivals in various parts of the country have made for a fantastic way to meet new friends & spread the word; with highlights so far including the full band @ Summerfest in Milwaukee WI & a trip w/ new Flipside label mate Allison Flood to the 35th annual Festival for the Eno in Durham NC as well as upcoming performances in Champaign, Chicago, WI, MO & at the 3rd Annual Hopstring Fest in IL, it’s looking to be the best Summer stretch yet! Please check back for details & updates & continue to have a safe & music filled Summer!
The annual gathering of Flipside artists & fans @ Cabin Creek in Black Mountain, NC. was a huge success this year. Special thanks to all who made it out to this year’s weekend festivities! Beautiful weather, wonderful company & some amazing sets turned in by the likes of Davey Ramone Morrison, Colm O’Brien, Allison Flood & Cutthroat Shamrock, not to mention all of the after hours sessions, made these few days in the mountains an unforgettable experience…See you all next year
Out of the Winter imposed hiatus that the last few months have been, has come a number of wonderful projects & a look ahead to the warmth of a Spring & Summer festival season that can not get here fast enough! The O.G.O. has had a number of successful regional appearances this season & have been hard @ work on a wealth of new material written over the course of the winter months. In addition to writing & prepping for the next phase of touring, John has been busy working on a number of other Flipside projects & is currently in the final production stages of a new Flipside artist’s recording (To be announced soon). With a number of performances lined up & many more in the works, the coming year looks to be the most busy to date, including highly anticipated return appearances to both the Cabin Creek (April,NC) & Hopstring (August,IL)Festivals. Check back for details & updates as they are confirmed, as well as some very exciting announcements in the coming weeks!
Here’s hoping that the year has started out well for all of you & that the cold weather we’ve been getting around the country hasn’t dampened your spirits! The good people @ Flipside are currently working very hard on the 2014 schedule for solo & full band shows & we’ve already confirmed return performances @ Cabin Creek 4/25 & 26(NC) & Hopstring Fest 8/23 with many club dates & additional festivals currently awaiting confirmation…Please check back for updates! Thanks for all the support & kindness! Looking forward to seeing you all in your cities, towns, & villages in the coming months! Stay warm & keep singing & dancing!
Merchandise bearing the brand new “John Condron & The Old Gang Orchestra” logo is now available from the Flipside label’s homepage! Three new styles to choose from…Tshirts, Ladies Tshirts, & “Brewers” work shirts are all being offered at a special discount & in “bundles” for the holidays! Click the link below to browse all of the music & wear-ables that Flipside has to offer!
On Saturday 12/14, John & The Old Gang Orchestra will perform w/ Vaudevileins @ their home away from home & the scene of many a recording session, Third City Sound! Please join us if you’re in the area for a special, “genre hopping” night of music & camaraderie! Help us celebrate a fantastic year & the promise of things to come. Click the link for all the details!
The Old Gang Orchestra headed into William Aldridge’s, Third City Sound earlier this month for a live recording & video shoot w/ friend & famed photographer Zoran Orlic. The fruits of this & future sessions will be released in the coming months but for now…a teaser from one of the many “jams” which occurred throughout the first morning…Thanks Zoran…enjoy!