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!
I am very pleased & excited to announce that I am now officially a SESAC affiliate. The switch over has been in the works for a number of months & the entire catalog of songs will now be represented under the moniker Old Gang Music (formerly Tacony Music- ASCAP). Thanks to all @ SESAC for their help & energy during this process! Looking forward to a happy & fruitful working relationship for many years to come!
The show @ Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music proved to be a great night on a number of levels. Opening up the show for the likes of Paul Brady, the setting of Maurer Hall, the hospitality of the entire staff, the amazing sound, the incredible crowd response (all singing along together as the set came to a close) and the kind & slightly overwhelming feedback & interaction afterward, were all the stuff of dreams! Paul Brady’s set thrilled the audience with inspired & beautifully intimate performances of some of the legendary songwriter’s most celebrated works, all presented w/ a kind of joyfully natural ease…a real master at work! Thanks to everyone involved in putting the evening together & to all who made the trip out. See you soon -JC
Just announced! John will be opening the show for legendary songwriter Paul Brady @ Chicago’s famed Old Town School of Folk Music on Friday Nov 1st @ 8pm. Singer-songwriter Paul Brady is one of Ireland’s most highly regarded and successful artists. He crosses musical boundaries and defies genre incorporating folk, rock, blues traditional Irish and classic pop styles. Taking a break from a string of U.S. performances with Bonnie Raitt, Brady will play one night only in Chicago & has asked John to join him for the evening!
“Some guys got it down, Leonard Cohen, Paul Brady, Lou Reed, secret heroes.” – Bob Dylan
“The iron fist in the velvet glove of Irish Music.” - Bono
John & Paul first worked together in February of this year, writing & recording a song for “The Gathering” in Donegal, Ireland. Don’t miss this incredible night …tickets are available @ the link below!