John Condron and The Old Gang Orchestra
John Condron is a Philadelphia born singer-songwriter, musician, & producer who currently makes his home in Joliet IL. The former front man for the power quartet “the benefit” has been spending much of his time lately focusing on solo performances as well as performances w/ his full band project “The Old Gang Orchestra”. The most recent shows highlight songs from the band’s brand new release “Dead Tree” in addition to material from his five previous studio albums. John shares his time these days between performing & producing works for other artists, including a full length studio recording for multi platinum Irish singer songwriter Mickey Harte as well as a writing & production collaboration with legendary songwriter Paul Brady & the debut EP from singer songwriter Allison Flood. John is proudly endorsed by the Chicago based Hanson Guitar Co.(Lakland basses). He tours & performs regularly with a number of acts as a support musician & has written & arranged music for dance performance companies(TIDC)& performance poets(EM-press; Sourcebooks) as well as independent T.V. & film projects. Over the years John has shared the bill w/ many major label & independent acts from varying walks of life including Grammy nominated songwriter, poet & artist Joseph Arthur, guitar legend Adrian Belew, bluesman Kenny Wayne Shepherd, singer songwriter Duncan Sheik, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Lovin’ Spoonful, Irish music legend Finbar Furey & revered New Orleans songwriter Paul Sanchez to name a few; In addition, he is one of only three American artists to have performed a set as part of Francie Conway’s “Troubador Club”. John has spent the majority of the past year writing & performing in a number of capacities & plans are in the works for a return to the European stage in 2019, where his last string of shows was highlighted by a performance at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. John Condron & The Old Gang Orchestra’s latest collection, “Dead Tree”, was released in Feb 2018 & celebrated with a performance @ the legendary Rialto Square Theatre. A limited edition Vinyl LP was released on June 1st of this year & is available @ all live performances as well as select retail locations!
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