California’s Orphan Jon and The Abandoned is an American roots and blues band, with a wide variety of originals and covers. When you see them live they bring an energy and passion that you will experience both musically and visually. They are a band that totally captures the essence of what the blues is all about: hard work, rough life, grinding days, moving souls, touching hearts, and heartfelt love, and everyday living through their music.
In his body language, lyrics and vocals, frontman “Orphan Jon” English can be moving, emotional, heartfelt, and intense at one point, then soothing, soulful, lustful, and desiring at another. The Abandoned is completed by the harmonious and rhythmic guitar work of Bruce Krupnik, the steady uplifting bass drive of Will Anderson, and the captivating dynamics of drummer Tanner Byrom
“A must see, a must hear band that is turning heads everywhere they perform”- Al Factorman, Los Angeles blues historian
Orphan Jon and The Abandoned will be appearing in Portland at Duff’s Garage, 2530 NE 82nd, on Thursday, June 16 for a 9:00 pm show. Admission is $10.00. This is a Cascade Blues Association co-sponsored event, so show your current membership card and receive a $1.00 discount at the door.
On Saturday, June 18, the band will be at The Birk, 11139 Hwy 202 in Birkenfeld, Oregon. Show time is 7:00 pm. Admission is $10.00.