Date: Sunday, October 7
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Moline Vikings Club 1450 41st Street, Moline, Illinois 61265 / (309) 764-8758
Orphan Jon & the Abandoned tore up Kavanaugh's on April 22. If you were there we know you want to hear more. If you missed it, here's your chance. They'll be at the Moline Viking Club, 1450 41 St. Moline, Illinois on Sunday, October 7. The music starts at 6:00 p.m. and all it will cost you is $12.00 or $10.00 if you're a member of the Mississippi Valley Blues Society. You can join at the door so you can save at this and future shows.
Orphan Jon and The Abandoned (OJATA) is an American Roots and Blues band from Southern California. OJATA is quickly becoming a go to band because of the high energy and passion they display while performing. Roots and Blues is their life blood, and it shows in their ever popular originals; and the few selective covers, they bring to every show. It is the bands goal to captivate the audience from the first note struck until the last chord is played while entertaining them both musically and visually.
OJATA simply put, is a very unique band. Unique in that they express themselves in such a way; that's so different, that many have said after seeing them perform live, they've never seen nor heard anyone like them before. And not only do they capture the traditional fans of the blues; which they so love and cherish, but also have been gaining more and more of a younger audience due to the Roots style of music they showcase everywhere they've been honored to play. When you see and hear OJATA you will be taken on a journey through the ups and downs, the twists and turns, peaks and valleys of the vibrancy of love and everyday living through their music. They are a rare breed full of spirit and charisma, and they put on a show that is both energetic and captivating with a tight sound like no other.
Orphan Jon and The Abandoned is a band that totally captures the essence of what Americana Music is all about; hard work, rough life, grinding days, moving souls, touching hearts and heartfelt love, day to day, and all the time.
"A must see, a must hear band that is turning heads everywhere they perform." Al Factorman- Well Respected Blues Enthusiast and Historian of Los Angeles, Ca.
Mississippi Valley Blues Society
Sunday, October 7
Orphan Jon & the Abandoned
Moline Vikings Club (309) 764-8758
1450 41st Street
6:00 p.m. -- Admission is $12.00 or $10.00 for MVBS members
Sunday, October 28
Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
Rock Island's Establishment Theatre
220 19th Street
Rock Island, Illinois
6:00 p.m. -- Admission is $18.00 or $15.00 for MVBS members
An extensive list of other blues and jazz shows in the area can be found here.