( Photo Courtesy of Peggy Stevinson-Bair)

Jon English; a Rip Cat Records recording artist known as Orphan Jon, originally based out of Southern California, now resides in the heartland of the Blues in the Midwest. He tours often with his band The Abandoned, which consists of top shelf pro musicians that helps to form the energy and vibe that so many enjoy at every show. Orphan Jon and The Abandoned, is a national touring Roots musical force. A 2018 Blues Blast Music Awards double nominee and a 2019 Independent Blues Award nominee. Currently receiving airplay throughout the world on many Blues and Roots stations for his debut album “Abandoned No More, featuring Bruce Krupnik” as well as his second endeavor “Reckless Abandon, LIVE”. Both albums have been well received by the Blues world and given high reviews for the albums and live performances by several top Blues critics, promoters and venue owners. OJATA performs originals; with a few covers mixed in, all with passion, high energy and a tight sound unlike any other.

From Southern California comes an original band that has a sound and style all its own. Rip Cat Records label release Orphan Jon “Abandoned No More, featuring Bruce Krupnik” is getting people talking. Jon’s lyrics are from the colors of his heart (think Dylan, Guthrie) and Bruce’s music is the brush of which they both paint this portrait of Orphan Jon “Abandoned No More”  ~Rip Cat Records


Recorded in his home town of Bakersfield CA at Orphan Jon’s favorite local venue ‘O’Hennings’. “Reckless Abandon” is loaded with energy from the beginning to the end, featuring 4 new original songs and 6 Orphan Jon fan favorites to enjoy. Rip Cat Records 2020.

Signed copy directly from the band on Venmo @OrphanJon for $15 with free postage included.

The debut CD on Rip Cat Records (2018). Orphan Jon “Abandoned No More, featuring Bruce Krupnik”

*Nominated 2018 Blues Blast Music Awards
~~Best New Artist Debut Album
~~Sean Costello Rising Star

*Nominated 2019 Independent Blues Awards
~~Best Modern Roots Album

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