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Rocky Road to The Blues Roots: The Orphan Jon Story Part I by Peggy Stevinson Bair

Any musician who gets credited with being an overnight sensation knows that statement just makes for good headlines. In reality, the backstory for greatness is a road paved with more rocks than a prison quarry. Even with the rising, seemingly quick success of blues singer/songwriter Orphan Jon English, he still informs his ever-growing fan base […]

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“Orphan Jon, Abandoned No More” on Rip Cat Records is Available to Purchase!!

We’re excited to announce that our debut album Orphan Jon “Abandoned No More” featuring Bruce Krupnik is NOW available to purchase online at the following locations. Personalized signed copy by OJATA and the Producer Mr. Barry Levenson can be purchased at ripcatrecords.com. You can purchase a download of the album at iTunes. And you can […]

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Featured Artist On “Nothin” But The Blues” Radio Show KJAZZ 88.1 FM Los Angeles, Ca. on Sunday 10/28/2017

On Sunday Oct. 28th OJATA had the tremendous honor of being once again the featured Indie Artist of the Week on “Nothin’ But The Blues” hosted by Gary “The Wagman” Wagner. This time around the soon to be released album “Orphan Jon; Abandoned No More, featuring Bruce Krupnik” was given the airplay. Starting off from […]

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OJATA Opens For Tommy Castro 1/27/2018

Orphan Jon & The Abandoned have been invited by the SLO Blues Society of San Luis Obispo, Ca. to open for international and national touring artist Alligator Records Tommy Castro and The Painkillers. This is a another opportunity given to the band to showcase their music before a large and enthusiastic blues fanbase.

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OJATA Debut LP In The Making

The week of June 26th seen the band arrive at Pacifica Recording Studio’s in Los Angeles, Ca. to begin the long awaited process of recording their debut album “Abandoned No More”.  With well respected recording artist and record producer Barry Levenson (Storyville, Canned Heat etc.) and engineer Glenn Nishida(Mavis Staples, Jackson Brown etc.) at the […]

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OJATA Plays Legendary L.A. Club The Mint

Friday Feb. 24, 2017 OJATA played the legendary club The Mint in Los Angeles, Ca. The club has hosted many up and coming artists, as well as legendary performers over the years since it’s doors opened in 1937. Artists such as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Jackson Brown, George Clinton, Ivan Neville, BB King, Willie Dixon, […]

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OJATA Opens For Texas Blues Guitarist Zack Bramhall at Maui Sugar Mill Saloon in Tarzana, Ca. 4/18/16

Orphan Jon & The Abandoned had the honor of opening for Blues guitarist and singer Zack Bramhall; with Special Guest harmonica virtuoso Rj Mischo, at the invitation of Cadillac Zack before another packed house at his Cadillac Zack Presents show at The Maui Sugar Mill Saloon in Tarzana, Ca. on Monday April 18 th. Photo’s […]

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Featured Artist On “Nothin” But The Blues” Radio Show KJAZZ 88.1 FM Los Angeles, Ca. on Sunday 2/28/2016

On Sunday Feb. 28th OJATA had the tremendous honor of being the featured Indie Artist of the Week on “Nothin’ But The Blues” hosted by Gary “The Wagman” Wagner. The KJAZZ 88.1 FM program is highly respected by many in the SoCal Blues industry as the leader in both Jazz and Blues genres and for […]

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2015 Kern River Rock N’ Blues Festival Friday Night at The Sportsman Photo’s by Billy Folsom of Dumb Biker Visions Photography

On Friday night Sept. 25, 2015 Orphan Jon & The Abandoned had the pleasure of entertaining the crowd at the Sportsman Bar in Kernville, Ca. as part of the festivities of the weekend. At the annual festival, the bands are booked to play a 4 hour show in an up close and personal setting where […]

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