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February 10, 2013

Updates!

Hello!

Just a few quick updates:

1. We’ve got new music! Over the last few months we’ve been revisiting some old tunes to dust them off for shows. We’ve also been making some tweaks to older songs to give them a little “facelift” and we’re excited to share the results! (by all accounts, they look ten years younger ;-) We’ve also been writing new music, which we’ll be debuting at upcoming gigs!

2. We’re back at the Black Cat in DC! We’ll be playing with The Riverbreaks and The North Country next Saturday, 2/16 at the Black Cat in DC. Here’s a little write-up for more info:

“Saturday night Black Cat main stage blowout featuring Americana indie rockers The Riverbreaks and the release of their new album Wildfire, The North Country and their orchestrated blend of folk rock, and Orchard Wall known for their driving folk songs.

Schedule: Doors open at 9 pm, followed by Orchard Wall, The North Country, and The Riverbreaks. Cover: $10.

Buy Tickets Online & Show Details: http://www.blackcatdc.com/shows/riverbreaks.html

The Riverbreaks (Ryan Bailey, Jesse P-D, Andrew Satten, Neela, Drew Ball): http://www.theriverbreaks.com/music/
The North Country Album: http://thenorthcountry.bandcamp.com/

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August 7, 2012

EP is out! (and reviewed!)

Hello! Quick check in from the tour. We’re heading out of Brooklyn in a few minutes and making the long haul up to Portland, Maine. So far we’ve had a blast at our EP release party in DC, a New Haven house show, and a really fun set at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn last night.

Just a quick reminder that the Orchard Wall EP is for sale ($5)! 

DC Music Download, a local music blog, had some pretty nice things to say about it! So it must be worth a listen ;-)

See you soon, Portland.

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July 14, 2012

Sneak Peek…Orchard Wall EP!

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July 14, 2012

Orchard Wall East Coast Tour 2012!

Orchard Wall is heading north! We’re in the process of wrapping up ouf 5-track EP and we’ve got a number of shows booked in late July/early August from DC up to Maine! Keep your eyes peeled and visit the Upcoming Shows page for more details! Currently, we’ll be stopping at:
- Velvet Lounge (DC) – 7/29
- Pete’s Candy Store with Megan Lui (Brooklyn, NY) – 8/6
- Moe’s Lounge at Radio with Steve Walther Orchestra (Somerville, MA) – 8/9
- Desmond’s Tavern (New York, NY) – 8/11
- DC9 (DC) supporting Cobalt & the Hired Guns – 8/12

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May 6, 2012

Orchard Wall: Where have we been?

Great question! It’s been a busy last few months, so here are some updates to fill you in on what we’ve been up to:

We have a trumpet player! Well, a flugelhorn player to be exact. Big welcome to Mr. Matt Rodela, who will be providing some mean brass lines on O. Wall tunes.

We’ve been playing some fun shows! In addition to our gigs at Rock&Roll Hotel and Black Cat back in March, we played a show at LivingSocial’s 918 F Street (an awesome building where you can do anything from cooking classes to painting lessons) as part of Chef Todd Gray’s “pop-up” restaurant experience. Last week we also debuted Matt Rodela at Dahlak’s indie showcase.

We’re preparing to record in June! We’ll be putting out a 5-6 track EP in early July, and we’re really excited to re-connect with an old friend, who will be producing the EP.

Finally, we’re going ON TOUR! Book your calendars: Orchard Wall is hitting the eastern coast (DC to Maine) in early August. More details to come.

Looking forward to updating you all as we move forward!

- Steve and Orchard Wall

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March 23, 2012

What a year…

It’s hard to believe it was just one year ago when, on a whim, I decided to peruse Craigslist to look for other local musicians. Like many others, I’d played guitar through high school and college, during which most of my “sets” were made up of Dispatch, Jason Mraz, and Beatles covers. It wasn’t until summer 2009 that I began to write and record my own songs.* By the time I moved to DC two years ago I had a handful of songs and began thinking about bringing in a few other local musicians to add parts…and maybe even play a few gigs. Enter Sara Boyce. As luck would have it, Sara was between musical projects and posted on Craiglist looking for an indie/folk group the same day I began perusing the listings. I’d struck “gold” before on Craiglist (found a room, dresser, and a steal-of-the-decade bike lock), but this was a life-changer. The past year has been filled with challenging band roster changes, gigs in venues ranging from my garage in Columbia Heights to bars in downtown Baltimore, broken strings/guitars/pickups, and now…Black Cat. I think this band is the strongest it’s been since Sara and I first sat down to play together 14 months ago, and I can’t wait to share our music with you tonight. Thanks to all our family, friends, and fellow DC musicians for your incredible support…and also our roommates/neighbors who put up with our many practices! It’s been a hell of a year, and I can’t wait to see what happens next. – Steve

*There’s no vocal growls, but I promise this is me.

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March 12, 2012

Thank You!

Friday’s show at Rock & Roll Hotel was fantastic! THANK YOU to our 75 (!!) friends who came out to enjoy the show. There’s nothing we’d rather be doing than playing songs for you. Your support means the world. Special thanks to Crooked Tree and Sol Roots for putting on amazing performances. You guys rock!

Next stop: Black Cat on Friday, 3/23!  Click for tickets and show info! 

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March 6, 2012

Two BIG Gigs!

Hello! We just wanted to give you a heads up about two BIG upcoming gigs!

1. Rock and Roll Hotel, H st. NE, DC: THIS Friday (3/9)! We’ll be playing with two great bands: Crooked Tree and Sol Roots Trio. We’ll be opening up the show at 9pm. Tickets ($10) available here.

2. Black Cat, 14th st. NW, DC: Friday (3/23)! We’ll be playing with three other great local bands: The WeatherVanes, The Reserves, and Whiskey Parade! Doors open at 9pm. Tickets ($10) available here.

Hope to see you out there!

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February 25, 2012

Get in touch!

We’d love to hear from you!

info@orchardwall.com

(347) 836-9255

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February 22, 2012

New recordings!

Hello! So we’ve been sticking to our “homegrown” roots lately and cut some tracks in a friend’s living room this weekend. (seriously, we’re all about the homegrown style. In addition to homegrown folk music, Steve and Mike also brew their own beer. As we write this, we’re filling bottles with a delicious pale ale). Check out the “Listen” box on the right of the site to hear new recordings of Orchard Walls and Honest Words. More to come soon!

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