Free World Citizen
Formed in December of 2007 this band has been locked up in a garage in North Syracuse relentlessly rehearsing to refine a sound. With Kiel Feher on Drums, Max McKee on Bass and Charley Orlando on Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica and Vocals they have forged a sound that combines a hard rockin' Americana feel. This band as a 3 piece has the ability to sound as large as 5 piece. The new album 'Free World Citizen' is available as of 3/17/09 and is to be followed by a Midwest Rocky Mountain Spring Tour as well as Festival stops at Sterling Stage Folk Fest' in Sterling,NY and Summer Camp in Chillicothe,IL. Their recent opening for Enter The Haggis proved this band to be big stage ready! A little about Charley Orlando ... Charley Orlando has been writing songs for over 25 years and touring North America for 18. In 2007 Charley released 3 Albums; (2 Solo projects and One with his band project Ruha), two of which "Charley Orlando" & "The Dust That Lands", have been added to the 50th Annual GRAMMY entry list in 6 categories. In 2005 Charley's debut solo release "Beauty & Pain" was added to the 48th Annual GRAMMY entry list in 4 categories. In his career Charley has released 11 albums, played nearly 3,000 shows in 45 states in the USA, Mexico and Canada, and has shared the stage with the likes of Peter Rowan (Old And In The Way), Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna and Jefferson Airplane), David Lindley (Jackson Browne), John Dawson and David Nelson (New Riders Of The Purple Sage), Martin Fierro (Legion Of Mary and the Grateful Dead), Dave Mason & Jim Capaldi (Traffic), moe., Leftover Salmon, Tony Trischka, Michael Glabicki (Rusted Root), Spin Doctor's, Kid Rock and even 70's and 80's rockers Meatloaf and Quiet Riot; not to mention such prominent music festivals as the classic High Sierra in California to the up and coming 10,000 Lakes in Minnesota. Whether Charley is playing Solo, with his new project Charley Orlando Band or with Ruha, his shows are always honest & emotional, professional and memorable.