Dan Orlando is a recent graduate of Avon Grove High School in West Grove, PA and will be attending the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music this fall (2007). Stepping Stones is his first solo album featuring over 46 minutes of original material recorded/produced by Dan Orlando and Earl Matthews of Heavenly Lix Productions. Referencing his involvement in two previous musical projects ("O.L.P". and "John Paul and the Clergy" ) as well as being a current member of Latin fusion group "The Acoustic Groove Project", Orlando applies writing chops from all three of these ventures as well as numerous musical influences to create a dynamic, exploratory sound that reaches all ages and schools of thought. The message of the album is to' build upon everything we have; our success, failure, goals, dreams and desires our stepping stones that sometimes set us back, yet always lead us forward.'