Bill Harroun, vocals and guitar
John Gorlewski, electric and pedal steel guitars and vocals
Larry Andrew, acoustic and electric bass and vocals
Joe Gallagher, drums and percussion
Neil Young, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Rolling Stones and Hank the First.
From the Band
Formed in February 2010, Iron Orchard is an Americana/Roots Rock band hailing from the land between the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. Officially known as the Illinois Military Tract, the area was dubbed "Forgottonia" by a Western Illinois University student in the 1970's. Songwriter/Rhythm Guitarist Bill Harroun has spent his entire life in and around the area, and his original songs reflect the characters and landscape of this rural area between the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. In a high school band that included Quad-Cities Best Guitarist two-time winner Scott Whitehall, Harroun received airplay on the legendary free-form FM station KFMH 99 Plus. Originally from Rockford, IL, lead string man John Gorlewski landed in the area in 2009. Gorlewski started playing professionally at 14 in Rockford’s Basement Blues
Band, and served as Bob Rising’s (Poster Children, Steve Pride and his Blood Kin) lead guitar player. While attending Northern Illinois University, John shared guitar duties in The Kurl Band with current Backyard Tire Fire touring guitarist Scott Tipping. He also played pedal steel guitar with Midwestern Americana outfit the Great Plains Gypsies. Larry Andrew hails from Pittsburgh, PA, and spent the 60's & 70's playing bass and keyboards with numerous bands on the eastern seaboard, including spending some time with the WWVA Jamboree in West Virginia. Joe Gallagher plays drums & percussion for the band. Most recently, Joe held down the drum chair for regional country favorites Jerad Harness and The Martini Time Cowboys. The band is releasing their debut EP in late 2010.