This week’s featured Homegrown Country artist is Johnny Orr from Raleigh, NC!
North Carolina is known for the creative musical talent it has sent to the world stage, and Raleigh’s Johnny Orr Band (JOB) is on its way to seeing its name added to the list of renowned contemporary Country acts. Formed in 2007 by dynamic vocalist and main songwriter Johnny Orr, guitarist/vocalist Gino Latarulo and bassist/vocalist Jack Getz, later adding drummer Bill Eagen, dobro/slide Ricky Keen, and lead guitars Chad Lister. JOB has opened for Kenny Chesney, the Zac Brown Band, Little Big Town, Gretchen Wilson, Parmalee, Cole Swindell, Tyler Farr, Jason Michael Carroll and more. In 2012 the band won the prestigious American Country Star talent competition in Nashville, starting a buzz that has opened the doors for the band to take its career to the next level with its new EP, DOWN SOUTH. Johnny’s song “We’ll get by” (The Autism Song) just passed 1 million views on youtube! He also co-starred in “Strings” with our good friend Jason Michael Carroll available on Amazon Prime Video.
This week’s show also features music by:
- Tan Sanders and the Derelicts from Goldsboro, NC
- Dustin Chapman featuring Angel Paez from Whiteville, NC
- Jeff Leonard from Franklin County, NC
- Cliff Waddell from Rolesville, NC