Sunday, November 1, 2015 ♦ 7:00 PM
4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000
Singer-songwriter Paul Brady is one of Ireland's most highly regarded and successful artists. He crosses musical boundaries and defies genre incorporating folk, rock, blues traditional Irish and classic pop styles. "Some guys got it down, Leonard Cohen, Paul Brady, Lou Reed, secret heroes." - Bob Dylan
"The iron fist in the velvet glove of Irish Music." - Bono
John Condron is a Philadelphia born singer-songwriter, musician, & producer who currently makes his home in the Chicago-land area. The former front man for the power quartet “the benefit” has been spending much of his time lately focusing on solo performances as well as performances w/ his newest full band project “The Old Gang Orchestra”. The most recent shows highlight songs from his latest collection “…If Any or at All” , released on the Flipside Works label in addition to material from his four previous studio albums. John shares his time these days between performing & producing works for other artists, including a full length studio recording for multi platinum Irish singer songwriter Mickey Harte as well as a recent writing & production collaboration with legendary songwriter Paul Brady & a newly released EP from singer songwriter Allison Flood. John is proudly endorsed by the Chicago based Hanson Guitar Co. He tours & performs regularly with a number of acts as a support musician & has written & arranged music for dance performance companies(TIDC)& performance poets(EM-press; Sourcebooks) as well as independent T.V. & film projects. Over the years John has shared the bill w/ many major label & independent acts from varying walks of life including Grammy nominated songwriter, poet & artist Joseph Arthur, guitar legend Adrian Belew, bluesman Kenny Wayne Shepherd, singer songwriter Duncan Sheik, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Lovin' Spoonful, & Irish music legend Finbar Furey to name a few; in addition, he is one of only three American artists to have performed a set as part of Francie Conway's “Troubador Club”. John has spent the majority of the past year writing new material & performing in support of the his latest release. Plans are in the works for a return to the European stage in 2016 where his last string of shows was highlighted by a performance at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. “The Old Gang Orchestra” has performed to impressive reviews & has played a major role in John's schedule since its debut in 2013!