Bio

The Blue News

Blues-Inspired Rock & Roll

The Blue News is a two-man band originally formed in Indiana in 2006. The band members are Dusty Richardson on drums and Brent Orndorff on guitar and vocals. The band's original music is heavily inspired by the blues as well as classic rock and modern alternative rock.  The music site Audiosocket has described their sound as "Energetic, Intense, Exciting, and Groovin" although some of their songs are labeled "Laid Back and Chill".  The band was recently interviewed on rock radio "The River" 95.9FM and was dubbed a "band to watch" by Nuvo magazine of Indianapolis, IN. The most popular song by The Blue News is "Stay Gone For Good" - the song reached over 125,000 plays on Spotify and nearly 80,000 views on YouTube in 2018. Listen now on the Music page!

Dusty and Brent met at the Conservatory of Music in Terre Haute, IN and they set off touring, writing, and recording from 2008-2012. Dusty then moved to work in audio production in Nashville, TN and the band no longer played live shows, however, the two continued to collaborate in the recording studio. Their authentic style of songwriting has made them "stand out" and their music credits are testament to this, having been placed over a dozen times in Netflix series, TV, Video games and Film (some of them are listed below.)

The band is currently recording new music in both Indiana and Nashville, TN. You can stream their music on Spotify and all major streaming platforms, or even better, download their songs on CDbaby, iTunes and more!

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Music Placements:

Netflix Series "Bloodline" (S02 E01) starring Kyle Chandler, Linda Cardellini, John Leguizamo & Chloe Sevigny. Song title: Running Back To You / Album: Strange Light (2008).

Film: "Force of Execution" starring Steven Seagal, Ving Rhames & Danny Trejos. Song Title: Next Time / Album: The Signs by The Blue News Project. Downloads available from CDbaby and streaming on Pandora Radio.

Movie Trailer: "Demolition" starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts & Chris Cooper. Song Title: Just a Game / Album: Wartime Songs.

Video Game: "Rebel Galaxy" available on Xbox Live, Steam and Playstation. Song Title: Stay Gone For Good / Album: Wartime Songs

Video Game: "Rebel Galaxy" available on Xbox Live, Steam and Playstation. Song Title: Old River / Album: Strange Light.

Video Game: "Rebel Galaxy" available on Xbox Live, Steam and Playstation. Song Title: Same Old Story / Album: Strange Light.

TV Series: "Heartland" aired on CBC Canadian television in 2010. Song Title: Rattlesnake Blues / Album: Strange Light.

TV Series: "Heartland" aired on CBC Canadian television in 2010. Song Title: Same Old Story / Album: Strange Light.

TV Series: "Heartland" aired on CBC Canadian television in 2010. Song Title: Break of Day / Album: Strange Light.

TV Series: "Aussie Pickers"

TV Series: "Swamp Monsters aired on Destination America.

TV Series "Turn and Burn" aired on Discovery (4 episodes).

Video Game: "Air Conflicts: Vietnam" Song Title: Break of Day / Album: Strange Light.

TV Series: Best Bars in America aired on Bravo TV.

TV Series: UFC Ultimate Insider" aired on Fuel TV.

TV Series: "Necessary Roughness" aired on TBS. Song Title: Run and Hide / (previously unreleased).

TV Series: "Necessary Roughness" aired on TBS. Song Title: "Love's So Strong" / Album: The Signs by The Blue News Project.

Video Game: "Rock Band 3" on Xbox Live and Playstation. Song Title: Hitman Blues / Album: Wartime Songs.

Video Game: "Rock Band 3" on Xbox Live and Playstation. Song Title: Just A Game / Album: Wartime Songs.

Mobile App Game: "Tap Tap Revenge Tour" Song Title "Just A Game" / Album: Wartime Songs.

TV Series: 30 for 30: You Don't Know Bo" aired on ESPN. Song Title: Love's So Strong / Album: The Signs by The Blue News Project.