NONA (feat. The Blue News)
The Blue News
The Blue News reimagine their classics on acoustic LP, "Naked"
This side-project by Brent Orndorff was released under the pseudonym James Orn. The song "Freak Out" was co-produced with Dustin Richardson [drummer and co-producer of The Blue News]. The music was partially recorded at House of Blues studios (now Universal Music Group studios) in Nashville, TN and additional recording and mixing was done at Brent's home studio in Indiana.
James The Lesser
James The Lesser is a side-project featuring the members of The Blue News. The 3-song EP titled "Wolf Spirit" features a different approach in songwriting, and the songs lean more into Pop and Soul, rather than the Blues or Rock style. The collection of new songs was released on May 3, 2019 and are now streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Unlimited and more.
The Blue News
The 6-song album Wartime Songs is a "minimalistic" rock record featuring only two musicians - James Orn on guitar and vocals and drummer Dustin Richardson. All songs were recorded during a single session at Retrophonic Studios near Jacksonville, FL with audio engineer Jim Devito. Devito has worked with bands such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and more. Additional parts for guitar and vocals were recorded at the band's studio in Indiana.
The songs were mixed by acclaimed producer and engineer Sylvia Massey and Fernando Flores. Sylvia Massey has worked in the studio with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Tool and more.
The song "Two Lovers" was chosen for a compilation CD called "Fresh Cuts" and 50,000 CDs were given away in Guitar Center stores.
The song "Just a Game" was featured in a movie trailer for the film "Demolition" starring Jake Gyllenhaal. The song also appeared in the Rock Band video game along with "Hitman Blues".
The song "Stay Gone For Good" is heard in the video game "Rebel Galaxy" and has become the most-played song by the band with over 130,000 plays on Spotify.
The CD can be purchased directly through this site, CDbaby and Super D Distribution for record store orders in North America.
Running Back To You 3:460:00/3:46
Break Of Day 2:370:00/2:37
Somebody Somewhere 3:350:00/3:35
Where Does She Go? 0:340:00/0:34
Old River 4:290:00/4:29
Feel Alive 2:130:00/2:13
Same Old Story 3:210:00/3:21
Leave My Sorrows 2:540:00/2:54
Rattlesnake Blues 4:450:00/4:45