August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us Wednesday, August 23 at 6:00 p.m. for Music at the MonDak featuring the Nashville band Orchard Fire! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. FREE to the public. Free will donation suggested. Donations support future MonDak programs and exhibits.
When you take a powerful voice with a touch of southern inflection, add great songwriting that paints pictures with vibrant lyrical images and sweeping melodies, and dress that up in a suit of rock ‘n roll clothes, what you get is Orchard Fire. At times reminiscent of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers being fronted by Miranda Lambert, Orchard Fire is a country rock band that is equal and heavy helpings of both parts of it’s genre’s namesake.
The heart of this band are the songs. Songs that when stripped down to just Melissa Odom’s expressive alto, her acoustic guitar, the fiddle, and the mandolin, are patently country, almost bluegrass at times. Songs that tell stories of love and life in full color. The ringing, crunchy guitar work of Justin Odom and the big pocket drumming of his brother Jared Odom transport the tunes from campfire to pumping rock club. It’s a fresh and inspiring sound.