Michael Orlen is a singer songwriter with roots in the Boston music scene of the late sixties and early seventies. He was a frequent performer at legendary Boston venues including the Sword in the Stone and Turk’s Head. He performed alone and later as a member of folk pop duo “Orlen and Gabriel”, as well as the popular seventies acoustic rock trio “Home Free”. He now lives in the northern Connecticut River Valley in Western Massachusetts, is a member of the Franklin County Musician’s Cooperative, and has performed at coffee houses and festivals throughout New England and in New York state. His own songs are confident expressions of optimism with a dose of irony thrown in. He also draws on an extensive knowledge of twentieth century folk, blues, and ragtime music to choose songs that resonate in today’s world. His pleasure in performing these songs is obvious and infectious, and his engagement with his audience adds an extra dimension to his shows.....hear for yourself at http://www.myspace.com/michaelorlen
currently finishing a cd titled "Entering Greenfield"....scheduled for release early this winter....
I write most of what I perform, but I often cover the work of friends....some obscure; some not......