Iron Orchard
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Iron Orchard

Macomb, Illinois, United States

Macomb, Illinois, United States
Band Americana Alternative


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Too Much Culture Can Kill You EP - 2010

Iron Orchard's EP - "Too Much Culture Can Kill You“ is a tasty little offering straight out of the heartland. The band and EP are both very tight; Iron Orchard possesses a nicely polished sound for an independent alternative country band. Singer/guitarist Bill Harroun's song-writing style stands out on "Speed of Sound" & "Raymond's Song". Looking forward to the full CD!

-Gary Monte, Program Director
KFMG Des Moines, IA



Formed in February 2010, Iron Orchard is an Americana/Roots Rock band hailing from the land between the Illinois & Mississippi rivers. Officially known as the Illinois Military Tract, the area was dubbed "Forgottonia" by a Western Illinois University student in the 1970's. Songwriter/Rhythm Guitarist Bill Harroun has spent his entire life in and around the area, including a four-year stint as a classic country DJ. His songs reflect the characters and landscape of this rural area between the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. Originally from Rockford, IL, lead string man John Gorlewski landed in the area in 2009. Gorlewski started playing professionally at 14 in Rockford’s Basement Blues Band, and served as Bob Rising’s (Poster Children, Steve Pride and his Blood Kin) lead guitar player. While attending Northern Illinois University, John shared guitar duties in The Kurl Band with current Backyard Tire Fire touring guitarist Scott Tipping. He also played pedal steel guitar with Midwestern Americana outfit the Great Plains Gypsies. Larry Andrew hails from Pittsburgh, PA, and spent the 60's & 70's playing bass & keyboards with numerous bands on the eastern seaboard, including spending some time with the WWVA Jamboree in West Virginia. Joe Gallagher plays drums & percussion for the band. A Galesburg, IL native, Joe has held the drum chair for several Western Illinois bands, running the gamut from metal to country.