About

Up & Orange,
Soaring melodies, Chunky Grooves, Drum & Bass Driven Electronica, Americana

The origins of Up & Orange can be traced back to one moment when 11-year-old Owen Dudley became obsessed with the idea of improvising on the guitar. Originally a classical violin and piano student, he later indulged in the long form improvisations of bands like Phish and Medeski Martin & Wood, and in the wisdom of jazz pioneers like McCoy Tyner and John Coltrane. All the while maintaining an appreciation for Americana and the great songwriters, Owen forged a style of composition founded on adventurous and free-spirited instrumental forms that feature natural and memorable melodies.

After finishing high school in the Hartford area of Connecticut, Owen studied for 2 years with mentors Steve Blair and Andy Moroz (Trey Anastasio Band) before a desire for even more musical immersion led Owen to New York City, where he graduated with his music degree from The New School. While in New York, he was introduced to bassist Eva Lawitts and drummer Colin Taylor, who were an instant fit with Up & Orange and continue to bring fresh energy and excitement to every show.

United by a shared vision and the joy of never playing a song the same way twice, Up & Orange are elated to be performing and look forward to coming to your town!