[Electronic Press Kit]
DRYING OUT LIVE ACOUSTIC
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"Intentions" Live on sessions from studio a
"waxing" live at Pabst Brewery
Orlando Peña is a Singer/Songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is also the writer and singer for The Midnight Purchase.
His style contains the beautiful imagery and storytelling qualities of traditional folk and country music, but with modern instrumentation and rhythms that come from his eclectic background.
After spending a few years on a goat farm in rural Illinois honing his craft, Peña returned to Milwaukee with more focus and hard earned experience.
His group, The Midnight Purchase bring a refreshing and unique sound to Americana, a genre that often favors tradition. Coupled with an energetic and passionate live performance it's easy to see why Orlando Peña and the Midnight Purchase are an act to keep a close eye on as they begin to reach out beyond the Midwest.
"Orlando Peña’s sturdy songwriting gives The Midnight Purchase room to roam. The group’s four-song EP, National Sessions, reveals The Band-like sounds of young folks older than their years."
Shepherd Express 02.18.20 Full Article
Breaking & Entering Review by Ben Slowey 2020
Review of "Santa Fe" by Music Review Roulette 2019
"They make use of heartfelt melodies, exciting instrumentals and ringing three-part harmonies. Listen to upcoming single “Settling” at Orlandopenamusic.com."
-Daily Chronicle, DeKalb, IL full article
"Orlando Pena is a fantastic musician and a hidden gem ... he has played the Kiss on a couple of occasions and we've marveled and have been blown away by his talent."
-Stephen Warrenfeltz, Kiss the Sky Records Batavia, IL