Orion DiFranco

Lead of Orion and the Constellations


Please provide a personal bio for other members to get to know you

A self-taught musician with penchant for hard work, Orion serves as the front man for industrial blues trio Orion and the Constellations. When he took a blue-collar job at a well-known steel mill he hit the jackpot, not only with an afternoon shift schedule that gave him time to connect with the late-night local music scene, but with the introduction to a fellow steel-worker’s sons, drummer Erik and and bass player Jason Rau.

In 2016, Orion and the Constellations produced their first album, 10 years, and won an Ohio Music Award for Best Contemporary Adult Song of the Year. They are featured on blues radio stations in the US, UK and France and are working on producing a second album in 2017.

Please provide an overview of the project(s) you'll be focusing on for the next 12 weeks as part of Unreal Collective.

Writing his second studio album.