Founder/Band Leader

American Dream

The American Dream Band was founded in November, 2021 by guitarist Duane Orvedahl. His influences can be found in the music of artists in the sixties and seventies. Duane began playing guitar and taking lessons at the age of ten. This led to jamming with friends and forming bands.  Duane began performing at parties, dances and weddings at the age of fifteen. In addition to playing the guitar, he also had a passion for writing songs. In fact, by the age of fifteen he had written two hundred fifty songs.  After graduating high school his focus became writing commercial quality songs.  He went to Nashville and showed his songs to music publishers for their critique.  He wrote and submitted demos to every major record label in New York and California.  He even arranged an in person meeting with an A&R Director at Atlantic Records.  With a desire to play music which people will likely enjoy listening and dancing to Duane scanned the top 100 song charts in selecting the material for the band. One comment people in the audience often make is "I knew and like every song you play"