Blood Oranges (band)

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Blood Oranges
Blood Oranges, 1991
Blood Oranges, 1991
Background information
Genresalternative country
Years active1988–95, 2002
MembersJim Ryan
Mark Spencer
Cheri Knight
Ron Ward
Past membersBob Kendall
Liz Wood
Andy Churchill
Keith Levreault

Blood Oranges were an American alternative country band that formed in the late 1980s.[1]

The founding members were Jim Ryan (acoustic and electric mandolin, guitar, and vocals), Bob Kendall (bass guitar) then replaced by Liz Wood (later Liz Crawley) (bass guitar, vocals), Andy Churchill (guitar) later replaced by Mark Spencer, and Ron Ward (drums).[2] Cheri Knight took over on bass guitar in 1990 after Crawley moved to Wisconsin. Between 1990 and 1994 they released two full albums (Corn River, The Crying Tree) and one EP (Lone Green Valley). Trouser Press described them as "one of America's finest and least formulaic roots-rock combos."[3] The group disbanded in 1994.[1]

In 1995, Mark Spencer left the band to tour with Lisa Loeb.[1] Jim Ryan and Cheri Knight have gone on to other musical projects, and the band reunited to record the song "Gathering Flowers for the Master's Bouquet" for the 2003 soundtrack of the movie The Slaughter Rule.[4]




  • 1992: Lone Green Valley (East Side Digital Records)

Appears on[edit]

  • 2002: Various Artists - (Soundtrack From The Film) The Slaughter Rule (Bloodshot Records) - track 8, "Gathering Flowers For The Master's Bouquet"


  1. ^ a b c Ankeny, Jason. "The Blood Oranges - Biography - AllMusic". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  2. ^ Kendall, Bob. "original blood oranges". No Depression. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Blood Oranges". Trouser Press. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  4. ^ Spano, Charles. "The Slaughter Rule Soundtrack". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 November 2014.

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