Dirt Lane: we are a local band creating and playing our own brand of folk music. 

We call it Carolina Folk: original songs related to people, places and things in and around North Carolina. 

Topics include:

Civil War Battles:

                The Battle of Elizabeth City

                 The Battle of South Mills

                 The Battle of Plymouth



                 Edenton Tea Party


                 The Maroons of The Great Dismal Swamp

                 "Catfish" Hunter


                George Whitefield

                Jesse Elliott

                John White

                The Wright Brothers



              Elizabeth City,


              Kitty Hawk,


              The Alligator River,

               Roanoke Island


           The Scuppernong Grape

               The "Inez"

               The Hattie Creef



...and many others. 

Explore the Music and Lyrics pages for more interesting details.


(Oh my! Is there no start to this band's talent?)

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TIM ORTON - Upright bass.

Tim first took up the electric bass guitar in 2005 and played with the local blues and rock band, 'Uphill', for eight years before joining another blues band, 'Anutha Zone'.  Also during this time he played upright bass in an Americana duo, 'Deacon Blues' with Adam Nixon. 

Tim also has written (or co-written) all of the songs on this site, and many others TBA!


Venues where we have gigged:

June 2018 - The Bear Festival, Plymouth NC

                       (with Adam Nixon on guitar)


September 2017 The Shed Bar and Eatery, Merry Hill NC

June 2017 - The Bear Festival, Plymouth, NC

January 2017 - Edenton Coffee, Edenton, NC

November 2016 - Edenton Bay Trading Company, Edenton

© 2017 Gerard Cooney and Tim Orton (Dirt Lane Productions)

"All songs on this site were written by Gerard Cooney and Tim Orton".

All rights reserved.

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