See Orleans first gig in 2013. Saturday, March 30th.
7:30 to 8:30 PM EDT. Llive from GRP Studios Altamonte Springs, Florida. STREAMING LIVE via StageIt.com
We mourned the sudden passing of co-founder Larry Hoppen and undertook the task of finishing out the year's schedule in Larry's honor. That task is now complete as we are more than capable of playing whatever new show dates may come our way.
"Today we are mourning the death of my band mate, friend, and musical collaborator of forty years: Larry Hoppen."
"Larry's unique tenor singing on "Still the One" and "Dance With Me", composed by me with my ex-wife Johanna Hall's lyrics, will reverberate in our generation's conscience for years to come."
Co-founder of the band Orleans, songwriter for artists ranging from Janis Joplin and Bonnie Raitt to James Taylor and Ricky Skaggs, guest lead guitarist for Little Feat and Jackson Browne, composer and musical director for Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, John is a versatile and eclectic musician.
Some of his upcoming shows are solo, with his voice backed by acoustic and electric guitar, and his first instrument, the piano. Some are with Orleans, some with other highly acclaimed singers as well. Some may feature his wife and fellow strat player, Pamela Melanie Hall.
Don't be surprised if the love songs and escapist fun(k) are mixed with environmental and political lyrics. Like his co-founders of Musicians United for Safe Energy (Jackson, Bonnie, and Graham Nash), John's songwriting falls on the continuum between personal and global concerns.
New songs are in the works, a new record and a book to follow. You can also sign up for email updates. Thank you for your support and for visiting this website.