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      September 14, 2019

      Saturday   7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

      27 South Greenbush Road
      West Nyack, New York 10994

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      The John Hall Band Concert

      The John Hall Band Concert
      An Outdoor Concert In The Catherine Konner Sculpture Park @ RoCA
      Saturday, Sept. 14 @ 7:30pm (rain date 9/28/19)
      Tickets: $35 ($40 at the door)
      w/dinner for an additional $20 and a cash bar
      VIP Tickets: $100 per person (includes 7:00pm meet & greet with the John Hall Band, front row seats, dinner and 1 drink)

      Rockland Center for the Arts will present a concert, Saturday, September 14th with Legendary Hudson Valley singer/songwriter John Hall at 7:30pm in The Catherine Konner Sculpture Park.

      Best known as the founder of the band Orleans, with hits including: “Still The one,” & “Dance With Me.” John has written songs for Janis Joplin, Seals & Croft and Bonnie Raitt.

      John Hall learned three things in his early days of music: Play, Write, Listen. John honed his bass and guitar skills as part of the band Kangaroo. Kangaroo alternated sets for a time with a band called the Castilles, whose lead singer was Bruce Springsteen. During this time, he wrote and directed the music for the Broadway show “Morning, Noon and Night” and 1969’s Obie-winning “Honest to God Schnozzola.” From the Broadway score came a guitar lick that was the underpinning for “Half Moon” subsequently recorded by Janis Joplin on “Pearl.” John later penned songs for Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner and many more.

      After moving to Woodstock, John worked as a studio guitarist for Seals and Crofts, John Simon and Jackie Lomax, and toured with Taj Mahal, recording the double album “The Real Thing” at both Fillmores.
      In early 1972, John’s local jam band in Woodstock turned into Orleans when first Wells Kelly and then Larry Hoppen joined the ensemble. Later that year, Lance Hoppen joined on bass, freeing Larry to play guitar and keyboard. Orleans recorded four albums in the seventies, scoring radio hits with ‘Still the One’ and ‘Dance with Me’ (both certified over four million airplays in the US).

      John left Orleans in 1978 and made two solo records, “John Hall” and “Power.” The latter featured the ani-nuclear anthem which later became the theme of the No Nukes concerts, recorded by the Doobie Brothers with James Taylor. Then followed two John Hall Band albums, ad the AOR and MTV hit “Crazy (Keep on Falling).” After Wells Kelly’s death in 1984, John reunited with Larry and Lance Hopper and they were recruited by Tony Brown (of MCA Nashville) to record there. The result was 1986’s “Grownup Children.” Since then John has alternated between recording and touring with Orleans, and doing solo projects including “Recovered,” “On A Distant Star,” and “Love Doesn’t Ask.”
      His environmental and political concerns have kept him moving in and out of direct community involvement. He was elected to the Ulster Legislature in 1989 and served one term in 1990 and ’91. He has also served as trustee of the Saugerties NY Board of Education and as a volunteer member of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater’s board of directors before running successfully for Congress in 2006 through 2011.

      After the Fukushima meltdowns in March 2011, he wrote and recorded the song “I Told You So,” which he recorded and later performed with Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and others as part of a MUSE/No Nukes concert in Mountainville, CA. His latest CD, Rock Me On the Water, will be followed soon by a new collection of songs including more collaborations with Pamela Melanie Hall, John’s wife and fellow strat player.

      Since reuniting with Orleans in August 2013, John has crossed the country half a dozen times, sharing the stage with artists including Christopher Cross, Firefall, Al Stewart, Player, Robbie Dupree, Gary Wright and Ambrosia. A book detailing his journey from rocker to representative is also in the works.

      The John Hall Band Concert will take place September 14, at 7:30pm (rain date: Saturday, Sept. 28). VIP event begins at 7:00pm. To purchase tickets visit or call 845-358-0877. The cost is $35 a person/$40 at the door ($15 for students and veterans), and dinner for an additional $20 plus a cash bar. VI.P. Tickets are $100 per person and includes a meet & greet with John Hall, front row seats, one drink and dinner. The Catherine Konner Sculpture Park is located on the grounds of RoCA at 27 S Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY.

      RoCA’s exhibits are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

      Additional funding is made possible thanks to M & T Bank, Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman and Rockland Tourism.

      Cost: Payment required - $35 ($40 at door), VIP $100

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