Wednesday, June 23, 2021

JOHN HALL 'ORLEANS' CO-FOUNDER RELEASES CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED NEW MUSIC:EXCLUSIVE ZOOM INTERVIEW WITH RAY SHASHO ON BBS RADIO TV

 

'Reclaiming My Time'

by

JOHN HALL

His sixth solo record,

in addition to the 18 albums he recorded 

with his band

'O R L E A N S'

Exclusive ZOOM Interview

On Interviewing The Legends 


JOHN HALL ZOOM EXCLUSIVE

'ORLEANS' LEGEND

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John Hall has written songs for Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner, and James Taylor. He’s played guitar on tours and records for Little Feat, Taj Mahal, Jackson Browne, and Seals and Crofts. His music and environmental activism led him to 10 years in elective office, and co-founding MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy). 

Now, back to music full time, he writes songs and performs solo and with Orleans, the group he co-founded in the 1970s. Their biggest hits “Still the One” and "Dance With Me" continue to garner hundreds of thousands of streams per week, and to appear in mass media from commercials to movies and even political campaigns.

The former is also in the title of John’s memoir, “Still The One: A Rock’n’Roll Journey To Congress and Back.” 

“Reclaiming My Time” is John Hall’s sixth solo record, in addition to the 18 albums he recorded with his band Orleans. The title is a phrase used in Congress (where Hall spent 4 years) after being interrupted. It’s also an allusion to the music he might have written and played during ten years in elective office. 


Purchase 

the brand new solo album

 by

ORLEANS LEGEND

JOHN HALL

Entitled

'RECLAIMING MY TIME'

at amazon.com


"RECLAIMING MY TIME" the new album by Artist, Songwriter, Congressman and Slide Guitar legend JOHN HALL. Co-founder of the rock band Orleans ("Still The One," "Dance With Me," "Dancing In The Moonlight" and more), Hall has enjoyed songwriting success on the Pop and Country charts; his songs have been covered by Janis Joplin, Taj Mahal, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt and more. Co-Founder of the movement "No Nukes," he is the only Platinum selling artist to serve 2 terms in Congress. "Reclaiming My Time' is a phrase used on the floor of Congress to resume what one was saying before being interrupted. These are songs written since John's return to 'normal life,' along with a few remixed and remastered tunes from previously recorded but privately distributed projects. Hall will be back on the road in '21 & '22 solo and with Orleans. 

For more information

about

JOHN HALL

&  ORLEANS

Visit

www.johnhallmusic.com

Instagram.com/JohnHallMusic

www.facebook.com/JohnHall.musician

www.facebook.com/orleansmusic

www.youtube.com/channel/UCSlltfdb8xMVnT1IEfEQcEw

www.youtube.com/user/OrleansOnline


'ORLEANS'

Discography

Studio albums

1973  Orleans

1974  Orleans II

1975  Let There Be Music

1976  Waking and Dreaming

1979  Forever

1980 Orleans

1982 One of a Kind

1986 Grown Up Children

1994 Analog Men

1996 Ride

2005 Dancin' in the Moonlight

2008 Obscurities

2020 Work at Home with Orleans 

 

Live albums

Live (1991)

Live Volume 2 (1993)

Still the One, Live (2002)

We're Still Havin' Fun (2007)

 

Compilations

The ABC Collection (1976)

Before the Dance (1978)

Love Takes Time (1986)

Dance with Me – The Best of Orleans (1997)

No More Than You Can Handle: A 40 Year Musical Journey (2013)

Playlist: The Very Best of Orleans (2017)

 

JOHN HALL

Studio albums

1970 Action

1978  John Hall

1979  Power

1981  All Of The Above

1983 Searchparty

1992 On A Distant Star

Labels: Pioneer LDC

1998 Recovered

1999 Love Doesn't Ask

2005 Rock Me On The Water

 

ORLEANS

TOUR DATES 2021:

Saturday, June 5th

Anderson Music Hall

with Atlanta Rhythm Section

Hiawassee, GA

 

Saturday, June 12th

Center for the Arts

Saugatuck, MI

 

Friday, June 18th

Beacon Theater

Hopewell, VA

 

Friday, June 25th

McGrath Amphitheater

with Pure Prairie League

Cedar Rapids, IA

 

Sunday, June 27th

Southern Atlantic Hemp and Arts EXPO

with Firefall & Atlanta Rhythm Section

Fletcher, NC

 

Friday, July 16th - Moved to 3/12/22

T. Furth PAC

Angola, IN

 

Friday, July 23rd

Ruth Eckerd Hall

with Pure Prairie League & Firefall

Clearwater, FL

 

Friday, July 30th

Indiana State Fair

with Peter Beckett (Player)

Indianpolis, IN

 

Saturday, August 7th

At the Tabernacle

Mt.Tabor, NJ

 

Sunday, August 8th - 2:30 PM

Ft. Armstrong Folk Festival

Kittanning Riverfront Park

Kittanning, PA

 

Saturday, September 11th  Cancelled

Arvada Center

with Pure Prairie League

Arvada, CO

 

Wednesday, September 22

AuRene Theater

with Pure Prairie League & Firefall

Ft. Luderdale, FL

 

Saturday, September 25th

Warrenton Outdoors

with Pure Prairie League

Warrenton, MO

 

moved to Oct 6, 2022

Seneca Casino Bear's Den

Niagara Falls, NY

 

Thursday, Oct 7th

Keswick Theater

with Pure Prairie League

Glenside, PA

 

Friday, Oct 8th

Bergen PAC

with Pure Prairie League

Englewood, NJ

 

Saturday, Oct 9th - Cancelled

Zeiterion PAC

with Pure Prairie League

New Bedford, MA

 

Sunday, Oct 10th

Lynn Auditorium

with Pure Prairie League

Lynn, MA

 

Friday, October 29th

Paramount Hudson Valley

Peekskill, NY

 

Thursday, November 4th -

Lyric Theater

Stuart, FL

 

Friday, November 5th -

WJCT Soundstage

Jacksonville, FL

 

Saturday, December 18th

BMI Event Center

with the Guess Who

Versailles, OH

 










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BOOK REVIEW

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The Rock Star Chronicles, by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

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