Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival is partnering with New Hope Winery for its annual Winter Festival community fundraising concert on Jan. 26, and this year John Hall Band Reunion is in the spotlight.
This marks the first time the 1981-’83 quartet of Hall, Leinbach, Troy and Parker have been on stage together in decades. Together, they churned out hit singles like ”Crazy (Keep On Fallin’)” and “You Sure Fooled Me,” touring with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, and released two albums, “All of the Above” and “Searchparty.”
Hall et al are also part of the Orleans’ legacy — look for performances of “Still the One,” “Dance with Me,” “Half Moon,” and other songs from the Orleans and John Hall catalogue.
Hall founded Orleans in 1972 with Wells Kelly and Larry Hoppen. He was already a songwriter or session musician for artists like Janis Joplin, Seals & Crofts, Taj Mahal, and Bonnie Raitt, according to Wikipedia. Lance Hoppen, Larry’s brother, joined the band later in that year, completing the Orleans lineup that would last throughout the band’s most successful period. Orleans released four albums, including the top five hits “Dance With Me” and “Still The One.”
Current John Hall Band reunion members are Bob Leinbach, Fly Amero, John Troy, Eric Parker, Peter O’Brien, and Orleans’ founder John Hall.
New Hope Winery is at 6123 Lower York Road near New Hope. Concertgoers can expect two sets of Orleans and JHB, say organizers. Tickets range from $50 to $95.
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