Musician and former NY Congressman John Hall (founder of the band Orleans) to sing and speak at Oblong Books, Rhinebeck
Still the One: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Journey to Congress and Back
Thursday, September 22 – 6pm
Oblong Books & Music
6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck
FREE – RSVP Required – oblongbooks.com
Former Congressman for NY’s 19th District, and perhaps better known as the founder of the band Orleans, with hits including “Still The One,” and “Dance With Me,” – John Hall – will tell stories, play songs, sign books, and talk with fans and anyone interested in crossing from a “normal” career to politics.
John also co-wrote Janis Joplin’s “Half Moon,” Steve Wariner’s #1 country hit “You Can Dream of Me,” and also “Power,” which became the theme of the NO NUKES concerts in the 1970s. John has collaborated in the studio or on the stage with Little Feat, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Graham Nash, Chet Atkins, Carly Simon… His environmental concerns led him into community activism, which got him on the road into politics, first serving in the Ulster County, New York legislature, then as trustee and president of the Saugerties school board. Hall won a seat in Congress in 2006, and returned to music in 2011 with Orleans.