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Orleans and Friends with Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett of Little Feat Play Tarrytown Music Hall on May 15.
(Orleans Includes Former Local Congressman John Hall who Repped the Hudson Valley area)


On May 15th, at 8:00 pm, Tarrytown Music Hall welcomes Hudson Valley favorites Orleans plus special guests Paul Barerre and Fred Tackett of Little Feat.

The Tarrytown Music Hall is at 13 Main Street, in Tarrytown.
Tickets range from $48 to $58 and available through Ticketforce: 877-840-0457. Also they are available at this link:
The venue phone is 914-631-3390 ext.100.
The website is

Orleans first rehearsed in John Hall's basement in Saugerties, NY, with other members living in and around Woodstock. Once managed by the famed Cavallo and Ruffalo agency in Los Angeles, along with Little Feat, Weather Report, Earth Wind and Fire, the Emotions, John Sebastian and Prince, Orleans did many concerts with Feat. The John Hall Band opened on their WAITING FOR COLUMBUS tour. Lowell George and Paul Barrere asked John to play on Paul's song "All That You Dream," John took over production from Lowell on Bonnie Raitt's third album (TAKINí MY TIME). Orleans and Feat toured together quite a bit, and now this intertwining tale continues with Paul and Fred opening for Orleans. Rumors of jam sessions at this show just might come true.

Orleans went from club and college funk in the Northeast to worldwide acclaim with their top ten singles "Still the One," "Dance With Me," and "Love Takes Time." Little Little Feat took a decidedly offbeat direction, crafting albums full of quirky, mystical lyrics set to exotic grooves. "Dixie Chicken," "Willin'," "Sailin' Shoes," "Rock and Roll Doctor" are among their classics. Today if you ask musicians to play a "Little Feat" groove, they know what you mean.

Now entering it's 43rd year of live performances, Orleans has produced a body of work spanning 16 albums and several DVDs. The bandís music is still being heard on national radio and TV.

After four years (2007-2010) as the US Congressman in New York Stateís 19th district (which includes the Hudson Valley), John Hall reunited with the band in 2012 after the sudden passing of co-founder of Larry Hoppen. Co-founder/brother Lance Hoppen (vocals, bass, guitar), along with long-standing members keyboardist Lane Hoppen, guitarist Fly Amero and drummer Peter O'Brien have been integral members of Orleans in the new millennium.

Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett are the guitar players with the legendary band Little Feat. Now they have joined forces to form an acoustic duet that will quite frankly blow you away, performing songs from their Little Feat catalogue and more with a decidedly different twist. They first played together on the album "Dixie Chicken" some forty+ years ago and since then have played together or individually on numerous recording sessions for Little Feat and countless others including Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Dionne Farris, the Wallflowers.

Don't miss another chapter unfolding at Tarrytown.

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A very young Michael Hedges lead singer of INXS covers Cocaine Drain

Orleans - Still the One live at American Music Theatre,
Lancaster, PA 1-30-15

Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett
Feet Don't Fail Me Now YouTube video.