This is the official John Hall website. John's new CD, Rock Me On The Water
, is here and his new band, Gulf Stream Night
, is hot! Find out where they are performing, sample songs from the CD, download photos and get the latest news right here.
John has been around the music world, from writing and directing music on Broadway to touring with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
, from producing Bonnie Raitt's third album to writing the smash Orleans hit "Still The One
." Details are on the bio page, but the focus for now is a record inspired by a sailing trip. From Kingston, NY, to Havana, Cuba, then north to Martha's Vineyard and Cuttyhunk, and finishing in Annapolis MD, John sailed and wrote, listened to the ocean and the wind, collecting these songs to share with you. All but three are written by John with collaborators including Steve Wariner
, Tad Richards
, Sharon Vaughn
and Pamela Melanie Hall
. The other songs are the title track, a Jackson Browne chestnut done reggae, Sam Broussard's "Channel Pilot
," and a new Jules Shear song called "Every Place
All songs but one have acoustic rhythm guitar, but the drums, bass and percussion carry them into a Caribbean zone at every opportunity. The live shows stretch these songs into percussive jam sessions.