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2022 Orleans Gig Calendar
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Time-Life infomercial goes LIVE!
Shot in early August ’22 at a house on the Jersey shore (no, it’s not ours), it’s their latest collection of CDs featuring many acts we’ve toured or recorded with. Archival videos of us performing Still the One and Dance With Me back in the day are sprinkled in.
Lance & Lee at “Immediate Family” Screening
It features world famous bassist Leland Sklar, drummer Russ Kunkel, guitarist/producer Danny Kortchmar and guitarist Waddy Wachtel. Denny, Danny and Lee were at the showing and did a Q&A afterwards.
The return of the Rock ‘n’ Romance Cruise!
It was unclear for a while whether we would be on the RnR Cruise next spring or an alternative Rock Cruise. But now we not only have resolve, we have a big push from the promoters themselves!
A Christmas Message from Orleans
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Kwansaa, the Winter Solstice or whatever … even if “Bah! Humbug!” is the best you can do right now … all of us here at Orleans Central wish ALL of our fans and friends around the world a most Joyous Holiday Season and a very peaceful and prosperous New Year!
John and Lance Host Time-Life CD Infomercial
This past week, John and I (Lance) went to the Jersey shore to shoot the next Time-Life 30-minute infomercial. The new 70s/80s 4-disc soft rock compilation is called “Summer Breeze Collection.” Dance With Me and Still the One are included in the playlist, as are songs from many of the artists we’ve had the good fortune to work with over the years, including …
The demise of OrleansOnline.com!
Many of you are aware that the website has been offline for a couple of months now. I will never understand HOW the domain name URL expired without any kind of notification. But it did … and the way I found out about it is by having some fans ask “where did the website go?”
The state of Orleans live in 2022
A lot can happen over 50 years. Orleans started as a trio (John, Larry and Wells) and I (Lance) was fortunate enough to climb on board before the first album was made. Since then, the live band has seen about a dozen different iterations (depending on how you count them). Each had at least 2 and usually 3 of the original 4 members in it, as others came and went.
John Hall with Cindy Cashdollar at Country Music Hall of Fame
Cindy Cashdollar, our lap steel and dobro playing friend from Woodstock, was inducted into the Nashville Cats at the Country Music Hall of Fame in May.