This 1990 concert recorded at our very own Bearsville Theater became the album “ORLEANS LIVE Volume 1” considered to be the definitive recorded example of what this band was really about. Dance with Me and Still The One also became their two international best selling singles.
From their earliest days as a favorite at colleges and clubs in the Northeast US … to studio and live collaborations with industry greats Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Little Feat and others … to Top 10 success with bona-fide classics such as “Still the One”, “Dance With Me” and “Love Takes Time” …Orleans are now celebrating their 40th year of creating musical history together.
Orleans has been performing live nearly every year since 1972. Formed in Woodstock, NY in 1972 by John Hall, brothers Lance and Larry Hoppen and Wells Kelly, Orleans went about perfecting its recipe of eclectic material, including R&B seasoned with Cajun and second-line roots. But the quartet’s music evolved and refined in a more mainstream direction as they developed their unique pop/rock sound, which led Rolling Stone magazine to christen them “the best unrecorded band in the country.”