Founder of the band Orleans and former US congressman from New York, John Hall also scored hits in the ‘80s with his Woodstock-based John Hall Band. The co-writer of such classics as “Still the One,” “Half Moon” and “Dance with Me” is also one of the best and most inexplicably underrated lead guitarists of his generation: an utterly liberated soloist who combined Hendrixian fire and feel with an expansive command of melody and harmony.
On Saturday, July 7 at 8 p.m., the performs at Colony in Woodstock. Featuring drummers Eric Parker and Peter O’Brien, bassist John Troy, keyboardist Bob Leinbach and guitarist Fly Amero (assuming the role of the late Larry Hoppen), the band will touch on material from across Hall’s storied career. Tickets cost $40 and $60.
For tickets and additional information, visit www.colonywoodstock.com. Colony is located at 22 Rock City Road in Woodstock.