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So Sorry About Ridgefield :-(

It’s another gorgeous summer/fall day here in Nashville … one in a series that has visited us all week long. And, to be honest, there are a lot of things I’d prefer to be doing other than sitting at this computer, writing this blogpost. But it’s been SUCH a long time since I last wrote […]

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We’ve been keeping a few secrets :-)

So … we’ve been keeping a few secrets lately. Some have already found this one, which slipped unannounced into the OrleansOnline.com store about a week ago. Orleans: Then and Now … greatest hits and MORE! is a brand new compilation of all the A-list stuff that people ask for all the time at the live shows. It […]

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Larry releases “One of the Lucky Ones” CD

Larry Hoppen’s newest collection is a project that spans many years. Enhancing / redoing some of the tracks from his 1996 Looking For the Light CD, adding NEW songs, then mixing and remastering it all as one album yields a VERY listenable and satisfying group of tunes! The band includes Tony Levin (bass), David Sancious (keys) […]

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Gigs in March

After a long, long winter, what a way to get back in the saddle! March was FULL of Class-A gig experiences for both band and audience alike, beginning with … March 3rd — Rock & Pop Masters at the Orlando, FL Hard Rock Hotel’s “LIVE” theater … John Cafferty & Tunes, Jimi Jamison, Fergie Frederiksen (ex-Toto) […]

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Orleans – Rockin’ Christmas Card!

This is too good NOT to pass on! http://sendables.jibjab.com/view/RiFdqi2wvt4xQAje  (Tip: toggle to Full Sceen for the best effect :-)) This morning I awoke to this link to an e-card sent to the band by our long-time friend, road/production manager and house mixer, Michael Malfesi (pictured below). After I finished laughing out loud, I KNEW I […]

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Fly Amero releases CRACKED COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

While touring with the classic pop group Orleans and performing solo, Fly Amero happens to have a long history as a comedy music writer and producer. For 10 years starting in the mid-1980s, he was a staff writer with ABC Radio National, creating and recording topical music parodies and morning commuter broadcast comedy bits monthly […]

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Salvation Army and Symphony Orchestra shows in NC

This past weekend (Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10th and 11th), found us in North Carolina — specifically, Greensboro and Winston-Salem, where we played the communities’ Coliseums as part of the longstanding Salvation Army food-raising drives. In their 23rd year, sponsored by the local Fox affilaite (Channel 8 ) and Sealy Mattress Co., which is NC-based, these events drew upwards […]

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NEW Music for the Holidays!

Merry Christmas – Happy Hanukkah – Happy Kwanzaa  (did I leave anybody out?) Regardless of one’s specific religious/spiritual heritage, this time of year seems to bring out the best in people … all that gift-giving and good will towards men (and women) stuff! Hey — works for me! So … In that spirit, here is our FAVORITE new seasonal discovery […]

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Thanks … just thanks!

It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the US. A day we set aside to proclaim and celebrate our gratitude for that which we have … or even what we don’t have … or just the fact that we’re still standing. Even in these generally tough times for all, there IS so much to be grateful for. […]

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What did he say about a NEW Orleans album?

Just recently (September 15th, 2010), our own Larry Hoppen was interviewed by Canadian guitarist / Independent Radio Host, Jason Saulnier. Hailing from Nova Scotia, Jason’s bio says he interviews roughly 100 artists per year! He engaged Larry by phone for about 20 minutes total. Among the topics discussed are … 1) Orleans’ and Rock & Pop Masters’ […]

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