Saturday, July 29, 2006

From the John Hall Campaign

"Still The One"

Today in the New York Times, there is a good article on John Hall.

This election year, a few Democrats, including singer-songwriter John Hall who penned the tune, are looking to unseat the six-term congresswoman elected as part of the 1994 Republican revolution.

Hall, a 7-year-old former county legislator, has injected some celebrity sizzle into the contest. Singers Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne have held fundraisers. A fundraising concert featuring Rosanne Cash and Steve Earle is in the works for August. Marquee music names such as rocker Bruce Springsteen and producer Clive Davis have contributed to Hall's campaign.

Hall, who co-wrote the song and recorded it with his band Orleans in 1976, once demanded that President Bush's re-election campaign stop using the tune at rallies in 2004, claiming the Republicans never got permission.

Today, he is taking his politics one step farther, stressing universal health care and energy independence in his campaign for the House seat. He scoffs at Kelly's reputation for being a moderate in her party.

''Sue Kelly will not stand up to the people in power -- when they need her, she's a reliable vote,'' Hall said.

John will be performing on August 20, 2006 with a legendary line-up of musical giants at a rare acoustic concert in New York to benefit John's campaign.

Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Nanci Griffith and other special guests will join John at The Town Hall (123 W 43rd St, NYC)

General tickets available through Ticketmaster (see here).

A limited number of special VIP seats and passes to a post-concert reception are available at prices of $250 per ticket and above. Call Sara Pasti at 845-831-0025, or email

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