facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Upstate N.Y. gets singing congressman

Nov. 8, 2006 at 10:46 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The new Democratic majority in the House will include a New Yorker with a pedigree in 1970s rock music.

John Hall, who defeated incumbent Sue Kelly in the Empire State's 19th congressional district, was a member of the band Orleans and worked as a session musician on albums with Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin.

The Times Herald-Record in the Hudson Valley said Hall celebrated his victory Tuesday night by belting out an a cappella version of Jackson Brown's "I Am a Patriot" to the delighted crowd of supporters at his victory rally.

Hall is best known to music fans as the singer on "Still the One" and "Dance with Me."

© 2006 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Nick Cannon confirms split from Mariah Carey
2
Kelly Clarkson makes first post-baby appearance in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
3
George Clooney to marry Amal Alamuddin next month in Italy
4
'Today' correspondent Jenna Wolfe pregnant with second child
5
George R.R. Martin teases major deaths in 'Winds of Winter'
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback