Ambrosia & Orleans
Exploring the possibilities of progressive, classical and world influences, yet rooted in the soul of the Blues and R&B, Joseph Puerta, Christopher North, David Pack and Burleigh Drummond created a new sound that was defined and recognized as “Ambrosia”. Today, the band is more alive and compelling than ever. With three of the original members in tact, plus the addition of guitar ace Doug Jackson on electric guitar and backing vocals, Mary Harris contributing amazing keyboards and vocals, and the powerful and contemporary lead vocals and acoustic guitar of Ken Stacey, Ambrosia is exploring new musical territory and continuing to wow life-long fans and new converts alike!
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, the group has had Top 10 success with bona-fide classics such as “Still the One”, “Dance With Me”, and “Love Takes Time”. Orleans has been performing live nearly every year since 1972, always with at least half the original members. They do it the old-fashioned way – they sing and play their own stuff. Their oldest fans are bewildered and amazed at the fact that they still sound as good as (or even better than) ever … especially their vocals! Younger fans are simply impressed. Everyone agrees – these guys “still have it”.