Marc Orleans has died, according to a statement posted online on June. 28, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
wrote Andrew MK Warren
Deeply saddened to report on the passing of Marc Orleans, a Lacoste student in the fall of 1988 and my roommate. I have not gotten any details yet, but will post when I do. He was a talented and kind soul who helped me immensely in dealing with my teenage angst. RIP Marc.
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Matt Mottel wrote
Rest In Peace – Marc Orleans – his guitar slinging mastery was always in full presence , in the drive, determination and guts to keep stretching and expanding … I remember when we met first , he was in nyc in the first wave tech boom job life, and just playing ‘in bands ‘
when that folded,
his tenacity to go beyond a distillation of various musics ,
turned into his life long passion
learning and challenging himself as he approached blue grass , folk and country with equal zeal
as his rock action guitar moves …
His street hustle busking was a mainstay of Bedford L for years
I hope he’s catching infinite trout ,
his next step onward
the eternal bandstand
Orleans Gunn performing “Decline of the Stiff,” live at Matchless, November 2, 2009, Brooklyn, NY, Steve Gunn (vocals and guitar), Dave Lerner (bass guitar),…
Mel Lederman wrote wrote
I first met Marc Orleans when my old art school band Sugarbitch was opening for Spore at a basement party in Allston in ‘92. Spore were so loud that my ears rang for weeks after that show. His cat scratch turbo rat wah wah double Hiwatt amped guitar would be etched into my brain forever.
He asked me if I liked The Melvins (with a smirk upon our introduction) and I asked him if he realized that he looked exactly like Woody Allen. We both laughed. I looked up to him and went to his shows always. Victory At Sea used to play with Juneau all the time and crash at his apartment in New York. He was a nice guy and so super talented and I enjoyed talking music and art with him immensely. He was a great painter too. RIP