Our final installment from the 2008 CMJ Music Marathon comes from Saturday night’s performance by Brooklyn-based and Merge Records artist, Oakley Hall (MySpace link). With a bit of country western mixed into driving guitar picking with no less than 4 guitars chiming on stage, Oakley Hall did not disappoint the late night, capacity crowd at Mercury Lounge in New York’s Lower East Side.
Rachel Cox and Jesse Barnes of Oakley Hall were kind enough to chat with East Village Podcasts in the bowels of Mercury Lounge prior to the show. As we learned, Rachel is originally from North Carolina which echoes a common, geographic theme to CMJ: talented musicians from North Carolina (in addition to Rachel, Portastatic, The Bronzed Chorus, The Rosebuds, etc.). Is it the sausage gravy and biscuits?
For your viewing pleasure, the East Village Podcasts interview and the opening song from their show which included Mekon drummer Steve Goulding at Mercury Lounge.
October 29th, 2008
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