Oakley Hall

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s


This Brooklyn, USA-based ramshackle country rock band was formed in 2002 out of the ashes of Patrick Sullivan’s (Patrick Rogers Sullivan, 22 June 1973, Davers, Massachusetts, USA; guitar, organ, vocals) short-lived, more traditional and rootsy Crazee And Heaven. Jesse Barnes (b. Jesse Carville Barnes, 5 July 1975, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; bass/vocals) and Claudia Mogel (b. 11 April 1972, New York City, New York, USA; fiddle/vocals) followed Oneida co-founder Sullivan into Oakley Hall, taking their name from an early twentieth-century novelist who focused on the darker side of the historical American West. Although they flirted with feel-good bar band rock and inspirational psychedelic folk they also inherited an underlying broodiness from the Pulitzer Prize finalist.

Alongside Sullivan, Mogel and Barnes, Fred Wallace (b. Fred Clarence Wallace III, 17 April 1970, Zama, Japan; banjo/guitar) was part of the line-up that recorded Oakley...

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