iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music by [?], download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Oakley Hall

View In iTunes

To preview a song, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to buy and download music.

Biography

When Oneida's Pat Sullivan left the band in 2001, he wanted to try something a little more country. He formed Crazee & Heaven, but it was a short stint. Sullivan wasn't defeated, however; he gathered some of his Crazee & Heaven bandmates — drummer Will Dyar, bassist Jesse Barnes, and fiddle player Claudia Mogel — to form Oakley Hall. Podunks songwriter Steve Tesh, banjo player Fred Wallace, vocalist Leah Blessoff, and guitarist Ed Kurz completed the lineup by 2002. A year later, with a handful of East Coast tours and a self-released EP under their belt, Oakley Hall issued their self-titled full-length for Bulb. Kurz also left the band and was replaced by Ted Southern. Around this time, Sullivan endured a painful injury to his right hand while working on a construction site, but thankfully, he only lost one finger, not his ability to play. Dyar, Tesh, and Southern eventually exited Oakley Hall by 2003, with Blessof following in 2004. With a new lineup consisting of Sullivan, Greg Anderson (drums), Wallace now on electric guitar, Mogel, and vocalist Rachel Cox (the Podunks, the Ospreys), Oakley Hall began crafting a tighter, electric countrified sound. The end result was two records: Second Guessing was released on Amish in early 2006; Gypsum Strings arrived that June. The following year, after touring with Bright Eyes and signing to Merge, the band issued their fourth full-length, I'll Follow You, shortly after which drummer Anderson left to focus on other projects and was replaced by Pat Wood.