John O’Connell Of Sunlight: Caught

John O'Connell of By Sunlight

By Leslie Hampton Published November 30, 2009

Drummer: John O'Connell

Band: By Sunlight

Venue:San Jose Artisans Guild, San Jose, CA on September 13th

By Sunlight started to play this outdoor gig but had to move inside quickly when it began to rain, which is when this picture was taken. Once all cozy inside, By Sunlight started again.

By Sunlight crafts songs with structures that go way beyond the verse-chorus-verse-chorsu playbook, and the drums are integrated with guitar parts. Very thoughtful drummer.


When not designing web pages, plonking her rare guitars or banging on her eBay drums, Leslie Hampton haunts northern California clubs and house concerts photographing musicians.

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