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.