Elephant Micah

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Elephant Micah makes songs and tosses them, like messages in bottles, into the vast oceans surrounding Indiana.

Joe O'Connell has been performing and recording as Elephant Micah for ten years, creating songs gracefully poised between the poetic and the plain-spoken. In a rare visit to New York from his Indiana home, Elephant Micah joins host David Garland in the WNYC Studio to talk about and play his eloquent, understated music. He's joined by Beth Remis and Mark Trecka of Pillars and Tongues for a few songs.

Elephant Micah has made all the songs he recorded for the show available as a free download album.

Ambiguous Instincts

Loon Call

Hidden River Run

Wild Goose Chase

Detailed Cathedral

Queen of Rocky Ripple

Loop and Lil

Echo of an Echo

Still Life Blues







Joe O'Connell, Beth Remis and Mark Trecka
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Comments [3]

John Lacy from Henryville, Indiana

Thank you for having Joe O'Connell on your show. He's a real hidden gem. I love his phrasing, lyrics and melodies that initially surprise me, then make perfect sense. In these qualities and the introspectiveness of his songs, he reminds me of Nick Drake.

May. 24 2010 11:22 PM
Leslie from NYC (but an Indiana native!)

Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing this talented gentleman with us. I stayed up way past my bedtime because I simply couldn't tear myself away.

May. 20 2010 11:40 PM
Andrew Myers from Noblesville, IN

Attaboy Joe! Represent Rowntree Records and Ruralismo. Good interview. Joe and I play music together every once in awhile. If you like this session you should hear him with a full band! Yowza!

May. 17 2010 07:51 PM

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