Oak Street Blues, whose influences include Tom Petty, Traveling Wilburys, The Flaming Lips, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket, are an Alternative Folk/Country band based in Los Angeles.
“Sometimes it’s nice to just get away from your daily life to enjoy a fun-filled concert that will make you laugh and jump around,” says Oak Street Blues guitarist/lead singer Chris Hall. “Country & rock ’n‘ roll come to life at our shows. We will definitely entertain you.”
Oak Street Blues is the solo project of Chris Hall, a 15-year veteran of several bands . He is reviving that So Cal Country sound, bringing you back to the glory days of Buck Owen, Merle Haggard, The Byrds and the famous Palomino Club. Oak Street songs are simple, from the heart and heavy on twang and steel guitar. The Examiner exclaims, “Oak Street Blues creates some of the most endearing, engaging, and downright danceable songs in all of music”.
The band is filled in with local pros on bass, drums and lead guitar. Rotating members in to keep the sound fresh and exciting worked well for this album.
This past summer Oak Street Blues released their 5th album, La Grande Station which is chock full of the industries best pickers including Skip Edwards [Dwight Yoakam] and Gary Morse [Brooks & Dunn]. Recorded over a month period in-between the bands west coast tour, the album captures the fun nature of the band.
This isn’t a pretty boy pop country group; it’s quite the opposite. Chris Hall’s raspy vocals won’t win The Voice but his realness and heart will make listeners understand what country music is supposed to be. La Grande Station’s highlight tracks include “Life of the Party”, “The Girl is Country” and “Girl With Everything”.