A northern New Jersey acoustic group, The Will O'Connor Live Acoustic Show is dedicated to thoughtfully performing great music from the '50s to the present. With songs ranging from Van Morrisson to the Barenaked Ladies, Pink Floyd to Frank Sinatra, the Rolling Stones to the Talking Heads, their songlist has been described as "a music-lovers iPod on shuffle."
The idea is to provide a musical performance that makes for great listening and audience participation on a Friday or Saturday night, but that also can serve as an atmospheric backdrop to conversation for a quieter after-work crowd during the week.
The following were not recording in a studio, but are room
recordings from a recent acoustic performance.
We hope you enjoy listening!
- ACOUSTIC COVERS
- Yer So Bad (clip)
- Tom Petty Cover
- 882kB - 0:37 [listen]
- Into The Mystic (clip)
- Van Morrison Cover
- 1.3mB - 0:53 [listen]
- I'm On Fire (clip)
- Bruce Springsteen Cover
- 1.1mB - 0:47 [listen]
- Wild Mountain Thyme (complete song)
- Scots/Irish Traditional
- 5.2mB - 3:36 [listen]
- The Parting Glass (complete song)
- Irish Traditional - a cappella
- 3.0mB - 2:05 [listen]
Known for driving guitar rhythms and expressive vocals, Will
has been gigging in pubs and restaurants across northern New
Jersey for nearly a decade. With his broad taste in musical
styles, Will's guitar and vocals easily guide the group through
their expansive playlist. His talents have brought him to Germany
he performs annually as part of the Ardmore
in Co. Waterford.
Equipped with djembe and congas instead of snare and sticks,
Jenny lays down an eclectic beat for the Live Acoustic Show. The
drumming began almost ten years ago, when she sang and played
with the Notre Dame Folk Choir, travelling domestically and
internationally. A former choir director, she shares vocal
duties with Will, weaving harmonies into both familiar and
Bassist Jeff Sassaman is a native of Philadelphia, PA. Jeff
has a music degree from Berklee College of Music and studied
with bass icon Whit Browne. An integral part of the Live Acoustic Show's
sound, Jeff also performs regularly across the country for
Broadway, orchestral and jazz engagements. He has had multiple
performances at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher hall and Alice Tully
hall just to name a few.