Oats Holy Roller

Joe Myers is a singer/songwriter performing with a revolving crew of collaborators

Years Active 8

Latest Release Daniel, (Sometimes I Think of You) – April 14, 2020

Current Album on Repeat “Other Voices, Other Rooms” by Nanci Griffith

Favorite Venue to Perform Luthier’s Co-op in Easthampton, MA

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What do you think is the biggest lesson we can all take away from this experience?

Actively taking time out of you day to be quiet and not do anything.

What would you consider your Best Local Show Experience? 

Cages’ performance of ‘A World In Song’ at Asbury Hall was by far one of the most intense experiences I have witnessed locally for sure. Ever, maybe.

Were you anywhere before Buffalo?

I moved back to Buffalo about a month ago after living in Dunkirk, NY for two years.

Any Buffalo Artists you admire that you’ve never met?

A Relative Term and Brian Wheat were some of the guys that I admired as local musicians growing up in Buffalo,  I’m not sure if they are still around. I don’t know as  many people in the visual art world as I would like to. Chuck Tingly and Kyle Butler have always stood out to me.

Anyone you’d like to Collaborate with?

I think the whole world operates as a collaboration so it’s hard for me to think about making any of my music in a way that isn’t some kind of collaboration. It always feels that way for me. You are actively having to bring things to the table for the sake of sharing but you’re also challenging other people while they are challenging you. Whether you’re conscious of it or not I think that’s what’s happening and the agreement should be that everyone honestly just does whatever they’re good at and have fun and work on this sort of balance beam of competition and cooperation and that should be enough to guide for what makes for the best possible outcomes. I hope that Mallory Mordaunt puts a band together and lets me play the guitar.

Anyone you’ve collaborated with recently?

Last summer I spent a weekend recording songs (Fear Memorial Park) right outside of Ithaca with my friend Justin (Justin Roeland and Nightswimmers). It was really the most relaxed experiences I’ve ever had making music and Justin has a really good listening ear and a very open and calm and experimental approach in regards to sound recording.

I’m also really excited to finish this currently untitled ‘electro-lounge’ project that me and my friend Chris Ploss spent some time working on last year and I had a lot of fun doing that.

Who’s a local musician / artist we’ve never heard of but should?

VHS ERA

What’s the biggest thing that your band could use help with?

Band Manager. Now accepting applications. Serious DMs only.

What does Buffalo have to offer aspiring musicians?

It’s a pretty easy-going and affordable city to get started learning the ropes of how to work in a studio or get gigs in bars and clubs, if that’s your thing.

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