President Sam at The Camel, RVA| Music Photography

 

Emma Oakley is quickly become a force to be reckoned with in the RVA music scene.  She is still in high school but has already logged in time on most of the best stages in RVA.  Her bands have rocked The National, Cap Ale House, The Camel, Canal Club, etc etc…  When I heard she had formed a new band, President Sam, I was very excited.  She would be fronting this band!  Singing her own songs with a talented group behind her.  Sam Partridge on drums, Mason Lloyd on bass and Rick Heretick on guitar.  I have to admit that I felt terrible on the cold night of their debut.  I’ve been under the weather but had to put on my big boy pants to make it to their first show and I am so happy that I did.  As soon as they started rocking, I started to feel better.  Emma is dedicated to making music and I am excited to see all the places this girl is going to go.  So proud of you Emma!