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Monday is for Elephant Micah

Elephant Micah

Elephant Micah performs at a house show in Richmond, Indiana.

One artist whose career has absolutely been bolstered by college radio stations is the folk chanteur Elephant Micah, née Joe O’Connell.

Last September, the Indiana-based singer performed at WIUX’s Fall Kick-Off Concert in Bloomington, Indiana.

And this fall, he performed at KRUI’s first Low Frequency concert of the year. (I was more than a little starstruck; Elephant Micah is my number one most-played iTunes artist.)

Today, O’Connell has been writing and performing for nearly a decade, and these Midwestern college radio stations and others have helped promote him by giving his songs airplay and booking him for concerts.

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