The Howard is quickly establishing itself as a music venue destination in Oshkosh and the Fox Valley region, and this upcoming Thursday and Friday adds two more shows to their resumé. Grammy award winning artist Marc Cohn and acclaimed Milwaukee sonic-folk band Field Report will headline back to back nights of quality, original music.
Marc Cohn, best known for his ballad “Walking in Memphis,” takes the stage Thursday, November 15. The artist combines influences of gospel, rhythm & blues, and American folk storytelling to create what Time magazines called “one of the honest, emotional voices we need.” Show is at 8pm, with pre-show dinner options.
On Friday, November 16, Field Report headlines an evening that begins at 8pm with a set from Oshkosh band Redshift Headlights. Field Report features the deeply personal and narrative songs of Chris Porterfield (the band’s name is an anagram of the surname Porterfield), who originally played with Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) in the band DeYarmond Edison. The band released the new album “Summertime Songs” this past year. Pre-show dinner options are also available for this show.
Redshift Headlights features vibes, guitar with lots of pedals, drums, second guitar, bass with occasional fuzzy pickle, rhodes, synth, drums, trumpet, singing, and infrequent timpani. The band released their second album OSHKOSH September 2018 centered on stories and lore from the streets of Oshkosh.