OAR | Of A Revolution
I was able to photograph and catch OAR's tour stop in Raleigh NC. They were originally scheduled to play a few weeks ago but due to severe storms they had to reschedule the show to a later date. It was beautiful weather and the crowd was not as large as it was a few weeks ago and I think that is due to scheduling conflicts. The band came out on stage to a loud applause from the fans and started right into their set. They played smooth and sounded great. They would stop occasionally to listen to the crowd sing back lyrics and seemed to really enjoy themselves during their set. One of my favorite songs from the band is a song called "Shattered". This song was and intricate part of my life at that time of its released because I was in a relationship and this song really connected with me. I always turned the car around.
O.A.R. (short for Of a Revolution) is an American rock band founded in 1996 in Rockville, Maryland. The band consists of lead vocalist/guitarist Marc Roberge, drummer Chris Culos, guitarist Richard On, bassist Benj Gershman and saxophonist/guitarist Jerry DePizzo. Together, the band has released eight studio albums, including their latest release, The Rockville LP, in June 2014. The band is well known for their live shows and extensive summer touring, and have released five records of various live performances to date. Four of the band members grew up in Rockville, Maryland and attended Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School. After graduating, they went on to study at Ohio State University. There they met the fifth member, saxophonist/guitarist Jerry DePizzo from Youngstown, Ohio.