Josh Rouse, Special guest Field Report - 6/14
at City Winery Chicago
- 6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
About Josh Rouse
Touring in support of his 9th album, The Happiness Waltz, folk-pop artist Josh Rouse has been honing his skills as a songwriter, traveling the world, blending his various experiences and channeling them into his work. With songs handpicked for films including the Cameron Crowe/Tom Cruise collaboration Vanilla Sky and Ryan Murphy’s Eat, Pray, Love, not to mention numerous appearances on television staples such as Grey’s Anatomy and Parenthood, Rouse’s work has quietly found its way into the world and today’s pop culture, while remaining timeless and relevant.
About Field Report
Field Report is the creation of Chris Porterfield, who cut his musical teeth with Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and the members of Megafaun in the now-legendary band DeYarmond Edison. After their breakup in 2006, Bon Iver and Megafaun went on to success while Chris hung back in Wisconsin, thinking his career in music was over. It was really just beginning. For the first time in his life, he began writing his own songs, which he spent the following five years carefully divining, killing off, revising, and honing. In December 2011, the record was created at Vernon's studio in Fall Creek, WI. The result is a haunting, lyrical narrative that has already garnered a swell of attention nationwide.
Within six months of their first-ever public performance, Field Report had secured tours with Emmylou Harris and Counting Crows. Their music has been added to in-store playlists at 7,500 Starbucks locations. Bruce Warren at WXPN calls it “the best debut of the year,” A sentiment echoed by the likes of Rolling Stone, Spin, Paste, Billboard, and Pitchfork. They’ve also been booked for upcoming radio shows including NPR World Café and WFUV.
The record, released 9/11/12 on Partisan, was mixed by legendary producer Paul Kolderie (Radiohead, Warren Zevon) and mastered by Greg Calbi.
Field Report is:
Christopher Porterfield (Guitar, Vocals)
Ben Lester (Pedal Steel)
Damian Strigens (Drums)
Jeff Mitchell (Guitar)
Nick Berg (Piano, Keyboards, Synths) Travis Whitty (Bass)