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WOJB and The Park Theater present FIELD REPORT in Concert Friday, Mar 21
Field Report to perform March 21 at Hayward's Park Theater
WOJB and The Park Theater are thrilled to present the folk-tinged indie rock band Field Report in concert Friday, March 21 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, available at Art Beat of Hayward, 15845 W. 2nd Street or may be purchased online at www.parktheaterproject.com or HERE. Tickets may also be purchased over the phone at 715-634-2100 or 715-634-4596. Admission will be $20 at the door.
Band founder Chris Porterfield (“Field Report” being an anagram of his surname) played pedal steel guitar in the Eau Claire based group DeYarmond Edison with Justin Vernon, brothers Brad and Phil Cook, and Joe Westerlund.
When the rest of DeYarmond Edison opted to de-camp to North Carolina for a change of scene, Porterfield chose to stay in Wisconsin, eventually settling in Milwaukee. He assumed his musical career was finished. “I was ready to get married and start a career...started working at [Marquette University], and I was pretty well convinced that I was gonna be a grownup.”
DeYarmond Edison dissolved soon after its move - Vernon returned to Wisconsin and founded the Grammy-winning juggernaut Bon Iver, while Westerlund and the Cooks went on to form the critically acclaimed avant-folk band Megafaun.
Meanwhile...back in Milwaukee, Porterfield had started writing songs – at first just a private creative exercise. He then began trying out his songs at open mics, developing as a performing songwriter and meeting other artists, eventually gathering the core of what would become Field Report and record its eponymous debut at Vernon's April Base Studio. Field Report has since been invited to tour with Emmylou Harris, Counting Crows and Aimee Mann; been touted by Rolling Stone, SPIN and Pitchfork; and covered by the Blind Boys of Alabama.
More information at www.field-report.org.
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Eric Schubring's Interview with Kathleen Vinehout
October 30th, 2013
On Wednesday, October 30th, WOJB Public Affairs Director Eric Schubring conducted an interview with Wisconsin State Senator and prospective Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Vinehout , and FightingBob.com founder Ed Garvey. The interview came on the heels of a University of Marquette Law School poll showing Senator Vinehout polling as well against Republican Governor Scott Walker as announced Democratic candidate Mary Burke.
And while the statewide Wisconsin media mostly failed to report Vinehout's strong showing, Eric Schubring thought it was newsworthy and got her on the air.