O.A.R. Bring Their Hits to the Annual Lowdown Hudson Music Fest
O.A.R. brought some of their biggest hits to the Brookfield Place on the Hudson River waterfront on Tuesday night (July 14), making for a captivating night of live music in New York City.
As part of the Annual Lowdown Hudson Music Fest, the Rockville, Md., band treated fans to a selection of tunes that were upbeat and turned the normally calm and quiet plaza into one big party. Before O.A.R. went on, Ryan Bingham warmed up the stage with a collection of tracks from his latest record, Fear and Saturday Night. The Americana singer-songwriter's raspy voice and fast-paced rock tunes floated perfectly with the hot summer air. And those who felt a little tired after work got a pick me up from the heavy drum beats and gritty guitar riffs.
After Bingham's hourlong set and the sun began to set, O.A.R. took the stage and were welcomed with rousing rounds of applause. The moment frontman Marc Roberge and lead guitarist Richard On played their first chords, everyone erupted into song -- it was so loud that Roberge could have stopped singing and the lyrics would have still been heard by the entire crowd. If you've been to an O.A.R. show in the past, that has always been the atmosphere.
The band makes you feel like you're part of the performance, creating an unforgettable and intimate experience. With tracks like "We'll Pick Up Where We Left Off," "Two Hands Up" and "Nasim Joon," O.A.R. also covered Led Zeppelin's "Fool in the Rain" and Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry."
Check out some of our exclusive shots from the exciting gig below: