With a careful editing eye and a reinvestment in the tools that made him so innovative as a male singer-songwriter, Howie Day can really go far again, despite the many blunders of recent memory.
O.A.R. has done something special in its six plus years of existence. They have gone from a local college bar band in Columbus, Ohio into a touring machine playing to packed or near-packed theaters across the country almost nightly, and they have done it their way. On this night in Portland, Oregon, they would share the bill with Guster, Howie Day and Matt Nathanson for an evening of roots flavored music.