“She was up in New York as part of Gregg’s team and that was somebody who grew up on O.A.R.,” DePizzo continued. “She has a fresh perspective on music today so it was a lot of fun and really a great challenge to bring things to the table and have a fresh, female perspective.”
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O.A.R., (left to right) Richard On, Jerry DePizzo, Benj Gershman, Chris Culos and Marc Roberge, brings its tour for its ninth studio album, “The Mighty,” to Rose Music Center in Huber Heights on Saturday, June 22. CONTRIBUTED
As a tie-in to the new album, O.A.R. has a new beer, The Mighty Lager, being released in mid-June by Great Lakes Brewing in Cleveland.
“Everybody and their cousin has a fermenting bucket in their basement and wants to do a beer with somebody, but the Great Lakes folks are fantastic and they had the footprint and the reach to really hit our touring markets,” DePizzo said. “We’ve wanted to do a beer for a very long time and it took us four years to find the right partner. Great Lakes has a lot of other delicious beers as well and they’re just great to work with. Dayton is one of the venues carrying it this summer so we’re excited.”
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While O.A.R.’s 25th anniversary is looming in 2021, DePizzo says the group is still on the rise.
“In a lot of ways, we keep growing, whether it’s in specific markets or just as musicians and band members,” he said. “There’s a lot of room yet for us to grow and as long as we can do that and keep people coming to the shows, we’ve got a good thing going.”
HOW TO GO
Who: SiriusXM The Pulse presents O.A.R. on its The Mighty tour with guests Welshly Arms and Huntertones.
Where: Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights.
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Doors open at 6 p.m.
More info: 937-228-2323 or www.ticketmaster.com
Artist info: www.liveoar.com