Barnaby Bright, an alt-Americana trio, defies easy categorization with their unique blend of contemporary influences and a geographical journey that spans from Brooklyn to Nashville to Kansas. Drawing on Nathan’s Oklahoma roots and his distant relation to Merle Haggard, the band creates a sound that pushes the boundaries of indie folk.
Accumulating widespread acclaim, Barnaby Bright has secured a dedicated following who revels in their ability to weave storytelling into sonic treasures. Their presence on Amazon’s “Top 100 Albums of the Year” and the New York Times’ recognition of their Christmas record as one of the top 20 in 2020 further solidifies their artistry. Their live shows take audiences on a captivating journey, delving into murder ballads, love songs, thought-provoking stories and deeply relatable themes.
Nathan’s virtuosic acoustic guitar and banjo playing perfectly complement Becky’s effortless soaring vocals over the mesmerizing drone of the harmonium. The recent addition of Carmen Dieker to the band has elevated their performances with haunting fiddle and violin-playing and rich three-part harmonies. The resulting blend evokes shades of Fleetwood Mac, Brandi Carlile, and a touch of Fleet Foxes. Audiences often describe their shows as a spiritual experience.
Notably, Barnaby Bright was awarded the grand prize at NYC’s prestigious Songwriter’s Circle and had five songs featured in the Netflix hit TV show, Sex/Life. As they continue to open for illustrious acts like Norah Jones and The Lumineers, the band captivates audiences, leaving a lasting impression and attracting new followers with each mesmerizing performance.
This event is supported in part by grants the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Doors and bar open at 6:45 p.m.
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