Field Report’s debut video on NPR + touring w/ Sara Watkins

By on February 21, 2013


Field Report and NPR present the video for “I Am Not Waiting Anymore” from the band’s debut full-length, Field Report, with a First Watch premiere. The emotionally arresting video was directed by Manny Marquez and creates a wrenching narrative of a formerly homeless man seeking healing and redemption amidst the urban decay of Field Report’s hometown, Milwaukee.


By listening to Chris Porterfield’s lyrics on repeat during his daily bike rides through Milwaukee, director Marquez says, “I started to see this world that he was creating, a world that was this Field Report album. It reminded me of Raymond Carver’s work or Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, OH. You have this series of seemingly normal situations, and people in different phases of life dealing with these situations. I’m talking about love, lost love, happiness, and longing. And with all the empty factories and old houses in Milwaukee, the town just set the scene.”
Marquez continues, “The most difficult part of shooting the video was the scene in the church food program at the end. That’s St. Ben’s in Milwaukee, and it’s a wonderful place where the Capuchin Brothers feed about 400 people every night. We had to shoot it in a way that the only faces seen were those of the people that wanted to be in the video, and respect all the other people that were just there for a meal.”


Field Report will play songs off their widely praised 2012 record across the US this spring. They will headline a handful of dates before appearing at SXSW in March, followed by a tour of the East Coast with Sara Watkins. The full itinerary is below.



Tour Dates:

3/5 – Evanston, IL – SPACE

3/6 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway

3/7 – Nashville, TN – Communion

3/8 – Atlanta, GA – Eddie’s Attic

3/9 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover

3/12 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s: Downstairs

3/13-3/16 – Austin, TX – SXSW

3/19 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark*

3/20 – Buffalo, NY – Tralf Music Hall (Studio Stage)

3/21 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt*

3/22 – New Hope, PA – New Hope Winery*

3/23 – Albany, NY – Swyer Theatre*

3/25 – Boston, MA – Sinclair*

3/26 – New York, NY – City Winery*

3/28 – Blairstown, NJ – The Historic Blairstown Theatre*

3/29 – Philadelphia, PA – Tin Angel*

3/30 – Easton, MD – Historic Avalon Theatre*


* w/ Sara Watkins 


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.