In mid-1993, Oberst self-released his debut album Water on cassette tape.
The release of the album was financed by his brother Justin on what they called Lumberjack Records, the indie label that would become Saddle Creek Records, making them founders and present day executives of the label.
Shortly after his two solo recordings, Oberst began playing with four friends; they formed Commander Venus in mid-1995.
Here's to Special Treatment was followed by 1996's The Soundtrack to My Movie, a cassette only released on Sing Eunuchs! Kill the Monster Before It Eats Baby, a split 7" vinyl with Bill Hoover, was also released around this time.
The Nebraska singer-songwriter released ten full length albums in the past ten years and many more amazing EPs and collaborations, that is certainly the soundtrack to many a twenty and thirty-somethings memories of first love, first drunk meltdown, first genuine anger at American politics. As a Bay Area resident, I returned home and was overjoyed to see the two fantastic songwriters perform for free in Golden Gate Park at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.
Parents love him, a whole new generation of teens love him, hell the greats like Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young sing his praises. County were treated to a co-headlining show of the two--and to the great happiness of fans at Oberst’s L. show the week before--Lewis also made a guest appearance at U. Additionally the two had separate night shows in SF that weekend, at classic venues the Great American Music Hall and the Fillmore.
Oberst was named the Best Songwriter of 2008 by Rolling Stone magazine. Matthew was also in the indie band Sorry About Dresden, which Conor played in from time to time. Oberst is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Law and managing partner of a law firm. One night in 1992, Ted Stevens (of Mayday and Cursive) invited Oberst onstage to play.
Bill Hoover, who was in attendance, invited Oberst to come back to play with him a couple of weeks later.Conor Oberst teamed up with Shawn Colvin and Patty Griffin for a heartbroken rendition of Emmylou Harris' "The Pearl." The cover was recorded during This article originally appeared on Watch Conor Oberst, Patty Grif Conor Oberst has announced his forthcoming new solo album.Ruminations, which was penned and recorded in the singer's hometown of Omaha, NE, will be released on October 14th via Nonesuch."I wasn't expecting to ...Ward, Mike Mogis and Jim James (of My Morning Jacket) called Monsters of Folk, to more electronic songs from the last Bright Eyes release The People’s Key (2011)-- is certainly an emotional journey.Hearing Lewis and the Watson twins’ soft cooing voices sing harmonies with Oberst on “Lua”(from 2005’s I’m Wide Awake and It’s Morning), particularly on the repeated line “What was simple in the moonlight by the morning never is/It was so simple in the moonlight, so simple in the moonlight”, echoed with Nate Wallcot on trumpet, was a gorgeous moment."Regretfully, we You know what’s better than one insanely popular band or one extremely successful artist?