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Wilmington, North Carolina 910-772-9988
with The Big Thief
Conor Oberst joined his first band at the age of 13 and has been releasing music since 1993. Over the next two plus decades, he s released cassette-only recordings, split 7-inches, and adozen albums of uncommon insight, detail, and political awareness with his band Bright Eyes, under his own name, as a member of Desaparecidos, as leader of the The Mystic Valley Band, and with the Monsters of Folk supergroup. In Fall of 2015, and after more than a decade of living in New York City, Oberst returned to his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, somewhat unexpectedly. Like John Lennon so famously said: Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. After canceling a tour with Desaparecidos due to serious health issues, Oberst returned home to recuperate. The musician was unexpectedly back home at loose ends and faced with some long, cold, claustrophobic winter nights, with nothing really to do. Such conditions were the same as those that contributed to the very early songs he penned in his boyhood bedroom. This resulted in the anxious poetry, heightened self-awareness, and revealing confessionals that catalogued his doubts, demons, and nightmares. It wasn t premeditated at all. I don t know if you know what Omaha is like in the winter, but it s just paralyzing. You re stranded in the house. Every night I was staying up late, making a point to play the new piano I had just bought and watching the snow fall outside the house. Everybody would be asleep and I would just go into this one room, make a fire, and play all night. In November I had a whole pick-up truck full of firewood delivered and I thought, I m never going to run out of it. Before I knew I had gone through half of the firewood and I had five songs. By February I had burned through it all, and I had 15 songs. I had just spent the whole winter making fires and playing music.Making and playing music has always been a healing balm for the sometimes troubled musician. And this
  • Start:June 04, 2017
  • End:June 04, 2017
  • Recurring
  • Where:The Throne Theatre (formerly Ziggy's By the Sea), 208 Market Street, Wilmington, North Carolina, United States, 28401
  • Phone:N/A
  • Event Type: Concerts & Music
  • Ticket Price:$31.00 - $50.50
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