NS2 & CMH present
Conor Oberst with Special Guest Dawes
The Charleston Music Hall
Sun. May 11, 2014
Doors: 7:00 PM | Show: 8:00 PM
Tickets on Sale Friday, February 14th at 10 am!
(Charleston, SC – 2.11.14) – The Charleston Music Hall and National Shows 2 are giddy to announce Conor Oberst with Special Guest Dawes on Sunday, May 11th at 8 pm. Oh the hours I used to spend emoing out and listening to Bright Eyes in High School. Dawes has also been on our wish list for the last two years. Dawes opened for Bob Dylan at the Family Circle Tennis Center last summer and also played at Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Festival last fall on Daniel Island. We are stoked to see them in a more intimate setting. This show could be one of the coolest co-bills of the year.
Conor Oberst is an American singer-songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska. He has been writing and recording music since 1993. In that time he has recorded and performed in many bands and musical collaborations including Commander Venus, Monsters of Folk, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Park Ave., Desaparecidos, and most notably Bright Eyes, his main musical vehicle for the past decade.
While the city of Los Angeles has been both an inspiration and a home to the four members of Dawes, they found themselves traveling East last fall to record their third album in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with newly enlisted producer Jacquire King. It was a chance to hunker down and work each day for a month away from familiar landmarks and routines. The tracks they laid down at Asheville’s Echo Mountain Studio have yielded a 12-song disc of tremendous sonic and narrative clarity, book-ended in classic album fashion by two very different versions of the wistful “Just Beneath The Surface” – a misleading title, really, since the songs stacked in between dig so deep. Stories Don’t End is not so much a departure from the quartet’s previous efforts as a distillation of them. It spotlights the group’s maturing skills as arrangers, performers and interpreters who shape the raw material supplied by chief songwriter and lead vocalist Taylor Goldsmith into an artfully concise and increasingly soulful sound.