The Miners Foundry and (((folkYEAH!))) are pleased to present Conor Oberst with special guests, The Felice Brothers, on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Over the last two decades, Conor Oberst has released music of uncommon insight, detail, and political awareness. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the Show begins at 8:00 p.m. Standing / dancing show with limited seating. Tickets are $29 in Advance and $34 at the Door. Ticketing fees may apply. Tickets may be purchased online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.
Coner Oberst has partnered with Plus1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to support Planned Parenthood and their work delivering vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people in the US and worldwide.
Conor Oberst joined his first band at the age of 13 and has been releasing music since 1993. Over the last two+ decades, he’s released music 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 Mystic Valley Band, and with the supergroup Monsters of Folk. In the fall of 2015, Oberst returned to his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska somewhat unexpectedly due to serious health isues. Making and playing music has always been a healing balm for the sometimes troubled musician. While Oberst wrote and intially recorded (with just voice, piano, guitar, and harmonica) the songs created during this time, he intended to ultimately record them with a full band. In the midst of putting together the band (upstate New York’s The Felice Brothers plus legendary drummer Jim Keltner) the passionate responses about the first solo recordings encouraged him to release the songs as is, in their sparse, original form, resulting in 2016’s Ruminations.
The Felice Brothers are a close-knit band of two brothers and three longtime friends.
The Felice Brothers’ new album Life in the Dark, out now on Yep Roc, is classic American music.
At once plainspoken and deeply literate, the band’ s latest features nine new songs that capture the hopes and fears, the yearning and resignation, of a rootless, restless nation at a time of change.
Life in the Dark also coincides with The Felice Brothers’ 10th anniversary as a band.