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Conor Oberst's Newport Folk Festival Set Streaming at NPR Music

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014
    Conor Oberst's Newport Folk Festival Set Streaming at NPR Music

    Conor Oberst, who, backed by LA band Dawes, performs at SummerStage in New York City's Central Park under a beautiful mid-summer sky tonight, played in the similarly picturesque outdoor surroundings of Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island, over the weekend for the Newport Folk Festival. NPR Music recorded the set (as it had with his Nonesuch Records label mates Nickel Creek), which is now streaming in full.

    "Conor Oberst has settled into his 30s as a wise and wizened elder statesman," says NPR's Stephen Thompson. "He's come to channel his youthful intensity into real showmanship, especially onstage, while continuing to mine powerful emotions and a sort of fearless poignancy in his songwriting."

    Thompson goes on to describe Oberst's Nonesuch Records debut album, Upside Down Mountain, as "very fine," saying it "finds him pairing inward-looking observations with outward-facing arrangements that project genuine soul and panache."

    Read more and hear Conor Oberst's complete Newport Folk Festival set at npr.org.

    To see Oberst's performance of the Upside Down Mountain track "Hundreds of Ways" on last night's Late Show with David Letterman and find out more about Oberst's tour with special guests Dawes, click here.

     

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Conor Oberst, who, backed by LA band Dawes, performs at SummerStage in NYC's Central Park under a beautiful mid-summer sky tonight, played in the similarly picturesque outdoor surroundings of the Newport Folk Festival over the weekend. NPR Music recorded the set, which is now streaming in full. "Conor Oberst has settled into his 30s as a wise and wizened elder statesman," says NPR. "He's come to channel his youthful intensity into real showmanship, especially onstage, while continuing to mine powerful emotions and a sort of fearless poignancy in his songwriting." His new album, "the very fine Upside Down Mountain ... finds him pairing inward-looking observations with outward-facing arrangements that project genuine soul and panache."

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Conor Oberst, who, backed by LA band Dawes, performs at SummerStage in New York City's Central Park under a beautiful mid-summer sky tonight, played in the similarly picturesque outdoor surroundings of Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island, over the weekend for the Newport Folk Festival. NPR Music recorded the set (as it had with his Nonesuch Records label mates Nickel Creek), which is now streaming in full.

"Conor Oberst has settled into his 30s as a wise and wizened elder statesman," says NPR's Stephen Thompson. "He's come to channel his youthful intensity into real showmanship, especially onstage, while continuing to mine powerful emotions and a sort of fearless poignancy in his songwriting."

Thompson goes on to describe Oberst's Nonesuch Records debut album, Upside Down Mountain, as "very fine," saying it "finds him pairing inward-looking observations with outward-facing arrangements that project genuine soul and panache."

Read more and hear Conor Oberst's complete Newport Folk Festival set at npr.org.

To see Oberst's performance of the Upside Down Mountain track "Hundreds of Ways" on last night's Late Show with David Letterman and find out more about Oberst's tour with special guests Dawes, click here.

 

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