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Conor Oberst

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Along with his trembling voice, classical guitar, and confessional method of songwriting, Conor Oberst performed an important function in shaping the lighter, intimate side of indie rock and roll during the later ’90s and beyond. His primary task was Bright Eye, an eclectic band of revolving music artists that vacillated between pop, folk, electronica, and country-rock. Although Oberst continued to be at the guts of that music group, he also logged amount of time in a great many other clothes, including Commander Venus, the Magentas, Recreation area Ave., Desaparecidos, and an early on version from the Faint. Finally, he backed like-minded artists with an professional level, co-founding Saddle Creek Information within the ’90s and starting his personal label, Team Like, in 2003. A indigenous of Omaha, Nebraska, Conor Mullen Oberst was created on Feb 15, 1980. He started playing acoustic guitar at age ten, getting lessons from his sibling Matt — a part-time instructor who doubled because the vocalist for Sorry About Dresden — along with the males’ dad. Conor’s second sibling, Justin Oberst, became a member of the effort 3 years later on by funding Conor’s 1st launch. Entitled Drinking water, the recording presented a cameo by fellow Omaha citizen Ted Stevens, who also performed alongside Mike Mogis in Lullaby for the Functioning Course. This early relationship established the stage for Oberst’s collaborative discography; in addition, it allowed Oberst to help expand his a friendly relationship with Mike Mogis, who afterwards play an intrinsic role in Shiny Eye’ achievement. Although still a teenager, Oberst became a member of the rates of Commander Venus and Norman Bailer (who afterwards rechristened themselves the Faint after Oberst’s departure) in 1994. The Faint’s Todd Fink after that joined up with Oberst in 1996 to get a short-lived band called the Magentas. That same season, Oberst extended his réamounté by playing drums for Recreation area Ave., even though group disbanded 2 yrs afterwards. Bandmates Jamie Pressnall and Neely Jenkins continued to create Tilly as well as the Wall structure, with Oberst issuing the group’s albums under his very own Team Appreciate label. Alongside longtime partner Mike Mogis, Oberst experienced an urgent amount of achievement with Shiny Eye. The group released many recordings in the past due ’90s and early 2000s, where period Oberst also established time aside to try out with Desaparecidos. He came back towards the Bright Eye task in 2002, issuing the romantic Lifted or the Tale Is usually in the Ground, Keep Your Hearing to the bottom that summer time and chasing it up with many EPs. It had been 2005’s ambitious double-album launch, however, that founded Oberst like a industrial designer, with both discs (I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning hours and the electric Ash in an electronic Urn) taking pleasure in high-ranking slots around the Billboard 200. Shiny Eye released another recording, 2007’s Cassadaga, before Oberst decamped to rural Mexico to focus on his 1st solo work in years. Documented inside a makeshift studio room with a ensemble of music artists dubbed the Mystic Valley Music group, the self-titled Conor Oberst found its way to 2008. While on the highway to get that record, the Mystic Valley Music group found time and energy to compose another record, this time around highlighting the group’s collaborative nature. Released in ’09 2009, Outer South highlighted business lead vocals and songwriting efforts from many people, a move that extended the band’s audio without intimidating Oberst’s position as bandleader. 3 years afterwards, a documentary regarding the Mystic Valley Music group called Among My Kind made an appearance on DVD along with a soundtrack assortment of B-sides, outtakes, as well as the tour-only Gentleman’s Pact EP. In past due 2012, Oberst strike the road once more on the tour of THE UNITED STATES and European countries, where he’d play a number of music from his a variety of monikers. Oberst after that worked with maker Jonathan Wilson around the 2014 launch Upside-Down Hill, his 1st recording for Nonesuch Information. The following 12 months, Oberst retreated to his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. It had been there that he spent the wintertime writing and documenting his seventh recording, Ruminations, which noticed launch in 2016. He quickly adopted up that pared-down documenting with Salutations, which presented full-band versions from the tunes on Ruminations, in 2017.

Quick Facts


Full Name Conor Oberst
Height 1.74 m
Profession Songwriter, Drummer, Singer-songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist
Education Creighton Preparatory School, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Nationality American
Spouse Corina Figueroa Escamilla
Parents Nancy Oberst, Matthew Ryan Oberst Sr.
Siblings Justin H. Oberst, Mathew Ryan Oberst Jr
Music Groups Bright Eyes, Desaparecidos, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Monsters of Folk, The Faint, Commander Venus, Park Ave.
Music Songs Barbary Coast, A Little Uncanny, Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out, Gossamer Thin, Mamah Borthwick, Too Late to Fixate, You Are Your Mother's Child, You All Loved Him Once, Counting Sheep, Tachycardia, Zigzagging Toward the Light, Afterthought, Hundreds of Ways, Empty Hotel by the Sea, Cape Canaveral, Next of Kin, Lenders in the Temple, Time Forgot, Danny Callahan, Night at Lake Unknown, Artifact #1, The Rain Follows the Plow, Napalm, Salutations, Milk Thistle, Governor's Ball, Common Knowledge, Desert Island Questionnaire, Souled Out!!!, Standing on the Outside Looking In, Breezy, Lua
Albums Salutations, Ruminations, Upside Down Mountain, Outer South, Gentleman's Pact, I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning, Digital Ash in a Digital Urn, Vinyl Box Set, Fevers and Mirrors, The Soundtrack to My Movie, Kill the Monster Before It Eats Baby, Water, Conor Oberst, Here's to Special Treatment


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1 Friend of Jenny Lewis.
2 Former boyfriend of Michelle Williams.
3 American singer-songwriter and musician best known for his work with 'Bright Eyes', and also associated with Desaparecidos, Norman Bailer (The Faint), Commander Venus, Park Ave., Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, and Monsters of Folk.
4 Parents are Matthew and Nancy Oberst; he also has two older brothers, Matthew Jr. and Justin Oberst. Conor and Justin co-founded the independent record label "Saddle Creek Records" in 1993.
5 Started playing the guitar and writing music at the age of ten and released his first original, independently produced album in 1993 at age 13.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crashing 2017 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Whispers 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
About Scout 2015 writer: "First Day of My Life"
Lillemand 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ihr seid Helden! Hannes Jaenicke trifft Ärzte im Krisengebiet 2014 Documentary writer: "First Day of My Life"
Parenthood TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2014 writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2014
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Alone Together 2012 Short writer: "First Day of My Life"
Welt ohne Männer 2012 TV Movie documentary writer: "First Day of My Life"
Stuck in Love 2012 performer: "You Are Your Mother's Child" / writer: "You Are Your Mother's Child", "The Calendar Hung Itself"
LOL 2012 writer: "First Day of My Life" - uncredited
Hawaii Five-0 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Chuck 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gossip Girl TV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2008 - 2011 performer - 1 episode, 2008
Puncture 2011 writer: "Road to Joy"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Secret Diary of a Call Girl 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Life Unexpected 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
13 Semester 2009 writer: "First Day Of My Life"
Melrose Place 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bones 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Leaving Barstow 2008 writer: "Landlocked Blues"
The Lucky Ones 2008 performer: "Saulsalito" / writer: "Saulsalito"
Cloverfield 2008 writer: "Four Winds"
The Last International Playboy 2008 writer: "You will. You? Will. You? Will. You? Will.", "First Day of My Life"
Slacker Uprising 2007 Documentary writer: "At The Bottom Of Everything"
Knocked Up 2007 writer: "We Are Nowhere and It's Now"
Elvis and Anabelle 2007 writer: "First Day of My Life" - uncredited
Heroes 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Bubble 2006 writer: "First Day of My Life"
Coachella 2006 Video documentary writer: "Lua"
Queer as Folk 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Imaginary Heroes 2004 arranger: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Other Side of Immigration 2009 Documentary executive producer
Jenny Lewis: Rise Up with Fists!! 2006 Short executive producer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Other Side of Immigration 2009 Documentary musician

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
From the Top 2009 Short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2017 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Life & Songs of Emmylou Harris 2016 TV Movie Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2016 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Himself - Desaparecidos
Late Show with David Letterman 2009-2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Austin City Limits 2011 TV Series documentary
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2008 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2008 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2008 TV Series Himself
Coachella 2006 Video documentary Himself - Bright Eyes
Spend an Evening with Saddle Creek 2005 Video documentary Himself

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