The show is Friday, May 9, with doors at 8 p.m. and the show at 9 p.m. More on Conor Obserst, with special guest Dawes, at The Orange Peel:
Dawes and Conor Oberst at the Orange Peel, this Friday night May 9 at 9 p.m.
Dawes, the indie folk rock band that draws influences from Jackson Browne, Crosby Stills and Nash, and Bob Dylan (who they opened for on a recent tour) recorded their last album, Stories Don’t End, at Asheville’s own Echo Mountain Recording Studio. The album’s lead single, “Most People,” has garnered lots of buzz and radio play.
This Friday night, they return to Asheville to both open for and act as backing band for singer songwriter Conor Oberst aka Bright Eyes, the indie singer songwriter. This is something Dawes has done over the years: playing behind Jackson Browne, The Band’s Robbie Robertson, and John Fogerty for his set on “The Late Show with David Letterman”.
Conor Oberst hasn’t released new material since 2011’s Bright Eye’s album The People’s Key. But coming May 20th, we’ll see the release of Upside Down Mountain, his new project, coming on the Nonesuch label (Wilco, The Black Keys). He’ll be performing a lot of the material from the new album at the Orange Peel gig, showcasing his folk and alt-country side, all while backed by Dawes – a match made in heaven.
Don’t miss this master class from two acts known for some of the best songwriting happening in today’s modern folk rock scene.
Tickets are almost gone – purchase through the orange peel for $33 in advance.