Sunday, November 6, 2011

Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst is a singer/song-writer from Omaha, Nebraska. Conor’s lyrical genius is what inspires me most about him. He has the ability to put words to complex emotions that usually go unnamed. He performs as a solo artist, as well as in the bands Bright Eyes, Monsters of Folk, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, and Desaparecidos.

Oberst has been writing music since he was 12 years-old, and it's obvious when one listens to his recordings. He is an extremely talented guitar musician and knows how to create a variety of different sounds which is displayed in each of the different bands he performs in, and from album to album. His voice is somber yet comforting, delivering his words and emotion in exactly the right way. One of my favorite things about Conor is that he probably has written a lyric for just about every emotion in the book, and each and every one of them in quote-worthy.

  • - Here is a link where live videos of performances, music videos, a schedule of upcoming shows, and merchandise can be found.
  • – On this link, one can click to listen to a NPR interview with Conor which incorporates sound bites of his music and gives a more personal view into him and his music. There are also links to two of his songs for further listening.
  • – This includes a short biography and information about his musical career, 88 photographs of Conor, links to his albums, similar artists, and comments from fans.