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Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band


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(2007 – present)

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band is the name of US alt-country musician Conor Oberst and his backing band composed of Nik Freitas (guitar), Taylor Hollingsworth (guitar), Macey Taylor (bass), Nate Walcott (keyboards/organ) and Jason Boesel (drums).

Conor Oberst played 2 shows @ 400 Bar in Minneapolis, MN on the 29th and 30th of December, 2007 with Nik Freitas on Guitars, Jason Boesel on Drums, Macey Taylor on Bass and Nate Walcott on Keyboards and the French Horn. During the show he made it clear that the band was not Bright Eyes and that they had yet to select a band name. A show on the 1st of February has them billed as ‘Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band.’ The Mystic Valley Band includes Taylor Hollingsworth as lead guitarist.

In November 2007, it was reported that Oberst would work on a solo record with Jake Bellows, and that he and M. Ward would start a band and perform two late December shows in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Contrary to what was believed, the shows were not played with M. Ward, but rather with Nik Freitas and Jason Boesel. They played 13 new songs and 3 Bright Eyes songs. They also played a show in February in Mexico City, Mexico.

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band have announced that they will be playing at the 2008 Reading and Leeds Festivals. In addition, they will also be performing at the Electric Picnic in Ireland in August 2008, the Austin City Limits festival in September and also at the Great Escape Festival in Sydney, Australia in early October 2008.


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  • grungemania

    Completely and utterly addicted to Outer South lately :)

    16 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Debaser987

    See it live and you'll think it's anything but generic. Conor and the crew lean into their performances with a fire you rarely find on stage - it's quality rock'n'roll. Also, regarding the subtext of that comment, why does everything have to "push new ground" to be considered good? Just because something sounds new does not necessitate that it sounds better. When Dylan got started playing folk, he was just rehashing generic country/blues at the time.

    17 Jul 2013 Reply
  • rtms1988

    Outer South is nice

    29 Apr 2013 Reply
  • SheerWonder

    Hi, I'm selling my unplayed Bright Eyes Vinyl box set due to a lack of funds :( It's great and I want it to go to a real fan. Get in touch with an offer.

    8 Jan 2013 Reply
  • DonPinguin

    the most listened song has a bit over 200 plays this week wtf?

    25 Nov 2012 Reply
  • KCKate

    Good new album, found it for £3 in the HMV sale between Tom Jones' greatest hits and Lulu. Not what I was expecting to find,

    24 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Littleplumpling

    they're all wonderful and talented musicians, conor is a great lyricist but they're all good at what they do. nate walcott just does so much honor to the french horn and keyboards

    8 Oct 2012 Reply
  • sumit_hk

    The talent that Conor possesses just cannot be put into words.

    4 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Jenna-ana

    3 Aug 2012 Reply
  • melkmeintogepi

    Aw man, yall should watch that One Of My Kind-film. Its like "geez, I want me and my friends to be like that"

    24 Jul 2012 Reply
  • nickmendesm

    one of my kind is the best song of the world

    21 Jun 2012 Reply
  • melkmeintogepi

    new shit takes loooooooooooong to be shipped out...

    23 May 2012 Reply
  • seejaydeja

    cuz everyone is bummed there's barely any new material from conor.

    17 May 2012 Reply
  • lolr

    Why is no one anywhere talking about the new album? :X

    12 May 2012 Reply
  • lipwreck

    well it's been a few years so i'll guess i'll give this shit another try

    11 May 2012 Reply
  • fuzzycats14

    inspired by the lovely conor oberst and the mystic valley band :) cassette e.p.

    7 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Irryco

    Yep. I completely agree. I've always thought it sad not to have a physical copy of that awesome EP. But this is even better than a proper release of Gentlemen's EP. I think this might be the release of the year. Just might.

    4 Feb 2012 Reply
  • melkmeintogepi

    Already did. So psyched that I'll finally hold a physical copy of the "Gentlemans Pact"-songs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 Feb 2012 Reply
  • katmonsteret

    release of "one of my kind" album with dvd (and some new songs!). can be pre-ordered now from team love's web store.

    2 Feb 2012 Reply
  • SilentNovA

    no u

    24 Jan 2012 Reply
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