PREVIEW: Conor Oberst playing The Ryman, New Album Ruminations

This Sunday night on November 6th, singer/songwriter Conor Oberst will treat Nashville to an intimate night with a solo performance at The Ryman Auditorium.Conor Oberst Performing songs from his just released album via Nonesuch Records, Ruminations. This is said to be Oberst’s most personal album, with a raw and anxious, stripped down sound. This album finds the artist alone playing piano, harmonica and guitar. Oberst went back home to Omaha at the beginning of the year after living in New York City for more than ten years. Once there, he found himself watching the snow pile up and staying up all night writing songs. “I wasn’t expecting to write a record,” says Oberst. “I honestly wasn’t expecting to do much of anything. Winter in Omaha can have a paralyzing effect on a person but in this case it worked in my favor. I was just staying up late every night playing piano and watching the snow pile up outside the window. Next thing I knew I had burned through all the firewood in the garage and had more than enough songs for a record. I recorded them quick to get them down but then it just felt right to leave them alone.”

Mark Kozelek will be supporting Oberst Sunday night. The Ryman doors will be open at 7:30 p.m and tickets are available for purchase here. Keep yourself updated through his site, Facebook and Twitter

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