Friday May 19
ACL Live & C3 Presents bring you Conor Oberst
CONOR OBERST will release a new album, Salutations, on Nonesuch Records, on March 17, 2017.
The album is a companion piece to 2016’s Ruminations. When Oberst wrote and recorded the songs on Ruminations, entirely solo – with just voice, piano, guitar and harmonica – he intended to ultimately record them with a full band. In the midst of putting together that band – upstate New York’s The Felice Brothers plus the legendary drummer Jim Keltner (Neil Young, Jackson Browne, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, and many more) – the passionate responses Oberst was getting to those first solo recordings, from friends and colleagues, encouraged him to release the songs as-is, in their original sparse form, as his seventh solo album: Ruminations, which was released in October 2016.
Meanwhile, Oberst simultaneously moved ahead with his plans to record with the band, heading to the famed Shangri-la Studios in Malibu to record Salutations – co-produced with Keltner and engineered by long-time musical compadre Andy LeMaster. Guest contributions come courtesy of Jim James, Blake Mills, Maria Taylor, M Ward, Gillian Welch, Gus Seyffert, Pearl Charles, Nathaniel Walcott, and Jonathan Wilson.
Salutations Track List:
1 Too Late to Fixate
2 Gossamer Thin
5 Next Of Kin
7 Mamah Borthwick (A Sketch)
8 Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out
9 Barbary Coast (Later)
11 Empty Hotel by the Sea
12 Anytime Soon
13 Counting Sheep
14 Rain Follows the Plow
15 You All Loved Him Once
16 A Little Uncanny
Salutations includes full band versions of the ten songs from Ruminations, plus seven additional songs, some from an additional session at Five Star Studios in Echo Park in fall 2016. Oberst, with The Felice Brothers as his backing band, will tour in celebration of Salutations beginning March 9 in his hometown of Omaha, with stops at LA’s Greek Theater in May and Celebrate Brooklyn in July.
Oberst has partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to support Planned Parenthood and their work delivering vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people in the US and worldwide.
Pre-orders of Salutations at iTunes, Amazon, and the Nonesuch store will come with immediate downloads of "A Little Uncanny," "Tachycardia," and "Napalm.” For a limited time, pre-orders at nonesuch.com also include an exclusive print autographed by Conor Oberst.