Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst brings country rock to Leeds Festival

Singer-songwriter also throws in a traditional blues song at event

Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst brings country rock to Leeds Festival
Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band brought a touch of country rock to Leeds Festival tonight (August 22), as they performed on the NME/Radio 1 Stage tonight.

Oberst, best known as the singer-songwriter in Bright Eyes, led his band through a set consisting almost exclusively of tracks from his 2008 album 'Conor Oberst'.

Although the six-piece didn't perform any tracks from Bright Eyes' back catalogue, they did run through a spirited version of blues-folk standard 'Corrina, Corrina', most famously covered by Bob Dylan on his 1963 'The Freewheelin'...' album.

Oberst, who was dressed, along with his band members, in a black baseball jacket, said little to the audience other than thanking them at the beginning and end of the set.

Some of the best received songs performed included 'Sausalito', 'Cape Canaveral' and 'There's Nothing That The Road Cannot Heal'.

Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band played:

'NYC – Gone, Gone'
'Souled Out!!!'
'Sausalito'
'Cape Canaveral'
'Get Well Cards'
'Eagle On A Pole'
'There's Nothing That The Road Cannot Heal'
'Corrina, Corrina'
'Gotta Reason'
'Smoke Signals'
'I Don't Want To Die (In The Hospital)'


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