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Bright Eyes

Formed: Feb 15, 1980 in Omaha, NE
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Genre: Folk
Group Members: Mike Mogis, Conor Oberst, Nate Walcott
Biography: Although many musicians joined the band's rotating lineup, Bright Eyes was primarily the songwriting vehicle of Conor Oberst, a quivery-voiced Nebraska native who first attracted attention in 1994 -- when he was only 14 years old -- as the singer and guitarist for Commander Venus. Oberst proved to be ...Read full biography
Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
Released: 2002
Label: Saddle Creek Records
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When Bright Eyes brainchild Conor Oberst issued Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground in August 2002, he was 22 years old. Critics were already calling him the "indie Bob Dylan," ...Read full review
Letting Off the Happiness
Released: 1998
Label: Saddle Creek Records
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The second full-length release from Omaha wunderkind Conor Oberst is a fascinating coming of age for a singer/songwriter whose respectability is chiseled in stone through his musical abilities. This ten-track ...Read full review