Tuesday, April 7, 2009
– Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band are set to release "One of My Kind" on April 15, a documentary offering a behind-the-scenes look at the band's journey over the past year and a half.
Made by the band's guitar-tech Phil Schaffart and presented by Causecast, "One of My Kind" traces the group's bond as friends and collaborators. Footage from Tepoztlan, Mexico, where they recorded their first album, "Conor Oberst," their worldwide tour in 2008 and the making of their CD due May 5, "Outer South," in El Paso, Texas are parts of the 60-minute film.
The movie will be available as a free stream or HD download exclusively on Causecast.org, IFC.com, conoroberst.com, mergerecords.com, and wichita-recordings.com. Causecast.org partner sites IFC.com, The Huffington Post and Myspace IMPACT will each feature exclusive outtakes, trailers and live acoustic performances from the film. (www.huffingtonpost.com) (www.myspace.com/impact).
Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band are donating the documentary for free to encourage viewers to make a donation to one the nonprofits or causes on Causecast.
The group consists of Oberst (guitar/vocals), Taylor Hollingsworth (guitar), Nik Freitas (guitar), Jason Boesel (drums), Macey Taylor (bass) and Nathaniel Walcott (piano/keyboard).
Tour dates are:
April 9: Omaha, NE - The Slowdown
April 10: Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
April 11: Aspen, CO - Belly Up
April 12: El Paso, TX - Barnett Harley Davidson
April 13: Albuquerque, NM - The Sunshine Theater
April 14: Tempe. AZ - The Marquee
April 15: Pomona, CA - The Glasshouse
April 17: Indio, CA - Coachella
June 17: Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
June 18: Telluride, CO - Telluride BlueGrass Festival
June 19: Moab, UT - Star Hall
June 20: Salt Lake City, UT - Library Square
June 21: Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
June 22: Missoula, MT - Wilma Theater
June 24: Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
June 25: Milwaukee, WI - Summer Fest
June 26: Omaha, NE - Anchor Inn
June 28: Kansas City, MO - Beaumont
June 29: Columbia, MO - Blue Note
June 30: Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
July 1: Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
July 2: Bearsville, NY - Bearsville Theater
July 3: New Haven, CT - Toad's Place