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The First 10 Years of Saddle Creek Records
In 1993, a group of childhood friends in Omaha, Nebraska released 100 copies of a cassette tape by a 13 year-old singer-songwriter / little brother, Conor Oberst. Two years later, the name Saddle Creek Records was etched in vinyl and what began as a collective local music scene would soon gain attention as a center of independent music in America.
SPEND AN EVENING WITH SADDLE CREEK is the story of the record label as told by the people who made it happen. With extensive interviews, rare performances and archival footage, the film is an oral and visual history of how the combination of talent, dedication and collaboration launched bands like Bright Eyes, Cursive and The Faint into the national eye and has fostered a close-knit family of artists that continues to inspire each other and their fans.
Over 70 minutes of additional live performances, archival footage, interviews and lots more.More Info
"The most vital underground rock scene in the country... by any measure, the bands and the city are in the middle of an extraordinary musical run." - Kelefa Sanneh, The New York Times
"Homespun values color this community, and extraordinary ties bind these bands." -Joan Anderman, The Boston Globe