This is the first day of your life, Charleston.
The Charleston Music Hall announced today that singer-songwriter Conor Oberst will play a show at the downtown venue May 11. The opening act will be Los Angeles folk-rock stars Dawes. Tickets are $35 and will go on sale Fri. Feb. 14 at 10 a.m.
Nebraska native Oberst, best known as the heartbreak hero behind Bright Eyes, has participated in a number of other bands and collaborations in recent years, including the supergroup Monsters of Folk and a reunited Desaparecidos. His most recent solo album is 2012's twangy One of My Kind.
Dawes is a folk-rock quartet that has been compared to Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, with anthemic harmonized choruses, thoughtful storytelling moments, and a kickass live show. They've toured extensively with Charleston natives Shovels & Rope, and they've played two shows on Daniel Island, one opening for Bob Dylan and the other as part of Zac Brown's Southern Ground Festival.
In case you need introducing, here are a couple of iconic tracks from the two bands: