Matthew Sr.'s business background becomes a major asset for Conor later in his career when he makes his father his business manager. At age 10 he learns to play guitar, receiving lessons from Matthew Jr.
Novelist and part-time teacher Bill Borgens (Greg Kinnear) has been floundering since his ex-wife Erica (Jennifer Connelly) left him for a younger man two years ago.
In that short amount of time, Oberst wrote enough songs to fill out the set, establishing himself as an artist.
Shortly thereafter, Oberst began committing his new repertoire to tape in his parents' basement with his father's four track cassette recorder and an acoustic guitar.
That’s why I’m able to do this.”Prior to the album release, a limited–edition seven–inch single will be released exclusively for Record Store Day (Saturday, April 19).
This special single will feature album track "Hundreds of Ways" along with album outtake "Fast Friends" on the B–side. He’s been a musician in the public eye for nearly half of his life, and over the past decade, he’d be most accurately described as a folk artist.