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NEWS: Charlie Rose interviews Conor Oberst

Conor talks with Charlie Rose about songwriting, the making of Salutations, and living life. The episode features two performances, “Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out” and “Mamah Borthwick (A Sketch),” with help from Greg Farley and James Felice on vocals, violin, and accordion. Conor also had the honor of the show’s quote of the week:

If you’re an artist, that doesn’t mean you surrender your rights as a citizen. And if you have a platform to express yourself, do it if you’re compelled to.

Tonight he headlines WXPN’s Xponential Festival with Hop Along and Wilco. The European and UK leg of the tour starts August 4 with A Summer’s Tale.