Some voices have stated that Conor Oberst returned to his roots with his solo project with the Mystic Valley Band (Taylor Hollingsworth, Nik Freitas, Macey Taylor, Nate Walcott, Jason Boesel). In general a crazy statement. In my opinion he have just taken a turn towards exploring the country fundament a bit closer.
Either way, it is a solid and wonderful acquaintance with a prominent member of the country-rock scene, even though country-rock may have had its height as the ruler of folk-rock. Hopefully country-rock is disolving and floating towards a more complex folk-rock seeking syntheses with other aspects of folk and world music. Looking forward to the time when you for example are taking your turn with Celtic music, Conor. Happy new year!