In 1993, a group of childhood friends in Omaha, Nebraska released 100 copies of a cassette tape by a 13-year-old singer-songwriter, Conor Oberst. Three 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 first 10 years 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.
Maria Taylor, Matt Maginn, Clint Schnase, Andy LeMaster, Mike Mogis