On Friday night, Conor Oberst headlined Newport, RI’s Pickens Theater in advance of his appearance at the Newport Folk Fest. Dawes opened the show and backed Oberst during his performance. Folk Fest headliner Jackson Browne—who has used the members of Dawes as his backing band on several occasions—attended the show. He also sat in with Oberst during his set for his own “Take It Easy” and “Our Lady of The Well.”
As previously reported, Browne also performed with Dawes and a number of additional guests at the Newport Folk Festival on Sunday night.